Sioux Falls Humane Society

To provide safe haven and a human voice for all animals in need.

aka Sioux Falls Area Humane Society   |   SIOUX FALLS, SD   |  www.sfhumanesociety.com

Mission

To provide a safe haven and a human voice for all animals in need.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society has worked hard to fulfill our mission. With Covid, and its detriments, we have still managed to keep all staff on board, and working for the good of the animals. We are deeply proud of our passion and commitment, and it is apparent in all we do.

Ruling year info

1965

Executive Director

Kori J Baade

Main address

3720 E BENSON RD

SIOUX FALLS, SD 57104 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

46-0239786

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Sioux Falls Humane Society is working to protect animals by helping to address the overpopulation issue. Our current Strategic Plan states that the organization will spay and neuter each animal before adoption. This will greatly help pets to find homes, and protect them from overpopulation and breeding.
Our organization is well respected in the animal care arena, as well as health and education.

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?

Paroled Pups

The Paroled Pups program has been in existence for 20 years. We pair animals that have not been taught basic skills to an inmate at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. The animals live on site, and are trained daily to develop skills that help them to be adopted into loving homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This partnership exists to pair Veterans with service animals. We train the animals at the South Dakota State Penitentiary on service skills, therapy and general assistance to veterans with PTSD, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is a quarterly learning experience for children. They learn to develop skills to take care of animals in their home as well as learn important skills for safety.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We have many training programs available for the adopted pet. From take home education, behavior, feeding, and family education, we support the new adopter on what they need to learn to take proper care of the animals in their families.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society pairs animals with the National Search and Rescue foundation. They are taken to training at the SD Canine Center, and are deployed upon graduation to disasters, drug enforcement, rescue, and search.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ASPCA 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

With adding vaccinations, microchips, worming,and FIV/FELV testing, our costs have gone up, but our value is more.

Number of law enforcement agencies assisted in animal cruelty cases

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of instance where penalties have increased for animal cruelty, neglect, fighting, abandonment, and/or sexual assault

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We believe Covid had a direct result in domestic issues in 2020. We saw more animal neglect and abuse as well.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We hope to continue lessening stay times by adopting out more animals.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Age groups, Health, Low-income people, Working poor, Incarcerated people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We spay and neuter all animals leaving our facility.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Age groups, Health, Family relationships, Veterans, Retired people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We began spay and neuter for all animals in 2019 when we were able to employ a full time Veterinarian. We see this increasing each year from here on out.

Number of released animals

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

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

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

Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Paroled Pups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We have added a Behaviorist in 2020. This person accepts all animals and works on specific behaviors that cause them adoption challenges. Our whole staff works with all of the animals in our care.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society mission is to provide safe haven and a human voice for all animals in need. To that mission, we accept all animals for intake regardless of breed, reason, or health. We take in over 8000 animals per year. These animals are surrendered by owner request, taken in as they have been neglected or abused, or stray. We believe we are making a huge impact in our state, holding 21 animal care and control contracts.
We pride ourselves in being a transparent, no-kill facility that respects the donor requests that come our way.

1. Spay and neuter of all pets before adoption.
2. All animals leave the facility with microchip, and all required vaccinations.
3. Education is offered after the adoption so that the animals find their forever homes.
4. Long term Strategic plan to address space, and cleanliness.

We have a very aggressive fund development plan including events, planned gifts, corporate partnerships, estate planning, and general community events.

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society has been in existence since 1919. We have been the community's "go to" for all animal related needs, and continue to strive for good customer service, and animal care.
We have added a significant amount of programming, to help veterans, abused women and children, special needs population, search and rescue efforts so that animals that "need jobs" are given them to help others.
In 2020, even with Covid, we adopted out as many animals as the year before, and continue programming as normal as possible.

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?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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?

    Covid in 2020 made us pivot to curbside adoptions. People still wanted to adopt animals, but wanted to be safe.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

Sioux Falls Humane Society
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Sioux Falls Humane Society

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Tom Pruner

Eide Bailly

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Ms. Jennifer Wosje

Woods Fuller Law Firm

Term: 2020 - 2023

Jason Shea

Media One

April Keizer

Brandt Soloman, and Anderson

Jaleen Brunner, DVM

All City Pet Care West

Karen Crew

Attorney- Crew and Crew

Jennifer Van Anne

Attorney- Woods Fuller

Doug Deneui

Your Pet Stop- Owner

Tom Pruner

Eide Bailly

Kyle Scholten

Regency Hotel Mgmt- CFO

Anthony Botticella

Investments

Keli Volk

KELO TV

Ken Giegling

Board Emeritus- Avera

Lori Fossen

Board Emeritus-SD Federal Court

Greg Guse

Board Emeritus- Paulsen

Jocie Davis

Self Employed

Mike Choate

USGS

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 1/27/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data