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NORTH COUNTRY ANIMAL LEAGUE

Promoting compassionate and responsible relationships between humans and animals.

aka NCAL   |   Morrisville, VT   |  www.ncal.com

Mission

Our mission is to promote responsible and compassionate relationships between humans and animals through sheltering and adoption of homeless companion animals, spay/neuter programs, support of cruelty prevention and education and outreach.

Ruling year info

1994

Principal Officer

Jacques Du Preez

Main address

16 Mountain View Meadow Road

Morrisville, VT 05661 USA

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Formerly known as

Lamoille County Humane Society

Lamoille County Humane Society

EIN

03-0344067

NTEE code info

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

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sheltering and adoption of homeless animals

Our Pet Adoption Center (PAC) is a full-service adoption center with professional adoption counselors who help families and individuals make the perfect match with their “next best friend.” NCAL also has various mobile offsite adoption sites that are used to allow people to view animals for adoption.
Three outcomes:

1. Homes for all animals who enter our shelter.

2. 100% of animals spayed and neutered who leave the shelter.

3. Appropriate matches between adopter and adoptee.

A potential adopter is required to fill out an application form, references are checked, and upon acceptance as an adopter, may adopt an animal. Shelter staff works with the adopters to ensure the adopter and the adoptee will be a good match as this prevents animals from being returned. Adopters receive an adoption contract and a packet of information in an NCAL envelope.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children
Adolescents
Preteens

All animals that are put up for adoption by NCAL are spayed or neutered prior to placement. NCAL does not adopt animals into homes with intact animals. NCAL offers a number of low-cost spay/neuter days throughout the year at NCAL. Approximate costs are $50 for dogs and $35 for cats although costs vary. For pet owners looking for this service who need financial assistance, we also refer to the VSNIP program, a program of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Vermont Companion Animal Neutering (VT-CAN!), a low cost spay/neuter clinic located in Middlesex, VT.

Outcomes:

1. Reduce animal overpopulation in Lamoille County.

2. Provide spay/neuter services for those who might not otherwise spay or neuter their animals.

3. Reduce the number of homeless animals through a reduction in the overall animal population.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

A collaboration of professionals came together in 2000 to discuss the problems in Vermont’s criminal justice system for animals and to come up with some viable solutions. This collaboration became the Vermont Cruelty Task Force. The general public can report animal cruelty by calling NCAL or entering a submission on the website www.reportanimalcruelty.com(http://www.reportanimalcruelty.com/) . Law enforcement agencies, humane organizations, states attorneys and others have access to a case management database called Animal Tracks where they can enter data about cases and review the status of cases. NCAL also distributes an educational brochure, produced by the Vermont Cruelty Task Force, on animal cruelty and the county response system that is distributed throughout the county. 

Outcomes:
1. Provide phone number for Lamoille County residents to call to report cruelty.
2. Refer cruelty reports to appropriate town official
3. Work with VHF on use and improvements to Animal Tracks.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Every encounter with the community is an opportunity for education and outreach whether it be at a table at a farmer’s market, a fundraising event, open houses, volunteer orientation, a conversation between an employee and someone visiting the shelter, someone visiting our website or a board member speaking with a friend about their work with NCAL. However, NCAL also has offered specific humane education through classroom and other off-site presentations, shelter tours, Dog Day Afternoon and READ reading projects, dog bite prevention workshops, high school mentoring programs and children’s summer camadults, seniors.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Outreach has involved working with groups including 4-H, Scouts, senior programs and centers, correctional facilities and after-school programs. Animal behavior counseling support is available from our shelter associates or in more difficult cases, through our behaviorist who also offers training classes. NCAL is also prepared to assist with the animal population if a disaster strikes.

Outcomes:

1. One staff person is trained in Animal Emergency Services.

2. Two visits with Out and About.

3. Offer at least three sessions of training classes per year.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Awards

Put Your Best Foot Forward National Shelter Customer Service Award 2009

Petfinder.com & Maddie's Fund

Affiliations & memberships

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 2003

Humane Society of the United States 2003

American Humane Association 2003

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

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NORTH COUNTRY ANIMAL LEAGUE

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Miller

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Lynn Eyberg

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Stacey Westin

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Jessica Russell

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Holly Berry

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Tom Hubbs

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Maggie MacDonald

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Beth McCormack

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Kara Shannon

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Terry Meis

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Terry Itameri-Kinter

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Heather Maffie

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Bruce Bell