EVANSTON ANIMAL SHELTER ASSOCIATION

More Than a Shelter

aka Evanston Animal Shelter   |   Evanston, IL   |  www.evanstonanimalshelter.net

Mission

We give companion animals the best chance at the life they deserve through rehabilitation, foster care, adoption and community support that keeps pets with the people who love them.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Brittany Kirk

Main address

2310 Oakton Street

Evanston, IL 60202 USA

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EIN

47-4001999

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Evanston Animal Shelter is a small, open admission municipal facililty. We currently occupy a very small, antiquated building making it difficult to care for the animals and to provide needed services to the families in our area. We partnered with the City of Evanston to secure a $2M grant from Cook County to be used to build a new facility. Over the next few years we need to continue to operate out of the existing facility while designing and building a new one, and then prepare for the transition to the new facility. During this transition we need to continue to serve the community and the animals in our care and also enhance our programs. Our Strategic Plans provide the roadmap for these activities.

Our programs

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

Care and Adoption

The Evanston Animal Shelter is an open-access municipal shelter, taking in any dog or cat from Evanston, IL. We provide the necessary medical care and training for each animal, with personalized care plans, in order to prepare them for adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide temporary care and housing for animals, free of charge, when their families are going through hard times (i.e., loss of housing, domestic violence). We spay or neuter and update vaccinations free of charge. We believe in keeping families and their pets together and in 2016-2017 we provided over 900 days of custodial care for 20 animals.

Population(s) Served

In 2020 we distributed nearly 35,000 pounds of free pet food. In addition to curb side pick-up at the
shelter, we partnered with the Evanston Emergency Food Pantry, the Produce Mobile, and Meals on
Wheels to help reach all those in need. We firmly believe that no one should have to give up their pet
because they can’t afford to feed them.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Victims and oppressed people
Unemployed people
Victims and oppressed people
Seniors
Ethnic and racial groups

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.

Total pounds of pet food and litter distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The Evanston Animal Shelter is a small animal shelter focused on providing quality care for the animals in our custody, but we also realize the importance of the human animal bond and have developed a number of community based programs designed to help people who are struggling with the demands of pet ownership to be able to keep their animals with them. Our current facility is small and antiquated, but a grant from Cook County has made it possible for us to work with the City of Evanston to design and build a new facility. Over the next 3 years we will work with the City to design and build the new facility, adapt our animal handling procedures and protocols for the new environment, and continue to adapt our social service programs to meet the needs of the community.

Our Strategic Planning Document outlines the steps we will take over the next 3 years to embrace the new facility and the positive impact it will have on our animals and the community, and to grow as an organization. Our plans fall into 5 themes:

1) Design, build and occupy the new facility
2) Enhance our social services model
3) Diversify our revenue streams to meet the growing needs of the community
4) Strengthen and diversify our Board
5) Enhance the well being of the animals in our custody

The Evanston Animal Shelter Association was formed in 2015. Our first goal was to change the Shelter from a high kill facility to No Kill status. This was achieved almost immediately. Since then we have turned our attention to the bigger picture, positioning ourselves as a resource to help pet owners in the community with everything from support from our Food Pantry to training advise. We have 4 full time and one part time employee and a dedicated volunteer base of approximately 75 people who actively provide direct care for our animals, and another larger group of people who provide animal transport, work with the Food Pantry, help with special events, etc.

The first big step was securing the Grant that allowed us to proceed. That was a huge accomplishment. Since then, the City of Evanston has engaged an architectural firm to oversee design and building of the new facility and the Evanston Animal Shelter Association has engaged a fundraising consultant to help us with our Capital Campaign. Of course all of this happened during a pandemic.

Financials

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Operations

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

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EVANSTON ANIMAL SHELTER ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 7/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brittany Kirk

Evanston Animal Shelter Association

Term: 2020 - 2026

Shannon Daggett

Bill Patti

Leslie O'Brad

Jill Cabot

Jenny Grist

Emma Smith

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? Yes
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability