Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society Inc

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aka Riverside Regional Pet Shelter   |   MANKATO, MN   |  www.benchs.org

Mission

Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving forever homes for homeless cats and dogs, using spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of unwanted pets, and reuniting lost/found animals with their owners

Ruling year info

1969

Board President

Susan Kroon

Main address

1250 N RIVER DR

MANKATO, MN 56001 USA

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EIN

41-1236942

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Heartworm disease is rampant in dogs living in the southern states and the impounds in Texas have the highest euthanasia rates in the country sometimes as high as 75% kill. We strive to save agreeable dogs that are positive for heartworm and struggle to bear the cost which is typically more than $500 per dog. More than 2 million cats and dogs are euthanized in the US annually and the only solution is to assertively pursue spay and neutering for all pets. By offering low cost surgery for low income pet owners, conducting Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) projects in feral colonies and farm sites and educating the community about the need for altering their pets . Some cats and dogs arrive at BENCHS in good health and up to date on vaccinations but the majority need basic care such as vaccines and worming and most need to be spayed or neutered. Many arrive with health challenges such as injuries requiring surgery or advanced dental disease requiring very costly veterinary procedures.

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?

Pet Adoption

BENCHS focuses on finding loving forever homes for homeless cats and dogs.

Population(s) Served

BENCHS is the official impound for the cities of Mankato, North Mankato, and Madison Lake in Minnesota. Dogs and cats found within the city limits are brought to BENCHS where they are held for five days, giving their owners time to locate them.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

BENCHS Outreach Clinic offers vaccination and spay/neuter services to other rescues in the greater Mankato area.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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In 2017 BENCHS took in and treated successfully 16 heartworm positive dogs and this year to date (July 2018) BENCHS has taken in 23 heartworm positive dogs. They are placed in loving foster homes and the long and expensive heartworm treatment is completed.
Our aim is to increase the number of heartworm positive dogs in 2019 to 100 with expanded fosters and financial support for the treatment.

BENCHS is committed to spaying or neutering all animals in our program. We host 2 agency spay neuter mobiles each month for the community to access low cost surgeries. We partner with area rescues and shelters to complete TNR on feral colonies of cats. We urge families that participate in our free pet food program to get their pets fixed also.

We aim increase the involvement of local veterinarians to allow us to provide the medical care required for the cats and dogs that arrive at our door.

Financials

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Blue Earth-Nicollet County Humane Society Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Kroon

Kathy Mork

Kristin Dauk

Steve Mork

Rebecca Otis

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/31/2020

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Leadership

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/31/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.