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CRITTERS WITHOUT LITTERS INC

Bakersfield, CA   |  CrittersWithoutLitters.org

Mission

Critters Without Litters is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that provides high-volume, high-quality, subsidized companion animal sterilization. We seek to end the preventable euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in Kern County while promoting animal health and safety within our community. Spay/neuter is a crucial component to solving the complex problem of pet overpopulation in Kern County. We believe directly addressing the issue through high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter services will result in a steep reduction in the number of companion animals entering our shelters. Fewer pets in our shelter system will allow more time and resources towards promoting positive outcomes for each animal in their care.

Ruling year info

2010

President/Founder

Mr. Larry Keller

Treasurer/Founder

Mrs. Joann Keller

Main address

4300 Stine Road Suite 720

Bakersfield, CA 93313 USA

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EIN

27-1606167

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our clinic opened October 1, 2012, with one goal in mind – to reduce the number of healthy, adoptable animals being euthanized in our shelters due to overpopulation. By offering accessible, affordable spay/neuter services, Critters Without Litters seeks to remove a huge barrier cited by many as the primary reason for not getting their pets fixed – the cost.

As a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, Critters Without Litters is able to offer reduced-fee services by applying for grant funding; receiving donations from individuals, businesses and local organizations; and accepting vouchers from several animal welfare groups. We strive to make getting your pet fixed as reasonable on your budget as possible.

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?

High-Volume, Low-Cost, Spay/Neuter Clinic

Spay/neuter is a crucial component to solving the complex problem of pet overpopulation in Kern County. In 2013, over 16,000 cats and dogs were killed in Kern County shelters. We believe directly addressing the issue through high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter services will result in a steep reduction in the number of companion animals entering our shelters.

Fewer pets in our shelter system will allow more time and resources towards promoting positive outcomes for each animal in their care.

Our philosophy is rooted in forming alliances with national and local nonprofits, local businesses and the community as a whole. Through collaboration, we seek to create a community where every pet has a home to call their own.

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 pets microchipped

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

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

High-Volume, Low-Cost, Spay/Neuter Clinic

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Keeping pets out of the shelter system by providing a means to reunite lost pets with their owners as quickly as possible directly relates to our overall mission.

Number of dogs and cats vaccinated

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

High-Volume, Low-Cost, Spay/Neuter Clinic

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Keeping pets safe from life-threatening diseases helps our community's animals stay safe and healthy. Providing affordable means to do this is in keeping with our mission.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

High-Volume, Low-Cost, Spay/Neuter Clinic

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Despite being closed for 10 weeks due to COVID, our organization altered over 9,200 cats and dogs during 2020.

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.

Spay/neuter is a crucial component to solving the complex problem of pet overpopulation in Kern County. We believe directly addressing the issue through high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter services will result in a steep reduction in the number of companion animals entering our shelters. Fewer pets in our shelter system will allow more time and resources towards promoting positive outcomes for each animal in their care.

Our philosophy is rooted in forming alliances with national and local nonprofits, local businesses and the community as a whole. Through collaboration, we seek to create a community where every pet has a home to call their own.

It is our belief that providing safe, accessible, high quality, high volume, low-cost spay/neuter services is the only solution for Kern County's high euthanasia rates and to improve the conditions for pets finding themselves in our City and County shelters. Critters Without Litters has the ability to perform 10,000+ surgeries per year.

Our highly trained staff and doctors have the ability to safely perform over 10,000 sterilization surgeries per year.

Since opening its doors October 1, 2012 through December 31, 2021, Critters Without Litters has performed over 88,000 spay/neuter surgeries. If each animal we sterilized had produced only four more offspring, over 500,000 kittens and puppies would have been added to our community. Critters Without Litters continues to track intake numbers for our City and County shelters and will correlate reduced intake at our shelters as a result of spay/neuter efforts undertaken by our organization.

Financials

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Operations

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

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CRITTERS WITHOUT LITTERS INC

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Larry Keller

Critters Without Litters

Term: 2020 - 2025

Larry Keller

Co-Founder

Linda Daniels

No Affiliation

Joann Keller

Co-Founder

Tom Webster

No Affiliation

Vicky Thrasher

Executive Director

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 ? 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? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability