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Letter I sent to the IRS months ago.

Take Note: I personally prefer private donations,and would like to veer completely away from any government monies/grants..
The highest amount of donations have Indeed come from: Private donors,and that Is what I prefer! = not being from: grants/government,union,special interest ties...I appreciate the past MOHF grants,but private donations are prefered!!
UPDATE: I SENT A LETTER TO THE IRS -The End Of August 2014: CERTIFIED,REGISTERED,AND THEY HAD RECEIVED IT ON: SEPTEMBER 2,2014  it was Stamped/sighned by them = yes they received it - You do the math = it is now the June 2010 ; that I am typing/updating this = 10 months later!! I HAVE STILL NOT GAINED A RESPONSE FROM THEM? MY ADVICE TO THE IRS - IS THAT THEY WILL COMPLY.IF I KEEP SEEING MY ORGANIZATION: SECOND CHANCE WILDLIFE, INC. ON THE WEB; BEING IDENTIFIED AS RECEIVING GOVERNMENT FUNDING,AND ANY OTHER FALSE #'S THAT OTHERS ARE FALSELY QUOTING - MY STRONG ADVICE TO THOSE PUTTING THESE LINKS OUT THERE AS SUCH - IS TO STOP DOING SO IMMEDIATELY! IT IS NOT MY FAULT THE IRS SEEMS TO NOT KNOW HOW TO GET BACK TO ME = I GUESS THEY PICK AND CHOOSE ,NOW DONT THEY...  

 
I TOO TYPED THIS PRIOR TO EVEN SENDING THE IRS A LETTER:  
LET ME BE CLEAR;I want everyone to know, and understand, that This Is mine and my husbands home,out-buildings,and personal PRIVATE property = It Is all paid with My/Our personal account, including: Insurances,Taxes.. are paid  with my/our personal account-monies.I absolutely  love my beautiful bear facilities, and rehabilitating, and observing bears,and educating the general public ,and I   just want to set the record straight,and that Is; that we are not a government run organization! If the IRS Is not aware of this,and If I need to make changes within the 501c3 for any particular reason that may be suggesting that we are; I will be Making changes. Listen ;I respect many others whom work with  bears, and I have a good communication for the most part with Maine State biologist,I am not saying it is perfect,but they certainly understand I do not play games, nor am I In the mood = We eventually get things worked out..I dislike special interest,ridiculous red tape,government,union influence at times = any sort of power grab! I have had some communication issues with MDIFW,and too past CPA's, Accountants,LAWYERS...But I am TRYING TO move forward ,and have simply been trying to get everything worked out and resolved.  
 
Sincerely,
Dawn L. Brown
Bear Rehabilitation,research & release
90 Mountain Road
New Sharon Maine 04955
Home phone 207.778.2902
Cell 207.578.0616 


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Dawn L. Brown
Second Chance Wildlife, Inc.
90 Mountain Road
New Sharon Maine 04955

 

2014 State file

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I am the only immediate caretaker for my bears
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= I Bottle feed,administer suppliments needed,monitor,cleaning...

Me working.
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I/Dawn gather natural food for my bears 2X daily
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sometimes more ..+ I add fresh water ,clean...( I am the only caretaker 99% of the time! )

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Me & My husband working on fence on my/our land
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MOHF grant paid material cost only for my small bear pen ,and the post,fence..for my 3 acre pen.

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Michael placing ceda post
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I so appreciate my husbands help on my facilities - He certainly knows that!

5 acres my/ours = mine & my husbands land
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private donations paid for material cost = post,wire.. to fence in my 2 acres.

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Dawn working on building
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This bear building /structure, sideing.. built with mine & my husbands private/personal monies.

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Adding 2 acres - I am now up to 5 acres !
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Happy Bears :o)

Michael cuttung trees to clear for post ,and fence
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I/Dawn gathering berries for my bears :o)
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Dawn Painting den box
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Michael working on the homemade bear trap
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It works great!

Dawn Cutting Plywood
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building for transporting prep,and immediate care
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We purchased all building supplies
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Immediate care building

immediate care bear building
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Dawn stapling the fence to post
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Michael working
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digging post holes

Dawn working
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Michael woking on fuse box,connecting wires...
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I am working on wiring cams
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Keeping MY bear facility In tiptop shape =Lots of labor is involved!

  • Camera upkeep & repairs
  • 2011 new security cams,monitor screen, cameras,dvr recorder....
  • Lost 6 cams...due to lightning storm In the process of working on fixing this issue....
  • Gate handles
  • Fasteners
  • New gate
  • Insulators
  • Clearing trees along fence line...
  • Checking post,fence line..continually monitoring facility!
  • 2010 New fence charger bought,ground pipes,fencing material/upkeep...

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Second Chance Wildlife,Inc. Is Now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ;THAT MAY CHANGE = I HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT THE IRS WITH A FORMAL LETTER;THAT I HAD SENT THEM - MY SUGGESTION TO THEM - IS THAT THEY WILL COMPLY) 
PRIOR: The IRS had received all forms needed,and necessary for filing and has now approved . I have also Starter cost/fee: Submitted the 990-N file;this has been processed. A $750.00 user fee to the IRS was  sent certified mail 5-15-09. All donations are listed on my  Face Book Page !  Everything is money & time,but monies are not everything to me - honesty and integrity are 1st  Me and my husbands have deposited personal monies prior  / into my Second Chance Wildlife,Inc. account.I,nor my husband have ever made earnings until recently /past couple years  = In 2014  I had paid myself a total of ~4000, and 2015 I paid myself  thus far ~1300)  I have been a Maine licenced Rehabilitator since 1997 = I care for cubs ,yearlings ,and observe them,and document development, behavioral patterns,I too educate,and I do all the books,run my fb page,my website,and my youtube channel,and work  on my facilities with my husbands much appreciated help!! I hope to be able to pay him too for the time - work,that he has contributed.This journey for me  has  purely been my passion  over the years,and now after 18 years = 2014 is the 1st time I have actually paid myself.I hope that it will truly turn into my career - from my life long gradually gained knowledge and experience of  working with bears - having had gained a different prospective  than most.Time is what has given me answers to questions.   
Begining /starter cost for:The Foundation Group was: $1,200.00-phase I & II. also 990-N preparation $100.00 for a couple years,and I have filed there after (the foundation group prepared forms for the 501c3,and I do thank them,but there are times; I  had questions Indeed for why some things may be worded a certain way;after a while they prefer to not answer questions.I will often question; because I like to make sure everything is reviewed thoroughly, by making sure we are in agreement the way everything is prepared,and it is accurate/correct. I also send The State of Maine annual report filing fee cost of: $85.00 yearly fee.In refernce to The 501c3 On: 8-13-09 I faxed over additional information/forms that were required for the IRS to complete the application process for: Second Chance Wildlife, Inc.(regarding the 1023 application,8821 form.)
2014 Update : I have filed-2013 990N e-postcard,and  I will be making some changes within the bylaws= I will be working on this process,and will be contacting the IRS with a written letter format descibing the changes,and my sugestion to the IRS.Is that they will comply, and follow through with my request.