The Animal Care Foundation is compromised of a Board of Directors, a Program Coordinator, and the Member Clinics.
Board Members: Serve one year terms and may serve consecutive terms. The Board is responsible for maintaining incorporation documents, the 501(c)3 status, tax filings, as well as recruiting new member clinics and maintaining financial integrity. They ensure that the organization remains true to its mission and is responsible for hiring, supervising, and compensating the program coordinator.
Program Coordinator: Screens applicants requesting referrals, educates clients about the ACF, facilitates communication between the applicants, clients, case workers, and member clinics, and refers clients to the member clinics.
Member Clinics: Veterinary Hospitals that have agreed to donate services to those who meet ACF eligibility requirements. Animal Care Foundation member clinics receive no compensation from and governmental or tax deduction for the services and/or goods they donate to the ACF clients. Member clinics have the option to accept or refuse an ACF referral.
Once an ACF client has taken their pet to a member clinic, the Coordinator checks in with the clinic to confirm the visit, obtain the records from the visit, and determine if the client and pet are eligible to stay in the program. The Coordinator also tracks the value of the uncompensated services the clinics provide.