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LITTLE SHELTER ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER INC

Huntington, NY

Mission

Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to saving abandoned dogs & cats and placing them into loving homes.  Age, physical condition and socialization issues are never criteria for rescuing a dog or cat whose life is in jeopardy.

Ruling Year

1933

President

Maryann Chernovsky

Executive Director

David Ceely

Main Address

33 Warner Road

Huntington, NY 11743 USA

Keywords

rescue, adopt, no-kill, shelter, pets

EIN

11-6000821

 Number

2764095977

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

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Our programs

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Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption

Feral Cat Initiative Program

Humane Education Program

Passage to Freedom

Pet Therapy Program

Animal Soup Kitchen (A.S.K.)

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Our Results

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Number of animals rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals provided with long term care

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average cost per spay/neuter surgery

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Little Shelter is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes.

Little Shelter rescues most of it's animals from kill facilities, to help decrease the number of animals that do not get a chance at adoption.

Prospective adopters homes are carefully screened to make sure the animal is being placed in a home that is in the animals best interest. This includes checking with personal references, landlord, and veterinarian of the prospective adopter. Also, all animals must be spayed/neutered at the time the adoption in finalized.

Having an on premises dog trainer for the rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, that they may be treated and trained to become pets suitable for adoption.

Little Shelter works directly with a primary veterinarian and medical director's office as well as two other veterinary partners, we also have a surgical suite staffed by veterinarians. This allows us to cover any medical that an animal may need as well as make sure that we can follow through with our 100% spay/neuter program.

There are multiple gated pens on the premises and a dog park to be utilized by staff for rehabilitation purposes, training, socializing, and exercise.

We offer to educate first time pet owners, and have an open door policy that if an animal is having difficulty adjusting in their new home, they can call our knowledgeable staff for advice to resolve the issue rather than returning the animal to the shelter.

Little Shelter measures adoptions of dogs and cats from year to year to ensure that there is an increase in adoptions from the prior year. We have a strong alumni group of adopters that return to Little Shelter to help raise donations, participate in events, and return when they are looking to adopt again. We have been voted Best of Long Island from 2010-2016.

Little Shelter has implemented several community outreach programs including: Humane Education Program, Feral Initiative Program, Pet Therapy Program, and Passage to Freedom. Little Shelter has a surgical suite on premises and is in the process of completing a new isolation room for sick animals. Signature Park, which is a 1 ½ acre fenced in dog park was created for the exercise of our canine population. Little Shelter has established a 114 acre sanctuary upstate for dogs that need a little extra care that the shelter life can not accommodate. Little Shelter has also been voted Best Animal Rescue and Best Animal Shelter from 2010-2016.

External Reviews

Awards

Best Animal shelter/Rescue on Long Island 2012

Long Island Press

Best Animal shelter/Rescue on Long Island 2011

Long Island Press

Best Animal shelter/Rescue on Long Island 2010

Long Island Press

Best animal shelter/Rescue Long Island 2013

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Best animal shelter/Rescue Long Island 2014

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Best animal shelter/Rescue Long Island 2015

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Best animal shelter/Rescue Long Island 2016

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Best animal shelter/Rescue Long Island 2017

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Financials

LITTLE SHELTER ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER INC

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Yes

Organizational Demographics

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