Animal related

Friends of the S V Animal Shelter


To support the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center with assistance for emergency medical care and rehabilitation of shelter pets and to increase public awareness of animal health and welfare issues in Cochise County

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Kathy Buonocore


Jane Strain

Main Address

PMB 284 2160 E FRY BLVD STE C-5



shelter, dogs, cats, adoption, medical care





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Friends of the S.V. Animal Shelter Vision is to improve the health of pets in our shelters and community.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Door to Door, One Paw at a Time

Emergency medical care


Where we work

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Improve the health of shelter pets, increase adoption rates, reduce number of pets in shelters, and achieve responsible pet ownership.

Provide funding and support for emergency medical care, rabies vaccinations clinics, spay/neuter clinics, and shelter improvements.

Friends of the S.V. Animal Shelter has a strong and involved Board of Directors, close relationship with Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center and City of Sierra Vista leadership, and community partners, and proven fundraising capabilities.

Reduction in number of stay animals, increase in adopted pets. No rabies infections to pets.

Gifted an animal mobile unit was gifted to the City of Sierra Vista to support adoption events, no-cost rabies clinics, and other events. Spay /Neuter services provided to 101 pets. Rabies vaccinations/medical exam/microchips/City dog licenses provided to 302 pets. Since 2015 this program has provided services to 1424 pets. Medical care/emergency care provided to over 70 pets. Friends received a grant from the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona to help offset the cost of rabies vaccinations for the Animal Control Officers (ACO) from Huachuca City and Bisbee. The Cities provided funds and combined with the grant funds, the ACOs from these Cities are now protected from rabies as they execute their duties protecting the citizens of their communities. Continued support to these efforts. Current effort is to fund medical equipment for surgical clinic additional at the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center to support on site care of pets so pets don't have to be transported to local vet clinics.

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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?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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