Animal related



Florence, AL


This organization is organized and will operated exclusively to help reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats by spay/neuter assistance to residents of Northwest Alabama.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Our goal for our first year of operation (2015) was to assist with at least 100 spay/neuter surgeries for animals belonging to residents of our 3-county service area who meet our qualification requirements. We are very happy that we surpassed that goal. We have been fortunate enough in the past 3 months to receive grants from 3 different grantors to help us reach our goal for this year, which is to double the number from last year. We continue to use social media and other outlets to reach the people who have need of our services. We are very committed to making the lives of both animals and people in our area better.

Ruling Year



Mrs. Pat Maguire


Mrs. Marilyn Curry

Main Address

2701 Mall Drive PMB 266

Florence, AL 35630 USA


Spay and Neuter





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

There is a severe overpopulation of dogs and cats in the Northwest Alabama area. The local shelters are continually overflowing with unwanted animals that have to be euthanized if no homes can be found for them.

Our programs

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Spay Neuter Assistance Program

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Our Results

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Number of animals spayed and neutered

Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Spay Neuter Assistance Program

Context notes

This is the number of animals that have been spayed and neutered with our assistance who would have continued to reproduce unwanted cats and dogs to be turned in to shelters or left on their own.

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our goal is to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats being born in the Northwest Alabama area by helping get companion animals fixed.

We plan to assist low income individuals to have their pet dogs and cats spayed and neutered. We will do that by raising money to help pay the bill for qualified individuals that could not otherwise afford to have their animals fixed.

We have a Board comprised of individuals who have worked in the Animal Welfare field for several years and have experience managing programs designed to help animals as well as other life experience which well qualifies them for running an organization such as this.

Indications that our program is having a positive impact will come with statistics of the number of unwanted animals turned in to the local shelters or taken in by other rescue groups.

During 2015, we assisted residents of our covered area to spay and neuter 110 of their companion dogs and cats. In 2016 we assisted in altering 308 animals and in 2017 our number rose to 364. We continue to schedule more animals as we receive additional funding. Knowledge of our organization and the help it provides is spreading and we are getting more and more requests for assistance as people learn about our success. We continue to search for funding sources and activities in order to continue and grow our program.

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Organizational Demographics

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Diversity Strategies

We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
We have a diversity committee in place
We have a diversity manager in place
We have a diversity plan
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Since our organization is an all-volunteer organization, we actively seek volunteers from all backgrounds and identity groups to help us in our efforts. What we look for most are people who love animals and want to help them.