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BOBBI AND THE STRAYS INC

aka No   |   Ozone Park, NY   |  http://www.bobbiandthestrays.org/

Mission

Locations-8036 Cooper Ave Glendale NY & 2 Rider Pl Freeport NY. Bobbi and the Strays believe that animals deserve our love, compassion, and respect. Our purpose is to undertake rescue operations and to provide essential care for orphaned, stray, abused and special needs cats and dogs. Through rehabilitation, socialization, and adoption, we endeavor to provide a humane service to all animals that come into our care. Additionally, we generate awareness about the prevention of animal abuse and neglect as well as spay/neuter programs and their important effect on the dog and cat overpopulation crisis. Through the years our mission has evolved from just rescue and adoption to community service and educational programs to improve the quality of life to all of the NYC boroughs and Long Island.

Ruling year info

1998

Principal Officer

Roberta Giordano

Main address

PO Box 170129

Ozone Park, NY 11417 USA

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EIN

11-3444285

NTEE code info

Other Services (D60)

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

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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Our programs

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Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue

Bobbi & the Strays maintains an educational website for the public and Bobbi's phoneline is open 24 hours a day.

Population(s) Served
Children
Adults
Adolescents
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

Staff/Volunteers along with 1 or 2 dogs visit schools throughout NYC to educate children on proper animal care, the importance of loving them, respecting all life and the spay/neuter program.
Animal neglect, abandonment, and abuse is discussed, it transitions to the similarities between animal abuse and bullying, which is one and the same.

Bullies were neglected, not shown love, and didn’t experience respect or compassion. Children get the chance to experience it with the dogs. They learn how dogs feel pain and how it affects their development/behavior. The children become very involved with the program and connect the dots regarding bullying.

Our children are the future of the country and what they learn and feel about animals and people will decide the fate of the future. Principals, teachers and parents love the program. We are constantly asked to go back. We conduct this program on-site as well for the Boys/Girls Scouts and other groups that request to come in.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

On Saturdays children come to our facility to spend time with the cats while reading stories to them. This helps the cats with socialization and helps the children improve their reading skills in a non-judgmental atmosphere. The children receive certificates for each level of reading that they reach. This is also a very popular program that parents find helpful for their children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Animals are part of the environment. By rescuing homeless animals, we are making it better for the people in the communities. No one likes to see stray animals roaming the streets and possibly endangering the lives of anyone through a bite or a scratch, or any type of disease that can transfer from an animal to their own pets. Our involvement with the communities to inform them about the importance of spaying/neutering their pets is essential. We not only rescue the animals but we spay/neuter and take care of all their medical needs, while providing shelter, rehabilitation, and place them into loving homes. This gives them a second chance at a bright future and helps to overcome the animal overpopulation that we are facing, while helping the people in the communities that want to have a loving companion find one.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

An obstacle course was built to help dogs release pent up energy. Gazebo and other benches are also placed in the play yard for enrichment time of staff with dogs, during staff breaks they often take a dog with them to the gazebo/benches and hang out giving the dog more personal time with staff. We have a small swimming pool as part of the program to let the dogs play in. The purpose of the program is that the more enrichment they receive the better time they have while in the shelter and the better they are prepared for adoption, as the obstacle course includes teaching commands. Our meet and greet room is designed close to what a living room area looks like also helping the dogs get the feel of what a home would feel like.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

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Our results

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Average adoption fee (in dollars) per dog adopted

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Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Bobbi and the Strays’ aim is to rescue and provide all essential care for orphaned, stray, abused, and special needs dogs and cats. We are 100% No-Kill, therefore, if there is medical intervention for any issue, we will provide it, as well as rehabilitation and socialization. We save dogs and cats from all situations and adopt them into safe and loving homes.

We provide educational programs in schools and in the community to prevent animal abuse and raise awareness of the importance of the spay/neuter program. We have services for low-income and elderly pet owners that improve the quality of life for animals and people throughout New York City and Long Island.

We participate in programs that allow young people interested in animal welfare, to do internships in our two locations and perform community service hours.

We have two locations, one in Queens, NY, and one in Freeport, NY. We are a non-profit, therefore, we rely on donors, grants, online fundraisers, in- person events, and adoption fees, in order to operate.
We have a high number of volunteers that help the staff with all duties, tasks, caring for the animals, and everything that we do.

We have a high number of fosters that take care of any animals that need to be in a home, either during recovery from medical treatments, medical issues, or do better in a home rather than the shelter.
Our board of directors, Executive Director, and Assistant Director, discuss new possible ways of increasing or improving programs, funding, and making operations more efficient.

We are always opened to staff and volunteers’ ideas, opinions, and input in the care and enrichment of the animals. We also take in consideration any ideas, opinions, and input from staff and volunteers regarding operations.

We recently hired a company to do an assessment of our organization to see what our weaknesses are and discuss ways of improving in those areas.

Everyone at Bobbi and the Strays is passionate about our mission, our work, and doing all that we can do for dogs and cats in need. We have a high number of supporters that are extremely kind and generous and continue supporting us through the years.

With that in place, we have and will continue to be capable of not only reaching but surpassing our goals.

In 1998, when we were incorporated, we started with one small, donated space as a shelter. Since then, we have grown into two locations, the one in Freeport, Long Island, which we took over in 2011, and own.

Although, hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage to the shelter in 2012, we were able to make the necessary repairs including some improvements to the shelter.

We built a meet and greet room with a homey environment where the dogs can spend time and experience what it feels like to be in a home. The prospective adopters interact with the dogs in this area, so that they can all get the feel of how our dogs would interact in a home setting.

This location is large and spacious, we built 3 play yards for the dogs, one is full of agility equipment that we use to train our dogs.

We recently renovated the cat area in this location, to make it a friendlier environment for the cats as well as more efficient and have the space to take in more cats.

We are in the middle of plans to renovate the dog kennels, also to make it a better environment for the dogs, as well as increase the number of dogs that we can house and make it more efficient.

As previously stated, we recently hired a company to do an assessment of our organization to see what our weaknesses are and discuss ways of improving in those areas.

What is next for us is to keep improving our organization, to increase the number of dogs and cats that we rescue, and to continue involving our communities in the need for animals to be loved, respected, cared for.

Financials

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BOBBI AND THE STRAYS INC

Board of directors
as of 01/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Roberta Giordano

Rose Camacho

Sherry Field

Ruggiero Giordano

Roslyn Herman

Virginia Tokar

Anthony Giordano

Iris Berrios

Deborah DeVoe

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/8/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

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