Animal related

San Antonio Humane Society

  • San Antonio, TX
  • http://www.sahumane.org

Mission Statement

To protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay and neuter services, and community education. The Humane Society of San Antonio is a "No-Kill" animal shelter.  We are the #1 pet adoption agency in San Antonio.

Main Programs

  1. Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program
  2. Low-Cost Wellness Clinics
  3. Foster Program
  4. Volunteer Program
  5. Humane Education
  6. Pet Adoptions
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Bexar County, Texas and surrounding areas.

ruling year

1962

President/CEO

Self-reported

Ms. Nancy F. May

Keywords

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animals, dog, cat, puppy, kitten, Bexar County, San Antonio, pet adoption. no-kill, education, shelter, animal shelter

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Also Known As

San Antonio Humane Society

EIN

74-6024105

 Number

7957214431

Physical Address

4804 Fredericksburg Rd.

San Antonio, 78229

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

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

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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From our 2012 Annual Report: We have found new homes for 5,388 pets, of which 2,000 were transferred from San Antonio's open intake shelter (Animal Care Services). This significant achievement resulted in helping the city more than double their live-result rate in just one year.

Our live release rate is 96.7%. In a shelter environment, it is impossible to have a 100% live release rate. Some pets arrive to us too injured or too ill for us to treat. And, as life takes course, some animals pass away of natural causes. In the end, the San Antonio Humane Society is charged with offering "humane treatment". We do that day-in and day-out.

Programs

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

Program 1

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program

We provide low-cost spay/neuter services to help control the massive overpopulation of homeless pets in our city.

Category

Animal-Related

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Program 2

Low-Cost Wellness Clinics

Our wellness clinics provide preventative care for pet parents at an affordable cost.

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Animal-Related

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Program 3

Foster Program

Our volunteer foster parents give care and comfort to sick, injured, or orphaned pets until they are ready for adoption.

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Animal-Related

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Program 4

Volunteer Program

Our volunteers assist us daily in our mission of caring for sick, injured, and abandoned pets.

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Animal-Related

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Program 5

Humane Education

Humane Education is a special type of instruction that encourages empathy, compassion, and respect for people, animals, and the environment as well as recognizing the connection among these. We believe that introducing Humane Education into a child’s life early and often will help ensure a more kind and compassionate future

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 6

Pet Adoptions

Our goal is to connect friends for life by matching our shelter pets with their perfect forever families.

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Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

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Results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of animals spayed and neutered

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
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2. Number of animal adoptions

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
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3. Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Volunteer Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
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4. Number of clients participating in educational programs

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Humane Education
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goals are to:

    1. Be sustainable
    2. Expand our services through the establishment of a veterinary hospital on our campus.
    3. Strengthen and expand external partnerships, in order to further address pet over-population issues in San Antonio.
    4. Strengthen our brand and remain as the "go to" shelter that offers innovative and exceptional services to those we serve.
    5. Educate the community about our challenges as a community and what each of us can do to address them.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. Build and maintain a sustainable funding program through a variety of means (e.g., grants, donations, sponsorships)
    2. Focus on educating children in areas where we can have the biggest impact.
    3. Generate awareness of the challenges facing our community.
    4. Continue to stay in front as a community leader addressing our challenges with animal over-population.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a team of talented, experienced and dedicated leaders in the areas of veterinary medicine, animal welfare and care, adoption services, education, and communications. In addition, our volunteer program provides us the depth of staff required to achieve our goals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    1. City impact information, such as the number of stray animals on the streets of San Antonio
    2. Number of children educated by us about responsible pet ownership, the importance of spay and neuter and pet companionship
    3. Community awareness and access to our services
    4. Increase in number of animals adopted
    5. Live release rate
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    While we have contributed significantly to the live release rate improvement at Animal Care Services (San Antonio), there remains a significant stray animal challenge in our community. We must continue to focus on the root cause of the problem, in order to see significant progress toward our vision. Community outreach is an essential ingredient toward that end.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Bexar County, Texas and surrounding areas.

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Financials

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HUMANE SOCIETY OF SAN ANTONIO
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

San Antonio Humane Society

Leadership

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President/CEO

Ms. Nancy F. May

BIO

30 years in Executive Management

STATEMENT FROM THE President/CEO

"To create a community where every dog and cat is treated with respect, compassion and has a permanent, loving home.  Our goal is to end pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs, as well as education."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Terry Brechtel

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?