Pets Are Wonderful Support Inc

Helping People By Helping Pets

aka PAWS NY   |   New York, NY   |  www.pawsny.org

Mission

The mission of PAWS NY is to help New York City’s most vulnerable residents remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers. Our programs help keep pets in their homes while protecting and promoting the human-animal bond that is so physically and psychologically valuable to our clients. Thus, our motto: helping people by helping pets.

Ruling year info

2012

Founder/Executive Director

Ms. Rachel Herman

Main address

134 W. 29th Street, Suite 802

New York, NY 10001 USA

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Formerly known as

Partners United for People and Pets

EIN

80-0233785

NTEE code info

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

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are improving quality of life by providing programs aimed at helping vulnerable New Yorkers remain together with their animal companions.

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?

Housecall Program

Our network of 1,600+ trained volunteers provides dog walking, cat care, and other on-going assistance.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Provides temporary care to pets when owners are hospitalized or facing a medical crisis and cannot be there to take care of their companions.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Through partnership with local vets and funding opportunities, we help our clients access discounted veterinary care for their pets, including wellness exams, vaccinations, and emergency care.

Population(s) Served
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 volunteers

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

Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Housecall Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Number of trained volunteers

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of clients served

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

Older adults, Seniors, Health, Low-income people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our organization is aiming to provide assistance that keeps pets at home and out of the shelter system. Our clients are vulnerable and at-risk of giving up their pets due to advancing age, disability, or illness, and we do everything we can to make sure their beloved animal companions can remain at home with them despite the obstacles they face.

We provide on-going assistance through our Housecall Program. Volunteers are matched with clients and help with dog walking, cat care, administration of medication, and other on-going pet care assistance that our clients struggle to provide on their own. We also provide assistance with veterinary care, pet food, and foster care when a client is facing a medical emergency.

Our network of more than 2,500 volunteers help to ensure that our clients and their pets can remain together for as long as possible.

While we have been very successful, there are still so many others who need our help. With increased funding and human resources, we will be able to expand our impact significantly within the community. We hope that 2021 will be the year where we see a jump in our outer borough impact. We look forward to broadening our footprint to serve as many people and pets in need as possible.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Pets Are Wonderful Support Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Garry Buff

J.R. Hernandez

Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures

Rachel Herman

PAWS NY

Andrea Tu

Park East Animal Hospital

Walter Godlewski

Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner PC

Julie Stahl

Blonde + Co

Michael Cassidy

Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data LLC

Danielle Mazandi

New York Public Radio

Karin Magnuson

Google

Lisa Gluck

Garry Buff

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data