Grass Roots Rescue has received IRS approval of our 501(c)(3) status. This is important for assuring that donations are tax deductible. And it means that we should be allowed to pull animals from shelters that only allow transfers to 501(c)(3) rescue groups. In addition, we will be able to apply for grants. If you would like to see documentation of our application and the approval by the IRS, please contact us. We can send you a copy via email.