YANCEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

aka Yancey Humane   |   Burnsville, NC   |  www.yanceyhumanesociety.org

Mission

The mission of the Yancey Humane Society is to shelter, rehabilitate and adopt the stray and unwanted dogs and cats of Yancey County into permanent loving homes, provide compassionate, humane and educational services to improve animal welfare in Yancey County, enhance the lives of companion animals in the community and prevent the cruelty of animals in Yancey County.

Ruling year info

1985

Director

Mrs. Renee Tomberlin

Main address

PO Box 1016

Burnsville, NC 28714 USA

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EIN

58-1615767

NTEE code info

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

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

We constantly struggle to deal with and correct the issues of over-population of cats and dogs in our county. With no spay/neuter laws on the books and with the cost of regular surgery at the local vets being more than a large segment of our population can afford, unwanted litters are a very common thing. We end up with them here at the shelter, often sick or malnourished. We also work very diligently to return stray animals to their owners.

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?

Rabies Clinics

We hold rabies clinics twice a year at the shelter, providing low cost rabies vaccinations to anywhere from 800-1000 companion animals a year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We arrange for transportation of community owned animals to a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Asheville, NC one time per month. This is done in an effort to reduce the numbers of unwanted dogs and cats in the county.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We work with our volunteers to build feral cat shelters to be placed out in the county wherever feral cats are present and the landowner will allow.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide the materials for the inmates of our local jail system to make sturdy wooden dog houses that are then given to people in the county who have the need and might not be able to afford good shelter for their dogs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Volunteers take suitable dogs and cats into several area nursing homes to provide the joy that a loving animal can bring to residents.

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 animals euthanized

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Breaking this down by percentage, in 2018 9% of the total population was euthanized, 6% euthanized in 2019 and 3% euthanized in 2020.

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 rehabilitation (if needed) and the rehoming of stray animals and unwanted litters that come into the shelter. Humane education for local residents concerning the importance of spay/neuter and proper nutrition and shelter for their companion animals. We hope to acquire funding and donations to help pay for the spay/neuter surgeries for local residents' private animals and funds to continue to cover the medical needs and general care of the animals who do come into our shelter population.

1) We plan to apply for grants to help cover the costs associated with spay/neuter surgeries for local residents' cats and dogs in order to reduce the number of unwanted litters. 2) We plan to continue to work with the public in attempting to educate them regarding the need for these surgeries using social media and local adoption events. 3) We plan to continue to offer low cost rabies clinics throughout the year both at the shelter and at local fire departments throughout the county. We are working with our vet of record to hold shot clinic for other non-core vaccines in order to improve the health of local cats and dogs. 4) We continually fundraise to meet the monetary needs of the shelter regarding medical care for the animals that come in sick or injured. We strive to keep our adoption rates for dogs over 95% and hope to improve the cat adoption rates to at least 85%.

All of these goals are easily within our capability to accomplish with the proper funding. We will continue to utilize the low cost spay/neuter clinic (Humane Alliance) in Asheville to provide the surgeries for local residents' animals. We can increase the number of animals that we send if and when we have the funds to pay for more. We have a very capable and caring veterinarian who can provide any care needed for shelter animals as long as we have funding to pay for it at the reduced rates that she offers us. We are already holding rabies clinics and can increase out presence in the community with more funding. We would love to be able to offer non-core vaccines at a very reduced rate.

We have lowered our euthanasia rates for canines to a percentage that always meets the criteria for being considered a "no-kill" shelter. We would like to get to that same point with the felines through spay/neuter, education and a trap/alter/return program. We currently vaccinate over 800 local animals a year for rabies and would love to increase that number and the next step is to offer low cost clinic for non-core vaccines. We already offer low cost spay and neuter surgery through Humane Alliance but strive to be able to reduce those rates even further. Offering free spay/neuter is the ultimate goal.

Financials

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YANCEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Kathryn Case

Yancey Humane Society

Term: 2020 - 2023

Jo Ann Braddock

Sylvia Archer

Samantha Byrd

Anne Kinch

Kim Simpson

Nickey Stamey

Cheryl Fowlkes

Kirby Troutman

Kelsey Achziger

Board leadership practices

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    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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/5/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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