Constitution of the
Pekingese Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Bylaws, the Foundation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a Foundation exempt from federal income tax under such Section or by a Foundation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of such Code, or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.
Specific Purposes: The purpose of the Foundation is to develop, carry out, and maintain charitable activities relating to the health and welfare of the Pekingese breed of dog, including the following:
- Fund raising for monies to be donated to health studies of diseases/conditions specific to the Pekingese breed.
- Fund raising for monies to be used in the rescue and re-homing of unwanted and abandoned Pekingese dogs.
Section 1: Not For Profit: The Foundation has not been formed for pecuniary profit, or financial gain, and no part of the assets, income or profit of the Foundation is distributable to, or inures to the benefit of, its directors, officers, committee members or other private persons. This shall not prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to employees and others for services rendered.
Section 2: Health Purpose – through volunteers to rescue, care for and endeavor to re-home, support and encourage research on health issues related to the Pekingese breed. To educate veterinarians and owners of Pekingese in recognizing, treating, controlling and/or eliminating health problems in the Pekingese. These problems are collectively referred to as the “Health” Purpose” in these Bylaws.
Section 3: Welfare Purpose – through volunteers to rescue, care for and endeavor to re-home Pekingese that have been abandoned or voluntarily surrendered by their owners, in accordance with guidelines established by the Welfare Committee of the Foundation and to educate the public with regard to responsible stewardship of the Pekingese breed, Pekingese adoptions, and sponsorship opportunities. Volunteers will not be compensated for their efforts, but reasonable expenses for the care, treatment, and preparation for adoption of the dogs or for humane euthanasia if the health of the dog warrants, may be reimbursed in accordance with the guidelines adopted by the Welfare Committee of the Foundation and on prior approval by the Welfare Committee (these purposes are collectively referred to as the “Welfare Purpose in these Bylaws.)