LOST DOGS ILLINOIS NFP

Not All Stray Dogs Are Homeless

aka LDI   |   Spring Valley, IL   |  https://www.lostdogsillinois.org/

Mission

To educate & empower owners with resources and tools to assist them in locating their lost dogs.
Provide finders of lost dogs with resources to facilitate more reunions with owners.
Reduce the number of "strays" in shelters and animal control facilities
Educate the public on keeping their dogs safe.

Notes from the nonprofit

Lost Dogs Illinois was created to educate, provide support, and assist owners of lost dogs and individual finders of lost dogs. LDI's Facebook page and website offers resources and daily tips for finding lost dogs and to help reunite found dogs w/owners.

Group of volunteers who saw the need to provide education for dog owners on preventing the loss of their dog and provide no cost resources to the owners of lost dogs to help increase the chances of locating and being successfully reunited with their dog. The program also benefits local animal control and shelters by decreasing the number of "owned strays" entering the animal control/shelter

Ruling year info

2011

founder

Susan Taney

Co-Director

Jeanette Garlow

Main address

P. O. Box 71

Spring Valley, IL 61362 USA

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EIN

90-0656064

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to keep families (dogs and families) together. We believe in preserving the human-animal bond. By doing this it offers hope to both pets and owners.

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?

Community Outreach

With partnership of other animal welfare organizations, we provide Free Community Pet Fairs in underserved areas. LDI provides free microchips that are registered at the time of implantation, free engraved ID tags along with collars/harnesses and leashes

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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Lost Dog Illinois hopes to:

Educate the general public on what to do if they find a lost dog.

Provide resources, tips, support and hope to families of lost dogs.

Encourage Animal Control and other stray holding facilities to increase their return to owner percentage by implementing our suggestions and ideas to make it easier for the public to find their lost dogs.

The ASPCA estimates over 40-60% of dogs in shelters are strays. The average national return to owner is only 20%. These dogs in the shelter do not need a new home; they need to go home to rightful owner.

Lost Dogs Illinois has a website with articles which include lost shy dog and lost friendly dog strategies along with tips and resources. We post tips every day. We also post reunion stories which provide much hope, support for other owners of lost dogs.

We are doing a mailing to all the animal control facilities to join Helping Lost Pets, LDI's partner, to utilize a centralized database.

Making presentations to state and local organizations like Chicago Animal Shelter Association (CASA), University of Illinois Veterinary Students, etc.

Have done webinars for ASPCA.

Attend events and hand our literature.

We have volunteers throughout the state who monitor our page by sharing, writing supportive comments and making matches from other Facebook pages and website..

Since our inception, small groups of concerned citizens who are affiliated with LDI provide a helping hand with flyering, feeding stations and trapping when a dog is lost in their area.

We have seen a groundswell support among the public to get lost dogs home. The public is also putting pressure on their animal control and stray holding facilities to become more proactive increasing their return to owner rates.

We would like to see every animal control/stray holding facility, police departments, veterinarian, etc. to use a centralized lost and found database such as Helping Lost Pets where there will be one database to look for lost and found dogs.

We hope to continue to promote our message "Not All Stray Dogs Are Homeless".

We believe in preserving the human/animal bond.

We have created a volunteer group called Microchip Hunters which research dead microchips for both cats and dogs. Have successfully reunited families with their pets.

We have offered Free microchip clinics to over 10,000 dogs.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of directors
as of 08/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jeanette Garlow


Board co-chair

Linda Hartman

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 8/5/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data