A-PAL HUMANE SOCIETY

Jackson, CA   |  www.pawspartners.org

Mission

Welfare of needy campanion animals in Amador County, CA through spay/neuter and adoption program. Also provide heartworm and medical treatment to Amador County shelter animals.

Ruling year info

1978

Chief Executive

Susan Manning

Vice President

Margaret Blair

Main address

P.O. Box 190

Jackson, CA 95642 USA

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EIN

94-2462789

NTEE code info

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

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Feral Cat trap & Release

Free Spay and Neuter services for Feral cat communities in Amador County. We trap, fix, and release the animals and then continue to monitor the colonies health.

Population(s) Served

The plan is to choose a dog from a local shelter that has reached death row and bring him/her to the kennel where they will stay and learn all the skills to be a great pet. The training starts with basic manners. Walking on the leash and not bolting out the door are first, then accepting strangers in a calm and friendly manner. As he learns these manners, the program continues on to basic obedience. The lucky parolee will learn to heel, sit, lie down and stay on command. The sit and down commands are taught both on leash and off lead from a short distance away. The rescue is then found a loving home and go out into their new life with a free lesson for the new owners.

Population(s) Served

This fund for special needs animals and their owners was begun with A-PAL many years ago and has gone under many names such as Maddie's Fund, Santa Fund and now is named for John Liedl.

Population(s) Served

We offer 2 free spay and neuter services to residents in Amador county who are on a fixed income and survive on Medi-Cal.

Population(s) Served

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Our results

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Number of animals rescued

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Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Twin Cedar K9 Second Chance

Context Notes

SPECIFICALLY k9 second chance animal rescues/adoptions

Number of animal adoptions

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Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Context Notes

These are kitten adoptions, barn cat adoptions, special needs adoptions, and k9 second chance adoptions

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

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Population(s) Served

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Related Program

Twin Cedar K9 Second Chance

Context Notes

We work directly with Amador Animal Control. We helped them build and staff their new shelter location, as well as with animal intake and care.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to reduce shelter intake, to promote planned parenthood for pets, to spay and neuter our feral cat colonies, to find appropriate homes for special needs cats and dogs, and to help pet owners in need in our community.

Our strategies to accomplish our goals include:

-working with our t&r feral cat colonies to lower birthing rates, disease rates, and implement colony managers to watch the colony progress
- providing spay and neuter services to amador county residents with low income
-providing spay and neuter services to amador county residents with pit bulls (who are one of the highest instances of shelter intakes).
- working hand in hand with Amador Animal Control to adopt out any animals who are in need of homes.
- providing care to special needs animals who require the right forever home
- fostering kittens
- promoting humane animal treatment to our communities

A-PAL Humane Society has worked with shelter staff, volunteers and the public to keep our communities animals safe and happy, and we will continue to do so in the future. A-PAL has already accomplished many positive changes for our County and will positively impact our community for years to come.

So far we have:
- assisted county workers at the shelter with dog walking as well as cat and dog adoptions.
- initiated a certificate program to assist residents with spay/neuter costs
- transported pets out of area to rescue groups
- the Save the Kittens program was started with kittens being removed from the shelter to foster, spay/neutered, given age appropriate shots, dewormed and placed in retail locations for adoption.
- A-PAL offers the public free spay/neuter for feral cats that they trap and take to one of our local veterinarians.
- the Community Cat program was begun with feral cats that were turned in to the shelter in traps. These cats were previously held for 72 hours and then euthanized. The cats are now spay/neutered, rabies vaccinated and returned to their colony, or if appropriate, placed in barn or pet homes.
- the Barn Cat program was started to adopt, at a reduced price rather than euthanize, those cats deemed "unadoptable" due to their age, appearance or demeanor.
- A-PAL worked with county staff, the Chamber of Commerce and the Amador Community Foundation to build a new shelter. A-PAL was also instrumental in hiring new animal loving, professional shelter staff.
- a free dog and cat spay/neuter program was started for low-income, Medi-Cal recipients and the County agreed to fund this program, with A-PAL administering and advertising it. The goal was to reduce shelter intake.
-252 dogs have been successfully adopted from our K9 Second Chance program by 2014
- helping special needs animals with our Santa Fund. This fund has assisted more than 120 animals through 2015

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A-PAL HUMANE SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 11/2/2016
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Board chair

Wendy Robles

A-PAL Humane Society

Board leadership practices

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