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SISKIYOU HUMANE SOCIETY

aka Siskiyou Humane   |   Mount Shasta, CA   |  siskiyouhumane.org

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Mission

The Siskiyou Humane Society exists to improve the lives of companion animals by sheltering, rehabilitating, reducing pet overpopulation and finding permanent homes. We promote responsible pet ownership, kindness to animals and enhancement of human-animal relationships through education and outreach.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director

Austin Browder

Main address

1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.

Mount Shasta, CA 96067 USA

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EIN

94-2411106

NTEE code info

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

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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?

Community Pet Resource Center

Our Community Pet Resource Center is geared to providing pet owners the support they need through a pet food pantry, helping with essential supplies, providing microchips, and behavioral support.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

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

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Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals returned to their owner

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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Decreasing

Hours of volunteer service

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total pounds of pet food and litter distributed

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Related Program

Community Pet Resource Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Siskiyou Humane Society Community Pet Resource Center was established in 2023, which is when data collection of given pet food began.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

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Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from pain

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Increasing

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

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Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

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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.

Goals:
1. To Improve the lives of companion animals.
2. To reduce pet overpopulation in Siskiyou County.
3. To promote responsible pet ownership.
4. To promote kindness to animals.
5. To enhance human-animal relationships.

1. Shelter and rehabilitate companion cats and dogs.
2. Partner with like shelters to establish transport of animals locally and regionally.
3. Continue to write grants.
4. Continue to hold fundraisers.
5. Utilize volunteer staff leaving more money for shelter operations and animal care.
6. Partner with local and national businesses with aligned values for mutual support.
7. Partner with other organizations with similar goals, missions, and strategies.
8. Develop and implement programs to assist pet owners in becoming more self-sufficient.

Since its founding in 1968, the Siskiyou Humane Society Adoption Center in Mt. Shasta has provided rescue and refuge for hundreds of homeless cats and dogs every year. The shelter staff and volunteers take special pride in getting to know the animals as individuals. Because they are familiar with the personalities of the shelter cats and dogs, they can help potential adopters find the best matches for their families and lifestyles. All pets adopted from SHS are vaccinated, spayed, and neutered, and given permanent microchip identification.

Siskiyou Humane Society is a no-kill facility, animals aren't euthanized because they have been in the shelter for too long, or to make room for more animals, but are cared for until they find new homes. Preventing pet overpopulation is a big part of the Society's mission statement. The shelter provides information and referrals for low-income Spay/Neuter assistance programs in Siskiyou County. SHS also offers humane education presentations for schools, youth groups and service organizations with topics like dog-bite prevention and kindness to animals. SHS also operates a Community Pet Resource Center in Yreka, where we provide pet owners with vital resources such as free microchips, and a pet food pantry and supply essential pet supplies to owners in need of support.

As a private, 501(c)(3)non-profit animal welfare organization, the shelter receives no funding from government agencies or national humane organizations. Most of the funding comes from private donations, grant funding and the sales at the Humane Society's thrift store in Mt Shasta.

In 1968, we started a small sheltering operation in Mount Shasta, California.

On September 29th, 1977, we received tax-exempt status as an official 501c3 Non-Profit organization.

We have steadily grown through the receipt of support and donations.

We have grown into three locations:
The Siskiyou Humane Society animal shelter in Mount Shasta, California.
The Siskiyou Humane Society Community Pet Resource Center in Yreka, California.
The Siskiyou Humane Society Thrift Store in Mount Shasta, California.

In 2023, we established The Siskiyou Humane Society Pet Resource Center, in Yreka, California, allowing us to provide pet food and supplies to many pet owners.

The Siskiyou Humane Thrift Store provides our organization with a small monthly income, that directly supports our animal shelter's operations.

We have grown our shelter capacity to house 17 dogs and 25 cats. We have worked to grow our volunteer, transfer, and foster network to expand our ability to care for companion pets.

We still have more work to do and we need the funding to do it. One of the next goals is to increase our adoptions and transfers to aligned homes and shelter partners, to increase our impact on reducing pet overpopulation.

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 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 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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SISKIYOU HUMANE SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 03/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linn Tyhurst

Lauren Dickerson

Alexandria Lewis

Geoff Hunter

Deborah Harton

Molly Breitmun

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? 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 3/27/2024

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
American, Italian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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