IRS Grants Animal Rescue Organization 501(c)(3) Status

Keystone Heights, FL, July 11, 2009 --( CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm, an animal rescue organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction of in-need animals, today announced it has been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has classified CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm as a public charity, which means that contributions to the organization are tax exempt.

CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm was founded to assist abandoned, abused, and neglected animals of all species. The organization currently houses 34 in-need residents including: horses, pigs, dogs, cats, goats, and other animal varieties. Many of the animals are originally from the northeast Florida area but the organization presently has animals rescued from catastrophic situations in Arizona, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Canada.

Jennifer Sackett, president and a board member of CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm said, “Receiving 501(c)(3) status was critical for our organization to ramp up our assistance to in-need animals throughout our local area, as well as aid in catastrophe rescue, when required, throughout the nation. Our board of directors, supporters, and volunteers are thrilled the IRS awarded us this status so quickly.” The decision by the IRS to award the 501(c)(3) status, which can take over six months, was made in less than eight weeks.

About CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm

Headquartered in Keystone Heights, Florida, CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm ( is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization that exists to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintroduce in-need animals, while promoting compassionate animal care to the community.

CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm
Lee Sackett