PLATINUM2023

Good Shepherd Animal Sanctuary

Jeremiah 3:15

Mission

The Good Shepherd Animal Sanctuary is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of all sentient creatures.

Ruling year info

2018

President, Founder

Christine Cox

Main address

8339 PROV NEAP SWAN RD PO Box 563

NEAPOLIS, OH 43547 USA

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EIN

82-5016366

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Good Shepherd Animal Sanctuary aims to prevent the suffering of all sentient creatures, not just limited to cats and dogs. In doing so we must expand our facilities. Herein is our plan for growth and expansion at a 5 year rate.

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?

Foster and Rehabilitation

We foster and rehabilitate animals from abuse and neglect or owner surrender situations, find them adoptive loving homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A seminar focused on preventing animal cruelty at it's core, by eliminating the ignorance surrounding the novelty pet trade and eliminating the desire for impulse purchases of animals. This directly correlates with the overwhelming problems of animal abandonment, neglect and abuse in our communities.

Population(s) Served

Youth targeted lesson plan for advocacy. Age range 4-10 years of age. We focus on educating youth on proper animal stewardship and how to identify an animal in need of help.

Population(s) Served

A documentary directed by Steve Staffan- Story By Motion about the programs and lives saved through crucial rescue efforts by The Good Shepherd Animal Sanctuary Team. Available to Stream, Summer 2023.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 people converted to vegetarian or vegan lifestyles to reduce farmed animal consumption

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

Age groups

Related Program

Foster and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of jurisdictions requiring mandatory reporting of suspected cruelty

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Foster and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have assisted with the reporting, rehabilitation and prosecution of three criminal cruelty to animal cases this year.

Number of law enforcement agencies assisted in animal cruelty cases

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Foster and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

A safe sanctuary independent in operation to be a permanent home for at risk animals. To end needless suffering off all sentient creatures.

Supporting cruelty free/ vegan and sustainable lifestyles. Providing education and advocacy for farm animals at risk of slaughter or auction, providing outreach to the community and to end the overpopulation of companion animals.

We have acreage to home permanent resident animals deemed unadoptable. We have multiple cruelty free/ vegan members who can mentor people. We can provide volunteer based TNR (trap neuter release) programs to feral animal populations, and aid in rescue response and outreach. We have launched two new programs and a documentary focused on advocating for animals

We have over 80 resident animals who provide outreach and education through sponsorship to the horrors of animal auction and the meat/dairy farming industry. We have found permanent loving homes for over 100 domestic cats and dogs and pigs since incorporating, and assisted with TNR on multiple feral colonies of cats helping reduce the population of unwanted and homeless strays by the hundreds.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Good Shepherd Animal Sanctuary

Board of directors
as of 04/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Christine Cox


Board co-chair

Heather Prokopow

Proish LLC

Kaitlin Wertzbaugher

Amber LeFever

Tony Macaro

Allie Donovan

Kellie Yingling

Laura Simmons-Wark

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? No
  • 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 4/22/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/22/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.