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Humane Society of Buncombe County

Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Community Cats

aka Friends2Ferals   |   Asheville, NC   |  https://friends2ferals.org

Mission

Friends2Ferals is dedicated to improving the lives of community cats and humanely reducing their numbers over time utilizing TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return). By doing so, we have greatly reduced the population of feral colonies and, in turn, reduced the intake at local shelters. Shelter intake reduction helps create/maintain a no-kill situation.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Ms. Nancy Schneiter

Main address

PO Box 2532

Asheville, NC 28802 USA

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EIN

58-1413062

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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Our programs

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

Friends2Ferals

Trap/Neuter/Return program begun in late 2007.  To date over 14,000 cats have been spay/neuter/vaccinated.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Rescue, rehabilitate and re-home large animals.  The majority of rescues involve horses but goats as well as cattle have been through the program.  Animals come in due to injury, neglect, starvation or are surrendered prior to such.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, We don't have enough volunteers

Financials

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Humane Society of Buncombe County

Board of directors
as of 03/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Nancy Schneiter

Humane Society of Buncombe County

Term: 2008 -

Ric Schneiter

Terri Rice

Richard Polka

Sara Boelt

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/3/2023

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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

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