Satchels Last Resort Inc

Rescue - Rehab - Rehome

Sarasota, FL   |  www.satchelslastresort.org

Mission

Satchel's Last Resort is a no-kill animal shelter/sanctuary whose mission is to Rescue, Rehab and Rehome dogs and cats with nowhere else to go because of breed, behavior or medical issues.

Ruling year info

2003

Board President

Ms. Page M. Knoebel

Main address

8101 Coash Rd

Sarasota, FL 34241 USA

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EIN

04-3585931

NTEE code info

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

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Satchel's Last Resort seeks to rescue companion animals that suffer from physical and behavioral trauma that other shelters and the County Animal Services cannot support. These animals are days or hours from being euthanized for very treatable issues. We are also dedicated to pet retention by assisting pet owners with behavior modification techniques to extinguish unwanted pet behaviors and keep pets home where they belong.

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?

Rescue

Our RESCUE program saves healthy, treatable or rehabilitative dogs and cats from situations that would otherwise result in their euthanasia. While most of these animals are transferred into Satchel's from other animal shelters that are unable to support their care, we will accept owner surrender in extreme situations. Once an animal is rescued and assessed, we address any medical and behavioral needs with treatment and rehabilitation before placing the animal in our adoption program. If the animal is unable to recover from its physical and/or emotional trauma, it will remain with us for the remainder of its natural life in our animal sanctuary.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our REHAB program is designed to treat and rehabilitate any physical and emotional trauma that a dog or cat may have suffered with medical and/or behavioral modification interventions. While some dogs and cats that we rescue arrive in a healthy state, most do not and suffer from illness, injury or emotional trauma from living outside of human care. While this program is primarily designed to remedy critical medical needs an animal may present with, it also serves a vital purpose in promoting the health and welfare of our animals which substantially increases their likelihood for adoption. Additionally, this program exemplifies the importance of preserving companion animal lives to the public and other animal institutions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our REHOME program is centered on ensuring that dogs and cats under our care are positively matched with adoptive individuals or families who will be committed to the lifetime health and well being of that animal. Often, this selection process can be lengthy and take a great deal of time; however, Satchel's feels all good things are worth the wait. Once animals are adopted, staff and volunteers perform follow ups to ease the transition of all concerned and provide solutions to any adjustment problems that may be occurring. Additionally, we offer canine and feline behavior training classes to assist adoptive families and the public.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Our newly revised volunteer program is the heart of our mission at Satchel's Last Resort. Designed to primarily meet the immediate needs of the animals and the adoptive families that we serve, volunteers contribute hundreds of hours each month supporting staff in animal care activities, administrative functions, fundraising and property maintenance. Led by a designated volunteer coordinator, assigned duties are tailored around the interests of the individual gifting Satchel's with their time and talents. The program was recently expanded to focus on the socialization and enrichment of our dogs and cats by temporarily taking them out of the shelter for field trips and other mentally stimulating experiences, thus strengthening the human to animal bond and increasing their probability of being adopted.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Our FOSTER HOME PROGRAM plays a vital role in supporting our RESCUE, REHAB, REHOME equation. It is designed to primarily support the many injured and/or ill dogs and cats that we rescue by helping them to recover in a closely monitored home environment void of any shelter stress. Additionally, we use this program for very young animals that need to mature before becoming available for adoption or the shelter environment.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

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 new donors

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

Adults

Related Program

Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Together, we can make no-kill happen. New donors who support our mission are the lifeblood of the no-kill initiative.

Number of animals rehomed

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

Adults

Related Program

Rehome

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

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

Adults

Related Program

Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Satchel's rescues animals who are hours or days away from being euthanized, provides the rehab needed and works to find them a new home. We are limited by capacity and always full.

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.

Satchel's Last Resort aims to provide last chance dogs and cats with nowhere else left to go an opportunity for a new family and a new life. We offer resources from simple solutions to common issues and behavior modification so more people can keep their pet.

For surrendered animals, Satchel's Last Resort performs an initial medical assessment to determine if the behavior is medically related. If there is no medical problem present, staff works with each relinquished animal to access the source or trigger of the problem behavior. A decision is reached as to the best modification techniques and a protocol is developed. After protocols are established, volunteers are provided these for working with each animal and in severe behavioral cases, professional trainers are utilized.

Satchel's Last Resort has an excellent relationship with a local Veterinary Hospital that is willing to accept 'difficult' and aggressive animals for assessment and medical evaluations. Additionally, staff and volunteers are dedicated to learning various training protocols in hopes of rehoming the companion animals that we take in.

In 2020, we took in 122 animals, which was a dramatic increase for our organization. This was mostly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as pet owners were faced with making the huge sacrifice to surrender their animals for economical reasons. Most of these surrendered animals spent little time in the shelter or in foster care with the exception of those animals that needed rehabilitative efforts, whether medical or behavioral, were adopted out quickly. Of the 117 adoptions in 2020, some of these animals were animals that had been at the shelter for years.

Clearly with Covid-19 here to stay for the near distant future, we seek to expand programming as to meet the needs of the community more as we are one of the few shelters in the area that accept owner surrendered pets and ones with manageable or treatable health or behavioral issues.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We perform phone interviews for our animal adopters, as well as new volunteers. We have experienced a lot of positive feedback from the adopters and how they perceived the adoption process (the initial information that was provided to them about the animal; how the animal adjusted to their new environment, and how any problematic behaviors or issues were handled). The phone interviews for volunteers are just beginning this year, but we hope to gain insight in identifying any needed changes to our volunteer program.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Satchels Last Resort Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Page Knoebel

Business Owner

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mrs. Jacky Townsend

Retired

Term: 2019 - 2022

Page Knoebel

Business Owner

Jacky Townsend

Business Owner

Linnea Appleby

Business Owner

Jill Creevy

Attorney

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.