PLATINUM2023

Animal Protective Association of Missouri

Bringing People and Pets Together

aka APA Adoption Center of Missouri   |   Saint Louis, MO   |  www.apamo.org

Mission

The Animal Protective Association of Missouri a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond.

Ruling year info

1945

President/Executive Director

Sarah Javier

Vice-President/Director of Operations

Kim Brown

Main address

1705 S Hanley Rd

Saint Louis, MO 63144 USA

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EIN

43-0699783

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

The APA Adoption Center helps bring people and pets together through adoption, educational and outreach programs, and wellness initiatives.

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?

Veterinary Clinic

The APA Veterinary Clinic provides routine care including vaccinations, heartworm medication and flea treatment at a reduced rate.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We find homes for over 3,500 animals each year. We strive to find each animal a loving home and our average length of stay for animals is 4 days.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our humane education program serves people of all ages. We have Tuesday Tails which is story time for our youngest animal lovers, curriculum for school aged children, and our PetReach program visits seniors in nursing homes and hospitals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors

The APA understands that keeping people and pets together is important. We also know that high-quality wellness is important to maintain a healthy pet population. Our outreach and wellness initiatives help address the needs of pets living in poverty and those with limited resources. The primary focus of these initiatives is on spaying/neutering and vaccinations, but also providing other things that help pets remain where they should be - in their home with the family who loves them.

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.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Pet Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of lost animals reunited with their owners.

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

Pet Adoption

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals transferred to organization for a 2nd chance at adoption.

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

Pet Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Animals benefiting from foster care program.

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

Pet Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of pet patient visits in the APA's low-cost wellness clinic.

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

Veterinary Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of services provided through Pet Partners, our community outreach program addressing the needs of pets living in poverty.

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

Wellness and Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pet Partners is a program designed to help address the needs of pets living in poverty in order to improve wellness and keep pets where they belong - in their home.

Number of pets cared for through Safe Care & Crisis Housing, an APA program that assists individuals escaping domestic violence or sex trafficking situations, or those experiencing housing instability.

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SafeCare and Crisis Housing programs helps individuals experiencing domestic violence or housing instability by caring for their pet at no cost while they find stable housing and get to safety.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of spay/neuter surgeries preformed prior to adoption

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

Pet Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 main focus is bringing people and pets together. We accomplish this in a number of ways, including adoption, education, outreach and wellness programs.

We work with the community and a variety of partners to find new homes for healthy, adoptable pets. Through our transfer program, we are also able to help place adoptable pets that are brought to our shelter from rural areas where adoption is more difficult. We provide a variety of educational programs aimed to teach children about safe interactions with animals, as well as how to keep animals healthy. For our senior community members, we offer programs to enrich their lives and provide interactions with companion animals without the long-term commitment of pet ownership. Through our Pet Partners program, we also help keep people and pets together in vulnerable communities, by providing needed resources, like food and vaccines, while raising awareness of free spay and neuter services. Finally, we offer a number of wellness programs at our shelter, including a veterinary wellness clinic, a free spay/neuter service, and community wellness events in collaboration with partners.

The APA has a number of community partners who provide support for our work. We are especially proud to be a Purina-fed and supported shelter. In addition, we receive a significant level of charitable support from generous community donors and friends. Our board members work hard to ensure that the APA is well positioned to continue our long history of bringing people and pets together. Staff are well-trained and bring years of experience working with animals.

2020 was another great year for the APA --

Adoptions = 3,519

Lost pets reunited with families = 133

Animals transferred to the APA for a 2nd chance = 2,526

Pets benefiting from our Foster Care Program = 1,928

Children reached by No More Bullying Program = 140

Volunteer Hours = 33,276 hours completed by 392 volunteers

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

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

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Animal Protective Association of Missouri

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Marissa Curran

Commercial Liability Partners, LLC


Board co-chair

Annie Castellano

Edward Jones

Annie Castellano

Marissa Curran

Sandra Lehrer

Patrick Barry

Shawn Simmons

Suzie Craft

John Lynn

Debbie Caplin

Jason Ellis

Jason Gagne

Matthew Murphy

Timothy Bahr

Marvin Crumer

Brandon Hall

Susy Tejayadi

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/23/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/23/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.