ASSISI ANIMAL CLINICS OF VIRGINIA INC

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aka Angels of Assisi   |   Roanoke, VA   |  angelsofassisi.org

Mission

Angels of Assisi is changing the role of an animal shelter to include resources, programs, and services to benefit the pets in our communities and the people who love them. We are an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving SW Virginia and West Virginia. Along with our Adoption Center and Farm Sanctuary, we offer a Community Pet Hospital, Rural Veterinary Care, Cruelty Investigations, Disaster Response, and a Safety Net Program for those needing temporary help due to domestic violence or emergency situations.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Mrs. Lisa O'Neill

Main address

415 Campbell Ave SW

Roanoke, VA 24016 USA

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EIN

54-2021941

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

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

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Where there is human suffering, there is animal suffering. To respond effectively to this, outreach efforts are focused on an audience that has the least access to information about animal wellness. Angels of Assisi embraces the human component by approaching people in a respectful way and recognizing that people love their pets, no matter what their socioeconomic circumstances or cultural differences may be.

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?

Community Pet Clinic

Angels of Assisi offers low cost veterinary care including spay/neuter, routine check-ups and vaccines, as well as limited sick pet services including the treatment of infections, minor surgeries/amputations, as well as end of life care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Angels of Assisi is the only adoption center in Roanoke that offers an "adoption guarantee", meaning that if you cannot keep your adopted pet, for any reason, that pet is guaranteed a place in our adoption center until a new home can be found.

All animals will be spayed or neutered, receive necessary vaccinations, and checked for sound health and temperament before adoption. Adopted pets are welcome to come back yearly for low cost vaccinations in the Community Pet Clinic.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Angels of Assisi was named a "2014 Game Changer" by the Humane Society of the United States and awarded a mentorship to implement the Pets for Life program. The initiative aims to provide veterinary services directly to low income communities. This program has been very successful in large cities, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

Pets for Life will provide ongoing neighborhood outreach and offer free or very low cost services including humane education, spay/neuter surgeries, and wellness care. The program is based on the fundamental understanding that where there is human suffering, there is animal suffering. To respond effectively to this, outreach efforts are focused on an audience that has the least access to information about animal wellness. Pets for Life embraces the human component by approaching people in a respectful way and recognizing that people love their pets, no matter what their socioeconomic circumstances or cultural differences may be.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Operation Hero-Animal Bond is an initiative that harnesses the collective power of shelter and rescue partners, the Veterans Affairs, and the Humane Society of the United States. The purpose is to find qualified veterans who would benefit from animal companionship and match them with adoptable animals with the goal of helping both heal and thrive. Angels of Assisi is thrilled to be a part of this program and help connect veterans with animals.

Promoting pet ownership and developing volunteer and pet fostering opportunities exemplify an innovation to support Veteran health and wellness. Research shows extensive benefits resulting from the relationship between humans and animals – the human-animal bond. Some of these benefits include a reduction in blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones; improved mood; increase in social connections; and reduced feelings of isolation

Adoption fees for veterans are waived.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Hospice- Facing Life’s Challenges in Peace
Angels of Assisi & Good Samaritan Hospice have partnered to offer comfort and support in times of great need. Animals of human hospice patients are eligible for free wellness check-ups which include any needed vaccinations, nail trimming, ear cleaning and more. By assuring hospice patients and their families their beloved pets are being cared for, Angels of Assisi & their Good Samaritan partners hope to lift a little care off of those humans who are facing their own challenges.

Domestic Violence and Pets Caught in the Middle
Victims of domestic violence now have a safe place to leave their animals. When confronted with domestic violence, Angels of Assisi is there to help. People caught in such desperate situations often need temporary help with their pets for just a few weeks while they find new accommodations. Some are even forced to give up their pets. With our Angels of Assisi “Guaranteed Adoption Program” former owners can be assured their beloved pets will be taken care of and will eventually be adopted into a new and loving home.

Homelessness
Angels of Assisi has partnered with the Roanoke City Police Department and The Least of These to help the homeless population of Roanoke and their pets. The Least of These works with area churches to help secure resources for the homeless while the Roanoke Police help provide resources for substance abuse, mental illness, or other issues that are identified. Angels of Assisi provides spay/neuter, veterinary services and provides food and other supplies to help the pets of the homeless.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Homeless people

Where we work

Awards

Ashire Award 2014

Virginia Federation of Humane Societies

Division 1 Winner, $100K Challenge 2014

ASPCA

Lifesaving Impact Award 2019

Petco

Affiliations & memberships

Humane Society of the United States 2014

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 2014

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 days of shelter stay for animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

No-Kill Adoption Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Angels of Assisi seeks to find the best homes for the animals in our care as quickly as possible. In order to achieve this, the organization has utilized innovative ideas and programs.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

No-Kill Adoption Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Angels of Assisi leads the Roanoke Valley in adoptions with an adoption center downtown as well as four satellite locations at PetSmart and Petco stores across Roanoke.

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Pet Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Angels of Assisi seeks to provide much needed resources to rural and low income areas, providing low cost services such as spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchips.

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

No-Kill Adoption Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Angels of Assisi ascribes to the five freedoms within animal welfare and ensures all of the animals in our care are given these freedoms at all times.

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

No-Kill Adoption Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Angels of Assisi ascribes to the five freedoms within animal welfare and ensures all of the animals in our care are given these freedoms at all times.

Number of animals with freedom from pain

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

No-Kill Adoption Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Angels of Assisi ascribes to the five freedoms within animal welfare and ensures all of the animals in our care are given these freedoms at all times.

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

No-Kill Adoption Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Angels of Assisi ascribes to the five freedoms within animal welfare and ensures all of the animals in our care are given these freedoms at all times.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

No-Kill Adoption Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Angels of Assisi ascribes to the five freedoms within animal welfare and ensures all of the animals in our care are given these freedoms at all times.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

To improve the lives of both people and their pets in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding rural areas, with special emphasis on keeping animals in their homes, innovative placement programs, and eliminating companion animal euthanasia in our community.

Angels of Assisi was founded in 2001 with the initiation of a low cost, high volume spay/neuter clinic. Since that time, clinical services have expanded to include affordable wellness and sick animal visits. An adoption guarantee center, complete with a foster program, strong volunteer base, and shelter enrichment plays an important role in achieving our mission.

We believe happy and healthy animals lead to enhancing the lives of the people who care for them, and programs to help include pet retention, and providing free medical services to underserved neighborhoods. Partnerships with the Red Cross, Hospice, and boarding pets for victims of domestic violence were added in the year 2013.

Angels of Assisi is based in downtown Roanoke, Virginia, with easy access to public transportation, and a transport vehicle to bring animals to the clinic. Our facility consists of a surgery suite, veterinary exam rooms, and a pet adoption center. Staff includes five full time licensed Veterinarians, each with a team of assistants. Support staff also includes adoption specialists, volunteer coordinator, foster coordinator, dog behaviorist/shelter enrichment specialist, and kennel attendants.

In the year 2001, over 8000 companion animals were euthanized at our municipal pound. To efficiently tackle these numbers, Angels of Assisi was founded, starting out as a mobile spay and neuter clinic traveling throughout the community. A permanent building with easy access to the public was added 2 years later, along with an adoption guarantee center. As the clinic progressed, low cost services were added to help people keep their pets, including a vaccination clinic and sick pet services. Eleven years later, in the year 2012, 1718 companion animals were euthanized, and we are very close to our goal of eliminating the killing of healthy and treatable animals in our community.

Along the way, with tremendous support in the way of volunteers, foster homes, and donors, Angels of Assisi has continued to enhance the lives of the people caring for the pets in our community with programs dedicated to keeping animals happy, healthy, and in their homes.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the people and pets in rural, underserved communities throughout Central and Southwest Virginia and parts of West Virginia. We focus on areas that have limited to no access to affordable veterinary care.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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ASSISI ANIMAL CLINICS OF VIRGINIA INC

Board of directors
as of 3/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Norm Mason

Atlas Construction

Diane Novak

Barn Cat Buddies

Meg Swecker

Roanoke County Public Schools

Carolyn French

Carter Machinery

Cathy Cockrell

Western VA EMS

Lisa O'Neill

Angels of Assisi

Robyn Schon

Spectrum Events/Roanoke City

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/20/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data