Animal related

ARKANSANS FOR ANIMALS INC

Little Rock, AR   |  www.arkansans4animals.org
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

Arkansans for Animals, Inc. is a state - wide animal advocacy organization to help promote the welfare of animals through low - cost and subsidized services, rescue and rehabilitation, humane legislation and public education.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Marian "Jake" Hillard

Main address

11701 Interstate 30 Ste 2

Little Rock, AR 72209 USA

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EIN

71-0663598

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

Veterinary Services (D40)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

Rescue and Referral Program

This program provides services to animals, including large animals as well as companion pets, in need of rescue as well as resources to Arkansas' poorest pet owners by providing support for pet food and supplemental veterinary care.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$20,000

Operation SaVE is a permanent, low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Little Rock which provides services to the pets of the general public regardless of income or residency. Established in 2011, it provides over 4,000 spays/neuters annually and preventive veterinary care to and additional 2,000 pets, helping to reduce the unwanted and homeless pet population in Central Arkansas and decrease the need for shelter euthanasia due to space. In-clinic programs such as "Spay it Forward" and the Marian and Marge Project provide services to the pets of elderly, handicapped and indigent pet owners free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$350,000

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 clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Operation SaVE (Sterilization and Vaccination Effort)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

AFA's programs helped 46 different shelters and rescues provide services to the homeless pets in their care and to the broader community in 2018.

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Operation SaVE (Sterilization and Vaccination Effort)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The average cost per animal to provide spay/neuter and vaccinations through both programs was just over $55.00 in 2018.

Number of companion animals spayed/neutered

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

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Operation SaVE (Sterilization and Vaccination Effort)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

AFA provided over 6400 spays/neuters and/or vaccinations to dogs and cats in Arkansas in 2018, bringing the number of animals altered through this program to nearly 130,000 pets.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

AFA, Inc. hopes to reduce the suffering of living creatures entrusted to our care through life saving programs and low-cost services to those who cannot otherwise afford to care for their companion animals. AFA promotes humane public policy and legislation for ALL animals through pro-active advocacy and education. AFA continues to support efforts which would increase and regulate standards of care for animals in shelters and abolish large scale commercial pet breeders (puppy mills). AFA seeks to increase access to low-cost services including apsy/neuter, wellness and preventative care for Arkansans who can least afford it.

Starting with a low-cost referral program in 1996, AFA launched it's first mobile clinic in 1998 which remains one of the most cost-effective programs of it's kind in the country. In 2011, AFA expanded by adding a stationary clinic in the largest city of Arkansas, doubling the number of low-cost sterilizations and vaccinations per year. To date, AFA has provided a total of over 130,000 surgeries to cats and dogs through these programs. We plan to expand services to include doubling the surgical capacity of Operation SaVE while adding additional programs to help serve the overall needs of the pet population.

Currently, our programs are virtually self-sustaining and generate nearly enough revenue for day-to-day operational expenses. However, they do not generate the revenue for replacement costs for large equipment nor for expansion to increase the level and types of services we can provide to the community.

Each surgery is in itself a successful outcome for both the pet and for the future generations of pets that will not be born. Monitoring shelter statistics help us gauge both our target as well as our impact in our communities. Encouraging humane practices, minimum shelter standards and humane policies and legislation that favors the welfare of animals at both the local and state level help to increase the general wellbeing of animals in Arkansas.

To date, AFA has provided a total of over 130,000 surgeries and vaccinations to cats and dogs through our spay/neuter programs. However, there are still many communities which do not have access, especially for the poorest of our pet parents. Further, there are populations of specific breeds which are most often at risk for abuse, abandonment and euthanasia in shelters such as pitbull type dogs and feral/community cats. Changing the outlook for these animals means increasing access to humane alternatives and encouraging the public to participate in those alternatives to meet with success.

Financials

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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

Keywords

animal welfare, animal advocacy, spay/neuter