THE ANIMAL AWARENESS SOCIETY

Randleman, NC   |  www.catawareness.org

Mission

Our mission is to humanely reduce the number of abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs in our community by spaying and neutering and finding forever homes for adoptable and rehabilitated animals. TAAS accomplishes this goal by offering a low-cost spay & neuter transport, offering traps for rental to assist with trap-neuter-release (T-N-R), and we have now opened one of three newly renovated Adoption Centers at our Animal Sanctuary. TAAS is dedicated to finding forever adoptive homes for the rescued and foster animals in our care, providing community education about the importance of spaying/neutering and increasing involvement from people in our communities in effort to decrease animal abandonment and over-population.

Notes from the nonprofit

We continue to focus on: helping people in hardship with dog and cat food, with veterinary medical bills, helping people build healthy and safe pens/fences for dogs and cats, help people who are sick or hospitalized to take care of their pets so they do not have to surrender them, provide foster homes for homeless dogs and cats as available, help TNR colonies of cats in local neighborhoods to help control these populations, provide Rabies Clinics for fundraising, provide spay/neuter transport to low cost spay/neuter clinics in Greensboro and work in conjunction with the Randleman Police Department to help sick and injured animals and strays so they are not taken to the shelter for euthanasia. We have opened one of three Adoption Centers at our Sanctuary, and we continue with renovations and upgrading of our Animal Sanctuary to get the two buildings up to State Code and continue to help more animals in need.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Mrs. Velita Lee Dawkins

Vice President

Marta Kennedy

Main address

613 E. Brown Street

Randleman, NC 27317 USA

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EIN

13-4260300

NTEE code info

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

We continue to provide community education and assistance with spay/neuter services to help reduce the number of abandoned and unwanted animals in Randolph and surrounding counties. We work to educated and provide these services to reduce the number of animals surrendered to and unnecessarily killed at county Animal "shelters". Our TNR work is ongoing in our community and surrounding areas where there are colonies of kittens and cats who need spay/neuter.

We completed renovations, inspections, obtained licensure from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture have opened our first of three Adoption Centers at our Sanctuary. The renovations continue on our other two buildings.

Our programs

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

Foster Care of Rescued Animals being fostered

Providing ongoing daily medical care-$7360, food-$5812, litter-$1635, vaccinations/medications-$9157, recreation and foster care costs-$2006.

Population(s) Served

Spay or neuter of all animals receiving medical and foster care and in search of new forever homes.

Population(s) Served

Community education on the importance of spaying/neutering all animals, the proper care and raising of companion animals and information on our monthly spay and neuter transports.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Goals: To continue with renovations on our Animal Sanctuary buildings to further care for rescued and abandoned animals helping find new forever homes for the adoptable.

As our Sanctuary is completed, we will continue to Increase the number of animals successfully spayed/neutered in our community, identify specific areas where TNR is needed, implement TNR work in those areas, continue to work to reduce the over-population of cats/kittens and reduce the number of animals trapped and taken to the shelter for euthanasia. We will continue with Capital Campaign and grant writing to provide further fundraising to continue providing care to our rescued/foster animals and continued upgrading to the buildings and land of our no-kill Animal Sanctuary.

Strategies include the ongoing education and assistance to community members to re-focus the importance of spaying/neutering and keep the numbers down of unwanted/abandon animals in our community. We will continue to be self-sustaining by providing in-house community spay/neuter services, vaccinations, grooming services and a thrift shop on the premises. We will increase volunteer/community help, and we will continue to assist community members to be able to keep their companion pets by assisting with medical care, low-cost spay/neuter services, providing food and care whereas they would have had to surrender them due to lack of funds to maintain care of their pet.

Ongoing fundraising efforts with implementation of new and innovative programs to raise money, ongoing spay/neuter efforts to rescued animals and community citizens, and ongoing grant writing to help supplement and offset ongoing expenses.

We will increase our volunteer numbers to assist in all aspects of care of the animals, increase fundraising ideas and participation and upkeep of the Animal Sanctuary. Volunteers will be trained and well-equipped to work on our projects within our new facility.

We have been incorporated and doing this work for 14 years now, and we will continue our important work caring for and fostering rescued animals and finding new forever homes for adoptable animals. We will care for all our animals until they are adopted, live out their natural life or need other assistance due to illness.

Yearly, since 2004, we successfully provide spay/neuter, TNR services, ongoing education on the importance of spaying and neutering ALL animals, and we work diligently to continue this important work. We monitor all services provided and our success is measured in our ongoing ability to successfully provide these services year after year, and now move into formal Animal Sanctuary and Adoption Center services in our renovated buildings. Progress will continue to be monitored through our numbers of animals rescued, housed at our Animal Sanctuary, adopted out to new homes, continued tracking of all spay/neuters provided, number of vaccinations provided and ongoing tracking for a decrease in the number of animals euthanized at the Randolph County Animal Shelter and other local animal shelters.

Financials

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THE ANIMAL AWARENESS SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 09/20/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Marta Kennedy


Board co-chair

Velita Lee Dawkins

Velita Lee Dawkins

Marta Kennedy

Michelle Dawkins

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes