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MARTIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Loogootee, IN

Mission

The Martin County Humane Society is dedicated to improving the lives of companion animals in our community and finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for the cats and dogs in our care. We provide a safe haven for animals in transition, serve as advocates for animals and their people, work to end animal overpopulation and educate the public about compassion and responsibility towards all animals. Our shelter is a no-kill facility where all incoming animals are evaluated, medically treated and rehabilitated when needed. The MCHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run completely by unpaid volunteers and through donations.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Our goal is to save as many dogs and cats as we can. Being funded almost completely on donations and fundraisers and with volunteer labor, support financially is crutial to our mission.

Ruling Year

2010

President

Joshua Hughett

Vice President

Susan Wittmer

Main Address

507 N Oak St

Loogootee, IN 47553 USA

Keywords

animal rescue, shelter, humane society, adoptions

EIN

35-1531542

 Number

5325991177

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Our problem is space. We have a very small shelter and a very large stray/feral cat problem. We are working on trapping feral cats around the county as space/funding/time allows to get it under control.

Our programs

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

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Pets Alive Partnership

Microchip clinics

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of animals rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Number of animal adoptions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Number of animals spayed and neutered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Pets Alive Partnership

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our ultimate goal is to have no homeless animals roaming our county or suffering in unfit environments. We have spent the last year and a half catching up with the dog overpopulation issue and have managed to do it. Now we are continuing to battle the cat overpopulation issue that was ignored for many years. We also have a goal of getting all residents to spay/neuter their dogs and cats to prevent more unwanted litters.

Our main stragedy is to continue to have a public presense through social media, word of mouth, fundraising and adoption events, and any other special event that we can help get the word out about our mission. It really must be a community effort.

We have very dedicated volunteers, some that have been with the organization for many years. We also have a community that is on board with stopping the overpopulation of dogs and cats.

We will know when we have made strides in controlling the feral cat population when the phone calls stop coming in every day about a new colony of cats. By promoting spaying and neutering, we will also eventually see an impact with a smaller amount of litters of puppies and kittens that come in during typical breeding seasons.

We still have not accomplished letting everyone in our county know that the animal shelter is now in existance. People are still learning about it all the time.
We have managed to decrease the amount of stray dogs throughout the county and have also managed to almost triple the amount of adoptions each year, due in large part to building the animal shelter in June of 2013.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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