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Orcas Animal Protection Society

aka Orcas Animal Shelter, Orcas APS   |   Eastsound, WA   |  http://www.orcaspets.org

Mission

Our Mission: Through operating an animal shelter, we advocate for the welfare of animals in need by providing community support and compassionate care.

Ruling year info

2002

Shelter Director

Kristina Snyder

Main address

84a Hope Ln

Eastsound, WA 98245 USA

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EIN

91-1717046

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 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Orcas APS aims to reduce the number of unhoused cats and dogs.

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?

Adoption Program

We match owner surrendered and unclaimed stray cats and dogs with a second chance in new homes through our pet adoption program.

Population(s) Served

Providing spays or neuters, microchips and vaccines to cats and dogs who's owners income qualify for the program.

Population(s) Served

Providing a safe space for pets when and owner is faced with an emergency.

Population(s) Served

Assisting community members in trapping feral cats in order to reduce the spread of disease and uncared for cats in our community. Feral cats are trapped, neutered, ear tipped and microchipped for future identification before being release back into the area they were trapped.

Population(s) Served

Providing low cost cremation services for pet owners.

Population(s) Served

Providing a safe space for found pets and creating a log for lost pets in order to give pets the best change in reuniting with their owner.

Population(s) Served

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 rehomed

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

Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals rescued

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We were able to see many of our longtime resident cats find homes in 2022.

Number of animals vaccinated

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals returned to their owner

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

Lost and Found Pets

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of pets microchipped

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Orcas APS aims to reduce the number of unhoused cats and dogs through adopting pets to new loving homes, providing programs and services to help pets at risk of being displaced remain in loving homes, providing low cost spays and neuters for pets whose owners are in need of financial assistance, and providing community education promoting responsible pet guardianship.

Orcas APS works to reduce the number of unhoused pets through education and adoption programs. These programs educate our community on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets in order to reduce the numbers of unhoused cats and dogs entering our animal shelters. Our adoption program allows pets that have already entered the shelter a second chance for a new life. Orcas APS has brought a veterinarian on staff to help meet the demand for veterinary care in our community, thus making spaying or neutering an affordable option for everyone.

Orcas APS is open daily for animal adoptions and holds regular spay and neuter clinics where both shelter and public animals have access to veterinary care. We also provide community activities that promote responsible pet guardianship and education enriching the lives of pets and their families. When space allows, Orcas APS transfers in cats and dogs from our partner shelters across the state in order for more lives to be saved.

Orcas APS provides safe shelter for over 100 dogs and cats annually. Many of these pets move on to wonderful new homes through our adoption program. Our shelter also receives stray cats and dogs. We are proud to say that over 90% of strays are able to be reunited with their guardians through the shelter.

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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, 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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Orcas Animal Protection Society

Board of directors
as of 12/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mariann Carrasco

Mariann Carrasco

Nancy Schaefer

Jeanmarie Agapoff

Kathy Collister

George Beebe

Chantelle Hildreth

Bill Pongo

Natasha Ratia

Randy Scheirman

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? No
  • 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 12/4/2023

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/29/2023

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.