Pets Alive Spay/Neuter Clinic

Spay / Neuter Saves Lives

Bloomington, IN   |  www.petsaliveindiana.org

Mission

To provide the compassionate solution to end the unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs by offering affordable, high-quality spay/neuter services.

Pets Alive envisions a world where there is a loving home for every pet at the shelter.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Allison Hess

Operations Director

Jamie Wires

Main address

2444 S. Walnut St.

Bloomington, IN 47401 USA

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EIN

36-4516780

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work to end the unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs by offering affordable, high-quality spay/neuter services. Our clinic has performed more than 220,000 surgeries--and counting!

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?

Spay/Neuter Services

Pets Alive provides affordable, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs across South Central Indiana. We welcome clients and patients from any county who seek our services. Pets Alive employs two of the most highly-trained veterinarians for high-volume spay/neuter surgeries in the country.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Pets Alive provides low-cost vaccinations and basic wellness services, including heartworm preventative, flea & tick medications, nail trims, and microchipping at our daily Wellness Clinic. Everyone is eligible for the services offered, regardless of financial position or county residence. These limited wellness services help to ensure all pets in our community are safe and healthy.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total numbers of veterinarians registered/licensed by the veterinary statutory body of the country

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

Adults, Low-income people, Working poor, Extremely poor people

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pets Alive employs the highest trained veterinarians in the country who specialize in high-volume spay/neuter. Two are employed full-time and one part-time by Pets Alive.

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Extremely poor people, Low-income people, Working poor

Related Program

Spay/Neuter Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pets Alive works with shelters and animal rescue agencies across South Central Indiana to help end pet overpopulation. We perform an average of 30-40 out-of-county surgeries every day.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Spay/Neuter Services

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

At Pets Alive, we rely on our friends who care about the work we do to keep our mission moving forward. For folks who care about cats and dogs, Pets Alive is THE MOST IMPACTFUL NONPROFIT to support.

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.

Our goal is to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs who are euthanized at shelters every year by providing high-quality low-cost spay and neuter surgeries. Our Wellness Clinic offers affordable preventative health care services (vaccinations, heartworm testing, flea & tick preventative and treatment, microchipping and more)!

We offer low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to rescues and shelters throughout South Central Indiana, as well as individuals from any region. We perform an average of 60-70 surgeries every day and see patients in our Wellness Clinic each day as well.

Pets Alive employs two of the most highly trained spay/neuter veterinarian surgeons in the country. They have specialized training to perform high-volume spay/neuter and each average 40 surgeries per day. Our expert veterinarian assistants have all received extensive training and assist in surgery prep, monitoring and recovery.

Since opening our spay/neuter clinic in 2005, Pets Alive has seen a significant drop in euthanasia rates at local shelters. We have performed over 220,000 surgeries and continue to fix an average of 60-70 pets every single day.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Pets Alive Spay/Neuter Clinic

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jennifer Turrentine

Indiana University

Term: 2020 - 2022

Karla Kamstra

Rev Karla

Donna Dayton

Indiana University

Courtney Packard

Cook Medical

Bret Syrek

Rose-Hulman

Shelley Herman

Bloomington Anesthesiologists

Chris Hazel

United Way

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 1/27/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/27/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.