Humane Society of Morgan County Inc

#Changing Lives

MADISON, GA   |  www.humanemorgan.org

Mission

To rescue dogs and cats from euthanasia for foster care or adoptions from animal control facilities or through owner-surrender, so that the animals may live in a safe, healthy shelter until they find forever homes.

Notes from the nonprofit

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Ruling year info

1995

Director of Operations

Ms Miranda Johnson

Main address

1170 FAIRGROUND RD

MADISON, GA 30650 USA

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EIN

58-2110079

NTEE code info

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

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our community prides itself on the quality of life here, a small town on the outskirts of Metro Atlanta. Close enough to enjoy the benefits, removed enough to avoid many of the problems. We also have a number of retirees who enjoy our historic town and the nearby Lake Oconee. One issue that we help resolve is the euthanasia of stray, abandoned and surrendered cats and dogs. Our animal control does a good job of picking up strays and caring for them until a rescue organization can take as many as possible, and we take our share to live with us until we find forever homes. With the elderly factor of our population, we find we have a number of surrendered animals because the owners can no longer take care of their beloved pets and want us to find a good home for them. On the other hand, we have a number of older adopters who enjoy the benefit of a feline or canine companion in their retirement. So, we save animals and provide them good homes that frequently benefit elderly adults.

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?

Adoption to Forever Homes

We advertise dogs and cats that are fully vetted for adoption to "forever homes." The adoption rate is higher than it has ever been; but, if for some reason an animal is not adopted, it will stay in the facility until death, if necessary. We do not euthanize unless the animal cannot survive on its own or has become extremely aggressive and dangerous with bites.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

We work with Rotary Clubs of Greene and Morgan Counties to find pets, primarily dogs, for veterans. The civic club sponsors the vetting of an animal from our center and the connection process to the vet. The budget reflects the cost of vetting one animal.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide a one-week session for children in grades 2-5. The focus of the program is learning how to care for pets and promoting at least one animal from the center for adoption. The children visit a vet's facility, have an exotic pet owner share some animals with the group, prepare promotional pages for pets for our FaceBook page, read and write about animals, make crafts related to the animals and the center, and even visit a safari zoo under construction in the area.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We take animals to classes at school that are interested in participating and to the local Boys and Girls Club after school program for the children to read to the animals. Reluctant readers will read to an animal long before they will read aloud to an adult or a peer.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 rehomed

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Adoption to Forever Homes

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We constantly work on increasing these numbers as much as our facility and financial resources will allow. COVID-19 hurt adoptions because of limited spay/neuter.

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.

Our goals are simple:
1. Save cats and dogs from being euthanized;
2. Provide them a safe, caring environment until they are adopted;
3. Provide families or individuals with a loving animal companion. and
4. Educate children and the community on proper pet care.

1) We take cats and dogs from surrounding animal control facilities, give them vaccines and any medical care needed, and provide microchips;
2) We partner with other local organizations such as the Morgan County Charter School System and the Madison-Morgan Boys and Girls Club with programs such as "Paws for Reading," and opportunities for students to volunteer, especially those in the MCHS Career Academy who are interested in veterinary medicine or other projects that benefit both entities, like a recent project for students in a ag class to build a 'catio'.
3) We also partner with Rescue Ranch in Rutledge, GA and the Madison and Morgan County animal control offices in a "Clips and Snips" project to round up as many stray or feral cats for spay/neuter and vaccines then releasing them. We also provide reduced costs for low-income families for spay/neuter of dogs or cats, plus vaccines.
4) Since we receive no government funding or funds from any national organization, we spend time and effort in fund-raising activities, projects and events.
5) We apply for grants from as many appropriate foundations or organizations as time and resources allow,
6) We conduct a week of day camp in the summer to promote continued literacy activities to avoid academic loss over vacation, while teaching pet care, and volunteerism,

1) We have an active Board of Directors (11 members) who understand that one of their major roles is to assist and participate in fund-raising.
2) We have an Auxiliary Board (15-20 members) whose primary responsibility is to help with any fund-raising efforts and to promote the organization on social media.
3) We have an experienced Director of Operations whose business management skills match her love for and skills with our animals.
4) We have animal techs who are well-trained by our director and do their jobs with skill and love for each cat or dog.
5) We have a supportive community who believe in our cause and step up to help.
6) We own our facility, which has been noted to be one of the best in Georgia.

We have dramatically increased the number of adoptions over the past 3 years. We had approximately 425 adoptions in 2018 and managed 416 again in 2020, in spite of the pandemic.

We revised and expanded our board at the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, and we are enjoying increased involvement from veteran members, inspired by the enthusiasm of new members.

We are working hard toward breaking even by the end of 2030 (one of our strategic plan objectives), and we appear to be on target to accomplish that objective.

We recently improved the environment of our cat room with a "catio" for fresh air and exercise, and we refurbished our laundry room with new equipment. We were able to use grants to help with that challenge. Now we are faced with a deteriorating dog exercise yard, which needs total replacement of the artificial turf and are working on grants and fund-raising to help make that happen.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Humane Society of Morgan County Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Patricia Stokes

Humane Society of Morgan County

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mr. Jim Jones

Humane Society of Morgan County

Term: 2021 - 2019

Dona Franks

Humane Society of Morgan County

Patricia Stokes

Humane Society of Morgan County

Ron Collins

Humane Society of Morgan County

Keith Davis

Humane Society of Morgan County

Jack Powell

Humane Society of Morgan County

Susan Scherer

Humane Society of Morgan County

James Williams

Humane Society of Morgan County

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 2/22/2021,

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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

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2021

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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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.