DANVILLE-BOYLE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC

DANVILLE, KY   |  www.dbchs.org

Mission

The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society promotes the humane treatment of animals through compassionate care, engagement, and support.

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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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
Adults

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
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

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
Adults

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
Adults

“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
Adults

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
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
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
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
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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

DBCHS adheres to practices and policies recommended by leading animal welfare organizations and animal care experts. This ensures we are caring for each animal in a species-specific manner and increasing our live outcomes, which is the number of animals leaving the shelter through adoption or rescue.
Preventing shelter intake is the best way to increase live outcomes.

In addition to decreasing euthanasia rates, lower shelter intake leads to shorter lengths of stay (how long an animal spends at the shelter). How do we avoid shelter intake? By implementing safety net programs.

Safety net programs treat healthy animals where they are.

For example, thanks to the community cat program, healthy outdoor cats are not impounded. Instead, they are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their outdoor home. It stabilizes the cat population, reduces the spread of disease, and decreases nuisance complaints. Last year DBCHS provided spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations for hundreds of outdoor cats.

Happy Paws, our volunteer-driven, low-cost, high-quality clinic, also strives to curb overpopulation by making spay/neuter surgery affordable for low-income pet owners. The Happy Paws team altered 665 cats and 299 dogs during fiscal year 2020-2021 - that’s a total of 16,700 surgeries since they were established in 2007!

Home To Home™ is a unique, direct-to-adopter program for people looking to rehome their animals. We help pets find a loving new home while they’re still in their current home! In the program’s first five months, more than 60 pets were successfully rehomed without shelter intake.

Twenty-five adult dogs were adopted through our Mutts with Manners prison training program at North Point Training Center. This all-volunteer run program gives some of our more difficult-to-place dogs a paw up on getting adopted.

DBCHS recently completed a strategic planning process to assess our community’s needs and prepare for our future. Nearly 200 people provided input by completing surveys or participating in interviews, and we are so grateful! As a result, we have committed to prioritizing our efforts around three main areas:
-Improving the health of animals in our community;
-Engaging the public to work with us on issues of animal welfare and policymaking;
-Providing more resources to support pet owners.
We have recently hired part-time staff to help with the Community Cat Program, and are relaunching our volunteer program to more fully engage the community.

By focusing on helping healthy animals avoid coming to the shelter, the Boyle County fiscal court and animal control staff, volunteers, local veterinarians, area businesses, and our generous donors made a difference in the lives of nearly 1,500 pets over the last 12 months!

Financials

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DANVILLE-BOYLE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2022
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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data