ANIMAL ALLIANCE OF GREATER SYRACUSE

Making Central New York a safer and more humane home for animals and the people who care about them

aka AAGS   |   Liverpool, NY   |  www.animalallianceofgreatersyracuse.org

Mission

The Mission of the Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is to reduce the number of homeless animals on our streets and in local shelters, to end euthanasia of healthy animals, and to increase awareness of the intrinsic value of animals by both the public and the legal system, emphasizing our responsibility for their welfare.

Notes from the nonprofit

Until December of 2014, AAGS served as the purseholder for Cuse Pit Crew after which time the funds were separated. In 2017, AAGS received an unusual donation to be used to purchase property.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Jacqueline Foss

Main address

PO Box 94

Liverpool, NY 13088 USA

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EIN

30-0698105

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

The Animal Alliance strives to reduce the overpopulation of unowned and abused animals, which burden our courts and our animal shelters, resulting in unnecessary suffering and the euthanization of healthy, adoptable animals.

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?

CNY Spay/Neuter clinic

This will be the first high-volume/ high-quality spay/neuter clinic in Central New York. Up to 35 dogs and cats a day can be altered at low cost to people on public assistance, community cat caretakers, rescue organizations, and shelter animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Onondaga County has a patchwork of agencies to whom animal abuse can be reported, but it all depends on where it happens--SPCA Syracuse Police, State Police, Sheriff, people don't know whom to call, and agencies often pass the buck to one another. In collaboration with local authorities, we worked out a system where people would call 911, and be directed to the correct agency. We then took on the continuing task of getting the word out to the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse was instrumental in starting a task force to study the problem of animal cruelty in Syracuse in conjunction with several other agencies and the Syracuse Common Council. The city has instituted a court calendar for a Judge who is especially well-versed in Agriculture and Markets law. The same judge and ADA try all cases of cruelty/neglect in the city.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AAGS volunteers attend court hearings and trials, advocating for the voiceless victims of crimes of cruelty.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program raises funds to cover medical care of unowned animals with substantial but treatable injuries brought in to the City of Syracuse pound at Dewitt Animal Hospital. Since Dewitt Animal Hospital is not a non-profit it can not solicit tax-exempt donations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Offers rewards leading to the identification and prosecution of those guilty of abusing animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.

1. Reduce the number of homeless animals on our streets and in local shelters.
2. End euthanasia of healthy animals.
3. Stop animal cruelty.
4. Increase awareness of the intrinsic value of animals and emphasize our shared responsibility for their welfare.
5. Create a collaborative animal welfare community.

Collaborate with advocates, agencies, shelters, rescues, and government entities in our community to strengthen the safety net for animals, working toward a day when there are no more homeless pets.

Utilize our organizational programs to their fullest extent

-Leg Up Fund - Pays for medical care for unowned sick or injured animals who would otherwise be euthanized.
-Keeping Faith - Incentivizes people to report animal abuse.
-Court Watch - Court observers attend every court session related to animal neglect and abuse in CNY, to represent public concern and bear silent witness for animals.
-Educational outreach - Provided formally and informally.
-Animal Cruelty Task Force - Founder, current member.
-Current project entails the creation of a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic to serve the low income communities.

-Over forty homeless animals have received medical treatment via our Leg-Up program to date.
-One reward has been given out in the Keeping Faith program and many more offered.
-The City of Syracuse now hears animal cruelty cases on one day per month, heard by the same judge, and prosecuted by the same ADA, allowing all to become familiar with the process and permitting witnesses such as rescuers and police officers to set aside one day a month to testify in multiple cases.

Establishment of low-cost spay/neuter clinic which will reduce the numbers of homeless animals.

Financials

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Operations

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

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ANIMAL ALLIANCE OF GREATER SYRACUSE

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jacqueline Foss

Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Katherine Youngs

Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse, Inc.

Term: 2021 - 2021

Karen Antczak

Donna Chambers

Jacqueline Foss

Leah Smith

Dog Gone Inn

Mary-Ann Davis

Katherine Youngs

Machaela Kozlowski

Sarah Anson-Ordon

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? 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? Yes
  • 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 11/25/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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