Animal related

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

Helping People Help Animals

aka DCHS   |   Madison, WI   |  giveshelter.org

Mission

Helping People Help Animals

Ruling year info

1965

Executive Director

Pam McCloud-Smith

Assistant Executive Director

Doug Brown

Main address

5132 Voges Road

Madison, WI 53718 USA

Show more addresses

EIN

39-0806335

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2018, 2017 and 2016.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

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?

Animal Medical Services

DCHS has a full range animal medical services department providing every animal a thorough and professional physical examination including vaccinations, spay/neuter, and advanced medical attention when required. 

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

The Maddie's Felines in Treatment Center houses DCHS's feline ringworm treatment program. This ringworm treatment program was the first ever developed worldwide. Since its inception in 2003, over 1,000 cats have been admitted and cured of ringworm, a highly-contagious fungus that can be transmitted across species, including to dogs and humans.

Population(s) Served

DCHS works to educate our whole community about animal welfare.  Youth programs include day camps, shelter tours, and Girl Scout badge workshops. DHCS offers programs for adults including pit bull training classes and workshops to prepare your pet for new infant household members.

Population(s) Served

DCHS began its wildlife rehabilitation program known as the Four Lakes Wildlife Center (FLWC) in 2002.  One paid coordinator runs the program with the help of over 100 volunteers.  Care is provided as needed for wildlife residents year round, but during peak season more than 2000 animals will receive care.

Population(s) Served

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.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dane County Humane Society is an open admission shelter with an adoption guarantee for all healthy or treatable animals. Numbers include all animals adopted (companion & livestock).

Number of sheltered animals

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

Animal Medical Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

DCHS accepts all animals that need assistance no matter their age, health status or temperament. DCHS guarantees that all healthy or treatable animals can stay as long as it takes to find a home.

Number of injured, ill or orphaned wildlife patients treated

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

Four Lakes Wildlife Center

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

DCHS's Wildlife Center provides comfort and care to ill, injured or orphaned native Wisconsin wild animals with the goal of releasing healthy animals back to their natural habitats.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

In support of the organization mission, the following are core values of DCHS:<br/><br/> * Together we hold central the welfare and care of animals<br/> *Together we are compassionate and empathetic in every decision and interaction<br/> *Together we are fiscally responsible and accountable<br/> *Together we commit to honesty and integrity<br/> *Together we stand behind our work<br/> *Together we embrace constructive change<br/> *Together we lead by example and with excellence.

STRATEGIC PLANNING OBJECTIVE 1<br/><br/>Provide animal sheltering services with an emphasis on care, placement and wildlife rehabilitation<br/><br/><br/>STRATEGIC PLANNING OBJECTIVE 2<br/><br/>Provide education and outreach programs and services <br/><br/><br/>STRATEGIC PLANNING OBJECTIVE 3<br/><br/>Recruit, develop and retain paid and volunteer staff<br/><br/><br/>STRATEGIC PLANNING OBJECTIVE 4<br/><br/>Maintain operational stability and grow financial reserves

DCHS has:<br/> *solid core of active volunteers (1,000) and experienced and dedicated paid staff.<br/> *strong and positive image in the community, region, and on a national level<br/> *positive collaborative relationships with national organizations and universities

Success is measured by, among other things,<br/> * maintaining a balance budget<br/> * increase in number of participation in educational progams<br/> * increase in number of volunteers<br/> * low staff turnover

DCHS achieved the goal of guaranteeing the placement of all healthy and treatable cats and dogs that come into this open admission shelter (we accept all animals, regardless of health and temperament). This has reduced our euthanasia rates.<br/><br/>At the same time, DCHS has implemented innovative programs that have decreased the time animals spend in the shelter, improved health of animals in shelter, and have increased our ability to transfer animals into DCHS from other shelters that are overcrowded.

Financials

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 6/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joseph Goode

Cathy Holmes

Joseph Goode

Laura Murray

Shirley Crocker

Lilly Bickers

Sara Colopy

Joel Davidson

Amy Johnson

Maggie Premo

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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

Keywords

Dane County Wisconsin