WOODS HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Opening Homes and Hearts to homeless dogs and cats in San Luis Obispo County since 1955

San Luis Obispo, CA   |  www.woodshumane.org

Mission

Woods Humane Society vows:
To serve, protect, and shelter homeless companion animals
To place animals in humane environments
To promote responsible pet ownership, provide humane education, and reduce pet overpopulation
To celebrate the human/animal bond

Ruling year info

1964

Principal Officer

Neil Trent

Main address

875 Oklahoma Ave.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 USA

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EIN

95-2058587

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Woods Humane Society works toward providing a safe environment for homeless companion dogs and cats. Our goal is to reduce euthanasia through vibrant animal transfer and adoption programs.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Veterinary and Surgical Services

Woods Humane Society shelters over 3000 cats and dogs each year.  While at Woods, each animal receives a health exam and any needed treatments, including vaccinations and is spayed or neutered.  Additionally, Woods provides spay and neuter services for other organizations in the county.  In 2018, 4630 surgeries were performed at Woods.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Over 3000 cats and dogs call Woods Humane Society home each year.  In addition to food and shelter, each animal is nurtured and loved--dogs receive a professional behavioral assessment and training.  Careful attention is paid to the characteristics and personality of each animal so that they can be appropriately matched with a suitable adopter.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Woods Humane Society's Humane Education department recognizes that a future without pet overpopulation, homelessness, abuse, neglect and other animal welfare issues begins with our children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

We work with shelters in neighboring counties to reduce euthanasia and expand our adoption program

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our first priority is to place as many animals into new, loving homes as we can, saving even more lives.

During 2015/2016 fiscal year we shifted our focus from providing services primarily for those in our own county to serving as a regional resource.

We began collaborating with shelters and rescues in neighboring counties to regularly transfer homeless animals into our facility — 636 during the course of the year. As they arrive we make sure they're healthy, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered; we address any behavior issues to ensure they're ready to join a family. Then we harness the power of social media to quickly find them homes, clearing our kennels so we can bring in even more pets from communities where their chances for adoption are slim.

To facilitate the flow of more animals through our shelter we have streamlined our procedures and added additional staff where necessary. We have worked to strengthen relationships with other animal rescue organizations so that together we can maximize available resources. We have developed new strategies to reach out to our community members and they have responded by opening their homes and hearts to homeless animals and through generously donating to support our work.

Between July of 2015 and June of 2016, we found homes for 1,759 cats and dogs, a 53.6% increase over the previous year. 614 additional lives saved!

Financials

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Operations

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

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WOODS HUMANE SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 4/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Terry

Charlene Rosales

Terry Miron

Kandy Noel

Marcia Torgerson

Mike Terry

Jo Campbell

Autumn Clark

Robert Jones

Bruno Giberti

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? 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 04/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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