Pet Project Foundation

aka PPF   |   San Clemente, CA   |  www.petprojectfoundation.org

Mission

To enhance the quality of life of all companion animals in a pro-humane manner through compassion, responsibility, education and service

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Vickie McMurchie

Main address

PO Box 5678

San Clemente, CA 92674 USA

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Formerly known as

Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point

Friends of San Clemente Animals

EIN

33-0030634

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

Pet Project Foundation exists to aid, rehabilitate and adopt out the homeless animals in San Clemente and Dana Point and beyond. For nearly 40 years, Pet Project Foundation (PPF) and the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter have been united in a unique partnership to provide pro-humane care to the lost and abandoned animals of our two cities. With PPF providing significant financial support, as well as donating over 30,000 hours of volunteer time each year, the shelter is able to ensure that every animal in its care will have a safe refuge until a permanent, loving home can be found – no matter how long that takes.

Our programs

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

A Rescue Mission (ARM) Program

Pet Project Foundation (PPF) is the fundraising arm of the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter, a pro humane shelter. Whenever possible, when our dog inventory is low, we go to high-kill shelters in the OC & LA areas and bring dogs back to our shelter to afford them a second chance at life. Typically, the dogs coming back from these shelters come back with a wide range of illnesses and ailments. PPF covers 100% of all medical costs for every single animal that comes through our doors. Once the dogs are healthy enough, we work diligently to find them a forever home, no matter how long that may take. Please donate to help us save more of these dogs and give them a second chance at a happy, healthy life.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PPF provides traps to citizens/volunteers of Dana Point and San Clemente so that stray/feral cats can be trapped, neutered, and returned.  PPF pays for the surgery and any veterinary care the cat requires, including flea treatments.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Community and shelter domestic animal inventory spay / neuter procedures funded and performed to assist in unwanted over population.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. To provide financial assistance to our San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter so that they can continue to exist as a pro-humane shelter.
2. To adopt out all of the animals that enter our doors to safe and loving homes.
3. To educate the public about the importance of spaying/neutering their animals, as well as microchipping their animals.
4. Recruit community members to volunteer in our shelter and continue to exist as a 100% volunteer led organization, guaranteeing that the majority of our donations go direcly back to animal care.

Pet Project Foundation conducts our major fundraising through online and traditional appeals, fundraising events and membership. As we have no staff members, 100% of our donations are going back to our animals, fundraising programs or admin costs that support us seeking additional donations. We seek out support from the public through mailings, social media, eblasts and complimentary ad space from our for-profit partners. We partner with local media organizations, financial supporters/organizations and our cities to promote our adoptable animals. We host quarterly low-cost vaccine clinics as well as conduct a successful Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program in our local area. We host educational info sessions for our kitten fosters as well as our new volunteers to ensure that they are well versed in all of our programs.

PPF is comprised of more than 125 volunteers and a strong Board of Directors, featuring members from various backgrounds and skill levels. We are equipped with donation tracking, eblast software, marketing experience and more. Our grassroots team is incredibly committed to finding homes for our animals and providing them with love and care while they are in our facilities.

We initiated a program in 2012 called "A Rescue Mission" or ARM Program. The focus of this program is to utilize funds we raise to rescue both dogs and cats from high-occupancy/kill shelters in Los Angeles County. We then bring the rescued animals back to our facility, use 100% of the money we raise to provide for their veterinary care including spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip and much more. We then adopt these animals out to their forever families and have saved over 1,000 dogs and cats from euthanasia since this program began.

Financials

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Operations

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Pet Project Foundation

Board of directors
as of 2/1/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Vickie McMurchie

Patricia Pene

Denise Zolg

Alexis Federico

Lisa Schneider

Nancy Koritz

Stephanie Cocumelli

James Carothers

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 02/01/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/01/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.