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Animal League of Gaston County

aka Gaston Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic   |   GASTONIA, NC   |  gastonspayneuter.com

Mission

To end the unnecessary suffering and death of healthy dogs and cats by providing high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter surgery to every pet owner regardless of income.

Ruling year info

2003

President

Mr. David Holcombe

Main address

425 W FRANKLIN BLVD

GASTONIA, NC 28052 USA

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Formerly known as

Algc

EIN

03-0417697

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

Veterinary Services (D40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Animal League of Gaston County is addressing the problem of pet overpopulation and the resulting euthanasia of healthy, social dogs and cats at the shelter. In an effort to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia, Animal League provides affordable, accessible veterinary care, including spay/neuter and vaccinations. Subsidy programs are available for residents who are unable to afford necessary veterinary services.

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?

Spay Neuter Assistance Program

Provide financial assistance to Gaston County, NC pet owners who received public assistance.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

In conjunction with the local community, Facebook, PetFinder, and Adopt-a-Pet Animal League publicizes and works with pet owners who need to rehome their animals and potential adopters to wish to adopt three fully-vetted-shelter pets.

Population(s) Served

Large enclosures are built for pet owners who have chained dogs. The enclosures are 25' x 25' and are large enough for a once-chained dog to freely run.

Population(s) Served

On average, 100 pets are vaccinated each month at our walk-in clinics. No office visit charges and yearly vaccinatons are only $16 each.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Free Dog and Cat Food is given to pet owners who need a little help feeding their pets. food is donated by Howell Freight; private donors and Facebook followers.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Spay Neuter Response Team 2010

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total pounds of pet food and litter distributed

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

Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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

Spay Neuter Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of pets microchipped

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

Charting impact

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

Animal League's mission is to improve companion animal welfare through education, advocacy and service. We strive to see that every animal receives the veterinary services it needs regardless of the owner's ability to pay. Additionally, we aim to reach no-kill status in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Through donations and grants, Animal League provides low-cost services to all pet owners.
We work in under-served communities to educate pet owners about proper animal care and the services that are offered through our clinic. Information is provided through other organizations that also provide services to our targeted clients.

Animal League is very active in the community and has been so for many years. In 2017, Animal League moved into a new, larger facility. Because of our longevity in the community and our larger physical plant, we have the capacity to help those in need and work constantly to expand the services that we provide.

Since 2009, when the Gaston Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic was opened, over 40,000 surgeries have been performed and thousands of vaccinations have been given. The clinic is steadily growing and providing more services to pet owners who have economic challenges. Each year, we have increased the services provided to needy pet owners.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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, 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting 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

Financials

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Operations

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

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Animal League of Gaston County

Board of directors
as of 05/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Holbombe

Self-Employed

Term: 2019 - 2023

Amanda Fiefield

Cindi Hasting

Cottingham Chalk

Cathy Frye

Retired

Kathy Hodge

Self-Employed

William Barnes

Allen Tate

Bonnie Reidy

Retired

Cornell Virgil

County Club Mgr

Christine Green

Headhunter

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/12/2024

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/21/2024

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.