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Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

Port Angeles, WA   |  www.ophumanesociety.org

Mission

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society's mission is to provide the highest level of compassion for the animals entrusted in our care; to measurably reduce companion animals' overpopulation and to take a leadership role in promoting humane values and education for the benefit of animals.

Ruling year info

1948

Executive Direcor

Ms. Luanne Hinkle

Main address

1743 Old Olympic Highway

Port Angeles, WA 98362 USA

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EIN

91-6001724

NTEE code info

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

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our vision is that every adoptable companion animals has a home. Where all in our community regard companion animals as lifelong, valued family members; embrace their responsibility for the welfare of animals; and respect, value and protect all animals. OPHS accomplishes this by providing shelter and care to all domestic animals in need. 96% Save Rate: We never euthanize a healthy or treatable animal, that is our commitment, now and always. In Clallam County, no animal will lose its life for lack of space or treatment options. Shelter: It is crucial to create and maintain facilities that provide for quality of life for every animal with us, reduce their stress and fear levels and protect them from the elements. Resources: We must grow philanthropic relationships that support our programs and allow us to effectively plan for the future. Endowments allow us to build a permanent base of support that offers stability in perpetuity.

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?

Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

The SNAP program provides residents of Clallam County who meet specific income requirements with a discounted spay or neuter for their pet. A promotion called "Spay it Forward" helps raise funds for those in our community who are unable to pay even the reduced cost.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Jerry's Fund is a medical fund for the animals residing at the shelter who are in need of veterinary care beyond what can be provided at the shelter

Population(s) Served
Adults

Every Saturday, shelter staff and volunteers host adoption events at Sequim Petco. Several times a year, adoption events are also hosted at other pet friendly businesses in Sequim and Port Angeles.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Twice monthly a mobile spay and neuter clinic is offered to low income pet owners at the shelter.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Generous community members bring an animal into their homes from the shelter until they can find their forever homes. These animals are often ones who have been at the shelter a long time, are not doing well in the shelter environment, have medical issues, are babies who are not old enough to yet be vaccinated, or animals with behavioral training needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society champions the cause of animals, saving and improving their lives, bringing loving best friends to our families, and working to create a more compassionate and caring community. Sheltering and adoptions are at the heart of our work. Approximately 1500 surrendered, abandoned, abused, and stray animals come into the shelter each and every year hoping to find their forever homes. OPHS is the only open admission animal welfare agency on the Olympic Peninsula admitting all domestic animals regardless of space, physical or behavioral disposition. Our dedicated staff and volunteers tirelessly work with these animals to ensure they are healthy and put their best paws forward on their path to adoption. We have a 96% save rate and a 100% affection rate.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Every month, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society takes in shelter dogs and cats transported to the Pacific Northwest through their partnership with several animal transport rescues. By doing so, OPHS not only saves animals at risk of euthanasia for lack of space in overcrowded shelters, but finds loving permanent homes for them.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 animal adoptions

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

Adults

Related Program

Sheltering and Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Numbers of adoptions were impacted by the pandemic.

Number of sheltered animals

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

Adults

Related Program

Sheltering and Adoptions

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

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.

Save all healthy, treatable and manageable pets in our community.
promote spaying and neutering of all companion animals.
Be a model of excellence in the care, rehabilitation, placement and compassion of companion animals.
Promote the humane treatment of animals in the community.
Ensure a resource base that increases OPHS's financial stability and ability to support future growth to expand the capacity for animal sheltering.
Build community goodwill and support for animals by promoting a positive image of OPHS.

Our goal is to be the premier animal shelter in the area, saving as many lives as possible and becoming an increasingly valuable resource to our local community.

Utilize technology to create efficiencies and increase program effectiveness. Invest in people: provide development opportunities and resources needed for staff and volunteers to optimally care for the animals.

Enhance programs and services to meet shelter needs and provide the best quality of life while animals are at the shelter, including industry best practice animal housing, foster, volunteer, community education, animal disaster relief planning, spay/neuter and planned giving.

Increase promotions, brand awareness, community events and marketing. Advocate for the highest level of care and respect for animals in the community.

Create a culture of sustainability through fundraising, donor retention, planned giving and grant opportunities.

Serving the community of Clallam County for over 70 years, OPHS is primarily funded through the generous donations of animal loving community members. Because donation levels can fluctuate year to year, OPHS as an organization has grown quite adept at being nimble and stretching each donated dollar to provide the highest level of animal care possible. A new staff position focusing on grants, fundraising, program expansion and community events was recently added to the organization. We successfully implemented a capital campaign in 2015 to build a state of the art "Bark House" and are preparing to launch a second campaign for a new, expanded "Kitty City" and veterinary services facility.

We will continue to do everything possible to provide for the animals at the shelter within fiscal constraints, and even then, when the budget is stretched to its maximum, staff, volunteers, and community members donate food, funds, and environment enrichment - all for the benefit of companion animals.

Fiscal Stewardship: 2018 audit report - no findings. Consecutively, over the last three years, OPHS has realized an upward trajectory in all programmatic measures.

With the addition of a new staff position focusing on development, staff training to efficiently conduct business, and utilizing technology to expand programs, we will continue to care for the pets in our shelter to the highest standard and quality of life possible. We Care!

Challenges ahead include working to keep pets in homes, treating an increasing number of older pets with medical needs, expanding the safety net at all income levels to care for their pets, managing large-scale intakes from hoarders and source shelters, and rehabilitating pets with long-term behavioral challenges.

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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

Board of directors
as of 05/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna Halsaver

Linda Crow

Becky Upton

Donna Halsaver

Denise Foley

Theresa Killgore

Allen Brusseau

Kenneth Bearly

Karen Dunning

Dave Neupert

Marti Oldham

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 7/27/2022

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
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/02/2020

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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 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.