CITY OF ELDERLY LOVE

Dedicated to saving Philly's senior pets

aka COEL   |   Skippack, PA   |  www.cityofelderlylove.org

Mission

City of Elderly Love is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue dedicated to saving and enriching the lives of homeless senior pets in the Philadelphia area. Utilizing volunteer foster homes, City of Elderly Love aims to rescue these animals from potential euthanasia at area animal shelters as well as prevent older animals from entering the shelter-system in the first place, when possible. City of Elderly Love also provides palliative and hospice care when needed. Through creative marketing and community events, City of Elderly Love works to place its adoptable pets into loving adoptive homes.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Erin Lewin

Co-Founder

Samantha Holbrook

Main address

PO Box 359

Skippack, PA 19474 USA

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EIN

46-4923885

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

Each year, Philadelphia's animal control shelter takes in close to 20,000 stray an unwanted animals (dogs, cats, and small animals/wildlife). Over 10 percent of those animals are euthanized due to lack of space and lack of resources. Senior pets are one of the most vulnerable shelter populations due to medical considerations, lack of shelter resources, and perceived lack of adoptability.

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?

Foster & Hospice Care

City of Elderly Love (COEL) is a 501(c)(3) no-kill senior pet rescue based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since it’s launch in 2014, COEL has rescued over 500 senior dogs and cats from euthanasia, primarily from Philly’s open-admission animal control shelter. COEL does not maintain a physical location, but instead operates out of a network of amazing foster and hospice care homes throughout Philly and it’s surrounding areas. You can learn more about COEL including how to join our foster care team or adopt one of our amazing animals at www.cityofelderlylove.org.

Population(s) Served
Adults

City of Elderly Love's senior pet retention fund helps Philadelphia-area pet owners keep their senior pets during times of hardship. We understand that unexpected vet care and emergencies are expensive. This is why we aim to help pet owners care for their beloved senior animals, preventing unnecessary surrenders to the already-crowded shelter system.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Standout Rescue of the Year 2018

Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia

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
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Foster & Hospice Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

City of Elderly Love rescues the majority of its animals from Philadelphia's animal control shelter.

Number of animals provided with long term care

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

Adults

Related Program

Foster & Hospice Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

City of Elderly Love works to provide its terminal pets with hospice and palliative care under the supervision of our veterinary partners.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

We at City of Elderly Love believe that every animal is an individual regardless of species, breed type, size, gender or age. Unfortunately, senior animals tend to be one of the most "at risk" populations in shelters and are often selected for euthanasia first due to the perception that they are "less adoptable" or the potential that they have costly age-related health issues. City of Elderly Love aims to help as many senior pets as possible spend the best years of their lives in loving homes rather than their stories ending in the crowded shelter.

Because the best way to decrease the number of animals who are euthanized in the shelters is surrender prevention, we work with members of the community to help prevent senior pets from entering the shelter system-to begin with. Additionally, City of Elderly Love utilizes a network of close to 100 experienced foster homes who house and care for adoptable and hospice care senior dogs and cats saved from the crowded shelter-system.

City of Elderly Love is comprised of a Board of Directors each with 10 years of animal welfare experience, including volunteering in Philadelphia's animal control shelter, leading it's canine and feline behavior teams, managing the shelter's volunteer base, event planning, and fostering pets in their homes. City of Elderly Love has carefully built a team of like-minded foster parents and volunteers who fully support it's mission to responsible save Philadelphia's homeless senior pets.

Since it's launch in 2014, City of Elderly Love has saved the lives of 1000 senior dogs and cats!

Financials

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

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CITY OF ELDERLY LOVE

Board of directors
as of 07/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Christina Voigt


Board co-chair

Ashley Foresta

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 ? 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 6/12/2021

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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

The organization's co-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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data