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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Rycon Service Dogs

4605 Thane Court Apex, NC 27539

EIN: 46-5196162



On January 10, 2019, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Rycon Service Dogs is the subject of an investigation by The Office of the Attorney General of North Carolina according to an article titled, "Apex nonprofit accused of selling untrained, aggressive service dogs." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the CBS 17 article.

  • On March 28, 2019, CBS 17 published an article titled, "NC attorney general moves to dismiss Ry-Con owner's bankruptcy filing." For more information, please see the CBS 17 article.

  • On March 31, 2019, CBS 17 published an article titled, "Ry-Con owner moved $70,000 from non-profit into personal account, court filing says." For more information, please see the CBS 17 article.

This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 46-5196162
NTEE Code P8
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
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 August, 2014
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014

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Rycon Service Dogs
4605 Thane Court
Apex, NC 27539
EIN: 46-5196162

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