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UNION COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

 
Marysville, OH
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Basic Organization Information

UNION COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Physical Address: Marysville, OH 43040 
EIN: 31-1135707
Web URL: www.UCHSpets.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D60 Other Services
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Ruling Year: 1985 
How This Organization Is Funded: Adoption Fees, Surrender Fees, Re-Claim Fees - $83,484
Annual Contract to intake/place all Dog Warden strays - $74,940
Individual and Corporate Donations - $74,500


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Mission Statement

Connecting people with animals and enriching lives.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2011

Total Revenue $351,360
Total Expenses $331,141

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Steffen Baldwin

Term:

Since Aug 2008

Profile:

Steffen Baldwin has spent ten years in nonprofit administration and fundraising and comes from a family of dog trainers and animal lovers. His experience in grant writing and creating more smaller special events has helped buoy the humane society during a depressed economy.

Leadership Statement:

I am proud and honored to work for the Union County Humane Society and I look forward to going into work everyday. Not many humane societies that have open admission and a contract with the dog warden can say that they place 85%-90% of the animals they care for every year. This is a testament to the hard working and caring staff as much as it is a testament to the community that pitches in to help us when we are over capacity and in need of foster homes, funds, or additional supplies.

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Program: Heel 2 Heal (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$25,000
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
Offenders/Ex-offenders
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Program Description:

An animal therapy program at the Central Ohio Youth Center, a detention center for children and teens. We teach the imprisoned youth to train shelter dogs to become certified therapy dogs.

Program Long-Term Success:

As of September 2009, there have been 10 canine graduates and 20 youth offenders who have also graduated. To date, none of the youth offenders have re-offended and the dogs are placed in homes that either have special needs or work with children that have special needs. The dogs are adopted for the regular shelter price of $110, thousands of dollars less than what it would normally cost to purchase a dog that was CGC certified. Since this program's inception, violence and use of restraints at COYC has been reduced 50%-75%.

Program Short-Term Success:

Youth learn service ideals, receive animal therapy, and serve in the capacity of teacher--sometimes for the first time in their lives. Shelter dogs receive training, companionship, and help promote respect and compasion in the community. At the end of the program, the youth graduate from the Central Ohio Youth Center and the dogs become Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certified, the first step towards becoming a therapy dog.

Program Success Monitored by:

Vikki Jordan, Director-Central Ohio Youth Center Steffen Baldwin, Executive Director-Union County Humane Society Kym Jarvis CPDT (certified professional dog trainer)-Lead Trainer-Union County Humane Society Betsy Hauk-Lead COYC H2H employee-Central Ohio Youth Center

Program Success Examples:

Flower was a black lab who came to the Union County Humane Society as a stray brought in by a concerned citizen. Her calm and loving demeanor made her the perfect candidate for the Heel-2-Heal program and she quickly found herself a new home for 12 weeks at the Central Ohio Youth Center working with two young men. Flower was adopted by an employee of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbus, OH. Flower's new owner is a veteran herself who suffers from Post Tramautic Stress Disorder which makes her Canine Good Citizen skills taught at COYC particularly beneficial. Flower is fortunate enough to also have a day job, which involves going to work every day with her new owner and helping hundreds of disabled veterans every day that are at the clinic, providing the healing power of a smile and a wagging tail to anyone in need.

Program: Ruff Reading Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$7,500
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Local school children have the opportunity to read at the library to dogs handled by trained UCHS volunteers or in our open cat room during business hours. Since animals are nonjudgemental, this program helps children gain confidence in their reading skills in a fun and innovative way. UCHS staff and volunteers also read to different classes each Friday for an hour during the program. Hours read are tracked and prizes are awarded to the top readers while all participants get a pizza party at the end of the year.

Program Long-Term Success:

The Ruff Reading Program helps young children gain confidence in their reading skills as they have the opportunity to read to animals. This is a fun program for the children, and attendance doubled from the first year (54) to the second year (107) and in our third year we are adding additional schools and districts due to popular demand.

Program Short-Term Success:

Dogs and cats receives socialization while children voluntarily enroll in a fun after-school reading and literacy program that involves playing with shelter dogs and cats both at the local library and the union county humane society.

Program Success Monitored by:

Steffen Baldwin, Executive Director-Union County Humane Society Jodi Barnett, UCHS Board Member&Public Education Committee Chairperson

Program Success Examples:

Program's attendance doubled from around 50 to over 100 between the first and second year, and we are adding schools and districts for 2009/2010 school year.

Program: Low Cost Spay/Neuter for Feral Cats (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$31,000
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

In collaboration with the Black and Orange Cat Foundation in Plain City, the Union County Humane Society offers a spay/neuter program to help bring down the large number of feral or free-roaming cats in Union County, OH and surrounding areas. The Black and Orange Cat Foundation can pay for a limited number of these procedures. Since they are also a nonprofit organization that survives off of donations and grants they do not have an endless number of procedures they can pay for. Since the UCHS offers this service at such a low-cost, the program becomes open to the public when the Black and Orange Cat Foundation can no longer bring in feral or free-roaming cats.

Program Long-Term Success:

The average cat can have four litters per year, and approximately 6 to 8 kittens per litter. In a span of 10 years, a healthy free-roaming cat can potentially give birth to 280 kittens. Since kittens can have kittens on their own within a few months, the numbers can potentially explode exponentially within a few years. Union County Ohio is 80% agricultural, yet we are also only 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio the state capital and a very urban area. This mixture of rural and highly agricultural in close proximity to urban areas means that we have a large number of free-roaming cats as most rural areas do, and we also receive an influx of urban dwellers who drop off unwanted cats and kittens "out in the country." We are hoping that in the long-term, we can reduce the number of free-roaming cats in Union County from 200,000 to 50,000.

Program Short-Term Success:

In 2008, UCHS spayed/neutered 538 free roaming (feral cats) that can no longer reproduce three to four times a year.

Program Success Monitored by:

Steffen Baldwin, Executive Director-Union County Humane Society Dr. Amy Welker, DVM, Shelter Vet-Union County Humane Society Carol Martin, Medical Services Supervisor-Union County Humane Society

Program Success Examples:

538 feral cats spayed/neutered in 2008. Received a donation for a second anesthesia machine to match our second operating table and increasing our ability to provide this service. Began offering services to the public as a low-cost option in 2009.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

UCHS has successfully placed between 85%-90% of the 1,300 stray animals that we care for each year into new and loving forever homes. There is no time-limit for our animals, and only animals that are severely ill, injured or aggressive and unadoptable are ever considered for humane euthanasia. UCHS investigates hundreds of cases of animal neglect and cruelty in Union County each year. UCHS also offers low-cost spay/neuter services for feral (free-roaming) cats, companion cats and companion dogs, and spayed/neutered over 600 dogs and cats in 2011. We are actively engaged with our local youth through our Ruff Reading Program, where children can read to shelter dogs and cats to increase their literacy and confidence in reading. In 2007, UCHS kicked off it's Heel-2-Heal program with the Central Ohio Youth Center, where trained volunteers work with juvenile offenders who live with a shelter dog for twelve weeks. At the end of the program, the juvenile graduates and the dog receives their Canine Good Citizen Certification. None of the Heel-2-Heal participants have re-offended to date, and the shelter dogs are placed with families and children with special needs earning us a spot on Good Day Columbus and numerous news articles. Finally, UCHS maintains a contract with the Union County Commissioners to accept all strays brought in by the Union County Dog Warden and has placed 91% of the dogs brought in by the warden in 2011.
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