HUMANE SOCIETY OF BLUE RIDGE

Rescue - Adopt - Educate

Blue Ridge, GA   |  www.humanesocietyofbllueridge.org

Mission

The Humane Society of Blue Ridge (HSBR) works diligently to increase awareness of animal issues through public education, striving to end euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals, and to promote and offer affordable spay and neutering and rabies inoculation. HSBR is a non-profit group comprised mainly of volunteers whose mission is to promote respect for all living things, to provide for the welfare of abandoned, injured, and mistreated animals and to find them loving, permanent homes.

Ruling year info

2009

President, Board of Directors

Chad Richardson

Main address

171 Mineral Springs Road

Blue Ridge, GA 30513 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

26-1144891

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Spay/Neuter Program: Offer $60 Spay/Neuter for members of our community provided by our partner, Tri-State Spay/Neuter Clinic. Improving Turn-rate at the Shelter: In order to be in a position to rescue more animals, we are focused on methods to improve the turn-rate at the shelter. Basic Veterinary Care: Offer basic veterinary care to members of the community that otherwise can't afford to see a vet. Must be able to demonstrate financial need. Microchipping: Offer free micro-chipping clinics each quarter to alleviate the many missing animal issues we have in our area that wind up in Animal Control. TNR: Continue our TNR program to alleviate the feral cat population in our area

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?

Animal Shelter

We provide shelter for surrendered and abandoned dogs and cats. Our shelter has two quarantine canine kennels and 11 general population kennels. All kennels have access to outside dog run. We have six cat rooms that can shelter up to 56 cats/kittens. All animals are spay/neutered, chipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. In 2021, we resuced 188 new animals (124 cats and 64 dogs). We operate a transport program. We achieved full funding via grant and donations to build an onsite low-cost vet clinic on our campus which should open fall, 2022.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We operate a cat TNR program for the past five years. In 2021 we altered 597 feral cats.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We offer $60 spay or neuters for dogs or cats within the community. We partner with Tri-State Spay & Neuter who performs the surgeries We have a matchng grant in place with Tri-State and the Humane Society picks up the difference in cost (ranges from $30 to $50, depending on cat/dog and male/female). In 2021, we financially supported 635 spay/neuters for our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We offer free pet food for those in our community that can't afford to purchase their pet food. We conduct a food distribution day once a month (dog and cat food). In 2021, we helped 562 families.

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 sheltered animals

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

Adults

Related Program

Animal Shelter

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of animals that were taken into our shelter.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Adults

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of COMMUNITY animals spayed or neutered with financial support from the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. All shelter animals are spayed or neutered.

Trap, Neuter, Release

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

Adults

Related Program

Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We operate a Trap,Neuter, Release (TNR) program for feral cats in our effort to reduce the stray population.

Number of families served with monthly free pet food distribution annually

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

Adults

Related Program

Free Community Food Distribution

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

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

Animal Shelter

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

The metric is for the average to include both cats and dogs. Cats stay longer at the shelter than dogs.

Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services

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

Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of bags of pet food distributed to households

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average number of days of shelter stay for dogs

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Average number of days of shelter stay for cats and small animals

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of pets microchipped

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Community Spay/Neuter Program: We continue to offer our $60 spay/neuter program to the local community. In 2021 we provided 685 spay/neuter surgeries.

Improving Turn-rate: In 2021, our average turn-rate was 83 days (89 days for cates, 73 days for dogs), which has been improving YoY, but is far from our goal of 45 days. In 2021, we ramped up our Transport Program by hiring a dedicated Transport Coordinator to locate potential out-of-area rescues that we might transport to and run monthly transports (increasing the number of transports over time). In addition, we amended our protocol for dog intake from 10 days to 24 hours for a surrender with up to date vet records, 3 days for a surrender without up to date vet records, and 5 days for strays (providing that they present well at the end of these periods). That will allow us to move animals more quickly into our General Population and shorten the length of stay in the shelter.

Basic Veterinary Care: We were awarded a large capital grant in December, 2021 which will allow us to build a low-cost vet clinic to provide basic vet services as well as spay/neuter surgeries. The clinic will serve members of our community that can demonstrate financial need.

Microchipping: In 2022, we plan to hold quarterly free microchipping clinics in order to help alleviate the number of lost animals that find their way into Animal Control or local shelters by helping to locate their owners.

TNR: We continue to conduct our TNR program to alleviate the feral cat population in the area. In 2021, we TNR'd 597 cats.

Reviewing our protocols for intake will make a huge difference in our shelter turn rate, along with hiring a dedicated Transport Coordinator.

By changing my role from grant writer to Executive Director - Development allowed me to look at all our methods of fundraising and focus on long term strategies for Community Outreach.

We have closely tracked our KPI's YoY to be sure that we are trending in the right direction. We have recently hired some new talent that will bring new skills to implement and execute more rapidly on our goals.

Intake has increased YoY and our turn-rate has improved as well. We still have a ways to go to reach our desired goals. We have seen a 300% increase in the number of local pets being altered via our Community Spay/Neuter Program. Our TNR program continues to reach approximately 600 feral cats per year.

Financials

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BLUE RIDGE
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BLUE RIDGE

Board of directors
as of 1/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Chad Richardson

Humane Society of Blue Ridge

Term: 2020 -

Suzanne Ponton

Retired

Brian Higgins

Ace Hardware

Wendy Miller

Miller Specialized Marketing

Kristie Young

Grumpy Old Men Brewery

Susan Richardson

Retired

Dr. Fran Miske

Ocoee Animal Hospital

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/19/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability