About HALO

About HALO

Learn more about HALO's dedicated team.

 

This page will answer some of the basic questions you may have about HALO.  If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, contact us and we'll get back to you.

FAQs

Is HALO an acronym for something?

What is HALO's legal name?

Is HALO a 501c3, non-profit organization?

Are my donations to HALO tax-deductible?

What types of animals does HALO accept?

Is HALO a no-kill organization?

Where do HALO's animals come from?

Does HALO make a profit on the animals they adopt out?

How does HALO pay for everything?

Why do you have so many cats, Pit bulls and Chihuahuas?

Is HALO involved in the "bigger picture", trying to help animal welfare in general?

Can I volunteer to help HALO?

 


Is HALO an acronym for something?

Yes, HALO stands for Helping Animals Live On.

What is HALO's legal name?

HALO's legal name is HALO/Helping Animals Live On, Inc.  We conduct business under the trade name HALO Animal Rescue.

Is HALO a 501c3, non-profit organization?

Yes, HALO is a 501c3, non-profit organization recognized by the IRS.  We received our non-profit status in June, 1994. our tax ID number is 86-0832160.

Are my donations to HALO tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations to HALO are tax-deductible.  Please consult with your tax adviser for further information.

What types of animals does HALO accept?

HALO accepts dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and breeds.

Is HALO a no-kill organization?

We are a no-kill organization, which means we never euthanize an animal because we run out of room, for minor illness or injury, for being too young to go up for adoption or for being a bit frightened. HALO will, at times, make the agonizing decision to euthanize an animal that we cannot rehabilitate due to severe injury, illness or severe behavior concerns that are beyond our abilities to treat.

Where do HALO's animals come from?

The vast majority come in as "transfers" from other shelters who request assistance.

Does HALO make a profit on the animals they adopt out?

HALO's average cost per animal in 2016 is $356 for each and every animal in our care. Our average adoption fee is $147 for dogs and $60 for cats .  As you can see, we never make a profit from adoption revenue.  While some individual animals have a higher adoption fee, many, many of our animals have low or waived adoption fees, bringing the average adoption fee to $147/$60.  In general, younger animals have a higher adoption fee than adult animals.  HALO's adoption fees are set by management.  Fees reduce as the animal's time with us increases.

How does HALO pay for everything?

Since our adoption fees do not cover our expenses, we rely on the public to provide support by way of joining our Angel Club, making a donation in memory or honor of a person or pet, by corporate sponsorships, individual gifts, volunteering and shopping at our thrift store. we also receive grants from some wonderful funders.  With public support we can continue Helping Animals Live On.  Without it, we cannot.

Why do you have so many cats, Pit bulls and Chihuahuas?

Sadly, Phoenix has a serious population crisis with the volume of pit bulls, Chihuahuas and cats that come to our shelters each year. Pits, Chihuahuas and cats make up a disproportionate number of the animals in our shelter due to over-breeding and under-sterilizing. If you'd like information on where to get free or low-cost spay/neuter for your Pits, Chihuahuas, cats (or any other breed of dog!) please visit http://www.adlaz.org/content/spay-neuter-programs

Is HALO involved in the "bigger picture", trying to help animal welfare in general?

HALO is part of a coalition of local rescue organizations that have joined forces under the entity called the Alliance for Companion Animals and have created a multi-million dollar campaign called Fix. Adopt. Save. in order to increase the live release rate in local shelters, decrease the intake numbers and decrease the euthanasia rates. HALO's President and CEO served as Chair of the Alliance from 2010 to 2013, and currently serves as Vice Chair.   See the link above for more information and on how you can become involved.

Can I volunteer to help HALO?

Yes, we'd love your help! HALO accepts volunteers, ages 18 and up for a list of different volunteer opportunities.  We need help at our shelter, our offsite adoption locations, events, and our thrift boutique.  Please see our volunteer page for more information.