SPCA of East Texas

We Rescue, Shelter, Educate and Advocate for Animals in Need.

TYLER, TX   |  www.spcaeasttx.com

Mission

The mission of the SPCA of East Texas is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering and elevate their status in society.

Ruling year info

2011

Founder

Deborah Dobbs

Main address

PO BOX 132899

TYLER, TX 75713 USA

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EIN

27-2188982

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Rescue & Adoption

The SPCA of East Texas Rescue & Adoption Program operates a community hotline for abandoned and unwanted pets. Now in our 9th year, this organization has successfully rescued and re-homed over 5,000 unwanted or abandoned dogs and cats. All rescued pets receive immediate medical attention, full veterinary services and a loving foster family to rehabilitate them until adoption in a forever home. All animals are spayed and neutered to prevent future unwanted litters. All animals are micro-chipped to ensure their safe return should they become lost.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

SPCA of East Texas operates the only storefront, high quality, high volume spay & neuter clinic in Tyler. Since opening our doors in 2014, we have spayed and neutered over 24,000 animals in our community. Homeless pets in East Texas exceed the national average by over 6%. Because the stray population in our community is so high, euthanization of many adoptable pets by local animal control authorities continues. Many pet owners are unable to afford the services of private veterinarian clinics, and as a result, their pets continue to have unwanted and unplanned litters. These numbers are staggering and directly impact the number of stray and abandoned animals on the streets of our community as well as the amount being euthanized.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

The rescue, rehabilitation, acceptance for placement, and ultimate transport of healthy adoptable dogs formerly abandoned or surrendered to out of state rescues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

As a foster based rescue, we place all rescued pets into private foster homes rather than housing them in a cold, lonely shelter setting. To save as many lives as possible, we are dependent on approved foster families to take in these homeless pets on a temporary basis.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

A diverse group of community members who routinely volunteer their time at our local adoption center, community events, and fundraisers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Locals Love Us 2019

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 animal adoptions

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

Adults, Families

Related Program

Rescue & Adoption

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our year-to-year metrics. In 2022, we plan to consolidate all our programs into one location thereby increasing all staff and program capabilities.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Adults, Families

Related Program

SNIPPET Spay & Neuter

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Even through the pandemic, our clinic services never slowed down. Thousands of dogs and cats will no longer produce unwanted litters in our community.

Number of veterinary wellness clients

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

Adults, Families

Related Program

SNIPPET Spay & Neuter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By modifying our business model in the face of Covid 19 - our clinic continued to serve hundreds of patients each week with curbside drop off and touchless transactions while waiting in their car.

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.

The SPCA East Texas works to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering and elevate their status in society with comprehensive programs that serve both animals, their human caretakers and the community of East Texas. Through our cruelty hotline, rehoming, rescue, adoption and foster programs, we are saving lives and preventing unwanted litters, thereby reducing the stray population that continues to plague East Texas. Our low cost spay/neuter clinic provides thousands of dogs and cats with wellness and preventative care that otherwise would not be affordable to pet owners in our region. Our goal for 2022 is the relocation of all 3 smaller Tyler operations into one modern, family friendly campus in the heart of our community. This consolidation of space and staff will maximize our services and reducing overhead.

Our 2022 Raise the Woof Capital Campaign envisions a 3 year plan for consolidation of space, satisfaction of our current mortgage and the establishment of an endowment fund.

Since 2010, we continue to make progress in reducing the number of homeless animals in our area through rescue, adoption, affordable spay/neuter, transport, and microchipping. Community engagement through our Emergency Housing Program, Community Assistance Program, Community Pet Pantry, Dog & Cat Sanctuary and local agency outreach.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Pet owners unable to afford veterinary care and preventative medications. Homeless, abandoned animals. Citizens who have become overwhelmed with the number of stray dogs on their property. Homeless citizens who cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets. Senior and disabled citizens who need help with medical costs and pet food.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Google Reviews,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To target areas with the most urgent needs., To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Drive up curbside drop off for all clinic patients. Customer payment via tablets at patients vehicle. Saturday hours for Wellness Services to serve workers unable to come on weekdays.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Improved our public opinion, reputation and customer service greatly over the last 4 years.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, Manpower and time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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SPCA of East Texas

Board of directors
as of 05/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barbara Skeen

Destini Bowling

Gateway Mortgage

Brent Bossart

North American Reserve

Rhonda Bossart

Sarah Bryan

David Dobbs

Dobbs & Porter PLLC

Cindi Featherston-Shields

The Property Shoppe Group-EXP Realty

Don Garrett

Eiche Maps

Rose Giles

Leslie Harrison

Tiffany Hill

Todd Hill

UT Tyler

Melissa Shelton

Christus Trinity Mother Frances

Rob Shields

PGA

Jonathan Wright

Jack O' Diamonds Lincoln

Ellen Pierce

Connie Greenberg

Bobbie Burks

4:13 Center for Change

Hunter Rush

MHS Planning & Design

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 1/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data