ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP NPO
I GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1 Non-profit organization Animal Rescue Group NPO (Mittetulundusühing Loomapäästegrupp MTÜ) is an organization operating in public interest, the registered office of which is located at Ringi 27-5, Maardu, Harju County, Republic of Estonia.
1.2 The objective of the NPO is to assist and arrange for treatment of abandoned, found, mistreated, and injured animals as well as maintenance of biodiversity. The protection of and provision of assistance to animals living at large in natural conditions is undertaken foremost for the purpose of rehabilitation and reintroduction into its natural habitat of the animal. If, considering existing and collected information and factual circumstances of the situation, it is clear that a species-specific life of an animal living at large in natural conditions is not possible and survival causes the animal lasting suffering and/or keeping of the animal in artificial conditions is not humane considering the animal’s wellbeing, the NPO arranges for the animal to be euthanized. To ensure all of the above, the following actions are undertaken among other things:
1.2.1 collection of donations and membership fees;
1.2.2 organization of charity events;
1.2.3 cooperation with state and local government authorities and other public law agencies and legal persons in private law, participation in the implementation of joint projects and programs developed in cooperation with above organizations and persons;
1.2.4 organization of animal protection related outreach activities and training and other related events;
1.2.5 advising of persons in animal protection related issues and provision of assistance in resolving individual cases;
1.2.6 performance of other such tasks and activities which are required to achieve the objectives provided for in the NPO’s Articles of Association.
1.3 The Articles of Association were approved on July 23, 2018.
1.4 The NPO’s financial year starts of January 1 and ends on December 31.
1.5 The NPO is founded without a term.
II RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS
2.1 Any such natural or legal person that is ready to actively participate in implementation of the NPO’s objectives, adheres to the requirements prescribed by the Articles of Association, and pays the membership fee may become a member of the NPO. Admission of new members and exclusion of members from membership is arranged by the NPO’s Management Board.
2.2 Members of the NPO have all relevant rights deriving from the law as well as the right to obtain from the NPO’s managing bodies thorough and comprehensive information concerning the activity of the NPO.
2.3 The amount of the admission fee and membership fee is approved by the Management Board.
2.4 In addition to cases provided for by law, a member of the NPO may be excluded from membership if the member:
2.4.1 fails to pay by a set time the prescribed membership fee or admission fee;
2.4.2 knowingly submitted inaccurate data upon admission to the NPO, on account of which admission of the member into the NPO is not lawful;
2.4.3 has significantly damaged the NPO’s reputation and interests.
2.5 The NPO neither divides its assets or income between nor provides material or financial assistance or calculable benefits to its founders, members, members of its managing or control bodies, persons that have donated to the NPO, or members of the managing or control bodies of such persons or persons connected to said persons.
3.1 Pursuant to the law, the highest body of the NPO is the meeting of members in which all members of the NPO may participate. The term of advance notice of calling a general meeting is 14 days.
3.2 The calling of the general meeting and adoption of resolutions thereof proceeds from the law.
3.3 The Management Board of the NPO is elected for a term of ten years and it may consist of one member to five members appointed by the general meeting.
3.4 Meetings of the Management Board are held as required and the Management Board has a quorum if more than half of the members participate in the meeting; a majority of two-thirds is required to adopt a resolution.
3.5 The general meeting may prescribe a review or an audit for the duration of the term of office of the Management Board.
IV ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS
4.1 In adherence to the law, the NPO may grant support and engage in economic activity.
4.2 The NPO is terminated in adherence to the procedure provided for by law.
4.3 If the NPO’s activity is terminated, the remaining assets are transferred to an organization or a legal person governed by public law which has a similar objective and is included in the list of income tax incentive subjected non-profit associations, foundations, and religious associations.