COWTOWN LOVES ANIMAL SHELTER PETS

Turning Homeless Animals into Family Pets

aka CLASP   |   Fort Worth, TX   |  www.cowtownpets.org

Mission

Cowtown Loves Animal Shelter Pets (CLASP) is working toward reducing the homeless pet population by working with animal shelters, rescue organizations and the general public to assist with re-homing, spay/neutering and other medical and care for animals in need. We achieve this by providing education and/or resources to keep the pet in its current home; rescuing and adopting animals in need; providing financial assistance for medical and/or general care; and educating both owners and potential adopters of the responsibility of pet ownership.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Julia Lilly

Main address

PO Box 8853

Fort Worth, TX 76124 USA

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EIN

74-3104339

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The age old problem is really about being a responsible pet owner. A responsible pet owner will be diligent in getting their pets altered before they come into heat and reproduce. Even with all the advertising on homeless pets in shelters, most people are not aware of how many unwanted animals get thrown away each year. People want puppies until they have to feed and care for them and they are under the impression that puppies are easy to re-home. Again a misconception. Unaltered animals will dig holes, climb fences and run out front doors when they are in heat. Animals left outside in bad weather will do anything to find shelter when a storm hits. Many animals are frightened by fireworks, cars backfiring, thunder and lightning and will run off trying to get away from it. A responsible pet owner will know these things and make arrangements for their pets if they are not going to be home when these conditions may arise. Thus many animals die each year.

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?

Passion4Paws

The Plan
 

 

To make assistance available for Tarrant County residents (low income, handicapped, senior citizens, etc.) who need help to keep their animals. This will be a funded program that will cover services for pets (dogs and cats) to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped and registered. This will also include post surgery pain meds.

How it works
 

 

CLASP will partner with The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) to provide low cost services (spay/neuter, vaccinations, rabies, micro chipping and city registration) upon request by approved residents who already have animals in their homes. Possibilities of low cost HW testing and treatment may also be available through a sister program. The cost of these services will be determined prior to any agreements between CLASP and the applicant. The application for said services must first be submitted through CLASP to determine if funding is needed and available dates for said vetting. 

 

The schedules for surgeries performed and how many animals can be seen each week will be determined by the partnering clinics. CLASP will work with citizens on transportation to and from clinics when the need arises.

 

Partnering Vets/Clinics
 

 

Each application will have an attached list of updated clinics that have agreed to partner with CLASP for low cost vetting provided through the Passion4Paws program. Once an applicant is approved, it is their responsibility to contact one of these clinics to set an appointment and to notify CLASP of the appointment day and time.

 

The Needs
 

 

Once the fee schedule between CLASP and TCAP has been set for covered vetting, CLASP will acquire funding from donors and/or grants to pay for all expenses needed for this project. These costs will include all clinic charges as stated earlier in this document.

Population(s) Served
Adults

To bring you the Companion Pet Assistance Program for clients of Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County. If you need financial assistance in getting your companion pet a covered vetting services-- vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and micro chipping, please let your case worker know and we will provide them with a voucher for you.
**Note: grooming is not considered a vetting service

Population(s) Served
Adults

Spay/Neuter and vaccination for feral or stray cats in neighborhoods without a feral cat colony. Spay/Neuter for stray dogs in need that people take in to care for until the owner or a new home can be located. This sometimes include helping another group who is in need of funding for the stray animal.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

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 Fostered

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

Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We believe that a well run and promoted fostering program aids the families of the communities we serve. This is achieved by creating relationship building surroundings that allow for bonding success

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.

To educate everyone on what responsibilities go with being a pet owner, to help homeless animals in need and to help people keep their pets in the home under difficult circumstances.

We have put into place several programs (listed in GuideStar) to assist with the cost of spaying and neutering , vaccinating and re-homing of both homeless animals and pets in homes. With these programs we are able to save many animal lives and spread the word on being a responsible pet owner.

We have set up arrangements with several clinics for low cost vetting to enable us to do more with less funds. We do events and craft fairs through out the year to bring in funds and we put in for grants from various groups. Individuals give us donations both at events and through our website. In 2017 we received a sizable Endowment that has allowed us to branch out to different areas and help more. Each year we sign up with North Texas Giving Day. We are constantly looking for ways to bring in funding to help us with the animals.

In the years since our incorporation, we have advocated for both the clinic at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter and was very involved in getting the adoption centers for them also. We have donated laser equipment for surgeries and supplied requested items such as dog beds, bowls, feral cat kennels and more. At one time myself and another member took dogs for adoptions at the PetSmart each Sat to give them a chance to be seen.

When DFTFM first opened, we donated a $1000 to help buy food. We also have collected food and delivered to DFTFM. We have helped other groups with vet bills and with our programs and our fosters, we have saved and adopted hundreds of animals that would have died otherwise.

We have also spent thousands of dollars in paying for altering, medical care and vaccinations for animals in homes where people were having hardships and could not afford the treatments themselves.

Financials

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COWTOWN LOVES ANIMAL SHELTER PETS

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Julia Lilly

Karen Westmoreland

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Kathy Martinez

no affiliation

Kathy Malone

no affiliation

Jean Fox

no affiliation

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/26/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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