BRIGHTSIDE ANIMAL CENTER

Redmond, OR   |  www.brightsideanimals.org

Mission

BrightSide Animal Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of displaced animals through quality care and selective adoption to responsible, loving homes. With our high-save mission, community education and support, and the efforts of our staff and volunteers, we are able to rehome successfully 98% of the animals in our care -- one of the highest save rates of any shelter in Oregon.

Ruling year info

1989

President

Mark Crose

Shelter Manager

Ms. Patricia Bowling

Main address

Po Box 1404

Redmond, OR 97756 USA

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Formerly known as

Humane Society of Redmond dba BrightSide Animal Center

Humane Society of Redmond

EIN

93-0976110

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many animals, especially cats and dogs, are homeless and suffering, either because they are lost, abandoned, or feral. Many are euthanized unnecessarily simply because shelters are full. We seek to find homes for all the animals we take in, either through adoption, foster care, or placement with another organization such as a breed rescue or the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. We successfully place at least 97% of our animals every year.

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

We provide adoptions by matching would-be adopters with pets whose needs fit their lifestyles and circumstances. We consider factors such as the animal's size, breed, disposition and energy level and the family's time available for animal care, level of energy, and ages of children if any. If there are other animals in the household, we hold a meet-and-greet session that includes them.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

We are committed that the animals we take in deserve every opportunity to have a stable, loving home -- even when they do not seem to be good candidates for adoption. Therefore we developed our "fospice," or foster hospice, program. Volunteers in this program take in animals who are too elderly or terminally ill to be adoptable. These open-hearted volunteers care for the animals in their homes for the rest of their days. BrightSide provides the medical care and medicines these animals need.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Many of the animals BrightSide takes in are strays brought to us by local animal control officials and citizens. If the animals are wearing tags we work to reunite them with their owners. If they aren't wearing any identification, we scan them searching for a microchip so they can be returned. We microchip pets when they are adopted. We also sell dog licenses, which are required in Deschutes County, where we are based. We also offer below-market-cost microchipping for all pets in our community, not just those in BrightSide's care.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

We strive to provide a good environment for our animals. This is more than just food and shelter. They have socialization and interaction with humans every day. Dogs get walked every day. Each day some cats are allowed to roam freely in a large room outfitted with cat trees and toys, interacting with people. In good weather, they can also go outdoors safely in our "catio."
We also have a fund of donations dedicated to doggie day care. A facility near our shelter will host one of our dogs for a daily rate. They get a day of play with other dogs and a bath. We find this is especially effective for the big dogs in our care. We actively solicit dedicated donations to pay for this enrichment activity.

Population(s) Served
Families
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 sheltered animals

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of animals that we take into our shelter. It does not include the number of owned pets checked into our clinic for spay-neuter surgery. We discontinued that service at the end of 2018.

Number of animals returned to their owner

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of lost animals we were able to reunite with their owners.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of animals adopted from our shelter. This does not include other live-release outcomes such as animals in our foster hospice program or those transferred to another agency.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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We are trying to find good homes for homeless pets and thus eliminate unnecessary euthanasia.

Our strategy is to prevent the birth of unwanted animals in the first place by spaying or neutering all the animals we receive, and by including microchipping in every adoption preparation, so that if a pet becomes lost its owner can easily be located by any veterinarian or animal shelter by scanning for the microchip.
We find permanent, stable, forever homes for pets if at all possible. Part of this effort is our foster hospice program, whereby we are able to place animals who are unadaptable because of advanced age or chronic illness in loving homes of volunteers who care for them for the rest of their lives with support from BrightSide for needed medical treatment and medicines.

We have a relatively small staff and rely on volunteers to help carry out our programs. We raise money through sales at our thrift store, grants from foundations and government agencies, fundraising events and donation campaigns, adoption fees, and recycling for-deposit cans and bottles.

We have achieved and consistently exceed the no-kill benchmark of a 90% live-animal release rate. No animal is ever euthanized unnecessarily at our shelter.

Because of that success, we now are able to take in animals from elsewhere as well. Usually they come from overcrowded shelters, primarily in southern California, from which we take in animals that otherwise would be euthanized. Occasionally we are also involved in rescue situations. We traveled to Spokane, WA to take in dogs rescued from a puppy mill there. We traveled to San Francisco to take in dogs that were rescued from a meat-producing operation in Korea; on that project we partnered with the Humane Society of the U.S. and several other West Coast shelters.

Financials

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Operations

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

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BRIGHTSIDE ANIMAL CENTER

Board of directors
as of 2/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Crose

BrightSde Animal Center

Term: 2018 - 2020

Jerry Boysen

Megan Fries

Frenzy to Freedom

Christopher Pearson

Beth Palmer

Central Oregon Community College

Pat Wallin

Randi Holland

First Interstate Bank

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