BAKERSFIELD SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION CRUELTY TO ANIMALS CORP

aka Bakersfield SPCA   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  www.bakersfieldspca.org

Mission

To provide a home with adequate food, shelter, and care for all animals entrusted to the Society within the limits of its financial ability. To educate the public and enlist its help by actively promoting adoptions, memberships, donations, and responsible pet ownership.

Notes from the nonprofit

When you donate to us, the money stays local. Please support Kern County's only No-kill shelter

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director

Julie Johnson

Assistant Executive Director

Chuck Nordstrom

Main address

3000 Gibson Street

Bakersfield, CA 93308 USA

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EIN

95-2141790

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Pet Therapy

We have a wonderful group of volunteers who take their own dogs to visit assisted living homes here in Kern County.

Population(s) Served

What could be better than for your animal loving child to spend a week making new friends here at the SPCA? Kids & Critters Day Camp provides Kern County youth with a special educational opportunity to learn responsible pet ownership, promote the human-animal bond, and social responsibility. Children that attend will get to ""adopt"" one of our animals for the week, as we teach them about disease control, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, rabies, micro-chipping, grooming, care and feeding, and basic training. Children also learn about animal-related careers, breed identification and disaster planning for pets. Children also work on animal-related and seasonal projects, such as making cat toys, dog quilts, healthy animal treats, picture frames with photographs of their ""adopted pet,"" and other seasonal crafts to take home and/or help our shelter animals reduce their stress. Field Trip to CALM and visit from Roaming Reptiles included.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Favorite Worthy Cause 2013

Bakersfield Californian Reader's Poll

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 rehomed

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

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

Pet Therapy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Due to Covid-19, this program is currently on hold.

Number of animals euthanized

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We do not include Owner requested Euthanasia's in this metric

Number of animal adoptions

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Same as # of animals rehomed

Number of animals rescued

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of accurate veterinary diagnoses

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

Kids & Critters Day Camp

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

A Veterinarian speaks to the children regarding proper pet health for their animals at home and what to consider when adopting.

Number of sheltered animals

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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 vaccinated

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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 returned to their owner

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

To end homelessness of pets in Kern County and reduce shelter intakes. We want to keep more animals in their homes by offering resources to the community.

Community outreach and education

We are Kern County's oldest animal welfare agency and the only No-kill shelter in the community

We have generated much needed awareness about our organization through networking. We have a long way to go to see a large impact, but feel we are in a key position to make a strong difference

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?

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    How we schedule appointments during this Covid-19 era.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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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BAKERSFIELD SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION CRUELTY TO ANIMALS CORP

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lynn Larson

Community Volunteer

Term: 2018 - 2019


Board co-chair

John Scezwyck

Community Volunteer

Term: 2018 - 2019

Rose Rakow, D.V.M.

Community Volunteer, Shelter Veterinarian

Claudia Burk

Community Volunteer

Katy Christianson

Community Volunteer

Melonie Shugart

Community Volunteer

Susan Greuter

Community Volunteer

Eric Kelly

Bakersfield SPCA

Danhira Millian

Bakersfield SPCA

Denise Segrest

Bakersfield 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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/02/2020

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
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/02/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.