Altered Tails

aka Altered Tails Barnhart Clinic   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  www.alteredtails.org

Mission

The mission of Altered Tails is to provide accessible and affordable spay/neuter solutions for companion animals and free-roaming cats. Our vision is to eliminate euthanasia as a means of population control for companion animals and outdoor cats. We are dedicated to providing high quality professional veterinary services and are committed to: * Providing everyday pricing that is on average, 75% lower than full service-providers. * Offering affordable vaccines and other vital services to owners of companion pets and rescue organizations. * Reducing the number of feral cats living in our communities through our Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program. * Reducing the number of unwanted and stray pets entering our local shelters.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Dr. Nellie Goetz

Main address

950 W. Hatcher Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85021 USA

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EIN

02-0710228

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Thousands of dogs and cats enter community shelters annually and many are euthanized. Spay and Neuter reduces unwanted births and the number of strays and free-roaming cats, effectively lowering shelter intake and euthanasia. At the same time, many pets owners do not have access to affordable spay/neuter services so the availability of low-cost, high-quality services is critical to serving the needs of pet owning individuals.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Spay and Neuter

Altered Tails provides various promotions discounting the cost of surgery and other services in order to make spay and neuter accessible for low income pet owners.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Altered Tails works closely with multiple community cat and feral cat programs/agencies in Arizona, including the Animal Defense League of Arizona to provide surgeries for free-roaming cats.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Spay and Neuter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of animals spayed and neutered per day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Spay and Neuter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average cost per spay/neuter surgery

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Spay and Neuter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of dogs and cats sterilized since 1999

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Spay and Neuter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to to make it possible for all pet owners to receive high-quality, low cost spay or neuter services for their pet. Additionally, through the high number of surgeries performed by our clinics annually, we hope to reduce the intake of homeless pets into shelters in the communities we serve. Since 2008, Altered Tails has sterilized more than 100,000 dogs and cats.

Altered Tails provides high-quality spay and neuter services at a low cost. At the same time, the organization maximizes the number of dogs and cats it can spay on an annual basis, exceeding 20,000 annually, on average.

Altered Tails is a Humane-Alliance certified organization, which means its clinics are modeled to complete a high volume of surgeries safely and at a low price. As a non-profit organization, Altered Tails is also able to secure grants and contributions to subsidize a portion of the surgeries and offer them at a low promotional cost or for free, thus making spay/neuter possible for individuals who could not otherwise afford it.

Altered Tails has sterilized more than 100,000 dogs and cats since inception. Our goal is to continue to increase capacity through the existing clinics and addition of new clinics.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Altered Tails

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Dick Barnhart

No Affiliation

Term: 2009 -


Board co-chair

Mrs. Melissa Williams

Crandall Catherine

Dick Barnhart

Jeff Hollahan

Melissa Williams

Dan Williams