CLATSOP ANIMAL ASSISTANCE

Warrenton, OR   |  http://www.dogsncats.org/

Mission

Clatsop Animal Assistance, Inc. (CAA) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Clatsop County Animal Shelter's homeless pets.

We support these animals by providing funds to pay for veterinary care, spay/neuter fees, medicines, cat litter, grooming, specialty-diet foods, and other supplies not covered by the shelter budget.

We promote the shelter animals by providing advertising and promotional materials and by sponsoring adoption events.

CAA helps turn hardship and suffering into happy endings, sending a message of compassion and caring for animals out into the community.

Ruling year info

1999

President

Ms. Marcy Elizabeth Dunning

Past President

Mrs. Rae Marie Zimmerling

Main address

PO Box 622

Warrenton, OR 97146 USA

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EIN

93-1273704

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

The Clatsop County Animal Shelter receives unwanted and stray dogs and cats every day and many of the strays are not reclaimed by the owners. Close to a third of the animals taken in need spay/neuter procedures, veterinary check-ups, or more extensive veterinary care before they can be adopted out, and some of the animals remain at the shelter for several months before finding homes. As is true all over the world, the county has a dog and cat overpopulation problem and more pet owners need to spay/neuter their animals.

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?

Veterinary care for Clatsop County Animal Shelter animals

CAA covers costs for routine veterinary care and medications, for more extensive procedures, and for emergencies or injuries.

Population(s) Served
Adults

All animals must be spayed or neutered before being adopted out of the shelter. CAA pays a portion of every spay/neuter, currently $45.00 for dog spays, $40.00 for dog neuters, $30.00 for cat spays, and $25.00 for cat neuters.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CAA supports the shelter's adoption program by sponsoring promotional ads in local media outlets, creating monthly posters with adoptable animals, holding adoption events at the shelter and locations around the county, maintaining active Facebook and Instagram pages, and maintaining a booth at Astoria's Sunday Market during the summer months.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2015

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2020

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2021

Goals & Strategy

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CAA is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping Clatsop County's homeless pets.
We work to 1) reduce the number of unwanted animals that come into the shelter, 2) minimize the amount of time the animals are at the shelter by promoting adoptions, 3) maximize the adoptability of each shelter dog and cat through veterinary care, training, and socialization with our volunteers, 4) educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.

CAA works to improve the quality of life for the dogs and cats in Clatsop County Animal Control and Shelter and promote adoptions out of the shelter:
CAA covers costs for routine veterinary care and medication as well as medical emergencies or injuries. We work closely with area veterinary offices and receive a discounted rate for services and medication. CAA volunteers transport animals to the veterinary offices when shelter staff is unavailable.
We cover a portion of the spay/neuter costs for each animal. Currently CAA provides $45.00 certificates for dog spays, $40.00 for dog neuters, $30.00 for cat spays, and $25.00 cat neuters.

CAA promotes the animals through advertising, media, and events.
We hold several cat adoption promotions each year at the shelter and in various locations around the county.
We host several dog adoption events each year at various locations around the county.
We maintain a booth at the Astoria Sunday Market every other week from May through part of October; dogs and/or cats are featured onsite.
We place ads featuring one dog and one cat at least once a week in the Daily Astorian, the local paper. We also place occasional large ads in the Daily Astorian.
We provide monthly posters with a selection of adoptable dogs and cats. These are placed all around the county.
We maintain a Website, a Facebook page, and an Instagram page. All sites feature adoptable pets and link to the Petfinder database, which the shelter updates continuously. CAA volunteers contribute descriptions and photos of adoptable animals to the Petfinder database.

Additionally, we provide limited financial assistance for spay/neuter and veterinary care to low income county residents on a case-by-case basis. We also encourage responsible pet ownership and spay/neutering through our programs and printed materials.

Funding: Since our incorporation in 1999 we have consistently maintained the funds to cover veterinary services and medicines for all shelter animals needing help. We've also been able to cover promotional advertising and adoption events for the shelter animals.
Community support: We continue to grow the necessary community support for our programs.

Volunteer member skills: Members maintain the Website and all social media outlets and postings, create ads, photograph and video the shelter animals and volunteer activities, write grants, and work directly with the shelter animals to exercise, groom, and socialize them. We receive discounts for professional services our volunteers don't cover, such as dog training, more extensive grooming, and printing.

The Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop in Seaside, OR provides discount spay/neuter certificates for qualifying individuals in the county. In light of this, we have issued very few certificates over the past several years and do not promote our program unless needed. The thrift shop also donates funds for spay/neutering to CAA on a monthly basis, based on store profits.

Over the past year CAA has partnered with community supporters to hold fundraising events and/or offsite adoption events. Our supporters include Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, The Inn at Cannon Beach, Sunkats Feline Fanciers in Seaside, Savor Cannon Beach, Kia Auto Dealership in Warrenton, and Astoria Sunday Market.

Shelter animal care: We have never had to turn down a request for veterinary care for the shelter animals. We covered vet bills, including spay/neuter certificates, for about 64% of the animals in the shelter in 2018 that were not redeemed within a day or two. We have helped turn the local shelter into a low kill shelter; only 17 animals out of 660 taken in in 2018 were euthanized be because they were temperamentally unadoptable or too ill or injured to save.

Awareness and community support: Our Facebook follows increase in number every day. While we don't have any hard data, we know that we've increased community awareness of the shelter and CAA's programs. Particularly over the past year, we've been getting an increasing number of unsolicited requests from businesses and groups to hold adoption events and fundraisers.
Public assistance and spay/neuter education: Requests for assistance through the public assistance program remain steady. However, we're unable to measure whether we have increased awareness of the importance of pet population control in the community.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email, Comments at the animal shelter, comments on our social media pages,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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CLATSOP ANIMAL ASSISTANCE

Board of directors
as of 1/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Marcy Dunning

Clatsop Animal Assistance

Term: 2015 -


Board co-chair

Mrs. Rae Zimmerling

Linda Dygert

Robert Zimmerling

Lonnie Lear

Annette Lear

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 1/23/2021,

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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 without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/23/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.