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Tombstone Small Animal Shelter Inc

Tombstone, AZ   |  tombstoneanimalshelter.org

Mission

*To find forever homes for all abandoned/surrendered cats and dogs in the Tombstone area *To provide the best possible care until they go to forever homes *To help all Tombstone area cats and dogs to be spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and healthy

Ruling year info

1979

President

Patti Williams

Main address

P.O. Box 1085

Tombstone, AZ 85638 USA

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EIN

94-2554189

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

Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is located in a rural area of Southern Arizona. We were incorporated in 1977 and since that time have been an all volunteer no-kill animal shelter. Our volunteers are trained and do multiple tasks. Our shelter has 12 dog kennels and 6 cat kennels. The current building was built in 1995. Since that time we have only made two changes. The first was cat room addition with 4 kennels and more recently a kitten room addition with three kennels. We have made some new poliicy changes and have removed 1 of the cat kennels in the cat room This allows cats to free roam in the cat room after The kennels in this room are large enough for a small litter of kittens. The dog kennels can hold a couple of puppies or small dogs. One of our problems is the abundance of unspayed/neutered cats and dogs. Sadly each year we are seeing an increase in stray kittens in our area.

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?

Animal Adoptions

Finding forever homes for cats and dogs in our area.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

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

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

Adults

Related Program

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Our shelter stayed at near capacity most of the year due mainly to lack of veterinary services and getting the animals in for spay/neuter in a timely manner.

Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We continue to offer community assist for spay/neuter for residents of the Greater Tombstone area

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

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

Adults

Related Program

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Owner surrenders are decreasing. People are getting help with medical and food in our area and support. We are encouraging training to help with keeping their pets.

Number of animals returned to their owner

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

Adults

Related Program

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Most of the pet return to owners are dogs. We do a lot of social media posts and most recently have gone back to posting found pets in local stores and places such as the post office and library.

Average number of days of shelter stay for dogs

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 increased days in the shelter until the dogs can go home is due to veterinarian availability. We use 3 different veterinarians and they are increasingly booked solid.

Average number of days of shelter stay for cats and small animals

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

Adults

Related Program

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All kittens must stay until they are old enough for spay/neuter and scheduling with available veterinarians seems to be the issue. we had 3 litters born at the shelter.

Average adoption fee (in dollars) per dog adopted

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

Adults

Related Program

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Adoption fees went up in May 2014 from $25-$40 In July 2019 from $40-$60 For all animals

Number of pets microchipped

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

Adults

Related Program

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All dogs are microchipped when they are adopted. We also are micro chipping all cats and kittens.

Number of senior dogs (9+ years) adopted

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

Adults

Related Program

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of senior dogs (9+ years) rescued

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

Adults

Related Program

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2021 - 2 returned to owner 2020 - 2 return to owner 2019 - 7 return to owner 2018 - 4 return to owner

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2021 - incl 8 community assist we find that about 40% of adult dogs coming into the shelter are already spayed/neutered

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2022- Includes 40 for community assist 2021 - incl 8 community assist The need for spay and neuter is more prevalent in stray cats and kittens therefore an increase.

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.

Our goal at Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is to reduce the amount of unwanted cats and dogs in our area by finding good forever homes. To educate the public on the benefits of spaying/neutering and vaccinating their pets. To encourage obedience training of dogs so that they can be good family pets. To work with owners if needed so that they can keep their pets and not have to surrender them to a shelter. To encourage all cat owners that in our area cats are subject to wild predators and keeping them indoors is a requirement when adopting from us.

Educating potential adopters is the key. Our volunteers that do the adoptions are trained in what questions to ask before adopting a pet to a new home. Some of our volunteers have gone to seminars provided by Petfinder. We have been a member of Best Friends Animal Society network since 2013. Advertising pets for adoption and continually working to find good forever homes for the pets in our care. Using social media and several pet adoption sites and doing off-site adoptions in a nearby town.
We currently offer no cost spay/neutering to low-income residents of our community. We also try to educate the public in the importance of sterilizing their pets. Both the medical advantages and to reduce the amount of unwanted cats and dogs in the area. Once a month a local mobile veterinary Dr. comes to the shelter and provides low cost services to the general public.
Due to the increase in stray kittens reported to the shelter we will be keeping tract of exact locations where they are found. This will enable us to work with local residents to see what we need to do to help eradicate the problem. Through increased spay/neuter programs or TNR programs.

Having good qualified, informed, caring volunteers is the first step. Making sure each adopter understands the importance of keeping their pets safe and well cared for. Having a clean, safe and well maintained shelter that people like to come to. Actively fundraising so that our adoption fees are kept reasonable and we can continue with no cost spay/neuter for local low income residents. We also provide pet food to those residents when needed. That we have the funds to make sure every pet adopted is in good health and any health problems are addressed before adoption. By keeping a high profile on social medial, keeping our finances in good order so that donors who share our vision and understand our issues are willing to donate funds. Donations are what allows us to achieve our goals.

In 2020 we brought in 106 dogs 31 of those were puppies under the age of 5 months old, 18 were born in foster. 29 were local strays. With the help of Social Media we were able to return 23 to their owners. We also were able to help out the kill shelters and county animal control in the area by transferring in to us 26 dogs that may have been euthanized due to overcrowding. We adopted 78 dogs to good homes. We spayed and neutered 65 dogs + 11 dogs from the community.
2019 was a record year for cats we brought in 135 cats - 87 of those were less than 5 months old and 96 were local strays . We spayed/neutered 122 cats + 16 from the community. We adopted 123 cats to good homes.
All pets are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, given an age appropriate flea and tick treatment, de-wormed, cats are tested for feline leukemia/aids and dogs are microchipped before going to their new homes. We will continue to find good forever homes for the pets in our care and work with the public on spay/neuter.

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.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

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Tombstone Small Animal Shelter Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patti Williams

Tombstone Small Animal Shelter

Term: 2025 - 2024

Patti Williams

Tombstone Small Animal Shelter

Susie Clay

Tombstone Small Animal Shelter

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? Not applicable
  • 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 1/20/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2024

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.