Carver Scott Humane Society

Chaska, MN   |  www.carverscotths.org

Mission

Connecting animals in need with people who care.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Stacy McDonald

Main address

822 Yellow Brick Road

Chaska, MN 55318 USA

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EIN

41-1638325

NTEE code info

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

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Our programs

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

Fur Keeps

The goal of our Fur Keeps division is to keep pets at home, where they belong, and prevent healthy and adoptable animals from entering the shelter/rescue system. We do this by providing resources for affordable veterinary care, food, supplies and training support. We recognize that sometimes surrendering a pet is unavoidable. For that, we offer assistance for responsibly re-homing the pet. Fur Keeps is broken down into three sub-programs:

• Shelter Diversion (surrender prevention, re-homing, basic veterinary care, etc.)
• Wilson’s Fund (emergency veterinary support)
• Food Shelf support (in partnership with our local CAP Agency)

Learn more by visiting www.carverscotths.org/furkeeps.

Population(s) Served

We lower adoption barriers so good people can adopt good pets. We do this by approaching adoptions from a place of yes. Instead of a rigorous applications and policies, we use conversation-based methods. Our goal is to help match the person to the pet and the pet to the person.

A 2014 study showed that people who adopt through conversation-based programs provide the same high-quality care to their pets as those who adopted through a policy-based program. In addition, the study showed that these people are just as likely to be highly bonded to their pets as policy-based adopters.

Learn more by visiting www.carverscotths.org/adopterswelcome

Population(s) Served

Serve Where You Save represents our belief that we must provide targeted, comprehensive services to any community from which we intake animals. This means that we focus only on communities where we can offer services from all four pillars.

Serve Where You Save allows us to dive into the underlying causes of pet homelessness instead of focusing only on the symptoms. Before we adopted this pillar, 66% of the animals we took in were owner surrenders or strays. That meant that we were using less than half of our intake capacity to help local impounds. Introducing services from our Fur Keeps pillars (intake diversion) and TNR pillar (trap neuter return for community cats) transformed the type of animals we saved. Owner surrenders dropped to 3%, and 79% of our animals were transferred in from shelters, impounds, and animal control facilities. This effort not only increased our live release rate to 97%, it allowed us to be better community partners, giving the agencies we were serving a chance at higher live release rates, as well.

Due to our limited resources, we have chosen to focus on supporting Minnesota pets and their families. Most of our animal comes from right here in the Twin Cities! We primarily work with animal control facilities and shelters to transfer dogs and cats into our organization. We then provide them with the vetting and care they need before adopting them back into the community. We plan to expand intake to areas outside of Minnesota as we have the resources and capacity to expand services from all of our pillars.

Learn more at www.carverscotths.org/servewhereyousave.

Population(s) Served

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is an effective approach to managing outdoor cat colonies and is successfully practiced in hundreds of communities across the country. It’s exactly what it sounds like: cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their home (colony) outdoors. Kittens and cats who are friendly and socialized to people may be adopted into homes. TNR improves the lives of the cats, addresses community concerns, reduces complaints about cats, and stops the breeding cycle, essentially reducing the population.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Shelter Animals Count 2018

Affiliations & memberships

Shelter Animals Count 2018

Financials

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Carver Scott Humane Society

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mandy Malecek

Allina Health

Term: 2017 -

Jeni Super

Hennepin County

Teale Meyer

Rudolph Community & Care

Vikki Anderson

The Scoular Company

Brian Christiansen

Hellmuth & Johnson

Matt Crumpton

WEX

Kristin Kunz

U.S. Bank

Jan Rajaratnam

Valari Solutions

Jackie Singer

University of Minnesota

Sarah Gedrose

Xcel Energy

Ann Kraemer

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Dr. Steve Barghusen

Pet Crossing Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No