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OSHKOSH AREA HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Compassion in Action

Oshkosh, WI   |  www.oahs.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate care and comfort to animals in need and to build a community that promotes humane treatment of all animals.

Notes from the nonprofit

Learn more about us at www.oahs.org

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Ieva Engel

Main address

1925 Shelter Court

Oshkosh, WI 54901 USA

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EIN

39-1709813

NTEE code info

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

Meeting the needs of animals with specific medical and/or behavioral issues in order to successfully place them in a home while working to provide resources for community pet owners in the areas of spay/neuter, vaccinations, surrender-prevention, humane animal treatment and care education, a free pet food pantry for those struggling financially and other programs.

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?

Adoptions

We offer adoptions for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals. Our adoption specialists work closely with each adopter or adoptive family to match them with the best fit for their lifestyle, to ensure a lifetime match.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our team works to reunite lost pets with their families. All stray animals are scanned for microchips and posted on the OAHS Lost/Found Pets Facebook page.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our outreach staff work with schools, clubs and organizations such as scouts, youth groups and other civic and community groups to share information about animal behavior and responsible pet care. We offer community presentations on-site and off-site, as well as group tours.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We provide a safe shelter for animals found in the municipalities we are contracted with after the shelter is closed, and we keep them safe and attempt to locate their owners.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We assist pet owners in rehoming their animals, and may also be able to suggest alternatives to surrendering/rehoming. We offer a free online community pets listing service to encourage owners to find new guardians for their animals directly, minimizing stress on both the owners and the animals.

Population(s) Served

TNVR is the only scientifically proven method to reduce the feral (wild) cat population, and prevents thousands of unwanted kittens from being born each year. Services include spay/neuter, left ear tip, rabies and fvrcp vaccines, injectable pain medication, topical flea and ear mite treatments.

Population(s) Served
Adults

OAHS provides low-cost community vaccination and microchip clinics for the public throughout the year, keeping pets in the community healthier and helping to identify and return lost pets.

Population(s) Served

We offer no-cost pet food for community members struggling financially to feed their pets.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
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.

Number of animals euthanized

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Euthanasia is only considered when there is threat to public safety or when an unmanageable or untreatable medical condition results in a poor quality of life. Owner requested euth's not included.

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

The number of animals adopted per year.

Number of sheltered animals

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of animals we provided care for in some capacity each year.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Adults

Related Program

Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All animals available for adoption are spayed or neutered before they are allowed to go home with their adopter. Exceptions for some small mammals. Numbers also include TNR and public s/n programs.

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.

Hire a full time veterinarian. This will allow us to provide timely and efficient medical care for our animals. We could also provide low cost spay/neuter and vaccination programs in the future. We also want to hire a behavior program manager to manage behavioral programs for those animals that need intervention and provide enrichment for ALL animals. We also want to maintain our live release rate at or above 90% (we reached a 95% Live Release Rate in 2017). Provide excellent customer service to our customers. Continue "No Adoption Fees for Cats".

Raise the money needed for veterinarian and behavioral staff position by a Matching Funds Campaign with some of our select donors. Work harder to place all of the animals coming through our doors whether it be behavior or medical challenges. Continue to create innovate fundraisers.

We have donors that believe in our mission and this shelter that are able to help with this Matching Funds Campaign. We have dedicated employees that will work hard to increase our live release rate.

Accomplished: In 2017 we reached our highest Live Release Rate ever at 95%. We continue to be progressive in our practices and life-saving methods of caring and treating animals. We are also progressive in our adoption programs and feel very strongly about providing the right tools and knowledge to adopters to set everyone up for success. We were voted one of top ten shelters in Wisconsin by bestthingswi.com. We are number three. For our veterinarian we have already received a grant from the ASPCA to support the position of a full-time veterinarian. What's Next: To hire a veterinarian for the position and expand our behavioral program to increase our live release rate so we can help animals with behavorial challenges.

Financials

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Operations

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

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OSHKOSH AREA HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 07/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barry Perlman

Retired-UW-O Professor

Term: 2011 - 2017

Sharon Barlow

Oshkosh School District-Teacher

Bob Coglianese

Blended Waxes

Jeanne Jacobs

J J Keller

Carol Johnson

Retired

Meghann Kasper

Bank First National

Becky Lund

Schenck

Kristen Pouzar

Pacon

Lynette Radtke

Stephanie Strzalka

Kimberly-Clark

Amy Vanden Hogen

Caliber Law Office

David Vander Linden

Retired

Stacy Verwiel

Bemis Corp

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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