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Humane Society of Central Oregon

  • Bend, OR
  • www.hsco.org

Mission Statement

Strengthening the human-animal bond by advocating and compassionately caring for animals.

Main Programs

  1. Animal Protection and Welfare
Service Areas

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Oregon

Our organization serves the City of Bend and Deschutes County, as well as  Crook, Jefferson, and Klamath Counties.

ruling year

1977

Principal Officer

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Sabrina Slusser

Keywords

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Shelter, Central Oregon, Spay/Neuter, Animal Welfare Education, Adoption.

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EIN

93-0616957

 Number

4420490175

Physical Address

61170 SE 27th St

Bend, 97702

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Veterinary Services (D40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Humane Society of Central Oregon has since 1961 assisted the animals and residents of Central Oregon by adopting companion animals, reuniting lost animals with their families, and helping to control pet overpopulation. We are continually improving our methods and effectiveness in carrying out these tasks. The organization also provides many other services to the community, such as educational outreach, volunteer opportunities, microchip clinics, and pet food assistance programs.

Programs

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Program 1

Animal Protection and Welfare

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Category

Animal-Related

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our mission is to care for abandoned, stray, neglected, surrendered and abused animals. We work toward the placement of all adoptable animals, which means that we strive to find homes for every medically treatable and behaviorally sound animal in our care. We are the only open-admission shelter in the tri-county area; never turning away a pet for any reason. We want to keep animals with their owners, so we offer a pet food assistance program as well as a voucher system for low cost spay and neuters. Through educational outreach, we have increased the awareness about responsible pet ownership, the importance of micro-chipping, licensing and tagging pets and increased volunteer hours spent working with animals. We have a high return to owner rate due to these efforts. We have been implementing the Association of Shelter Veterinarian (ASV) Guidelines since spring 2011. We have increased the medical care and treatment that we put into animals to make them more adoptable.
    The Humane Society of Central Oregon prides itself on being transparent and calculates live release rate several different ways including Asilomar Accords and ASPCA methodologies. We are working towards a 90% live release rate for our organization and community.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Evaluating the relevancy of policies and how it helps us place animals.
    Implement a behavior modification program.
    Develop and maintain strong partnerships with foster organizations.
    Strategically planning for the growth in the human and animal population that our area is expecting in the next decade.
    Increasing the number of donors and fundraising revenue generated year over year.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have strong executive, management and board leadership. We are a well-respected non-profit in our region with strong support from individual contributors. We have a diversified business model that includes revenues from our thrift store operations as well as service contracts for local law enforcement agencies. Our volunteer base has increased dramatically over the last two years and volunteer hours served at our shelter and thrift store equate to over 13 full-time positions. We have a strong partnership with Petco and have adoptable cats at their retail location.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Continue increasing live-release rate for all animals and maintain high return to owner percentage tracked by monthly statistical reporting. Increase the number of trap, neuter and release cats that come to HSCO. Continue with 100% rate of neuter and spay of adopted animals. Continue with high utilization of spay and neuter vouchers by economically challenged community members. Finalize the implementation plans for the remaining ASV guidelines.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We no longer euthanize healthy feral cats, but instead spay or neuter them and return them to their home areas. We have implemented over 500 of the ASV Guidelines. To accomplish implementing the remaining guidelines requires remodeling our shelter. We have increased our live release rate to 82% in fiscal year 13-14.
    Anticipated challenges include having the space and funding to deal with an increased number of surrendered animals in an economic downturn or a large hoarding case located in the tri-county area. As the economy improves, and the local rental property rents increase, those that are having a hard time making ends meet and can't afford the high cost of living in our area, may make difficult choices about providing veterinary care and retaining their pets. We need to develop a safety net for these pet owners.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Oregon

Our organization serves the City of Bend and Deschutes County, as well as  Crook, Jefferson, and Klamath Counties.

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HUMANE SOCIETY OF CENTRAL OREGON
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Humane Society of Central Oregon

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Principal Officer

Sabrina Slusser

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Christa Summers

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