San Diego County Animal Support Foundation, Inc.

aka San Diego Animal Support Foundation   |   San Diego, CA   |  www.sdshelters.org

Mission

The San Diego Animal Support Foundation assists more than 35 underfunded local shelters and rescue agencies. Unlike any other organization, the foundation promotes the adoption of animals from ALL the rescues and shelters who need us...many of whom cannot afford the luxury of a publicity department or PR person. This is done at NO EXPENSE to the local organizations. We use daily television segments, weekly radio spots, and our relationship with the media to promote adoption, events, proper pet care, and seasonal issues. The SDASF organizes four massive annual adoption events: BIG DOGS ROCK, Cupids & Canines, Santa Paws, & Dog Days of Summer, which bring the local agencies together for adoption events featuring 150-200+ adoptable dogs and dozens of legitimate agencies in one place! Due to the lack of available spay/neuter services, the foundation also has a FREE spay/neuter program for individuals who can't afford to have their pets altered. We also provide a platform for owners to raise money for medical care without having fees taken out of the balance.
In the Wildfires of October 2007, the Foundation brought thousands and thousands of people together from across the nation to help save animals and livestock affected by the fires. For 5 days, a 24-hour line was maintained bringing together fire victims in need, transportation volunteers, & people who were willing to provide boarding.  In 2009, the Foundation answered the cry of deployed San Diego based Marines to bring back multiple dogs from Afghanistan that would have been killed if left behind.  A separate fund for this mission was maintained, and 100% of the donations were spent on bringing the dogs home.
We embrace and support well thought out ideas for programs that ultimately increase adoptions from legitimate organizations, prevent unwanted litters from being born, and bring the Southern California community one step closer to zero euthanasia.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Ms. Darlene White

Main address

PO BOX 880133

San Diego, CA 92168 USA

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EIN

33-0869383

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

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Our programs

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Pet Adoption Program

1) Pet Adoption Program: Promotes the adoption of animals from more than 30 legitimate local shelters and rescue organizations. At zero cost to the local shelters and rescues, we take adoptable pets on television EVERY DAY, plus weekly radio segments. During these segments, we are able to promote adoption, and educate the public about general animal welfare while promoting the non-profits and adoption events.

Population(s) Served

2) Spay/Neuter Program: We fund a free spay/neuter program with the partnership of local vets who provide these services to us at an extremely low cost. Our target audience is otherwise responsible pet owners who have put off spaying or neutering their pets due to cost, or people who simply will not spay/neuter unless they get it for free.
We have recently acquired the help of an experienced volunteer to expand the numbers of vets with whom we work, and expand this resource to more locations within the County.

Population(s) Served

The SDASF organizes four one-day mega adoption events featuring at least 150-200 adoptable dogs from approximately 15-22 legitimate local rescues and shelters. This involves negotiating location, bringing together all the organizations, mapping, gathering 50+ extra volunteers, and massive publicity! The very successful events bring adoptable pets to adopters in one convenient place, but also brings out new volunteers and foster homes to benefit the participating non-profits. It is a completely altruistic endeavor, and therefore we do not accept fees from participating rescues/shelters, nor do we charge admission from the public. To date, these events have been put together on a zero budget, but future success will depend on funds for promotion and advertising, as the more people hear about the event, the more adoptions will be forthcoming. A budget of $5,000 would allow us to take out one giant, highly visible ad in the newspaper for each event and help to cover the cost of required permits and liability insurance.

Population(s) Served

3) Emergency Medical Fund: We work with owners to help raise donations to pay for necessary medical care. The families who ask for our services are required to help us raise donations to specifically cover these expenses, as well as pick up a portion of the initial fees, as a show of good faith. Any unspecified money donated to the medical fund is used to contribute toward medical care for those who may not have the time to raise money for their pet.

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Financials

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San Diego County Animal Support Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Robert Herr

SAIC

Term: 1998 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Ivar Leetma

No Affiliation

Term: 1998 -

Robert Herr

SAIC

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? 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? No
  • 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