Gatesville, TX July 14, 2013 – Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet Board of Directors announces they have approved MVP Sanctuary – TX to become an affiliated entity under the organization’s IRS “Group Exemption Letter” (GEL) effective retroactively back to July 1, 2013.
In February 2007, Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet announced a new major project known as “Military, Veteran, and Pet” (MVP) Sanctuary. In June 2010, land was purchased outside of Gatesville, TX to establish the first MVP Sanctuary and an official National office to handle the organization’s “day-to-day” operations. In May 2013, the MVP Sanctuary Project Director presented a proposal to the Board recommending that the MVP Sanctuary project in TX be changed to be its own entity and known as the MVP Sanctuary – TX as of July 1, 2013.
In addition besides the MVP Sanctuary – TX developing, raising funds, implementing, and maintaining various projects, it will be involved with the following:
- Assisting with promoting the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet mission and programs.
- Establishing the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet National office and MVP Sanctuary – TX administrative office.
- Assist Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet “Foster Home” program via the private pet care facility when a short-term home-like environment needed where a foster home (Guardian Angel) is available when needed.
- Provide a caring and safe home-like environment via the private pet care facility for TX military and/or veterans’ pets on an emergency basis where care is needed for a period not to exceed 30 days.
“We look at this as an opportunity to further the organization’s mission in the state of Texas by giving additional support to the military and veteran community.” said Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet Board President, Jessica Semon.
Linda Spurlin-Dominik, MVP Sanctuary – TX Board President/CEO added, “Once we have our committees in place to develop, raise the necessary funds, and implement the various projects to enhance the property, we look forward to better serving the community by having events and providing a safe and welcoming place for military, veterans, their families, and pets to spend time together.”
Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet is an ALL volunteer 501c3 nonprofit “Military & Veterans Service Organization” (MVSO) supporting our active duty Military, Wounded Warriors, homeless Veterans, and their beloved Pets to ensure the pets are reunited with their owners following a deployment related to a combat or peace-keeping or humanitarian mission or unforeseen medical and/or homeless hardship situation through various programs.
MVP Sanctuary – TX is an ALL volunteer 501c3 Military & Veteran Support Organization (MVSO) for honoring, remembering, and supporting our active duty military, wounded warriors, veterans, their families, and beloved pets through various activities and events at the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet TX property.