Transparency in a rescue means the books are available to anyone who questions what we spend donated money on. When I founded and ran Friends Animal Rescue we did everything by the book according to the laws of South Carolina. We kept our tax number posted clearly on our website and our Facebook page. A copy of our 501(c)3, state tax exemption, tax information and past filings could be found on the download page or our credentials on the website. A copy of our ledger was available upon request at any time.