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HUMANE SOCIETY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY

Building a Community with Compassion

aka HSSC   |   Modesto, CA   |  www.humanesocietystanislaus.org

Mission

The purpose of the Humane Society of Stanislaus County (HSSC) is to provide shelter, medical and adoption services to abandoned, neglected and abused companion animals within the limits of Stanislaus County and other humane services, as needed.  In the context of these general purposes the corporation shall engage in activities such as community outreach and education about animal care and welfare and the importance of spay and neuter, sponsoring of spay and neuter clinics, animal housing and adoption placements, financial assistance to low income residents for veterinary care and pet food, development of a shelter facility, and other similar services and activities.

Ruling year info

2009

President

Rebecca Medcall

Chairman of the Board

Valerie Handly

Main address

1620 N Carpenter Rd Ste C23

Modesto, CA 95351 USA

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EIN

26-1111681

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are a group of dedicated 100% Volunteers who are focused on helping decrease euthanasia rates in shelters, primarily in Stanislaus County. Thanks to the gracious people in our community, we are able to provide abandoned, neglected dogs, cats, and rabbits temporary foster homes living among people while our furry friends wait for their adoption day! All of our animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, flea treated, and have age-appropriate vaccines. Our animals receive veterinary care by variously licensed veterinarians throughout Stanislaus County should any medical conditions become present.

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?

Adoptions

HSSC rescues animals primarily out of local kill shelters where they would otherwise run the risk of euthansia if not adopted directly from the shelter or rescued by a 501c3 animal rescue organization. Once HSSC takes in a animal it is placed into a foster home where the animals get the chance to destress from shelter life before they eventually go into HSSC's adoption program. We adopt out animals at Petsmart on Sisk Road in Modesto.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$84,134

HSSC gets actively involved in the Stanislaus Community in several ways. We offer a Rehoming Assistance Program where we work with members of the general public to rehome their personal pets or strays that eventually became legally their animals. We hold FREE microchip clinics so we can help return animals home if they get lost. We also actively participate in the Trap/Neuter/Return program with our local shelter and care/maintain a feral colony ensuring no more kittens are born in that specific location.

Population(s) Served
Adults
General/Unspecified
Budget
$6,250

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 rehomed

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

General/Unspecified

Context Notes

These are animals that we assisted through our Rehoming Assistance Program

Number of animal adoptions

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Adoptions

Number of animals rescued

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Adoptions

Context Notes

These are animals

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Adoptions

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

We strive to engage our community and help educate people on the importance of spay/neuter, animal training, microchipping, and TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). Through our Pet Food Pantry, we are able to provide food to low-income residents and homeless people that have cats and dogs; we also do a free shot clinic each spring.

The purpose of the Humane Society of Stanislaus County is to provide shelter, medical and adoption services to abandoned, neglected,abused, companion animals and other humane services, as needed within the limits of Stanislaus County, ​ In the context of these general purposes, the Humane Society of Stanislaus County shall engage in activities such as community outreach, education about animal care and welfare, the importance of spay/neuter, sponsoring of spay/neuter clinics, animal housing, adoption placements, financial assistance to low income residents for veterinary care and pet food, development of a shelter facility, and other similar services and activities.

2017: HSSC brought on a new board of directors that is focused on policy setting and fundraising in order to build an organization with a strong foundation for growth. We strive to provide the best care possible to all of our animals through using veterinarians throughout Stanislaus County. We are also focused on trying to educate our community about who we are and what our role in the community is. 2015: HSSC began significantly increasing adoption numbers. HSSC went from adopting out approximately 20 animals per fiscal year to over 750 animals per fiscal year. With the increase in adoption rates, HSSC increased the number of intake animals to close to 1,000 per fiscal year. 2012: HSSC partnered with Stanislaus Animal Services Agency to create the Feral Freedom Program. HSSC volunteers coordinate with Stanislaus Animal Services Agency to release feral cats that are brought in to be spayed/neutered and ear tipped, then HSSC volunteers release the cats back to their original location to reduce the number of kittens being born each year. 2011: HSSC held our first Petoberfest. In November 2011 HSSC opened a cat adoption center at the Petco Store located at 2021 Evergreen Avenue in Modesto near the Briggsmore Exit. 2009: HSSC moved from a mostly home based organization in its formative years to an office located off State Route 99 in Modesto.The Board of Directors began moving HSSC into the future with the goal to increase adoption rates. 2007: The Humane Society of Stanislaus County (HSSC) was started by a group of concerned citizens of Stanislaus County. These amazing people felt that there was a need for a new type of organization directly involved in animal care legislation, organization, and rescue.

Now that HSSC is experiencing growth, it is time that the Board of Directors can start finding ways to track our progress. This will be one of our goals to establish quantitative measurements of success.

HSSC has accomplished so much in recent years, here are just a few: - Made a commitment to the shelters in our community to primarily pull from them so euthansia rates can be reduced - We have teamed up with the shelter to not only pull animals for rescue, but to also foster for the shelter so that preweens euthansia rates can be reduced - We have documented and started to form policies and procedures so that there are we can avoid compassion fatigue with our volunteers and everyone can know what the rules and policies are - We have more than doubled fundraising efforts from 2016-2017 v 2017-2018 - We have grown over 3,000 members on our Facebook page in the last year

Financials

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Operations

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

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HUMANE SOCIETY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 2/9/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rebecca Medcal


Board co-chair

Valerie Handly

Rebecca Medcalf

Tamra Helton

Valerie Handly

Melinda Browne

Steffy Micksch Jensen

Leslie Thompson

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

Keywords

Animal Rescue, Foster, Adoption, Community Outreach