FAYETTE HUMANE SOCIETY INC

A work of heart

Fayetteville, GA   |  https://fayettehumane.org/

Mission

Fayette Humane Society advocates for animals, supports the community, and enhances pet/owner relationships through spay/neuter programs, rehoming & adoption services, and community education and outreach.

Ruling year info

1974

President

Rick DeLoach

Vice-President

Molly Young

Main address

PO Box 244

Fayetteville, GA 30214 USA

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Formerly known as

Fayette County Humane Society

EIN

58-1592706

NTEE code info

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

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Reduce the population of homeless companion animals, reduce the county's euthanasia rate.

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?

Foster Care and Adoption

FHS PROVIDES HOUSING, FOOD AND MEDICAL CARE FOR ABANDONED ANIMALS.  We do not have a shelter, so the animals stay in foster homes with our voluteers until we can find them forever homes.  We advertise available animals on our website and in the local newspaper.  We also conduct weekend pet adoptions at the Peachtree City PetSmart.

Population(s) Served
Adults

FCHS covers the costs of spay/neuter surgery for up to 3 pets (cats or dogs) in low-income households. After our staff verify the clients' eligibility, we provide a certificate which they take to an approved vet.  Once the surgery has been performed, the vet submits the certificate to FCHS for reimbursement.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We have volunteers who are teachers and/or Toastmasters willing to speak in local schools, libraries, and in front of any group who requests our presence.  Topics include proper pet care and the importance of spaying or neutering to control overpopulation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We work with other groups to control the feral cat population by setting up feeding stations and trapping, neutering, and vaccinating the feral cats.  We place the kittens in foster homes for socialization and eventual adoption.  We release the adults that cannot be tamed to the feral colony so they can live out their natural lives without reproducing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Most people looking to adopt a pet want puppies or kittens; it is much harder to place older animals, which we often get through abandonment and owner surrenders.  Many senior citizens live on fixed incomes and find it difficult to afford the adoption fee for a pet; also, many do not have the energy required to train and play with a young animal.  Our "seniors for seniors" pairs older, more sedate cats and dogs with elderly clients at a reduced adoption fee.  Funding is needed to make up the shortfall between the adoption fee collected and the additional medical care required to ensure the health of the older animals.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

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 animal adoptions

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

Adults, Low-income people

Related Program

Foster Care and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FHS adopts cats and dogs

Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

low-income spay/neuter assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Owned cats and dogs as well as free-roaming community cats in Fayette and surrounding Georgia counties

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.

The Fayette Humane Society strives to eliminate the needless killing of healthy, adoptable pets. We provide temporary foster care for homeless cats and dogs found as strays or surrendered by their owners. All pets we adopt out are vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Most are also microchipped. As funds permit, we provide spay/neuter assistance for low-income pet owners in an effort to reduce animal overpopulation. The Fayette Humane Society supports TNVR (Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return) as the best method of controlling the community cat population.

The FHS aggressively promotes spay/neuter as well as proper care and respect for animals. We provide education about the problem of pet overpopulation and the fact that cats and dogs can breed when they are as young as four months old. Unaltered companion animals, especially cats, can reproduce exponentially, and as a result, millions end up euthanized in shelters or killed on the highways because there are not enough homes.
We recently began partnering with other rescue groups and shelters to transport homeless animals from Georgia to northern states where the demand is greater.

We have many dedicated volunteers who are committed to rescuing and caring for homeless animals until they can be placed with loving families. We also realize we cannot solve pet overpopulation through adoption alone, so we work to promote spay/neuter for all companion pets in the community. We are also reaching out to rescue groups in northern states where cold winters and stricter spay/neuter laws have limited puppy and kitten births.

The FHS partners with the Fayette County Commissioners, other animal rescue organizations, and Fayette County Animal Control to spread the word about spay/neuter and puppy mills. We successfully completed a trial TNR program and worked with FCAC to rewrite local ordinances to make TNR protocol (instead of the traditional policy of trap and euthanize).
We plan to become more involved in transporting homeless animals to areas where the pet demand is greater.

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?

    Pet owners and potential pet owners in Fayette and surrounding Georgia counties. We also serve our volunteers and donors.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We put out a Volunteer Engagement survey and the board is acting on the results. We recently re-started our newsletter which goes out to donors, adopters, volunteers, and other supporters. We introduced our new board members and welcomed input.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, our volunteers,

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

    It has helped us become more focused on volunteer satisfaction and what causes burnout.

  • 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, 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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FAYETTE HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 9/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rick DeLoach

No Affiliation

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Molly Young

No Affiliation

Term: 2019 - 2022

STEPHANIE COHRAN

no affiliation

Sharon Marchisello

No Affiliation

Molly Young

No Affiliation

Sabrina Brown

No Affiliation

Julie Lueder

No affiliation

Marcia Hendershot

No affiliation

Brooke Baker

No affiliation

Rick DeLoach

No affiliation

Robert Goldberg

No affiliation

Penny Shannon

No affiliation

Bryan Tyson

No affiliation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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 04/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/12/2021

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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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.