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Sierra County Animal Rescue Society

aka SCARS   |   WILLIAMSBURG, NM   |  https://www.sierracountyanimalrescuesociety.com/

Mission

Provide financial, educational, and when necessary, physical assistance for the care of lost, mistreated, neglected and/or abandoned animals of Sierra County, New Mexico.

Ruling year info

2015

Presdient

Ms Joyce Robbin Brodsky

Vice President

Ms Barbara Lovell

Main address

PO BOX 435

WILLIAMSBURG, NM 87942 USA

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EIN

47-3438073

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

Providing spay/neuter to adoptable pets that are in the shelter so they have a better chance of being adopted and not procreating. Providing funds to individuals and animal control officers to perform successful TNR operations within the county.

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?

Amayzing Grayz Spay/Neuter Fund

provide inexpensive or free spay/neuter to cats and kittens of Sierra County whether owned or feral, to reduce euthanasia due to overcrowding of Sierra County's only animal shelter.

Population(s) Served

Veterinary help for homeless animals residing in the Truth or Consequences Animal Shelter or approved foster home.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide low cost or free spay/neuter to companion animals of Sierra County whether owned, feral, fostered or shelter residents.

Population(s) Served

Locate and provide transport for homeless companion animals in Sierra County to licensed rescues, local fosters and no kill shelters. Provide veterinary services when needed. Provide funds for spay/neuter and vaccinations as needed.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults

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 with freedom from discomfort

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

Low-income people

Related Program

Amayzing Grayz Spay/Neuter Fund

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2023 Paid spay/neuter and rabies vax for 359 cats and 216 dogs. Majority of the cats were stray or shelter housed and dogs were fostered or shelter housed.

Number of contracts/purchase agreements that the organization holds for purchase of its products/services

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

Amayzing Grayz Spay/Neuter Fund

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Agreement with city of Truth or Consequences, NM animal shelter to pay for the spay/neuter and rabies vaccination of all felines entering and one dog per month.

Number of animals rehomed

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

Dogs and Cats Stranded on Streets

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2023 180 dogs and 40 cats spayed/neutered and rabies vaccinated and sent to rescues or fosters. 2022 90 dogs and 46 cats spayed/neutered and rabies vaccinated and sent to rescues or fosters.

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Adults

Related Program

Dogs and Cats Stranded on Streets

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Financed the construction of a play yard for the Truth or Consequences Animal Shelter through grants and donations.

Number of animals rescued

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

Dogs and Cats Stranded on Streets

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2021 92 dogs & 44 Cats vetted & sent to rescues 2020 82 stray cats and 16 dogs, spayed/neutered vaccinated and sent to rescues

Number of animals vaccinated

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

Amayzing Grayz Spay/Neuter Fund

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2023 359 cats/kittens & 216 dogs 2022 440 cats/kittens & 198 dogs 2021 370 cats/kittens & 137 dogs 2020 135 cats/kittens & 39 dogs

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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

Dogs and Cats Stranded on Streets

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2023 216 increasing due to available funds 2022 198 2021 137 total pups & dogs 2020 23 owned helped with cost, 16 strays or shelter dogs

Number of spay/neuter vouchers issued

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

Amayzing Grayz Spay/Neuter Fund

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 41 cats 5 dogs 2020Mostly cats to a monthly mobile unit 2022 new vet offering discounts for rescues has made a world of difference!

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

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

Amayzing Grayz Spay/Neuter Fund

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Spay/neuter assists of feral cats decreased in 2023. Dogs assisted in 2023 216 compared to 198 in 2022 and 54 in 2021, cats assisted in 2023 359, 440 in 2022 and 182 in 2021. Controlling feral cats.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

To bring the local shelter's euthanasia rate to zero percent. To reduce the community cat population by providing funds for TNR and thereby reducing the number of unwanted kittens being born.

Sponsor the Spay and or Neuter of all companion animals. Advocate and educate spay/neuter, adopt don't shop and stricter regulation or eradication of puppy mills.
Reduce overcrowding through promoting adoption through reduced costs to the adopters.
Provide funds to spay/neuter all shelter pets before they are adopted and/or provide vouchers for those pets adopted at an age not yet eligible for the surgery.

Fundraising goal of $3000 per year
craft sales of pet toys & treats of $600. per year
received grant of $8000 for spay neuter of cats & kittens
Received grant of $1000 to promote bully breeds adoption
applied for grant of $4000 for spay/neuter
applied for grant of $10,000 for spay/neuter
receiving three monthly donations from individuals totaling $135 per month

Recruited, vetted and trained over 66 volunteers who either foster pets in their homes so that there are more open pens for homeless animals, or walk and teach dogs how to walk on a leash to make them adoptable, or groom cats and/or dogs to make them more adoptable, or help with cleaning chores including never ending loads of laundry, food and water dishes, litter pans, etc. With the continued restrictions involved with Covid 19 safe practices, volunteering has been on hold.
Sponsored approximately 40 adoptions 2020 and transported more than a dozen animals to rescue organizations. Paid the cost of spay/neuter for 66 cats and vaccinated 100 kittens in 2019. Spayed and or neutered 31 dogs in 2019.
Spay/neuter 2020 53 owned cats, 82 stray (community) cats,
23 owned dogs and 16 stray dogs (three of the strays are or were in the shelter).
Provided pet food for two food pantries and six individuals, mostly cat food and litter at cost of about $400 and we redistributed several bags and cases of canned food that were donated to us as well.
We helped pay veterinary bills for twenty-two cats and 62 dogs. Thirty-two of the dogs
were examined and given health certificates and were transported to rescues in Colorado and
Phoenix. Sixteen of the cats were transported to rescues in Bernalillo and Phoenix.
2021 provided funds for spay/neuter and rabies vax for 390 cats and 139 dogs. Majority of these pets were sheltered, fostered or feral.
2022 we hope to double 2021's spay/neuter statistics and get volunteers back in the shelter, if Covid restrictions are reduced.

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

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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

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

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Sierra County Animal Rescue Society

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joyce R Brodsky

Sierra County Animal Rescue Society

Term: 2015 - 2023

Jan Haley

Sierra County Animal Rescue

Barbara Lovell

Sierra County Animal Rescue

Ruth Miller

Sierra County Animal Rescue Society

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? 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 1/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/31/2023

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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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.