Shelter Animals Matter, Inc.

Saving Every Shelter Animal

aka Shelter Animals Matter   |   Augusta, GA   |  https://shelteranimalsmatter.com/

Mission

SAM is organized to raise funding and awareness for care and treatment of heartworm positive, medical needs and at risk shelter animals pulled to our rescue. These animals are typically deemed not adoptable because of their disease, condition or are at risk due to shelter overcrowding that we rescue from local shelters.  Our focus is on shelters in and around Augusta, Richmond County GA .

Ruling year info

2017

CEO and Co-founder

Marcia B Plunkett

Main address

3118 Skinner Mill Circle

Augusta, GA 30909 USA

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EIN

82-1016370

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-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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

Shelter Animal Rescue

SAM desires to rescue at risk shelter animals and to provide funding for treatment of heartworm positive and medical needs shelter animals in our rescue. We can accomplish this with the help of individuals who share our passion for homeless shelter animals and want to join our mission through tax deductible donations.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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SAM desires to rescue at risk shelter animals and to provide funding for treatment of heartworm positive and medical needs shelter animals in our rescue. We can accomplish this with the help of individuals who share our passion for homeless shelter animals and want to join our mission through tax deductible donations.

We work in unison with shelters as well as the community to rescue animals that have become homeless by no fault of their own.

We develop and nurture relationships with shelter administration and staff to identify at risk animals particularly heartworm positive, medical needs and those at risk due to overcrowding.

We partner with Veterinary Clinics to assist with rescue of animals surrendered to their facility.

We reach out to the underserved and community at large to rescue abandoned, injured and displaced animals to prevent them from entering the shelter system.

We incorporate a network of Veterinary Clinics for treatment, foster homes for sheltering, USDA animal transport services for relocating as well as develop relationships with placement partners in other regions.

We rescue nearly 70 shelter animals primarily canines each year. Once completely physically and emotionally healthy, vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped, we arrange transport to a rescue placement partner who finds them the happily ever after they so deserve.

Financials

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Operations

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Shelter Animals Matter, Inc.

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

Marcia Plunkett

Shelter Animals Matter, Inc.

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Mark Plunkett

Plunkett Heating & Air

Term: 2018 -

Marcia Plunkett

Shelter Animals Matter, Inc

Mark Plunkett

Plunkett Heating & Air, Inc

Anne Winslow

Easter Seal of East Central GA

Becky Winslow

Richmond County Board of Education

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/3/2022

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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 with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/03/2022

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.