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QUINCY ANIMAL SHELTER INC

aka QAS   |   Quincy, MA   |  www.quincyanimalshelter.org

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QUINCY ANIMAL SHELTER INC

EIN: 31-1703439


Mission

Our mission is to advocate for animals by providing safety until home placement of those in our care. We promote spay and neuter programs as a means to control pet overpopulation and continually strive to be the leading community resource for education on proper animal welfare.

Notes from the nonprofit

ission is to provide the utmost humane and ethical treatment of animals in our facility. All animals are examined by a veterinarian, receive age appropriate vaccinations, are micro chipped and , as necessary, are spayed or neutered before being made available for adoption. The goal of the Shelter is to adopt each animal into a fitting and loving home that will become a lifelong setting; to provide, promote and advance the humane protection, care, and treatment of animals; to foster kindness toward animals and to promote their welfare through Humane education. All dogs are currently temperament tested prior to being made available for adoption. When necessary, a training program is developed in house to address particular issues, or, the dog may be enrolled in formal training classes outside of QAS. All training costs are provided by the Shelter. In addition to caring for the animals on a daily basis, the Shelter has a good working relationship with the City of Quincy and local veterinarians.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Sandra Sines

Main address

PO Box 690088

Quincy, MA 02269 USA

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EIN

31-1703439

Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

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

Single Organization Support (D11)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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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?

Wesley’s Wish Feral Program

Quincy Animal Shelter’s Feral Cat Program is dedicated to assisting feral cats; and offers colony assistance, information on low cost trap/ spay neuter/ return (TNR) programs and educational resources.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Mickey Medical Fund:
This program was created by a volunteer in memory of her dog, Mickey. The fund is intended to cover extraordinary medical expenses; procedures we would be unable to do within our normal operating budget.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Foster Care program provides temporary housing in private homes for pregnant or nursing cats, and kittens. Foster care providers feed, socialize and care for the cats/kittens until they are ready for adoption. Annually, the Shelter cares for over 200 kittens through this program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We also utilize foster care for animals that are facing the end of their lives. Animals with terminal illness are not good adoption candidates. However, they may still enjoy a good quality of life for some time. These very special foster care providers allow a cat or dog to live out their days in the comfort of a loving home.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Fostering Kittens

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of animals rehomed

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Totals By Year
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Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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• Promote low cost spay neuter programs for low income residents
• Introduce an annual microchip clinic for the public.
• Offer Pet First Aid classes to the public.
• To establish a pet “food pantry" for low income residents.

In an effort to reduce the ever increasing operating costs, the Shelter has partnered with various Veterinary Hospitals which provide services for shelters at a special rate. Doing so resulted in the Shelter seeing a 17% reduction in Veterinary Care.
Additionally, acceptance into a major veterinary drug provider's shelter program allows us to save nearly 70% on the cost of necessary vaccines like rabies and distemper. Enrollment in other shelter programs has also saved us money on necessary items like pet food. Further savings have been achieved by reducing our vendor base; taking advantage of free shipping and utilizing reward incentives.

Recently the Shelter implemented a year over year cost benefit analysis for fundraising and events. The itemized progress reports help the Shelter determine the most cost effective and efficient way to grow.

In an effort to reduce the ever increasing operating costs, the Shelter has partnered with various Veterinary Hospitals which provide services for shelters at a special rate. Doing so resulted in the Shelter seeing a 17% reduction in Veterinary Care.
Additionally, acceptance into a major veterinary drug provider's shelter program allows us to save nearly 70% on the cost of necessary vaccines like rabies and distemper. Enrollment in other shelter programs has also saved us money on necessary items like pet food. Further savings have been achieved by reducing our vendor base; taking advantage of free shipping and utilizing reward incentives.

Recently the Shelter implemented a year over year cost benefit analysis for fundraising and events. The itemized progress reports help the Shelter determine the most cost effective and efficient way to grow.

In an effort to reduce the ever increasing operating costs, the Shelter has partnered with various Veterinary Hospitals which provide services for shelters at a special rate. Doing so resulted in the Shelter seeing a 17% reduction in Veterinary Care.
Additionally, acceptance into a major veterinary drug provider's shelter program allows us to save nearly 70% on the cost of necessary vaccines like rabies and distemper. Enrollment in other shelter programs has also saved us money on necessary items like pet food. Further savings have been achieved by reducing our vendor base; taking advantage of free shipping and utilizing reward incentives.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

145.69

Average of 257.86 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

21

Average of 12.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

QUINCY ANIMAL SHELTER INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of QUINCY ANIMAL SHELTER INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $88,452 $108,472 $388,454 $278,009 $38,436
As % of expenses 42.1% 49.4% 214.1% 137.2% 11.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $87,946 $108,150 $388,138 $278,009 $38,288
As % of expenses 41.8% 49.2% 213.5% 137.2% 11.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $298,406 $328,035 $569,928 $477,377 $577,218
Total revenue, % change over prior year 24.7% 9.9% 73.7% -16.2% 20.9%
Program services revenue 41.3% 19.7% 0.7% 14.0% 22.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Investment income -13.9% 22.7% 57.7% 1.2% 1.9%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 69.0% 56.8% 41.6% 83.1% 74.3%
Other revenue 3.6% 0.7% 0.0% 1.7% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $209,954 $219,563 $181,474 $202,570 $322,265
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.1% 4.6% -17.3% 11.6% 59.1%
Personnel 21.8% 21.5% 26.9% 25.3% 16.5%
Professional fees 1.5% 1.5% 2.3% 4.4% 5.7%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 22.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 76.7% 77.0% 70.8% 70.3% 55.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $210,460 $219,885 $181,790 $202,570 $322,413
One month of savings $17,496 $18,297 $15,123 $16,881 $26,855
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,335
Total full costs (estimated) $227,956 $238,182 $196,913 $219,451 $354,603

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 13.8 5.5 23.5 27.0 21.0
Months of cash and investments 26.0 30.6 62.6 72.8 51.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 26.0 30.7 62.9 72.8 47.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $241,870 $101,540 $355,127 $456,590 $565,069
Investments $212,237 $459,006 $591,751 $772,263 $805,852
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $11,221 $11,221 $11,221 $11,221 $15,306
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 94.3% 97.2% 100.0% 100.0% 66.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $951,043 $1,229,052 $1,267,340
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $105,247
Total net assets $454,755 $562,905 $951,043 $1,229,052 $1,372,587

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Sandra Sines

Sandra began volunteering at Quincy Animal Shelter in August 1999. She has held several positions, including Canine Manager, Adoption Manager, Shelter Director, Foster Mom, Scoop Editor and Board Member. Since 2019, she has served as the President of the Board of Directors. For Sandra, volunteering at QAS has been a life changing experience. She sees the shelter as a valuable resource to be accessed by the entire community. Saving as many animals as we can. Helping humans during difficult times and making sure our volunteers know that they are valued and appreciated. Since 2001, Sandra has worked as an Auto Claims Manager for Quincy Mutual Group. She recently earned her Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from the McCormick School of Government at UMass Boston. She also spent many years working as a photographer. Although Sandra has lived most of her life in North Quincy, she currently resides in Pembroke with her super supportive husband, Marty, her two amazing dogs and five cra

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

QUINCY ANIMAL SHELTER INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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QUINCY ANIMAL SHELTER INC

Board of directors
as of 06/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Sandra Sines

Joanne McCarthy

Peg O'Brien

William Sempolinski

Kit Burke

Emily Duff

Jessica Jusino

Lianne Busa

Meghan Sisk

Georgia Polemenakos

Lynn Buskey

Michael Daley

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/14/2023

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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 without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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