CANYON LAKE ANIMAL SHELTER SOCIETY

aka CLASS   |   Canyon Lake, TX   |  www.canyonlakeanimalshelter.com

Mission

CLASS is a limited admission, no-kill animal shelter which enhances the quality of life and the adoptability of animals in shelter. CLASS prevents cruelty to animals by accepting dogs and cats who are abandoned or relinquished by owners, and also by accepting those who are at risk of being euthanized by other shelters. CLASS evaluates and administers appropriate medical care. All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before placement with families that have been screened, interviewed and counseled on pet adoption.

Ruling year info

1999

President

Darrell Mayfield

Main address

2170 Old Sattler Rd

Canyon Lake, TX 78133 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

74-2889260

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2021, 2020 and 2019.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

CLASS prevents cruelty to animals by accepting those who are abandoned, relinquished by owners, or residing in a shelter that euthanizes those who are deemed unadoptable or because of overcrowding.

CLASS is certified as a no-kill shelter. CLASS prides itself on giving abandoned, lost, surrendered or other- shelter death row animals a second chance by providing comprehensive and humane care while enhancing their chance for adoption.

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?

No-kill Animal Shelter

CLASS receives requests for assistance and rescue every day, providing shelter for over 900 dogs and cats each year. As a no-kill shelter, CLASS aims for 100% live release rate. CLASS provides medical care including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, and micro-chipping for every animal prior to adoption. Key activities include intake, evaluation, sheltering, veterinary care, behavioral training, spaying/neutering, vaccination, micro-chipping, adoption match, and community outreach. Animals with medical problems receive constant monitoring in the isolation unit. CLASS is known for successes with Demodex and Pit Bulls. Enhancing each animal's adopt-ability is accomplished by providing individual attention, freedom of movement (inside community "cat rooms," outside play yard, and semi-weekly dog walks with volunteers), and basic behavior training by a certified trainer.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 sheltered animals

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

No-kill Animal Shelter

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

720 dogs, 146 cats, 70 dogs in foster programs.

Number of animal adoptions

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

No-kill Animal Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

720 dogs, 146 cats, and 50 dogs in foster programs adopted out 07/01/2021 to 06/09/2022.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

No-kill Animal Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total Cats and dogs Spayed or Neutered

Number of animals euthanized

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

No-kill Animal Shelter

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Veterinarian recommended due to injury or illness.

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.

CLASS provides each animal with a complete medical evaluation, veterinary treatment as needed, sterilization as appropriate, immunization, and healthy feeding in an environment that is humane, as well as physically and emotionally stimulating. The quality of care and the demeanor of trained dogs makes the animals at CLASS appealing to potential adopters.

Medical care, qualified staffing, veterinary services, healthy feeding, and daily kennel maintenance are necessary and costly requirements in providing comprehensive services that enhance each animal's quality of care and adoptability. Upon intake, each animal is placed in isolation where they are examined and their individual needs assessed. As appropriate to the individual, cats and dogs are immunized, neutered, and administered medication for specific conditions. Most of the dogs pulled from death row, for instance, are suffering from demodex mange which requires lengthy medication and care at approximately $450.00 per patient. Medical expense from June 2016 and July 2017 were $16,189.69. CLASS depends entirely on individual donations, corporate gifts, and foundation grants.

The strength of CLASS comes from the caring volunteers who provide a wide array of services such as cleaning kennels and litter boxes, walking the dogs every morning, and training dogs in obedience. Veterinary services are provided at no-cost by a local provider. Applications and reference checks are completed on prospective adoptive owners and each animal-owner match is carefully reviewed to ensure a successful adoption.

Between July 2016 and June 2017, 110 cats entered CLASS, 5 were pulled from other-shelter death row, and 76 (69%) were successfully adopted. In the same time period, 133 dogs entered the shelter, 50 were transferred from other-shelter death rows. A total of 110 (82.7%) dogs were adopted; including 41 of the 50 transferred from death rows.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

CANYON LAKE ANIMAL SHELTER SOCIETY
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

CANYON LAKE ANIMAL SHELTER SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 06/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Darrell Mayfield


Board co-chair

Melissa Dobbins

Kelly Mayfield

Christie Qualters

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 6/10/2022

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data