Flew The Coop

Flew The Coop is a charitable initiative that works in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) to support non-profit partners dedicated to rescuing dogs in need and providing emergency assistance to pets in crisis.

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Christopher N. Harding, Flew the Coop was inspired by his passion for pets and his life-changing experience with animal adoption. Flew the Coop is named after Harding’s rescue Cooper who has been part of his family since 2018.

MISSION | Flew The Coop exists to:

  • Rescue animals in need
  • Provide emergency assistance to pets in crisis

OBJECTIVES | Flew The Coop aims to:

  • Build a diverse network of nonprofits, partners and supporters dedicated to Flew The Coop’s mission
  • Support and help scale the programming of nonprofit partners, domestically and internationally, who rescue animals
  • Mobilize in real-time to provide crisis emergency relief and supplies
  • Drive awareness around programming and supporting partners


  • Animal Buddy Program: Flew The Coop identifies and supports nonprofit partners focused on animal rescue and adoption. As part of the program, Flew The Coop will provide the resources needed to effectively scale the impact of each non-profit organization including launch partners, Dogs and Cats of Antigua, The Sato Project and Animal Haven.
  • Emergency Disaster Relief Program: Through its partnership with GEM, Flew The Coop mobilizes its resources in times of crisis to provide real-time emergency relief and supplies to animals in distress.