Vanderburgh County Humane Society, Inc.

Alter. Adopt. Adore.

aka Vanderburgh Humane Society   |   Evansville, IN   |  www.vhslifesaver.org

Mission

Leading our community to eliminate pet overpopulation through Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education.

Ruling year info

1964

Executive Director

Mrs. Kendall D Paul

Main address

PO Box 6711

Evansville, IN 47719 USA

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EIN

35-1068837

NTEE code info

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

Veterinary Services (D40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our community and our country is still experiencing pet overpopulation in some areas, particularly with cats. Our Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic is working as aggressively as we can to address this need. Animal welfare as a field is also shifting toward a more proactive social services-based model. Pets are considered part of the family, and as such, need to be considered when taking a holistic viewpoint of a "family" and their needs. Some of our programs have already been operating in this manner, such as our Safe Pets program for domestic violence victims and our Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics offering affordable wellness care for people's pets.

Our programs

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

Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

Low-cost spay and neuter services for animals. Vaccinations, parasite prevention, and testing are also offered at the time of surgery or at wellness clinics.

Population(s) Served

Education our communities youth about the needs of animals, safety around pets and pet responsibility.

Population(s) Served

The VHS operates as a humane animal shelter for unwanted and homeless pets in our community.

Population(s) Served

A program offering free temporary placement for pets belonging to victims of domestic violence.

Population(s) Served

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.

Average number of animals spayed and neutered per day

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

Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals rehomed

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

Shelter Operations

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals euthanized

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

Shelter Operations

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

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

Shelter Operations

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of animals vaccinated

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

Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of days of shelter stay for cats and small animals

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

Shelter Operations

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of students educated through field trips

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

Humane Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We are leading our community to eliminate pet overpopulation through Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education.

We focus on three areas to reach our goals. Education, Adoption & Spay & Neuter. Our Education department reaches out to schools, Scout troops, church groups, and businesses to spread the word about being a responsible pet owner and spay& neuter. Our operations department takes in nearly 3,000 unwanted animals each year and places them up for adoption in an attempt to rehome them. Our Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic performs more than 7,000 surgeries each year, totaling more than 80,000 since opening in 2007. By making affordable spay/neuter services available, we are directly reducing the number of animals being born in our community each year.

The VHS has been a community leader in local animal welfare since 1957. Our current 20,000 foot facility is capable of maintaining more than 500 animals, 365 days a year. Our building is equipped with an onsite, low cost spay & neuter clinic which with our current staff can perform more than 7,000 surgeries each year. We collaborate with more than 14 different animal welfare organizations in our area offering clinic services and adoptable animal exchange. Our staff of 24 full-time employees and 5 part-time employees along with our volunteer base of more than 150 bring years of animal welfare expertise to our organization.

The opening of the clinic and the increase of the number of animals fixed in our community is an accomplishment. We are starting to see a reduction in the number of dogs turned into our and other organizations, This also means that fewer dogs are being put to sleep for lack of space. We are not yet seeing the same drop in local cat populations. We are working on new programs that will target spay and neuter for cats in high population areas.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Vanderburgh County Humane Society, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Josh Howe

Legence Bank


Board co-chair

Mr Alex Schmitt

Schmitt Law Offices

Joshua Howe

Legence Bank

Gary Jossa

Evansville Sports Programming

Alex Schmitt

Schmitt Law Offices

Jess Powers

Vanderburgh County

Dawn Triola

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Andy Russell

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Brad Phillips

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