ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
NAME AND REGISTERED OFFICE
The name of this corporation shall be:
Animal Shelter Assistance Program, Inc
The corporation's registered office is located at:
9488 Leslie Road
San Antonio, Texas 78254
This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that also qualify as Section 501(c)(3) exempt organizations. To this end, the corporation shall:
To this end, the corporation shall:
1.Acquire gifts in kind such as; animal feed, dog houses, cat houses, bedding, cat litter, building materials, vehicles: trucks and trailers and other animal related items and disperse these items to qualified, 501(c)3 non-profit animal shelters and sanctuaries throughout the United States as needed.
2.Acquire funding through public contributions and grants, in order to assist qualified, 501(c)3 non-profit animal shelters and sanctuaries throughout the United States in times of crisis.
3. Acquire animal related services such as low cost spay neuter, veterinarian care and other related services that will assist qualified, 501(c)3 non-profit animal shelters and sanctuaries throughout the United States in need.
4.Assist animal shelters and sanctuaries throughout the United States which are affected by natural disasters.
5. To construct and offer quality temporary housing for domestic and exotic animals to shelters and sanctuaries that are affected by natural disasters or are overcrowded due to animal cruelty related confiscations or other situations that may arise in order to prevent the euthanasia of healthy animals. And to provide temporary housing to animals in need of emergency care and assistance.
All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes
At all times the following shall operate as conditions restricting the operations and activities of the corporation:
1. No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to any Director or officer of the corporation, nor to any other private persons, as now enacted or hereafter amended, excepting solely such reasonable compensation that the corporation shall pay for services actually rendered to the corporation, or allowed by the corporation as a reasonable allowance for authorized expenditures incurred on behalf of the corporation;
2. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall constitute the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or any initiative or referendum before the public, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including by publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office; and
3. Not with standing any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended.
The corporation shall have no voting members.
The management and affairs of the corporation shall be at all times under the direction of a Board of Directors, whose operations in governing the corporation shall be defined by statute and by the corporation's by-laws. No Director shall have any right, title, or interest in or to any property of the corporation.
The number of directors/officers constituting the initial board of director’s, are three. They will serve as directors until the first annual meeting of the board of directors or until their successors or additional board members are elected and
DEBT OBLIGATIONS AND PERSONAL LIABILITY
No officer or Director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of this corporation of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property of the officers or Directors be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this corporation.
Upon the time of dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed by the Board of Directors, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all debts, obligations, liabilities, costs and expenses of the corporation, for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
PERIOD OF DURATION
The period of duration for the corporation is: