IOWA HUMANE ALLIANCE

aka Iowa Humane Alliance Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic   |   Cedar Rapids, IA   |  www.iowahumanealliance.org

Mission

The mission of Iowa Humane Alliance is to forge partnerships and develop innovative programs to reduce animal shelter admissions and end euthanasia of adoptable and healthy animals. We are committed to solving the animal over-population crisis by offering high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter services at our Regional Clinic and through diligent efforts of promoting our life-saving programs. We envision a state where all companion animals have safe long-term homes, where feral cats are valued and protected, and where euthanasia is no longer used as a form of population control.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Ms Stacy Dykema

Main address

6540 6th Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 USA

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EIN

26-1992986

NTEE code info

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

Iowa Humane Alliance is addressing the pet animal overpopulation crisis and conveying the need to stabilize community cat colonies.

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?

IHA Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic

Our clinic's primary focus is to provide high-quality spay and neuter surgeries at an affordable price to pet parents, rescue and shelter organizations, and individuals caring for community cats.
Our staff is trained to maintain best practice standards and function in an efficient manner, enabling us to perform 9,000 to 10,000 surgeries annually. Iowa Humane Alliance is implementing the guidance and model of ASPCA's Spay/Neuter Alliance in Asheville, North Carolina, https://www.aspca.org/humane-alliance, which has mentored the opening of over 150 affordable spay/neuter clinics nationally.Our clinic operates 5 days a week and also serves as a hub to support our mission oriented, life-saving programs, networking of resources among animal welfare organizations, and fundraising efforts.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

A state-wide referral program that links individuals and communities to affordable spay/neuter options and other targeted programs in their area. Spay Iowa is modeled on the SPAY/USA program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Iowa TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) Assistance Program is designed to provide individuals, animal welfare organizations, and Iowa communities with the necessary resources to implement and maintain a humane and effective TNR program to control community cat populations.
Resources include: TNR presentations, DIY winter shelter making workshops, trap rentals, information regarding the importance of an ear tip, Feral Freedom Fest, and advice about caring for community cats.
We encourage clients to return spayed/neutered cats to their original location and promote Trap/Neuter/Return to Field for shelters and municipalities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Love For Pets program provides individuals in targeted, under-served neighborhoods with the animal health resources necessary to keep their pets safe, healthy, happy, and in their homes. We demonstrate care and compassion through a non-judgmental approach and foster the human-animal bond.
Love for Pets is modeled after the Pets for Life program implemented by the Humane Society of the United States. This community outreach program establishes a trusting relationship through door to door canvassing and provides spay/ neuter services, vaccines, microchips, and general pet supplies to individuals during our annual Community Pet Festivals.
Our vision is to create a spay and neuter culture within under-served areas, while eliminating the discrimination of pet parents based on their socio-economic status.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

We partner with humane organizations and individuals within a 100 mile radius of our clinic location to provide affordable spay and neuter services. Our van enables us to transport shelter and owned animals from a remote destination to our clinic for surgery and return them back the following day. We currently have 8 transport partners, servicing over 15 counties in Iowa, and arrange transport assistance for clients with large-scale trapping projects of community cats in Eastern Iowa.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

This network is designed to facilitate unconditional positive regard among animal welfare organizations to respect each organizational mission, recognize their strengths, and maximize vital resources. Partners are encouraged to attend informational sessions, benefit from reduced cost services, participate in promotional and fundraising events, and exchange progressive ideas to further advance the care of animals.

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 spayed and neutered

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

Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people, Working poor

Related Program

IHA Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Closed for 5 weeks during peak time of year.

Average number of animals spayed and neutered per day

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

Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Low-income people, Working poor

Related Program

IHA Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals vaccinated

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

IHA Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents the total number of animals that received a rabies vaccine and/or a recommended core vaccine depending on their species.

Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Love For Pets

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These statistics show that we are becoming more effective at reaching pet owners in under-resourced areas.

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

IHA Animal Alliance

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our clinic offers additional savings to shelters/rescues that utilize our services. This benefit enables them to save money on basic care and reallocate valuable funds to help more animals in need.

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.

Iowa Humane Alliance's goal is to reduce animal shelter admissions and end euthanasia of healthy animals.

Iowa Humane Alliance is providing affordable and accessible animal health resources to pet owners, shelter and rescue organizations, and community cat caretakers. Their primary focus is to offer high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter surgeries through their Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic where they perform a high-volume of surgeries, 45-50 per day, enabling their clinic to be self-sustaining. Their additional life-saving programs have been developed to reduce barriers in under-resourced neighborhoods and remote communities, enabling more clients access to their services. Iowa Humane Alliance modeled their clinic after a successful high-volume clinic in order to make a vital impact in the shortest amount of time.

Iowa Humane Alliance has consistently increased their surgical capacity every year since opening in January of 2013 and has continued to develop progressive programs to aid more animals. They currently spay and neuter 10,000 animals annually at their clinic and support five other life-saving programs.

Iowa Humane Alliance has spayed and neutered 70,000 animals in years and has become a trusted resource within their community. The need for their services has become so apparent as client are waiting 3-4 months for an appointment which can have costly consequences such as unintentional breeding that results in unwanted litters, relinquishment, or abandonment. In order to continue to meet this need, Iowa Humane Alliance is expanding every aspect of their organization during their three year comprehensive campaign, Painting A Brighter Future Together. Phase 1 will focus on raising capital to construct a 2,600 square foot addition to their current clinic, increasing surgical capacity to 16,000 surgeries annually. Phase 2 will amplify their impact by expanding their programs to serve more remote locations, under-resourced neighborhoods, community cat populations, and implement wellness options for their shelter/rescue partners. Phase 3 will guarantee sustainability for Iowa Humane Alliance and secure a future for the animals they serve and the people who care for them. Our campaign kicked off in November of 2019 with a goal to raise one million dollars.

Financials

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Operations

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

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IOWA HUMANE ALLIANCE

Board of directors
as of 6/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

George Hospodarsky

University of Iowa

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Patti Rogers Engelby

Rockwell Collins

Term: 2020 - 2022

Teri Vaassen

Rockwell Collins

Brynn Sjulin

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Bill Satkamp

Pamela Agan

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? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 01/05/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
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: 09/29/2019

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Policies and processes
  • 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.