Humane Society of Manatee County Inc

Saving Lives Four Paws at a Time

Bradenton, FL   |  www.humanemanatee.org

Mission

The Humane Society of Manatee County is committed to leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for animals through care, education and collaboration.

Ruling year info

1979

Executive Director

Rick Yocum

Main address

2515 14th Street West

Bradenton, FL 34205 USA

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EIN

59-1819652

NTEE code info

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

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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?

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

We provide low-to-moderate cost spay and neuter services to the general public.In addition to low-to-moderate cost spay and neuter services no cost spay and neuter services are offered throughout the year that are funded by grants.  Manatee County provides limited funding for services for low income families each year.  HSMC also provides low-to-moderate cost vaccine clinics bi-monthly for cats and dogs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Humane Society of Manatee County’s Second Chance Adoption Shelter found new homes for 753 cats and dogs in 2018.  Many of the animals arriving at our shelter have medical and behavioral issues and truly need a second chance.  Our shelter staff and medical team work with each animal to prepare them for adoption.  All animals adopted into new homes are spayed / neutered and fully vaccinated and all dogs receive heartworm prevention meds.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Humane Society of Manatee County Pet Food Pantry provides dog and cat food to pet owners experiencing temporary economic challenges to ensure their animal companions can stay with their families.  Low income families, senior citizens and young working families all have visited our Pet Food Pantry in times of need.  In 2018 over 2000lbs of cat and dog food was distributed to those in need.All of the pet food distributed through the Pet Food Pantry is food that was donated by our community.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Humane Society of Manatee County collaborates with members of our community and other animal welfare agencies in Manatee County in providing spay and neuter services for feral (free-roaming) cats.  The TNR (trap-neuter-return) program in addition to spay and neuter includes vaccines, and identifying ear tipping.  We make feral traps available through a loaner program for community members volunteering to assist in trapping unaltered cats.  TNR is the proven humane solution to control the population of feral (free-roaming) cats in the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PROGRAM INFORMATION Thank you for opening your heart and home to one of our shelter’s orphaned dogs. Your generosity will provide you and old, injured and sick, abused and under-socialized dogs a chance to grow or heal before finding their forever homes. Dogs needing foster homes • Puppies too young and/or immature to be adopted. • Puppies and young dogs that require more socialization than available at HSMC. • Older or senior dogs that will be more comfortable in a home environment. • Injured dogs and/or those recovering from surgery. • Neglected or abused dogs that need tender loving care. • Dogs suffering from “shelter stress” in need of a calming home environment. • Dogs with colds or with special medical needs. • Abandoned mothers with litters of puppies. Reasons to foster Fostering is a wonderful experience for you and your family -- you can feel good knowing you have helped save a dog’s life. Even better, you’ve created space in the shelter to accommodate other homeless dogs. Foster dogs provide companionship and purpose -- your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words. We hope you save this information as it will answer many questions that will arise when fostering (printed handouts are provided at orientation meetings). When in doubt, please e-mail HSMC. Orientation meetings are given for new foster parents by appointment. Please contact HSMC to be added to the list for the next orientation -- you will be notified as to when the meeting will be held. Attendance is a requirement for continued fostering. However, we can get you on our active list and even fostering your first case if we've received your application, signed foster parent agreement, and have talked with you by phone. If we haven't already spoken with you, we hope to soon and get you ready for your first foster case!

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating 2021

Awards

Non Profit of the Year 2018

Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations 2021

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2021

Best Friends Animal Society Network Partner 2021

Economic Development Corporation of Manatee County 2021

Manatee Chamber of Commerce 2021

ASPCA 2021

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Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations 2019

American Humane Association 2019

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance 2021

Manatee Tiger Bay 2021

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Humane Society of Manatee County is committed to leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for all animals through care, education and collaboration. The philosophy of the Humane Society of Manatee County is that the treatment of animals is a reflection of our community, and our four core programs serving the animals continue to grow. The Humane Society actively collaborates with other animal welfare organizations within the community to reduce euthanasia of animals as a means of population control. We are committed to providing the highest quality medical care and related services for all of the animals in Manatee County, including those animals in families facing economic challenges.

  • 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), 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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?

    The Humane Society of Manatee County (HSMC) veterinary clinic has been in operation for more than five years. During that time, the clinic has been able to help many animals with various medical conditions, from routine procedures and vaccinations, to treating sick and injured animals. Over these past five years trends in requested services have been followed to determine need. Based on those findings if was abundantly clear that we needed to make changes in our veterinary clinic to enable us to meet the growing demand for wellness services. Last year, the first thing we did was convert the community room in our Veterinary clinic into an expanded wellness clinic. We created various stations within this room which enabled us to care for the increase in clients.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We have developed a rapport and respect within the community. We have a thorough understanding of our clientele and their needs based on data collected research. Our business model has enabled us to operate successfully within the community and address their needs. Our clientele feel validated because we ALWAYS follow up AND, in many cases, they see their input in action.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Humane Society of Manatee County Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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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 ? 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 11/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/05/2021

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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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.