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HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTH TEXAS

Pets and People, Saving Each Other(R)

aka HSNT   |   FORT WORTH, TX   |  www.hsnt.org

Mission

HSNT's mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of all animals and to ensure their legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are abandoned, injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; to promote an appreciation of animals; and to instill respect for all living things.

Ruling year info

1964

President

Ms. Susan Gulig

Main address

1840 East Lancaster Ave

FORT WORTH, TX 76103 USA

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EIN

75-1245911

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

· Animal overpopulation: our free and low-cost spay and neuter services help prevent the birth of unwanted litters; our Animal Transport, Foster Heroes and Community Outreach programs provide resources to pet parents and homeless pets; · Animal cruelty and neglect: our Cruelty Investigation Program assists law enforcement in rescuing animals; and our Community Outreach program helps educate the community on proper pet ownership; · Unnecessary surrender of animals by citizens, due to financial challenges: our Rae of Hope Program provides free basic veterinary services to pets of senior citizens, and our low-cost vaccination clinic helps pets stay in their homes; · Suffering of animals, when rehabilitation is not an option: we provide low-cost humane euthanasia services; and, · Financial difficulties that come with raising Equine(s): HSNT provides assistance to equine owners through our Vet Direct and Rehome programs.

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 and Neuter Services, Vaccinations and Microchips

HSNT offers free and low-cost spay and neuter services to owned pets in North Texas at our clinic in Fort Worth. The HSNT Clinic additionally offers low-cost vaccinations and microchips at the clinic by as well as offering free basic services to the pets of our senior citizen community through the Rae of Hope Program on a weekly basis.

Population(s) Served
Senior women
Senior men
Low-income people

HSNT's Cruelty Investigators are in the field seven days a week investigating reports of animal cruelty and working alongside local law enforcement to seize animals when necessary.

Population(s) Served
Adults

HSNT finds homes for companion animals at our four adoption centers and 4 PetSmart® cat adoption centers. We also house adoptable equine and livestock at our ranch in Joshua, TX.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) is here to help each family work through the best options for their pet(s), including rehoming and surrendering services here in North Texas.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Low-income people

HSNT partners with public and private schools, after school programs, local food banks, libraries, and community centers throughout North Texas to offer education about responsible pet ownership and proper animal handling to future generations.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

HSNT takes in lost pets at our Fort Worth and Kaufman County locations, and works to reunite them with their families.

Population(s) Served
Adults

HSNT is here to help serve our senior community by providing free basic preventative care needed to keep senior citizens beloved pets in their homes such as vaccines, microchipping, flea & tick treatment, heartworm testing and prevention to the following zip codes: (76102, 76103, 76104, 76105, 76106, 76110, 76111, 76112, 76114, 76115, & 76119. The Rae of Hope Program will be held in our HSNT Clinic on a weekly basis, by appointment only.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people

HSNT Foster Heroes provide temporary care for pets that are not ready to enter our adoption program for a variety of reasons. HSNT typically needs foster homes for underage puppies or kittens, moms with litters of babies, and pets that are injured, sick, or scared. The length of time required for each foster varies; it could be a few days or as much as a few months, but the average foster lasts 2 to 6 weeks.

Population(s) Served
Adults

HSNT relies greatly on the generosity of people willing to donate their time and skills. Their kindness and support enables us to continue our efforts in providing care for the homeless animals of North Texas. Our work simply would not be possible without the support of our volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults

HSNT strives to alleviate the suffering of all animals in North Texas. That is why we offer humane euthanasia services at a nominal cost of $50 dollars. Residents of the 11 underserved zip codes will receive 50% off the fee (reducing the fee to $25). The following zip codes are approved for a discount: 76102, 76103, 76104, 76105, 76106, 76110, 76111, 76112, 76114, 76115 & 76119. This service is designed to assist pet owners in providing their suffering pets with compassionate relief from illness, disease, or severe aggression.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Seniors

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2015

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 adoptions

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

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total Adoptions

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Low-income people

Related Program

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Services, Vaccinations and Microchips

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Spaying and neutering pets helps prevent pet overpopulation

Number of Pets Saved from Cruelty

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

Animal Cruelty Investigations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Animals saved from cruelty/neglect

Live Release Rate

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

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The percentage of animals leaving our facilities alive through adoption, transport or return to owners

Total pets helped in the previous year

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

Animal Intake & Rehoming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

HSNT's goals are to decrease pet overpopulation, educate the community about responsible pet ownership, combat animal cruelty, and ensure that every animal in North Texas has a place to turn to in their time of need.

HSNT targets pet overpopulation through low cost or free spay/neuter surgeries. We are focused on high-need areas of the community to educate the public on the need to alter pets, and we're providing vouchers for free surgeries, vaccinations and microchips.

HSNT aims to end pet homelessness by increasing adoptions at our four adoption centers and 4 PetSmart® locations for cat adoptions. We also have special programming including: our Rae of Hope Program for senior citizens to help keep beloved pets in their homes, by providing free veterinary services such as vaccinations, microchipping, flea & tick prevention and heartworm prevention; and, our Foster Heroes, by employing the volunteer services of hundreds of foster families to provide temporary housing and care for animals, until permanent homes can be found. We also work with other organizations locally and across the United States to transport healthy, adoptable animals to other areas of the country.

Our Cruelty Investigations team works with local authorities to rescue animals from abuse and neglect throughout North Texas.

HSNT has a staff of 100 to provide care for up to 1,200 animals in our care, daily. We have four adoption centers located in the Fort Worth area to find homes for companion animals. Our ranch in Joshua, Texas, houses adoptable equine and livestock. Our spay/neuter clinic performs more than 7,500 surgeries each year and we fund nearly 1,200 more surgeries through other organizations.

In 2020, During a Pandemic, HSNT :

* Found homes for 8,871 animals
* Transferred 1,953 animals to other organizations to have a better chance at finding their lifelong, loving home
* Reunited 336 lost animals to their owners
* Rescued 213 animals from cruelty
* Performed & funded 8,103 spay/neuter surgeries

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTH TEXAS

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Martha York

Jeff Davis

Tammy Miller

Mike Hrabal

Natalie Johnson

Cristina Jaramillo

Kelly Shoulders

Jay Hebert

Bill Boecker

Marti Lowe

Frank Iannelli

Daniel J. Red Goldstein

David Lavine

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 9/8/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/08/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.