ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
OF
NORTH VALLEY ANIMAL DISASTER GROUP
A CALIFORNIA PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION

ONE: The name of this corporation is the North Valley Animal Disaster Group.

TWO: This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes. The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are to educate public agencies and the general public about disaster preparedness for animals and to provide trained volunteers to evacuate and shelter animals during disasters.

THREE: The name and address in the State of California of this corporation's initial agent for service of process is John Maretti, XXXXXXXXX, CA 95973.

FOUR: (a) This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (2) by a corporation contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(c) No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

FIVE: The names and addresses of the persons appointed to act as the initial Directors of this corporation are:

Name and Address

Janet Ott XXXXXXXXXX, Oroville, CA 95966
John Maretti XXXXXXXXXX, Chico, CA 95973
Mary Ann Aldrich XXXXXXXXXX, Oroville, CA 95966
John Barbour XXXXXXXXXX, Forest Ranch, CA 95942
Sandra Doolittle XXXXXXXXXX, Paradise, CA 95969
Susie Heffernan XXXXXXXXXX, Yankee Hill, CA 95965
Danny Merme Nichols XXXXXXXXXX, Oroville, CA 95965
Kiyomi Bird XXXXXXXXXX, Oroville, CA 95965
Rosalind Hussong XXXXXXXXXX, Oroville, CA 95965

SIX: The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no part of the net income or assets of the organization shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person.

On the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment of, or provision for payment of, all debts and liabilities of this corporation, shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Date: _______________

Mary Ann Aldrich, Director
John Barbour, Director
Sandra Doolittle, Director
Susie Heffernan, Director
John Maretti, Director
Danny Merme Nichols, Director
Janet Ott, Director
Kiyomi Bird, Director
Rosalind Hussong, Director

We, the above-mentioned initial directors of this corporation, hereby declare that we are the persons who executed the foregoing Articles of Incorporation, which execution is our act and deed.

Mary Ann Aldrich, Director
John Barbour, Director
Sandra Doolittle, Director
Susie Heffernan, Director
John Maretti, Director
Danny Merme Nichols, Director
Janet Ott, Director
Kiyomi Bird, Director
Rosalind Hussong, Director

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PO Box 441
Chico, CA 95927-0441 USA

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