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A Wish for Animals



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Archived CN Advisory

11/23/2016-10/01/2018: High Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the High Concern CN Advisory for the A Wish for Animals on October 1, 2018, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since November 23, 2016) and because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:
  • The IRS has reinstated the organization's 501(c)(3) status.
Charity Navigator had published a High Concern CN Advisory on A Wish for Animals because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:
  • On May 15, 2013, the IRS automatically revoked the federal tax exemption status of A Wish for Animals for "failure to file a Form 990-series return or notice for three consecutive years." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the IRS register for tax-exempt organizations.

    Charity Response

    A Wish for Animals provided Charity Navigator with the following response to this Advisory:

    "Our 501C3 status was temporarily revoked due to us being so busy rescuing animals, that we fell behind in our filings.  We are now caught up and in the process of working with the IRS to get our rescue's 501C3 re-instated.  If you would like to help the pups in the meantime, please reach out to us at questions@awishforanimals.org and our sister rescue can help you with that."

EIN 20-2331353
Name in IRS Master File A WISH FOR ANIMALS
Street Address PO BOX 4054
City, State, Zip DANA POINT, CA 92629-9054
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 2018
Asset Amount $15,995
Income Amount $132,064
Form 990 Revenue Amount $132,064
Latest Form 990 Return December, 2016
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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