Animal related

Heartland Humane Society

Commitment to Compassion

aka HHS

Corvallis, OR

Mission

Our Mission: To build a more compassionate community by teaching humane messages to our youth, caring for homeless animals and strengthening the human-animal bond.

Ruling Year

1973

Executive Director

Ms. Andrea Thornberry

Main Address

398 SW Twin Oaks Circle

Corvallis, OR 97333 USA

Keywords

Animal Welfare and Protection, Humane Education

EIN

93-0574297

 Number

0038658752

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

VISION:
To carry out our humane commitment to the animals of Benton County by operating an open-door shelter and caring for homeless animals; providing education and enrichment programs to promote healthy human-animal bonds; offering access to low-cost services to those in need, with an emphasis on population control; developing progressive outreach programs; setting a high standard of animal care and husbandry; supporting opportunities for clinical education; and enhancing our funding resources to continue expanding these efforts.
HISTORY:
- The Surgery Suite was the first in Oregon to be inside a shelter. However, we are not able to serve publicly owned animals.
- Heartland has successful humane education programs, after school, in summer, in classrooms. Yet, there is no dedicated space or the opportunity for new programs.
- The Shelter can accommodate roughly 80 cats and utilizes over 100 fosters to expand the capacity. But, the kennels are not up to modern standards.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Adoption Services for Homeless Animals

Humane Education

Safe Housing Program

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of animals rehomed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Adoption Services for Homeless Animals

Context notes

Numbers are based on fiscal year and include adoptions, return to owners, and transfers to partner organizations.

Number of animals euthanized

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Adoption Services for Homeless Animals

Context notes

Numbers are based on fiscal year. Euthanasia includes owner requests. We take all animals in Benton Country regardless of health, behavior, or adoptability. We do not euthanize due to space.

Number of animal adoptions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Adoption Services for Homeless Animals

Context notes

Numbers are based on fiscal year

Number of sheltered animals

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Adoption Services for Homeless Animals

Context notes

Numbers are based on fiscal year. These are the total number of animals received.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Adoption Services for Homeless Animals

Context notes

Numbers based on fiscal year. Includes cats, dogs, and small animals.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Humane Education

Context notes

Numbers based on fiscal year. Includes participants in Camp Catnip, Kindness Club, classroom presentations, shelter tours, and youth volunteers.

Number of animals served in Safe Housing Program

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Safe Housing Program

Context notes

Numbers are based on fiscal year.

Save rate

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Adoption Services for Homeless Animals

Context notes

Percentages are based on fiscal year.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Improved animal care: Remodeling our operating suite and enhancing the functionality of our facility, including adding building amenities the community has long requested, will allow us to better care for the animals we serve.

Fewer unwanted animals: Our new facilities will allow us to increase our spay/neuter services, leading to a reduction in the number of unwanted animals in our community.

More adoptions: Enhancements to our facility will improve the animal adoption process and lead to an increase in the number of adoptions, which now average about three per day.

A better environment for animals in our community!

- Renovate current spay & neuter surgery suite to allow for low-cost spay & neuter services for the public. Currently there is no ability to serve public animals.
- Add a larger community education space with a multi-purpose community room, flooring appropriate for dog training and space for interactive youth programs.
- Reconfigure cattery to modern standards and provide more space to serve more cats.
- Create additional adoption rooms so prospective adopters can meet shelter animals.
- Add an animal behavior/assessment area.
- Removal of old house on adjacent property, owned by Heartland, to increase parking and access to the shelter.

Heartland is the only facility-based animal welfare organization in Benton County. We have a strong network of volunteers, friends, placement partners, and adopters. We believe there is strong support in the community for a low-cost spay/neuter clinic. We work regularly with local veterinarians and we have two certified veterinary technicians on staff. Currently, we operate a clinic for in-house animals and local groups and rescues. We hope to expand our current activities to the public.

Increase in adoptions
Decrease in euthanasia of animals in the shelter
Decrease of "free" animals in the paper and on Craig's List

A task force was formed in the winter of 2012 and completed their report June, 2013. Staff can begin to implement some of the directives (adoption specials, foster partnerships, etc.) and a new committee formed to plan capital improvements needed for a spay/neuter clinic. We have architectural drawings, have engaged a local builder, are acquiring necessary permits, and have secured 30% of our financial goal.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

American Humane Association

Chamber of Commerce

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Financials

Heartland Humane Society

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

No