East Bay SPCA

Saving Lives Since 1874

aka East Bay SPCA   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.eastbayspca.org

Mission

The East Bay SPCA is committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in the communities we serve. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. We envision an East Bay Community where every cat and dog has a home and is treated responsibly and with compassion. Our values include: Compassion - we value animals and people, Collaboration - we value working as a team with agencies, both public and private, to achieve a similar goal, Innovation - we value being leaders in animal welfare, Stewardship - we value our resources and those who support us, and Lives - we value the lives of the animals in our care and in our community.

Ruling year info

1957

President & CEO

Ms. Allison Lindquist

Main address

East Bay SPCA - Administration 8323 Baldwin Street

Oakland, CA 94621 USA

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Formerly known as

Oakland SPCA

EIN

94-1322202

NTEE code info

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

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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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?

Seniors For Seniors

Adoption fees waived for senior citizens ages 65 or older who wish to adopt a shelter dog or cat aged seven (7) years or older.

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

The Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic offers full-service, high-quality veterinary care to pet owners, shelter animals and other local rescues and shelters as well as low-cost and free vaccinations and spay and neuter surgeries. Our clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), placing us among the top 12% of veterinary clinics nationwide. We also offer a low-income assistance program and free veterinary outreach clinics in under-served neighborhoods throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Crucial to the East Bay SPCA's mission are education programs to prevent animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation. Our Humane Education Programs include after-school programs, youth volunteer clubs, behind-the-scenes shelter tours, community service programs, in-classroom visits, scout projects, community outreach events, adult workshops and special events. The largest and most popular program, Animal Camp, offers K - 12 students activities focused on all animals including service-learning projects, hands-on veterinary practices, animal-related career activities and socializing with shelter and a wide variety of other animals. Curricula are tailored to specific age and grade levels, state content standards, and scout, school or community groups' needs.
Humane educators deliver the multi-session CARE program (Compassion, Awareness, Respect, Education) program to K-8 classrooms in mostly Title I or low-income schools. The program targets youth with barriers and is designed to decrease violence towards animals and people in their community. The interactive lessons include weekly animal visits and cover animal welfare, social justice and urban environmental challenges. Themes align with California content standards and focus on character education teaching skills for positive decision making and building empathy.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Students

Behavior issues are a prevalent reason that families surrender a pet to shelters. Many if not most behavioral issues can be resolved with proper training. Helping behaviorally challenged dogs is a top priority at the East Bay SPCA. Our skilled Behavior and Training Staff work with shelter animals to ensure they are comfortable in their shelter home and set up for success when they join their new family. We provide a wealth of behavior and training resources for our community: a helpline to reach out for help if a pet has persistent behavioral problems, an online library of links, and information sheets and videos. Our public and private dog training classes are designed to enrich the bond between people and pets through positive reinforcement methods. We strive to provide the most cutting edge, effective, positive, and science-based dog training to our community and to build the foundation and stepping stones necessary for an urban or suburban dog to be able to accompany their owner everywhere dogs are permitted.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

The first program of its kind in the U.S., our Humane Advocacy program helps under-resourced pet owners and their companion animals gain access to local programs and services that support the continuation of the existing human-animal bond. These resources include free monthly pet food distributions, subsidized veterinary care and temporary pet boarding for owners in crisis. Our goal is to help pet owners avoid surrendering their pets due to financial or other personal challenges. We’re proud to have a full-time social worker (MSW) managing this program and providing wrap-around case management to our clients.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

The East Bay SPCA was one of the first animal welfare organizations in our community to direct that no animal would leave our facility unaltered. Our spay/neuter facilities in Oakland and Dublin offer affordable surgeries for dogs and cats. We offer discounts for chihuahuas, pit bulls, feral cats and animals with low-income owners.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Adoptions are at the core of what we do. It’s our mission to save animals and place them in happy, safe, and loving homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

AAHA 2020

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 rescued

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of dogs and cats adopted out each year. They come to us as strays, surrenders, returns from adopters, or as transfers from other local municipal facilities.

Hours of volunteer service

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 spayed and neutered

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

Spay & Neuter Clinics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

The East Bay SPCA is committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in the communities we serve. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support and enrich the human-animal bond.

We work to achieve this goal by serving as the East Bay’s primary rescue and adoption resource, top veterinary clinic and community leader offering educational programs and supportive services for people and their companion animals. We believe that most animal cruelty and neglect is unintentional, due largely to lack of resources and/or animal care education. To prevent cruelty to animals, we offer programs that encourage humane values that change the behaviors of pets and their owners.

The East Bay SPCA operates two adoption centers for homeless animals in Dublin and in Oakland. Upon intake, all animals receive medical and behavioral evaluations. To ensure our animals find forever homes, our skilled associates work closely with the public to best match families with pets. Animals that arrive at our shelter too young, too weak or sick or with behavior problems that might hinder their adoption can enter our foster care program until their health or manner improve.
Our veterinary clinic offers full-service, high-quality veterinary care to shelter animals, pet owners, and other local rescues. We also offer low-cost and free vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries, and host free veterinary outreach clinics in underserved neighborhoods throughout the year. Our Humane Advocate program also screens and qualifies low-income pet owners to help pay costs for unexpected medical care and food at our pet food pantries and medical clinics. The goal is to keep pets and their people together in healthy, happy situations.
Behavior issues are the number one reason that owners surrender their animals to shelters. For this reason, the East Bay SPCA has made helping behaviorally challenged dogs a top priority. Our skilled Behavior and Training Staff work with shelter animals to assure all are on their best behavior when they walk out the door. In addition, we offer a Behavior and Training hotline and an online library of videos and information to help manage common pitfalls in dog and cat ownership. Staff also offers one-on-one appointments, group lessons and in-home consultations covering everything from basic puppy training to Canine Good Citizen classes.
The East Bay SPCA’s Humane Education program promotes compassion for all living things through a range of programs that empower children as ambassadors for humane values including: after-school clubs, in-shelter tours, youth volunteer community service programs, classroom visits, and in-class lessons tailored to specific grade levels and age groups. Classroom programs are designed to align with the California State Standards of Education, while also teaching skills for positive decision making and attitudes of kindness, caring, and responsibility for both animals and fellow humans.

Below are some 2018 highlights that illustrate how we’re ensuring the welfare of companion animals in the East Bay community, while also working to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation.

To maximize donor impact, we are vigilant about efficiently managing our resources and operating costs so that $0.85 of every dollar contributed directly supports our programs and services.

• The East Bay SPCA found forever homes for 1,899 cats and dogs.

• Our dedicated team of foster volunteers opened their hearts and homes to over 900 animals. To help ensure forever homes remain forever homes, we’ve made offering financial support for veterinary care to guardians who qualify as low-income status a top priority as well as expanding training programs for behaviorally challenged dogs.

• Provided over 1,700 pets over 14,500 pounds of pet food for those financially qualified.

• Evacuated 30 animals threatened by the devastating wildfires in Lake County and Mendocino County and the current Camp Fire in Butte County.

• Partnered with Meals on Wheels to provide seniors with free pet food.

• Conducted a dog safety training for fire fighters at the request of the Alameda County Fire Department.

• Helped 250 animals helped through training/behavioral programs.

• Our veterinarians performed 1,816 surgeries (non spay/neuter) and vaccinated more than 13,000 animals.

• Our spay/neuter clinic completed 9,134 surgeries; of which discounted pit bull and chihuahua spay/neuters accounted for 6% of those operations.

• Our Humane Education programs impacted nearly 8,000 people, mostly children while also raising awareness about animal welfare in the local community and beyond.

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?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • 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

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

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East Bay SPCA

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Marilyn Leahy

Central Garden & Pet

Term: 2021 -

Jay Hernandez

American Pet Nutrition

Sandi Wright

Community Leader

Heidi Madsen

Vetsource

Bridge Mei

Sutter Health

Mark Cratsenberg

Aeris Communications

Miranda Helmer

The Clorox Company

Kara Boatman

Saint Mary's College

Patricia Harden

Retired

Allison Lindquist

East Bay SPCA

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 ? 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? 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 1/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.