SKAGIT ANIMALS IN NEED

aka SAIN   |   Mount Vernon, WA   |  http://www.skagitanimalsinneed.org

Mission

Mission: SAIN prevents and responds to animal cruelty and neglect primarily in support of animal control and law enforcement.

Ruling year info

2014

Chair

Samantha Cabaluna

Main address

PO Box 503

Mount Vernon, WA 98273 USA

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EIN

45-5189936

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

Most large animals/livestock seized from cruelty and neglect cases are sent to auction. SAIN provides a humane alternative by providing funding and resources to support law enforcement and animal control in the fostering, rehabilitation, care and adoption of the animals we assist with.

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?

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Mission: SAIN prevents and responds to animal cruelty and neglect primarily in support of animal control and law enforcement.

Vision: Every animal is properly cared for in accordance with Washington State law.

We provide emergency resources including:
​ - Financial resources to those needing assistance in caring for their animals as requested by law enforcement and animal control
- A network of knowledgeable foster families ready to provide a safe environment when requested by animal control officers
- Educational opportunities to increase awareness of proper animal care and husbandry
- Engagement of citizens as volunteers, or through community services, who would benefit from interactions with animals that are mending from neglect and/or abuse.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Animal Assistance Program (AAP) is designed to prevent the neglect, abandonment and suffering that equines and any companion or livestock animals may endure when their caretakers are struck by difficult financial times or other challenging life circumstances. The AAP is intended for responsible, well-meaning animal owners to bridge the gap during a period of time while they work toward a sustainable plan to feed and care for their animals. An application process is in place for those interested in utilizing the resources allocated for this program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2019

Affiliations & memberships

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2019

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 with freedom from fear and distress

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

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Fewer animals in our program should indicate fewer animals are being abused, neglected or needing law enforcement or animal control intervention.

Number of animals rehomed

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

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Finding permanent loving homes is key to ensuring these animals live out the rest of their lives free from abuse or neglect.

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

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

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By raising awareness about what we do and why we do it, we hope to engagement more stakeholders, increase fundraising and encourage adoptions.

Number of Facebook followers

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

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By increasing our audience on Facebook we hope to increase awareness, engage new stakeholders and promote adoptions of the animals in our care.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Skagit Animals in Need is an all volunteer organization.

Number of animals with freedom from pain

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

Animal Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our Animal Assistance Program is designed to help owners maintain care for their animals in times of need while they work toward a sustainable, long-term solution. Typically, we are funding vet care.

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 biggest dream is that there is a day that Skagit Animals In Need is not needed. We currently care for animals that are released or seized by the Skagit County Sheriff's Department or found as abandoned animals within Skagit County. We have also begun working with similar situations in neighboring counties, as resources allow, while continuing to prioritize the needs of Skagit County people and animals. Imagine, if all animals were cared for; no horses having their feet ignored or cows left for winter without food. If this was the case, animal control would have no animals turned over or seized, we wouldn't be needed. This is our ultimate goal, to continue to educate people on how to properly care for their animals and to control the numbers of animals they have; in the hopes that there are no starving or unwanted animals.

In the mean time, we plan on continuing to care for animals, who at no fault of their own, find themselves in the hands of animal control.

We are working hard to educate the public on how to properly care for their animals, how to control their animal populations and looking into developing programs that may be able to assist with animal population control. We also educate on the steps for people to take if they come across animals don't appear to be adequately taken care of.

Volunteer foster homes and other volunteers are all working hard to ensure a safe and caring environment is provided at the request of local animal control and law enforcement. Proper nutrition, veterinarian care, health maintenance, training, shelter and daily care is provided until an appropriate adoptive home can be found.

Skagit Animals in Need is lucky to have dedicated foster homes, willing volunteers, an experienced board and the resources to provide assistance as requested by local animal control and law enforcement. The development of committees over the past year has helped to streamline processes and allow for strategic and future planning. Education was provided to the public, measurable indicators have been set and written policies and procedures are being developed. We will continue to educate the public, find loving permanent homes for the animals we have cared for, utilize our volunteers in meaningful ways, use measurable indicators to ensure continued success and focus on the recruitment of qualified board members.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In order to better serve and inform our volunteers, we maintain a private SAIN Volunteer Facebook Group.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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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SKAGIT ANIMALS IN NEED

Board of directors
as of 06/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Samantha Cabaluna

Cassandra Carr

Operations Mgr

Janette Walker

Secretary

Samantha Cabaluna

Marketing

Jessica Culp

Treasurer

Laurin Brown

Volunteer Coordinator

Ragina Gray

Grant Coordinator

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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 6/11/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data