PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS INC

A healthy, happy life for every animal.

aka SPAYNJ   |   Hillside, NJ   |  http://www.pfaonline.org

Mission

The mission of People for Animals, Inc. is to prevent animal suffering through affordable essential healthcare, public policy advocacy, and community programs.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Jane Guillaume

Main address

401 Hillside Ave

Hillside, NJ 07205 USA

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EIN

22-2331492

NTEE code info

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

Veterinary Services (D40)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Reducing animal shelter intake and euthanasia rates and making veterinary care affordable for everyone.

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 and Wellness Services

PFA's priority is to provide low cost access to spay/neuter surgery and wellness services. PFA performs more than 24,500 spay/neuter procedures yearly. Because of our surgeons' expertise utilizing the latest techniques, smaller incisions, and shorter anesthesia time, our patients suffer very little pain and have a faster recovery.
Wellness Services- Preventative care is one of the keys to keep pets healthy and prevent common diseases. PFA provides wellness exams, vaccinations, flea, tick, and heart worm preventatives, microchip implanting, deworming and routine diagnostic tests.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Spay Shuttle is a transportation service offered by PFA that picks up cats and small dogs from various shelters and brings them to our Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics. The animals stay overnight in their own comfortable, clean cages. To ensure the animals are in good health for surgery, they are examined in the morning by our staff veterinarian. In the evening, after surgery has been completed and the veterinarian clears them for transport, the Spay Shutttle brings them back to the shelter. Shelters may enter into a partnership with PFA to use the Spay Shuttle service to transport shelter animals to and from the clinic for surgery prior to adoption. The cost of the shuttle service is free. Shelters will also agree to allow their facility to serve as the pickup and drop-off point for the general public.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PFA's wellness services program offers affordable routine pet care to the general public and animal welfare groups. The primary goals of the program are two fold: 1. encourage early spay/neuter to prevent accidental litters and 2. make per ownership more affordable, thus reducing shelter surrenders and increasing the number of homes available to shelter animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Low cost spay/neuter surgeries performed by our Mobil Spay Station Clinic.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PFA provides support to community members who discover new born kittens in their neighborhood to enable them to care for them until they reach 8 weeks of age when they can be spayed, neutered, and vaccinated. After that PFA will work with the caretakers to find future homes for them. By involving community members, PFA is able to leverage and expand it's TNVR efforts throughout the state.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PFA conducts TNR training workshops regularly at each clinic and offers these workshops in the field for interested organizations that which to promote TNR in their communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Scott McVay Unity Award 2004

Animal Welfare Federation of NJ

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 spayed and neutered

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

Adults, Social and economic status

Related Program

Spay/Neuter and Wellness Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PFA performs more spay/neuter procedures than any other provider in NJ. Our surgeons use the latest techniques, smaller incisions, shorter anesthesia time ensure our patients have a fast recovery.

Number of pets microchipped

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Wellness Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Microchips are a lost pets best way to get back home preventing them from entering the shelter system.

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.

A healthy, happy life for every animal. The reduction of shelter intake by ensuring veterinary care is affordable for everyone. The reduction of shelter euthanasia rates by reducing the rate of unplanned litters.

Minimize shelter intake by reducing births of unwanted litters though provision of high quality low cost spay neuter surgeries. Public policy advancing TNR through out the state to further reduce unwanted litters. Providing workshops to teach humane alternatives to community cat population issues.

Operates three high quality, low cost spay neuter clinics in Millville, Robbinsville, and Hillside NJ. Reaches more animals by providing spay shuttle service and operation of a mobile surgical unit. Employs 11 board certified veterinarians. In partnership with University of Pennsylvania and Cornell to offer externship opportunities to veterinary students in high volume spay neuter and serving low income pet owners. Promotes community partnerships within the animal welfare industry to reach more animals.

Clinic statistics show steady increase in surgical productivity and corresponding reduction in euthanasia rates since 1985. Municipalities utilizing TNR to control community cats have grown from 100 to over 150 and counties with TNR resolutions have grown from 1 to 5 since PFA began advocating for more humane public policies for community cats. PFA will continue to advance humane alternatives for public policies and build more animal welfare coalitions to reach more animals.

2020 Statistics
19,786 spay/neuter surgeries
8,395 wellness examinations
6,441 animals microchipped
39,585 vaccinations provided
7,056 cats community cats sterilized and vaccinated

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Families and individuals who may not be able to obtain veterinary care for their pets due to cost.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • 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?

    Our new Whole Families Program will provide the support of our Social Worker to people in need to help them resolve the issues in their life that may lead to poor health in their pet or surrender to a shelter.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    It has created open communication with our clients feeling heard and our staff feeling more appreciated.

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

    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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS INC

Board of directors
as of 8/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linda Nardone

Bryan Kortis

Neighborhood Cats, National Programs Director

Susan Richmond

Neighborhood Cats, Executive Director

Laurie Heeb

People for Animals, Inc

Brian Hackett

Humane Society of the United States

Linda Nardone

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/02/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data