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.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Small animal shelter, small shelter staff in a very poor county of New Mexico. Sierra County's population is mostly elderly and on fixed income. We are: providing funds to reduce surrender of pets through paying medical expenses including spay/neuter, pet food and supplies for lower income families, recruiting, vetting and training shelter volunteers to help overworked shelter staff and bring more human contact to shelter pets to make them more adoptable. Sponsoring reduced adoption fees to move animals out of the shelter. 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 and no kill shelters. (Our local shelter is not yet considered a no-kill.)

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

Increasing

Context Notes

Paid vet bills for 22 cats and 62 dogs. 32 dogs were given health certificates & sent to dog rescues in Colorado & Arizona. 16 of the cats were transported to rescues in upstate NM & Arizona

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

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

Increasing

Context Notes

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

Number of animals rehomed

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

Low-income people

Related Program

Shake My Paw

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

32 dogs transported to no kill rescues. 16 cats to no kill rescues

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

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
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

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
Population(s) Served

Low-income people

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

135 cats/kittens and 39 dogs

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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

Low-income people

Related Program

Shake My Paw

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

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
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

Decreasing

Context Notes

Mostly cats to a monthly mobile unit

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 $4000 for spay neuter of cats & kittens
received grant of $10,000 to help spay and neuter of all shelter animals before adoption
Received grant of $25,000 to build a dog play yard (finished March 2020)
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 this year 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.

Financials

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Sierra County Animal Rescue Society

Board of directors
as of 11/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joyce R Brodsky

Sierra County Animal Rescue Society

Term: 2015 - 2020

Jan Haley

Sierra County Animal Rescue

Barbara Lovell

Sierra County Animal Rescue