NORTHWEST ALABAMA SPAY AND NEUTER ASSISTANCE

aka NASANA   |   Florence, AL   |  https://www.nasana.org

Mission

This organization is organized and will be 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 able to increase that number every year and now have surpassed our new goal for 2019, which was to help 400 animals and we helped 423. We exceeded ALL expectation in 2020 and helped 668 animals. Because of our unplanned success in 2020 we ran into some funding difficulties in 2021 and were able to help only 528. We have been fortunate to have help from several grantors over the years and our generous donors help to make our mission continue. 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 info

2015

President

Mrs. Pat Maguire

Treasurer

Mrs. Marilyn Curry

Main address

2701 Mall Drive PMB 266

Florence, AL 35630 USA

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EIN

47-2758132

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Spay Neuter Assistance Program

This program is designed to assist qualified persons to have their owned cats and dogs spayed and neutered.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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 spayed and neutered

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Spay Neuter Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

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 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.

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 continued to schedule more animals as we received additional funding and more people learned about our program. In 2018, our total rose to 395, 2019 we helped 423 and 2020 was by far the more productive year we have had. We helped spay or neuter 668 animals in 2020, which was a very large, unexpected increase over 2019. Because of this, we started 2021 in a deficit position. Luckily, we were able to qualify for some grants and also had some generous donors that covered the part of the surgeries not covered by the grants. However, the shortage of funds for a period of time, we had to scale back our operations and the total number of animals we helped in 2021 was not quite as large as 2020.
However, even with the funding shortages, we still helped to spay and neuter 528 animals in 2021 and are very proud of that. 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.

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?

    Residents of our 3-county service area who receive certain Government assistance programs and who, without our help, would not be able to have their animals spayed and neutered and would continue to contribute to the overpopulation of unwanted animals in our area. We also feel we serve the entire community by reducing the number of animals that have to be cared for by the local shelters and cause a burden on the entire community at large.

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

    Google reviews, feedback on Facebook and other social media sites,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We reached out to vets in the area who, in the past have not worked with us to see if we could get more support from the vet community so that we can schedule more animals to be spayed and neutered.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

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

    We have expanded our coverage limits to others based on some of the feedback about our parameters being too limited.

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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NORTHWEST ALABAMA SPAY AND NEUTER ASSISTANCE

Board of directors
as of 04/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Pat Maguire

Northwest Alabama Spay And Neuter Assistance

Marilyn Curry

Northwest Alabama Spay And Neuter Assistance

Pat Maguire

Northwest Alabama Spay And Neuter Assistance

Lynda Fenton

Northwest Alabama Spay And Neuter Assistance

Terri Griffin

Northwest Alabama Spay And Neuter Assistance

Albany Penter

Northwest Alabama Spay And Neuter Assistance

Board leadership practices

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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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/7/2021

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