PCT for Pets: An adventure to help shelter animals nationwide...

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How you can help...
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The Dog
       Banner's Story
       The Plight of Shelter Animals
       California "Desert Training"
       Canada "Snow Training"

The Human
       J. Bradley's Story
       Professional Resume
       Technical Outdoor Resume
       Contact PCT for Pets

The Hike
      About the Pacific Crest Trail
       Final Itinerary
Equipment Lists
       Trail Segment Descriptions
       Large PCT Map
       Sponsoring Shelters

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Follow our Progress along the PCT!

About PCT for Pets

PCT for Pets
J. Bradley Materick & Banner
1619 Fairfax Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(802) 578-3050

Contact PCT for Pets    Not-for-profit    501(c)(3) Status    Receipt for donation of $250 or more

I registered PCT for Pets with the Illinois Secretary of State on January 7, 2004, and immediately sent an application for recognition as an exempt 501(c)(3) organization to the Federal Internal Revenue Service.  The IRS received this application on January 10.  Because of the volume of applications for exemption received by the IRS in the months before the April 15 tax deadline, the IRS told me that it would require 145 days to process our application.  Therefore, we expect to receive our 501(c)(3) status by the end of May or early June, 2004.  Once we receive this status, it will be retroactive to the date of incorporation of the organization (January 7).  Thus, all donations made to PCT for Pets will be tax deductible, even if you decide to donate before we receive 501(c)(3) status.
(See IRS Publication 577 for more information)

Because we plan to begin our hike on March 7, 2004, it was necessary to start
advertising our adventure and soliciting donations right away rather than
waiting for our 501(c)(3) application to be approved.  We hope that you can
understand the need for us to move ahead with our project, and will trust that we are doing everything in our power to operate PCT for Pets in a legal and professional manner.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail J. Bradley.

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