SPAY PANAMAS ANIMALS YES USA

Together we can make a difference!

aka Spay Panama   |   Pooler, GA   |  www.spaypanamasanimals.org

Mission

Spay Panama aims to stop the misery and unnecessary death of homeless animals by controlling the overpopulation of dogs and cats through an intensive sterilization program. This is achieved by education, and by offering affordable spay/neuter services to low-income guardians, rescuers and feeders.

Notes from the nonprofit

Spay Panama offers volunteers to help make a difference in Panama's animal welfare. Spay Panama's Animals Yes, USA and Spay Panama offer vet students the opportunity for hands-on experience and veterinarians, and animal loving people to come share their knowledge while enjoying another culture. The veterinarians in the Spay Panama program practice the Quick Spay Method (small incision, early sterilization and use of stainless steel suture). Together we can make a difference!

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

Isis Johnson-Brown

Co Principal Officer

Piera LoMedico

Main address

300 Moore Ave % Piera LoMedico

Pooler, GA 31322 USA

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EIN

20-8764359

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

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

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Spay Panama is trying to stop the population of unwanted animals throughout Panama through an intensive sterilization campaign.

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?

Spay/Neuter Cats and Dogs

Operations take place in Panama City five days a week and two off-site sterilization campaigns are done in remote areas.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Animal Hospital for Low income and spayed and neutered dogs and cats

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Caregivers

Go to schools to teach humane animal education and teach veterinarians the quick spay method to take with them to their communities to help the guardians and the animals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

International Coalition for the Management of Companion Animals 2020

Awards

Spay Day 2020

Humane Society International

Joining Forces 2020

International Homeless Animal's Day

Ambassador for Panama 2020

World Animal Day

Recognition as Animal Advocates 2020

Humane Society International

World Spay Day 2020

Humane Society International

Joining Forces 2020

International Homeless Animal's Day

Agreement of Cooperation 2019

The Mayor's Office of Panama

Survey 2020

International Coalition for the Management of Companion Animals

Affiliations & memberships

Humane Society of the United States 2013

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 animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Animal Care for Sterilized Animals/low income family

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since we target low income people and rescuers, the animals we treat are a direct result of our efforts.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Tame animals rescued from the streets are put up for adoption through foster homes.

Number of animals rescued

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

With the mayors office, animals at high risk are brought to the spay location.

Number of animals euthanized

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Animal Care for Sterilized Animals/low income family

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Stray animals that have a terminal illness or venereal tumor are the ones humanely put down.

Number of animals monitored post release

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Post-op instructions are handed out to each guardian/rescuer with a hotline available 24/7 week.

Number of instance where penalties have increased for animal cruelty, neglect, fighting, abandonment, and/or sexual assault

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Animal Welfare Education for Children and Teaching the Quick Spay Method

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Spay Panama played a key role in getting law No 70 for domestic animals protection. We were successful in getting Article 421 of the Penal Code, include jail sentence for animal abusers passed 2017

Spay and Neuter per Day

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

25,198 were done in 2020

Cost per Spay and Neuter

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Even through the pandemic, many of the surgical supplies went up to 300%, resulting in $36 per average cost.

Vet Compensation per Animal

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Even though it takes $30 per dog and $15 per cat, in most cases, the low income guardians can not make that contribution.

Number of Dogs

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Cats

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Spay Panama's goal is to offer high quality low cost spay and neuter services to anyone in need of the services. Our goal is to avoid unwanted litters.

Spay Panama's strategy is to have well trained vets in the Quick Spay method and volunteers committed to animal welfare. We would like to sterilize over 70% Panama's companion animals.

Spay Panama's capabilities is training vets in quick spay method and sterilizing 600 animals in one day.

Spay Panama's progress is the spays and neuters increase by 20% each year. This includes sterilizations within the spay center and off-site blitz.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Community leaders, rescuers, and local authorities

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Because of the pandemic, we were in contact with community leaders and local authorities, and we had to scale down the number of animals served from 500 to 200 to avoid crowds.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We empower them to feel that they have ownership of the sterilization program.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Lack of funding, lack of time, and lack of honest feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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SPAY PANAMAS ANIMALS YES USA

Board of directors
as of 4/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Isis Johnson-Brown

Director, Spay/Panama's Animals Yes, USA, 501(c)3

Term: 2008 -


Board co-chair

Patricia Chan

Spay Panama

Isis Johnson-Brown

Spay/Panama's Animals Yes, USA, 501(c)3

Piera LoMedico

No Affiliation

Patricia Chan

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/14/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.