United Animal Friends Inc

On a Rescue Mission

aka UAF   |   Prescott, AZ   |  www.unitedanimalfriends.org

Mission

The mission of United Animal Friends, an all volunteer organization, is to provide rescue programs and services to animals and those who care for them.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Mrs. Joellyn Nusbaum

Main address

P.O. Box 11133

Prescott, AZ 86304 USA

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EIN

20-0360727

NTEE code info

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

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

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

United Animal Friends (UAF) is working not only to solve the problem of pet overpopulation, but also to improve the welfare of companion animals and those who have given them forever homes.

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?

United Animal Friends

Rescue/Foster/Spay/Neuter/Adopt Homeless Animals; Spay/Neuter Certificate Program; Community Cat Program; Barn Cat Adoptions; Courtesy Listing (helping people find new homes for pets if they can no longer care for them); Emergency Medical Program (for pets of low income populace); Community Pet Food Bank

Population(s) Served
Adults

United Animal Friends rescues a large number of its animals from euthanasia at high-kill shelters. We make sure each animal is vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given any other necessary medical treatment. UAF does not have a shelter facility. Most of the animals in our care live in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted. Fostering allows us to train and get to know each animal, which helps us find the perfect match for their unique personality. In situations where an adoptable dog is at risk of being euthanized in an overcrowded shelter when no foster home is available, we may place them in temporary boarding until a foster home becomes available. UAF holds dog adoption events almost every weekend. Petco has generously donated space in their Prescott, Arizona store for United Animal Friends' Kitty City, our feline adoption center where we have daily adoption hours.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Spay/Neuter Certificate Program assists those in the community who cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets. Participating veterinary clinics reduce their fees and United Animal Friends pays a portion or all of the fee so that the pet guardian is responsible for only a small share or none of the cost.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through the Community Cat Program, UAF provides no-cost spay/neuter certificates so that colony caretakers can trap feral cats and take them to local vets for alteration and ear-tipping, which identifies the cat as having been altered. UAF relies on these caretakers to return the cats to their colonies and to continue providing food, water and shelter, as well as monitoring the colony for any new cats that need to be fixed. Please note that UAF does not remove cats. Research confirms that trap/neuter/return/manage (TNRM) is the most humane, life-affirming and effective solution to feral cat colonies. Without our help, these cat colonies would grow exponentially and the quality of life for the cats would be greatly diminished.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A small percentage of the feral cats that are sterilized through the Community Cat Program are adopted as barn cats, providing a natural means for controlling rodents. United Animal Friends volunteers help the cats acclimate to their new environment and the adopters agree to provide food, water, and a secure shelter from predators.

Population(s) Served
Adults

United Animal Friends assists individuals and families in finding new homes for their companion animals in the event they can no longer care for them. The pet is sponsored on UAF's website and on Petfinder. The family is encouraged to bring the pet to weekend adoption events. UAF assists with the matchmaking process and placement of the pet, however, the pet's owner always has final say in the adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program helps low-income households who need emergency medical care for their companion animals but cannot afford the cost.

Population(s) Served
Adults

On an average month, the Community Pet Food Bank provides pet food to between 80 and 100 people representing around 300 cats and 200 dogs. Food is distributed from two central locations on a monthly basis, and delivered to those without transportation. One of the requirements for qualification is that all pets in the home be spayed or neutered. Spay/Neuter Certificates are issued for pets that need to be altered.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 animals rescued

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

Rescue/Foster/Adopt Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of dogs and cats rescued by UAF.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Rescue/Foster/Adopt Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of dogs and cats adopted.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of animals spay/neutered. Includes rescued animals, as well as animals altered through our Spay/Neuter Certificate Program and our Community Cat Program. 2020's numbers decreased due to COVID.

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.

Our primary goals are:
- Saving the lives of adoptable dogs and cats
- Finding the best home for each animal in our care
- Reducing pet overpopulation through our spay/neuter programs
- Feeding hungry animals through our Community Pet Food Bank
- Relieving suffering of pets and stress on their humans, as well as facilitating the compassionate treatment of animals through our Emergency Medical Program and Courtesy Listing Program

Through our network of contacts, we are able to rescue adoptable pets from overcrowded, high-kill shelters and place them in loving homes. Most of the animals we rescue are placed in foster homes until the best adoptive home for that animal is found. The pet's foster parent plays a critical role in getting to know his or her needs and personality to ensure the perfect match for that animal.

Because of its huge impact on pet overpopulation, spay and neuter is one of our highest priorities, with a large portion of our budget being devoted to our Spay/Neuter Certificate Program and our Community Cat Program. In addition, all of UAF's rescued animals are spayed or neutered.

Our Community Pet Food Bank is well supported by the community and a network of other charitable organizations. The Pet Food Bank works hand in hand with our Spay/Neuter Certificate Program, since having all pets in the household spayed or neutered is one of the qualifications for eligibility.

Our Emergency Medical Program and Courtesy Listing Program both work to relieve suffering of pets and their owners. The Emergency Medical Program helps with the cost of critical veterinary care to pets whose owners cannot afford to pay for it, which allows them to keep their pet rather than relinquishing it to a shelter. At times, individuals who need to use the Courtesy Listing Program do so because they need to go into assisted living or otherwise cannot adequately care for their pet, and this program allows them to be a part of the rehoming process rather than surrendering the pet to an uncertain future. Participation in both programs is contingent on the pet being spayed or neutered, and this is where UAF's Spay/Neuter Certificate Program can be of assistance.

UAF has approximately 200 volunteers who take part in our various programs. In addition, UAF works collaboratively with other local, state and national rescues and shelters, veterinary clinics, businesses and nonprofits to carry out our mission. We are able to rescue adoptable pets from overcrowded shelters because of our relationships with people at those shelters. We are able to find homes for those pets because of our reputation in the community and because of our volunteer fosters, who take the animals into their homes and find the right matches for the pets. We are able to run our successful spay/neuter programs and Emergency Medical Program because of our relationships with area veterinary clinics, which are willing to reduce their costs and provide the pain medications we insist on. We're able to provide free food through the Pet Food Bank because of our relationship with local retailers and with Purina, which donates thousands of pounds of food each year.

Since UAF's inception in 2003, we have rescued and found forever homes for approximately 6,400 unwanted animals that were scheduled for euthanasia, abandoned, found in hoarding situations, etc. In addition, we have covered part or all of the cost of spay/neuter for over 21,000 dogs and cats; distributed 260 tons of food to clients who otherwise couldn't afford to feed their animals; and paid for emergency vet services for 1,200 pets of low-income households.

How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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United Animal Friends Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Joellyn Nusbaum

United Animal Friends

Term: 2020 - 2025

Mike Brannigan

Deb Oberle

Kitty Shankwitz

Judy Merante

Marsha Waterman

Suzy Ball

Jen Casey

Marjorie Geist

Tammy Fann

Joellyn Nusbaum

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

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