Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society

Saving Friends since 1927

aka Berkeley Humane   |   Berkeley, CA   |  www.berkeleyhumane.org

Mission

MISSION

Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animal bond.

VISION

Because the well-being of animals reflects the well-being of our community, we engage minds, hearts and hands to provide care for dogs and cats in the East Bay.

VALUES

Respect, Care & Community.

Ruling year info

1953

Executive Director

Jeffrey Zerwekh

Main address

2700 Ninth Street

Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

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EIN

94-1347069

NTEE code info

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

Veterinary Services (D40)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

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Programs and results

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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?

Adoption Center and Mobile Outreach

Our adoption center finds loving homes for cats and dogs rescued from overcrowded, public shelters. We also have a mobile outreach vehicle that brings animals and the public together at adoption events.

Population(s) Served

Our on-site veterinary hospital provides our homeless dogs and cats with continuous medical oversight and care to get them ready for adoption. Our donor-supported Hope Medical Fund supports the cost of veterinary care for our shelter animals.

Population(s) Served

Dog training classes for the public. Discounts available to adopters.

Population(s) Served

Spay the Bay, founded in 2016 by Berkeley Humane, offers low-cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats in order to reduce animal overpopulation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are dedicated to providing spay and neuter services so that pet guardians can access critical services and resources, regardless of their financial abilities. We believe that when spay and neuter services are made accessible, pet guardians are more likely to spay and neuter their pets, which prevents the birth of unplanned litters and alleviates overcrowding in local shelters.

Population(s) Served

Berkeley Humane was the first organization in the East Bay to start offering pet loss emotional support. Since 2004, we have provided comfort to thousands of pet parents who were searching for ways to cope with the loss of a beloved family pet.



Most of us know the enormous sadness of having our beloved pets pass away. The feelings of grief, despair, and loss are sometimes overwhelming. Berkeley Humane is here to help. Sessions begin with a half-hour discussion about a featured stage in the journey of grief, followed by an hour for sharing personal grief experiences. Participants may attend the talk, the support group, or both.

Population(s) Served

Berkeley Humane's Pet Food Pantry program provides free pet food to low-income pet guardians in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties once a month. One of the most common reasons for pet relinquishment is financial difficulty, and our Pet Food Pantry helps struggling guardians keep beloved pets in their homes.

The Pet Food Pantry program is entirely supported by community donations. Food is available for up to two pets on a first-come, first-served basis until we run out. Pets must be spayed/neutered. Please see our website for dates and times.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Maddie's Lifesaving Award 2009

Maddie's Fund

Financials

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Operations

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Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society

Board of directors
as of 11/4/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linda Goldstein

CSAA

Alan Shriro, DVM

Berkeley Cat & Dog Hospital

Linda Goldstein

CSAA

Tamara Stanley

Robert Half

Phil Kamlarz

City of Berkeley

Dale Ogar

UC Berkeley

Miran Liu

Adobe

Mike Laughlin

BlackRock

Jason Abrams

LinkedIn

Debra Crow

Yahoo, Inc.

Romy Harness

Workday

Daniel Lang

Centricity Solutions, Inc

Jason Terry

Addo Investor Relations

Elizabeth Zaborowska

Bhava Communications

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No
  • 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