MARION ANIMAL RESOURCE CONNECTION

aka MARC   |   Jasper, TN   |  www.marc4change.org

Mission

To improve the lives of animals through spay/neuter, humane education, and rescue/rehoming.

Ruling year info

2012

Director

Mrs. April Bowden

Executive Director

Mrs. Sue E Scruggs

Main address

Po Box 153

Jasper, TN 37347 USA

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EIN

45-3711812

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

There are an abundance of stray, unwanted, neglected, abused dogs and cats in our rural TN area. We/MARC works to decrease the number of stray or unwanted animals and to improve peoples' respect and humane care for animals.

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?

Mom and Puppies Program

MARC will spay the momma dog for free and vet and find homes for the puppies if the person wants to keep the mom.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Offer financial assistance to low income people to spay or neuter their animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Alter pets of low income people for free or greatly reduced costs.

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
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Mom and Puppies Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Pets of Low Income People

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children/adults taught about humane care of animals.

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

Age groups

Related Program

Pets of Low Income People

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.

To decrease the number of stray, dumped, unwanted animals in Marion County
by altering dogs and cats especially those belonging to low income people,
by finding homes for unwanted animals,
by educating the citizens, adults and children about humane care of animals and the importance of altering pets,
by helping people keep their pets in a humane way.

Transporting 80 - 120 animals each month to be altered.
Continuing educational programs in the schools and increasing programs with adult groups.
Providing food, shelter, fencing assistance to help people keep their pets.
Rehoming unwanted and stray dogs and cats.
Conducting more TNR programs.
Working with County and City officials about recognizing the importance of altering dogs and cats.

We have volunteers and associates who respond to requests for help from citizens.
Foster homes keep animals safe and secure while they are rehomed.
We have volunteers devoted to teaching humane education.
Transporters drive the animals to clinics and for adoptions.
We have non profit accounts with veterinary supply companies to keep our costs down.
We receive discounts from vets to care for the animals.
We have sustaining donors and loyal support from citizens.
We have grants to help fund our programs.
We work with 8 low cost spay neuter clinics to get animals altered.
We are continuing to develop good relationships with County and City officials.

Decreased number of calls about puppies and stray dogs.
Better relationships with town authorities and vets.
More people know to call MARC.
Publicity in local and Chattanooga papers and TV re good things MARC has been doing.
Two of the counties we serve have donated money to MARC to help with altering animals.
We are getting over 1,000 dogs and cats altered each year and increasing each year.
We rehome approximately 800-900 dogs and cats each year.
We are recruiting new teaching volunteers with more technical knowledge to meet the current demands of virtual learning.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email, Facebook comments,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently improved our publication of found animals, published our policies, and are continuing to find ways to make the public aware of animals who have come into our care in case the animal is one for whom they are

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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MARION ANIMAL RESOURCE CONNECTION

Board of directors
as of 2/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Steve Strain

Assistant DA 12th Judicial District, TN

Term: 2020 - 2021

April Bowden

Marion Animal Resource Connection

Laura Allen

Century 21

Lorie Heller

Tower Bank

Joey Manis

McKendree United Methodist Church

Steve Strain

Assistant DA, 12th Judicial District TN

Sharon Swafford

Retired Teacher

Ashley Haynes

Tower Community Insurance

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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/5/2021,

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Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/29/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.