4 Paws Farm

Hempstead, TX   |  www.4pawsfarm.org

Mission

4 Paws Farm is an advocate for homeless companion animals. We provide homeless pets with either a foster family or shelter while we find them a loving family. We accept medical rescues to restore their health. Families who have financial stress are provided with vet care, food and support during difficult times.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Nancy Stoorza

Main address

P O Box 759

Hempstead, TX 77445 USA

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EIN

46-0821323

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pet overpopulation is a continual challenge for most communities. We have a three sided approach. First, we utilize and support a spay/neuter clinic. Second, we pull pets from kill shelters and adopt them. Third, we assist financially challenged pet owners to keep their pets in their home.

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?

Pet Foster

Our foster families take in homeless pets and gives them love, care and training. They provide care for those who are hurting and training for those who are about to enter our adoption programs..

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our kennels house over 30 dogs and cats awaiting fostering or adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We house and rehabilitate pets with medical issues.

Population(s) Served

Keeping a pet in their family is the best for the pet, family and community. We provide whatever it takes to keep the pet at home.

Population(s) Served

We instigated the City of Hempstead, TX animal control ordinance that made the city a no kill shelter community. Now we are working with three counties to develop a regional approach.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Delaney's Deli 200,000 pounds of high quality dog and cat food. During 2015, the pantry added high quality dog treats. Food and treats are shared with shelters and rescue groups for the cost of transportation, usually $50 per ton, who operate within Wallers, Washington, Austin and Grimes counties in Texas. People under financial distress may receive needed food at no cost.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Pets Alive 2012

Best Friends Animal Society 2014

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 rescued

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

Pet Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

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

Pet Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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

Pet Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Delaney's Deli distributes high quality pet food to people, shelters and pet rescues that are in financial distress.

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 over arching goal is to improve the lives of companion animals in Waller County, Texas. To that end we will spay or neuter over 151 pets in 2020. Implant 200 microchips. Bail out any family in financial crisis so they can keep their pets.

Pet overpopulation knows no boundaries. We have formed a coalition of municipal and private shelters, rescue groups and independent rescuers for our region. We are working with Waller, Washington, Austin and Grimes counties. This is the northwest side of Houston.

We have the support of the Mayor and City Council of Hempstead, Texas to work to build a strong pet system.

And we work closely with a neighboring town, Brenham and Washington County to bring them into no kill status. During 2020, the area is meeting no kill national standards.

We have accomplished no kill for the City of Hempstead, TX. Next will be Waller County. Then we will work with adjacent cities and counties to achieve a regional pet system.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Adults who love dogs or cats.

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

    Suggestion box/email,

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

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Opened our pantry to whoever shows up at a community food distribution site.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Fundamentally has changed our criterian for help.

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

    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 act on the feedback we receive, 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 honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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4 Paws Farm

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

Nancy Stoorza

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Term: 2016 - 2022

Harry Stoorza

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Carrie Gomez

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Christoper Gomez

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Nancy Stoorza

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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 3/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/22/2021

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Data
  • 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 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 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.