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NORTHSHORE HUMANE SOCIETY

Rescue. Care. No-Kill. Outreach.

aka St. Tammany Humane Society   |   Covington, LA   |  www.northshorehumane.org

Mission

Northshore Humane Society is one of Louisiana's largest no-kill, non-profit animal rescues and shelters. Northshore Humane Society provides foster and adoption services, animal and community enrichment, and a community veterinary clinic on-site. Since 1953, Northshore Humane Society has been aiding abandoned and abused animals of the gulf coast region, including those affected by natural disasters, rescuing thousands of animals with over 1,000 successful adoptions each year. We rely solely on the support from individuals, organizations, and the funds generated by our veterinary clinic to support our services and programs that profoundly benefit the animals and our community.

Ruling year info

1990

CEO

Scott W Bernier

Main address

20384 Harrison Ave.

Covington, LA 70433 USA

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Formerly known as

St. Tammany Humane Society

EIN

72-0543369

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Northshore Humane Society is working to eliminate the overpopulation and homelessness of companion animals in our community by offering advocacy and education, and accessible medical and placement services.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal Rescue

Northshore Humane Society conducts their own rescue efforts and works in conjunction with area animal rescue organizations to aid in the intake, care, and foster or adoption of homeless or displaced companion animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Northshore Humane Society provides a safe haven for rescued companion animals through our extensive foster program, and our on-site shelter. In addition to foster placements, NHS successfully places over 1,000 animals into their forever homes each year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Northshore Humane Society's Canine Cabbies, Seniors for Seniors, and Puppy Pop-ins programs provide positive placements, training, and social interaction for rescued companion animals that benefit both the animal and individuals in our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Through our Puppy Pop-ins program, Northshore Humane Society gives local residents of assisted living facilities the gentle affection of a rescue animal. For over five years, we have visited local area nursing homes with an adoptable pet each month.

Seniors for Seniors matches dogs and cats over the age of 7 with our senior community (over the age of 65). Seniors for Seniors waives the adoption fee, provides free lifetime vaccinations, and senior discounts on other pet supplies.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Veterans

Northshore Humane Society veterinary clinic offers $25 spays/neuters for any community cats. Operation CatSnip appointments are available on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each April, Woofstock brings over 3,000 people to the Castine Center in Mandeville, LA for one day of peace, love and doggie poop. Part festival, part low-cost vet clinic and mega-adoption event, Woofstock 2018 includes fun "fur" the entire family. Woofstock provides accessible vet services, advocacy and education, and match adoption-ready dogs with their forever homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Northshore Humane Society is working toward making our region a no-kill area. This would mean that gains have been made in population control and pet retention so the community can better absorb and care for unwanted or stray animals.

We actively work for spay/neuter ordinances, microchip ordinances and resources to help the public with difficult issues such as training and housing. We increased accessibility to our lower-cost economical spay/neuter and microchip programs, and created a no-kill task force in our area to assist with alternative outcomes for homeless animals.

Northshore Humane Society offers an onsite veterinary clinic that offers affordable and special event pricing for spay/neuter, microchipping, and other preventative services. All rescued, resident, and foster animals receive a full spectrum of care, including critical life-saving procedures. Proceeds from our veterinary clinic, along with donations from the community, and proceeds from related events fund these essential services.

Northshore Humane Society also covers all medical and care needs for our foster families while our animals are in their care, ensuring all animals receive the care and enrichment they deserve. Our foster program allows us to increase capacity of rescued animals, and offer special needs animals an appropriate level of care within a separate environment. Monetary and in-kind donations from the community and retail partners support these services.

Through outreach programs at schools, senior homes, and community events, NHS promotes animal welfare, the importance of preventative and ongoing care, pet retention assistance and humane re-homing options, and demonstrates the positive benefits of companion animal ownership.

Northshore Humane Society is one of the largest no-kill shelter on the Northshore, we currently save countless animals that otherwise would not have a second chance. As we continue our mission we expect to expand our facility capabilities, advocate for better community education and enforcement and provide economical veterinary options.

How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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

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NORTHSHORE HUMANE SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 03/20/2024
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Board co-chair

Jerry Coogan

Coogan and Coogan, LLC

Term: 2016 - 2020


Board co-chair

Scott Discon

Discon Law Firm

Term: 2016 - 2020

Jerry Coogan

Scott Discon

Maria Landry

Ashley Rodrigue

Andre Judice

Eileen Hodgins

Gregory Thompson

Scott Quillin

Karen Willison

Susan Geoghegan

Patrick J Gros

Jennifer Lacoste

Melissa Stewart

Jace Sullivan

Danny Trahan

Alicia Wood

Eric McVicker

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