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Shelter on the Hill A Humane Society

Rescue, Reunite, Rehome

aka SOTH   |   Frazier Park, CA   |  shelteronthehill.org
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Shelter on the Hill A Humane Society

EIN: 77-0355013


Mission

To operate a a safe, sanitary, and secure shelter for lost & abandoned companion animals in a remote area of the Southern California mountains.

Ruling year info

1998

President

Candace Huskey

Co Principal Officer

Bob Stowell Vice-president

Main address

PO Box 275

Frazier Park, CA 93225 USA

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EIN

77-0355013

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Families

Domestic workers

Self-employed people

Retired people

Veterans

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NTEE code info

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

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Shelter on the Hill: A Humane Society is committed to its role as a safe haven for scores of homeless animals in our rural community and beyond, providing veterinary and behavioral support, nutritious food, tender loving care and, when they are ready, new homes with loving families. SOTH provides refuge and hope for lost and found animals, owner relinquishments, and treatable animals transferred in from animal welfare partners. We are in the constant pursuit of how to make the work more effective and the changes long-lasting. To that end we intend to explore the factors affecting our sheltered animals length of stay. We believe that reducing length of stay will free up space to shelter more animals and thereby realize greater success in our mission to rescue, reunite and rehome.

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 Care Center

Shelter on the Hill: A Humane Society, SOTH, is a private, non-profit, donor supported, organization whose purpose is to operate a haven to rescue, reunite and re-home lost and abandoned companion animals in the Frazier Mountain area of California. Shelter Building Dedicated to promoting humane treatment and quality of life, SOTH accepts all animals in need of care, provides appropriate medical and behavioral intervention, rehabilitation, socialization, and adoption efforts to save the lives of as many adoptable animals and remains committed to the welfare of these animals beyond the adoption process to the extent of its resources - and offers community support through a myriad of services including but not limited to, lost and found, sheltering, adoption, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, and inter-agency networking.

Population(s) Served

Shelter on the Hill waives the adoption fee for a dog or a cat to veterans. A copy of the DD214 qualifies the veteran for this program.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

STAR covers costly medical issues over and above basic treatments necessary for healthy adoptions and which in other organizations would lead to the animal's euthanasia. Feline URI, life-threatenng bladder obstruction, cherry eye blindness, bottle babies, malignant tumors and complicated limb fractures requiring amputation, and expensive dental surgeries are just a few of the diagnoses the STAR program has covered to save the lives of dogs and cats.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Rescue Partners - Kern County Animal Services 2020

Best Friends Society Partner 2020

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
Related Program

Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of sheltered animals

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

Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals returned to their owner

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

Animal Care Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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 reduce our sheltered animals’ length of stay by 20% over the next three years.

Our goal is to identify and initiate effective procedures to maximize pathway planning, marketing, and adoptions.

SOTH's greatest resource is it's devoted and dedicated volunteer corps with its boundless interest in providing incomprable care for our sheltered animals.

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 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, 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, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

Shelter on the Hill A Humane Society
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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

27.91

Average of 19.52 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7.1

Average of 4.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 6% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Shelter on the Hill A Humane Society

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Shelter on the Hill A Humane Society

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 Shelter on the Hill A Humane Society’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 $17,782 $25,553 $8,075 $31,612 $10,141
As % of expenses 20.4% 25.1% 7.3% 22.3% 6.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $17,782 $25,553 $8,075 $31,612 $10,141
As % of expenses 20.4% 25.1% 7.3% 22.3% 6.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $104,098 $127,202 $118,925 $173,095 $159,708
Total revenue, % change over prior year -6.4% 22.2% -6.5% 45.5% -7.7%
Program services revenue 13.1% 8.9% 15.0% 14.3% 14.7%
Membership dues 19.8% 21.6% 34.7% 39.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 16.1% 13.1% 5.4% 10.5% 43.7%
Other revenue 51.0% 56.3% 45.0% 36.3% 41.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $87,108 $101,649 $110,850 $141,483 $149,567
Total expenses, % change over prior year -5.9% 16.7% 9.1% 27.6% 5.7%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 9.1% 13.3% 16.2%
Professional fees 0.5% 1.4% 14.2% 3.0% 2.1%
Occupancy 47.6% 50.0% 38.0% 28.1% 27.0%
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 51.9% 48.5% 38.7% 55.6% 54.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $87,108 $101,649 $110,850 $141,483 $149,567
One month of savings $7,259 $8,471 $9,238 $11,790 $12,464
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $14,452 $0 $6,285 $12,943
Total full costs (estimated) $94,367 $124,572 $120,088 $159,558 $174,974

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.1 6.6 7.0 7.7 7.1
Months of cash and investments 6.1 6.6 7.0 7.7 7.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.9 6.4 6.7 7.4 6.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $44,076 $55,992 $64,677 $90,274 $87,881
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $632,119 $646,571 $646,571 $652,856 $665,799
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.2% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $700,703 $0 $0 $0
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 $0
Total net assets $675,150 $700,703 $708,778 $740,390 $750,531

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
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Candace Huskey

Co Principal Officer

Bob Stowell Vice-president

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Shelter on the Hill A Humane Society

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Shelter on the Hill A Humane Society

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Candace Huskey

No Affiliation

Term: 2023 - 2024

Candace Huskey

No Affiliation

Bob Stowell

R. M. Stowell Construction

Alice Crandall

Retired

John Burham

Retired

Karyn Newbern

Tejon Ranch Co.

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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 11/5/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/21/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.