DANVILLE-BOYLE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC

DANVILLE, KY   |  www.dbchs.org

Mission

The Mission of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through sheltering, adoptions, community education, and spay/neuter programs.

Ruling year info

1973

Principal Officer

Kari Kuh

Main address

PO BOX 487

DANVILLE, KY 40422 USA

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EIN

61-0732934

NTEE code info

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

Other Services (D60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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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?

Adoptions at the DBCHS

Nearly 1,100 homeless animals found forever homes as a result of successful adoptions and rescues in 2018. The DBCHS encourages potential petowners to visit the beautiful, clean DBCHS facility to meet potential companion animals. Adoption fees at the DBCHS range from $65 to $125 and includespay/neuter surgery, shots and de-worming, dog licenses and leukemia tests. In the summer of 2008, the DBCHS launched an adoption program at the PetSmart store in the Brannon Crossing shopping center in Nicholasville, KY.  Cats and kittens are at the store every day, and puppies and dogs are there on weekends. The adoption fee for animals at PetSmart is $100.00 for dogs, $125 for puppies and $75.00 for kittens, $65 for cats. PetSmart adoptions accounted for nearly 40% of the total number of adoptions in 2018.

Population(s) Served

The Danville-Boyle CountyHumane Society opened the Happy Paws Spay/Neuter Clinic in October 2007. The one-day per week clinic makes affordable surgery prices available to individuals receiving public assistance or those with low incomes or social security recipients. The clinic is staffed by a paid veterinarian as well as a technician, and over 1,200 surgeries are performed each year. Approximately 30 volunteers are responsible for the clinic operation. Happy Paws is self-sustaining,receiving support from private donations and granting agencies. A separate budget is created for the clinic each year. The clinic won the 2009 Community Impact Award from the Danville-Boyle Chamber of Commerce. As of January 2018 the clinic performed over 14,000 surgeries.

Population(s) Served

In Fall 2009, The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society (DBCHS) launched
the Mutts with Manners program to help homeless dogs find loving homes. Sponsored by the DBCHS in conjunction
with the Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, KY (Northpoint Trained Canines
Program), the program pairs carefully screened prison inmates with 5 shelter
dogs for a 6-week period. Ten inmates, working together with a professional
trainer, prison staff and volunteers, provide the dogs with basic obedience
training, socialization, behavior modification, and one-on-one companionship.
In the end the dogs participating in the program graduate with a wealth of
valuable skills that help give them an increased chance (or a paw's up!) on
finding a loving home. They
are all AKC Canine Good Citizen certified.

Population(s) Served

The DBCHS greatly values
the special volunteer families that agree to foster some of our pets while they
are waiting to find permanent homes. Additionally, the humane society works with animals rescue organizations
throughout the U.S. to place homeless purebred dogs and cats. Many of our animals are transported to
area humane societies that are able to place pets in loving homes.

Population(s) Served

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill
The DBCHS recognizes that even the smallest gift goes a long way to help abandoned and abused animals. Friends of the DBCHS can make provisions in their Last Will and Testament, Life Insurance Policy, IRA Account, or Charitable Trust to help the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society make the world a better place for the homeless animals in our community.
Animal lovers and welfare advocates are encouraged to leave a legacy of saving lives. Arranging for planned gifts is easy if you know what steps to take.
The DBCHS has designed brochures to highlight the planned giving options available to those who wish to give legacy gifts. We warmly encourage estate planning attorneys, accountants, and financial planners to make this opportunity known to their clients as they discuss estate plans.
For more information contact DBCHS director Kathy Nelsen at (859) 238-1117 or email [email protected]

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2010

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Adoptions at the DBCHS

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Fewer homeless animals are entering the shelter due to successful spay/neuter programs. Therefore, adoption numbers are lower, as well as euthanasia.

Number of animals in collection

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Our spay and neuter programs - Happy Paws Low Cost Clinic and community cat grants - have helped reduce the population of unwanted companion animals that are brought to the shelter.

Number of animals returned to their owner

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We feature a lost & found page on social media which has increased reclaims and shortened a pet's stay at the humane society.

Number of animals euthanized

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

In 2019 our euthanasia rate was under 10%. In the first six months of 2020 that rate is holding.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The ultimate goal of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is to reach the day when we no longer have a pet overpopulation crisis in our community. We hope to educate the general population about the importance of spay and neutering one's pets. We run a one day a week high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic (Happy Paws) to ensure that spay and neuter is affordable to low and fixed income pet owners.In the meantime, we hope to adopt out as many homeless pets as we can. Adoptions take place at our shelter in Danville and the PetSmart store in Nicholasville, KY. We also host special adoption events. Harder to adopt dogs are helped by our Mutts with Manners program, a program that obedience trains dogs before adoption. We also look to decrease shelter euthanasia as a means of population control for community cats.

We have opened a high-quality, low cost spay/neuter clinic (Happy Paws) to ensure that spay/neuter surgery is affordable to all pet owners. 80% of the pet overpopulation comes from 3% of pet owners. We strive to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. To date over 15,000 surgeries have been performed, and we are seeing the results. There are fewer puppy intakes from our county than there were 5 years ago. Education programs for children and adults are essential. The goal is to shatter the "dog pound" image by providing a space that is clean, pleasant and conducive to making strong adoptions. We have initiated a community cat program that focuses on keeping cats out of the shelter by providing spay/neuter services and vaccination to friendly and feral cats followed by returning them to their original location. This also provides the funding to support trap/neuter/release efforts, thwarting cat overpopulation, increasing community immunity to rabies, and decreasing shelter euthanasia and intake.

In the end, the pet overpopulation crisis must be addressed individually by each pet owner. We continue to offer high-quality, low-cost surgery to those pet owners who need it the most. We also have area veterinarians on board to assist in our spay/neuter efforts. Our new adoption center has provided a clean, pleasant and conducive environment for dog and cat adoptions.

There are many areas for improvement and melioration. We continue to further "professionalize" our organization, improve our outreach to the community, increase our fundraising efforts, and strengthen our adoption rate. For over 45 years we have been the only professional organization in Boyle County that takes in homeless pets. We are a valuable community resource. Our adoption rate climbs each year, and we are taking in fewer puppies each year. Our board of directors encourages flexible thinking, and we are a small organization that is nimble and change is welcomed and encouraged if it means improvements will come.

Financials

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DANVILLE-BOYLE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 8/7/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Fizzy Ramsey

Danville Internal Medicine

Term: 2013 - 2022


Board co-chair

Laura Coleman Pritchard

St. Mary's College

Term: 2019 - 2022

Barbara Beaney

Community Volunteer

Fizzy Ramsey

Danville Medical Specialists

John Turner

Community Volunteer

Kay Drake

Centre College

Danielle Dampier

Danielle's Drive-away Cafe

Ashley Ping

Boyle County Schools

Jenna Gordon

Special Care for Special Pets

George Coomer

Coldwell Banker VIP Reality Inc

Laura Pritchard

St. Mary's College

John Turner

Community Volunteer

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? No
  • 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