Animal related

SADIES SAFE HARBOR CANINE RESCUE

Rescue one

Hamburg, NY

Mission

SADIE'S SAFE HARBOR CANINE RESCUE PURPOSE IS TO OPERATE AS A NOT FOR PROFIT VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION PASSIONATELY DEDICATED TO THE RESCUE OF ANIMALS ABANDONED IN HIGH KILL SHELTERS AND DIRECT SURRENDER FROM OWNERS WHO CAN NO LONGER CARE FOR THEM, UTILIZING A NETWORK OF VOLUNTEERS, FOSTER HOMES, BOARDING FACILITIES, TRAINERS AND VETERINARIAN SUPPORT, WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE A SECOND CHANCE FOR SO MANY WORTHY CANINES WHO WOULD OTHERWISE NOT HAVE A SECOND CHANCE. WE PROVIDE A QUALITY OF LIFE AND SAFE TEMPORARY FOSTER HOMES WHILE WE SEARCH FOR PERMANENT FAMILY THROUGH A SCREENED ADOPTION PROCESS. WE ALSO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY AND PET OWNERS AS A RESOURCE, PROVIDING EDUCATON AND INFORMATION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SPAYING AND NEUTERING YOUR PETS.

Ruling Year

2014

President

David Seider

Main Address

51 Highland Ave

Hamburg, NY 14075 USA

Keywords

dog rescue, dog adoption

EIN

46-2725246

 Number

3959221035

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

According to the ASPCA, approximately 670,000 dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters annually for various reasons.

Sadie's is passionately dedicated to the rescue of canines from local shelters, out of state shelters and direct surrender from owners who can no longer care for their dogs. Sadie's serves our community and pet owners as a resource, providing education and information on the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Dog adoption

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of animal adoptions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Dog adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of animals successfully adopted out from Sadie's Safe Harbor Canine Rescue. 2018: Sadie's had some longer term foster dogs that took longer than typical to find homes.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of animals spayed or neutered by Sadie's Safe Harbor. Detailed reporting started in March 2017.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Dog adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

The number of events that Sadie's holds or attends (adoption events, community outreach, open houses, and fundraisers)

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our organization's main goal is to reduce the number of unwanted and stray dogs in our community and anywhere where assistance is needed. No companion animal should be euthanized for lack of a home or space in a shelter, treatable health issues, or behavioral issues that can be improved through appropriate training.

Education and awareness is a key aspect to achieving our goal. Through our communitiy outreach, website and social media presence, and public events, Sadie's informs the public about the need for homes for adoptable dogs. We educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering to help control the pet population.

Every animal surrendered to our rescue is fully vetted, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Medical treatment and behavioral training are provided as appropriate to ensure the dog is ready for adoption into a loving home. Foster volunteers assist with basic training and socialization and get to know each dog, enabling us to find a home that best suits the animal.

We work with local shelters to take in dogs that are not functioning well in a shelter environment, affecting their adoptability. We also regularly network with out of state shelters who have high numbers of strays and owner surrenders to transport those animals to WNY for adoption.

Sadie's currently has a team of approximately 50 active volunteers. They fill various roles including fostering dogs, providing appropriate medical care, coordinating transports, providing training, staffing adoption events, conducting home visits, checking references, etc. We regularly conduct fundraising events to fund our efforts. We also continue to serve as a resource for all adoptive families to maximize the success of an adoption.

Overall progress in the effort to decrease the number of dogs euthanized will be evidenced by an increase in successful adoptions annually. Sadie's tracks the adoption process and outcome.

Sadie's has coordinated the successful adoptions of 150 dogs per year for the last 4 years. We continue to support our local shelters, dog control officers, local community members and out of state shelters to help reduce the number of dogs in shelters or dogs that are at risk of being euthanize for lack of space. Sadie's continues to grow our number of foster homes to maximize our capacity for taking in dogs, ensuring they have all the supports they need to become adoptable. To provide a steady funding stream, Sadie's newly appointed fundraising coordinators are tracking our fundraising efforts and aggressively exploring new opportunities.

External Reviews

Financials

SADIES SAFE HARBOR CANINE RESCUE

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No