Animal related

Midcoast Humane

Compassion. Connection. Community.

aka Midcoast Humane   |   Brunswick, ME   |  www.midcoasthumane.org

Mission

Making life better for animals and people in our community.

Ruling year info

1966

President

Mary Sundeen

Main address

190 Pleasant Street

Brunswick, ME 04011 USA

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EIN

01-6021200

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Midcoast Humane cares and finds homes for 3,500 animals annually, and helps thousands more through our mobile clinics, humane education programming, and pet food pantry partnerships. Every animal receives excellent medical care, spay/neuter and life-saving surgeries, vaccinations, preventatives, and microchips. We serve 152,000 residents in 40 rural communities, from Falmouth, Maine, to Washington, Maine. Many local surrendered and stray animals arrive with a history of neglect or abuse, requiring a significant investment of resources in order to ultimately place these animals in their forever homes. We are proactively addressing this challenge by preventing animals from being surrendered in the first place, and helping those who come into our care find their forever homes, faster.

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?

Humane Education

Visiting classrooms and groups with four-legged friends to educate the next generation about animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. We also provide humane education with every animal adoption, offer "Vet for a Day", and summer animal camp.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget
$209,563

Midcoast Humane cares and finds homes for 3,500 surrendered, abandoned, and abused animals every year, and helps thousands more stay in their forever homes through community support and humane education services. We work with 40 towns along Maine’s Midcoast, across 1,000 square miles from Falmouth to Washington, and maintain a 97% Live-Release Rate.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$1,492,425

Midcoast Humane offers low-cost spay/neuter assistance, vaccination and microchipping clinics, Trap-Neuter-Return and feral cat colony assistance, and a pet food pantry through our shelters and area partner food banks.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$201,000

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 animal adoptions

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

Animal Adoptions and Pet Retention

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total adoptions.

% Live Release Rate (Dogs)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% Live Release Rate (Cats)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% Live Release Rate (Small Animals)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Average cost to care for one animal per day.

Total Vaccinations Administered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Midcoast Humane works toward a sustainable business model and build for the future by ensuring our standards of operations meet or exceed industry standards, and the organization builds a foundation for long-term financial sustainability. Implement best practices within the Board of Directors and stakeholder community by building a Board governance infrastructure, and ensuring that all internal and external communication channels are established and effective. Build and maintain a unified, sustainable culture by restructuring and fully integrating a volunteer program into agency operations. Increase community engagement and visibility across Midcoast communities to be viewed as a leader and resource in our industry by building and maintaining a strong level of stakeholder engagement and community partnerships.

Midcoast Humane's strategies are introspective, yet comported to achieve the greatest impact on the lives of the animals and people in our community. We align our standards of care to complement our plans for long-term financial sustainability, driven by an engaged and goal-driven Board that supports the organization’s short- and long-term strategic priorities. Focused and diverse business lines to sustain the organization, while supporting community needs, will improve our current revenue streams, manage costs, and balance the operating budget, allowing continued effort to support, and maintain a sustainable and proactive volunteer structure that supports shelter operations and helps to achieve agency and program outcomes. Stakeholder engagement and communication will support organizational capacity, as we continue to build and grow a robust development program that maintains trust, solid customer service, proactive communication, and results based accountability, fostering new and expanded partnerships. These activities are standard industry best practices to establish long-term organizational sustainability within the non-profit community and animal sheltering organizations. The activities have been established and adopted by the Board of Directors and senior staff, and incorporated into the organization’s current three-year strategic plan to ensure internal buy-in and implementation. Each of these activities requires a strategic plan that incorporates Board and staff engagement, cooperation, and support, in order to establish and achieve successful outcomes.

Midcoast Humane's capacity to achieve its goals are rooted in a dedicated staff and passionate volunteer program, 300-strong. We rely on our partnerships and collaborations to improve our impact on the lives of animals and people in our community, in tandem with sustainable, industry best practices in the shelter. Driven by an engaged Board of Directors, our senior leadership empowers the organization to continuously thrive and achieve our goals and objectives.

Midcoast Humane's progress indicators are marked by a global understanding of the organization's needs and capacities of our stakeholders; staff, Board members, volunteers, animal welfare and community organizations, Town Managers, Animal Control Officers, adopters, funders, donors, and vendors. Using shelter management software, tracking outcomes, and evaluating our successes and challenges in quarterly senior team meetings will be used to inform future shelter practices, and program outreach and engagement. Fundraising goals, volunteer participation, community and Board approval are also important indicators toward progress.

Midcoast Humane has accomplished an impressive network of supporters, funders, donors and volunteers, who support this organization. These connections allow Midcoast Humane to expand further into our community and increase our ability to impact the lives of the animals and people in our community. We have engaged in a number of successful community events and fundraisers, raising awareness, and benefiting the community at large. With continued support and an implacable network of stakeholders, Midcoast Humane will evolve further, to encompass a larger community benefit, touching the lives of animals and people, keeping beloved pets in their homes, providing excellent medical care, spay/neuter and life-saving surgeries, vaccinations, preventatives, and microchips for those in our care, helping them to find their forever homes.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Midcoast Humane

Board of directors
as of 4/16/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bill Muldoon

Christen Graham

Giving Strong

Liana Kingsbury

Maine Community Foundation

Mary Williamson

LL Bean

Bill Muldoon

Justin Laverriere

Mechanics Savings Bank

Evan Weston

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 ? 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

Keywords

Humane Society; Animal Shelter; Animal Rescue; Animal Welfare; Animal Protection; Animal Advocacy; Humane Education; Dog Rescue; Animal Adoptions