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POUND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF MONTCLAIR INC

Serving The Township of Montclair, NJ and surrounding communities for over 45 years.

aka PAWS Montclair, Inc.   |   Montclair, NJ   |  https://www.pawsmontclair.org
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POUND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF MONTCLAIR INC

EIN: 22-2133963


Mission

PAWS (Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair Inc.) is dedicated to finding good homes for the many abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs in our community. We are extremely proud of the number of adoptions we have facilitated and the number of animals we have rescued over the years many from dire circumstances and successfully placed with loving families.

Ruling year info

1978

President

Carole Michales

Main address

P.O. Box 149

Montclair, NJ 07042 USA

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EIN

22-2133963

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rescue and reduce are key principles in our work of finding animals good, appropriate, forever homes; preventing warehousing and/or euthanizing adoptable animals; changing public consciousness about the value of animals and our responsibilities to them; helping address the puppy mills issue; and promoting spay/neuter.

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 Rescue, Shelter & Rehabilitation

The organization was formed for the purpose of promoting the welfare, health, and humane treatment of animals in the township of Montclair and other municipalities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 sheltered animals

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

Adults, Families

Related Program

Animal Rescue, Shelter & Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of pets sheltered across our sanctuaries and foster network.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Adults, Families

Related Program

Animal Rescue, Shelter & Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of Canine and Feline adoptions.

Number of list subscribers

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

Animal Rescue, Shelter & Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Subscribers to the PAWS Montclair, Inc. ENewsletter

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.

PAWS (Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and finding homes for stray and abandoned cats and dogs in our community. Our main goal is to match you and your family with the right feline or canine companion.

In our 45+ years of service to the community, PAWS has developed much expertise and a wonderful network of caring people, enabling us to be a highly responsive and flexible animal rescue group.

Our sanctuaries, along with our strong fostering network, enable us to continue sheltering a limited number of animals in need, often “bully breed” dogs. At any given time, we typically care for about 10 dogs and up to 100 cats and kittens. We provide critical services to the local north Jersey communities, and also assist overcrowded shelters throughout NJ. PAWS connects people and animals

Our sanctuaries, along with our strong fostering network, enable us to continue sheltering a limited number of animals in need, often “bully breed” dogs. At any given time, we typically care for about 10 dogs and up to 100 cats and kittens. We provide critical services to the local north Jersey communities, and also assist overcrowded shelters throughout NJ. PAWS connects people and animals.

We currently maintain two small sanctuaries – one for dogs and one for cats – which, along with our strong fostering network, enable us to continue sheltering a limited number of animals in need. We also provide community outreach at the Petco Adoption Centers in Verona, NJ and Orange, NJ. Our cats and dogs are spayed or neutered, administered vaccinations, provided routine and emergency veterinary care, and all are treated with compassion.

Our volunteer fundraisers have now implemented online fundraisers to allow for contactless events to benefit the animals in our care.

Despite having to vacate from the North Willow Street facility in December 2008, PAWS has continued to operate, providing critical services to Montclair and the surrounding communities. Our long term goal is to be able to resume operating a centrally located facility, so that we can shelter more animals and facilitate adoptions with greater ease.

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

POUND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF MONTCLAIR INC
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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

69.97

Average of 94.44 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

65.6

Average of 34.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 3% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

POUND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF MONTCLAIR INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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POUND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF MONTCLAIR INC

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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POUND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF MONTCLAIR INC

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of POUND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF MONTCLAIR 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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $63,190 $176,879 $22,965 $709,930 -$191
As % of expenses 43.7% 108.6% 13.3% 331.3% -0.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $61,770 $172,836 $21,220 $708,004 -$2,336
As % of expenses 42.3% 103.5% 12.2% 327.4% -1.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $219,982 $333,494 $215,921 $938,984 $254,707
Total revenue, % change over prior year 94.8% 51.6% -35.3% 334.9% -72.9%
Program services revenue 2.1% 1.4% 0.7% 0.4% 0.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 97.9% 93.6% 99.2% 99.6% 99.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 4.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $144,525 $162,908 $172,176 $214,313 $235,368
Total expenses, % change over prior year 3.1% 12.7% 5.7% 24.5% 9.8%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 3.5% 1.3% 1.3% 8.2% 2.4%
Occupancy 47.2% 55.4% 59.4% 48.2% 39.9%
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 49.3% 43.4% 39.3% 43.6% 57.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $145,945 $166,951 $173,921 $216,239 $237,513
One month of savings $12,044 $13,576 $14,348 $17,859 $19,614
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $9,609 $11,011 $10,938 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $157,989 $190,136 $199,280 $245,036 $257,127

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 29.0 37.4 37.4 70.9 65.6
Months of cash and investments 29.0 37.4 37.4 70.9 65.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 18.8 29.0 28.3 61.9 56.3
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $349,635 $507,360 $536,169 $1,265,633 $1,287,161
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $56,784 $66,394 $77,404 $88,343 $88,343
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 10.1% 14.7% 14.9% 15.2% 17.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.3% 0.4% 0.3% 1.3% 1.3%
Unrestricted net assets $277,450 $450,286 $471,506 $1,179,510 $1,177,174
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $118,396 $112,103 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $118,396 $112,103 $132,883 $147,625 $167,155
Total net assets $395,846 $562,389 $604,389 $1,327,135 $1,344,329

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
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

Carole Michales

I started volunteering with PAWS almost 25 years ago because I was impressed with the compassion and care the organization provided the animals who entered its doors. PAWS has been able, with the help of its dedicated board members, volunteers, and supporters, to adapt to the challenges and changes it has faced over the years, and continue its founding mission to help homeless and abandoned animals. We provide the animals the best vet care possible, along with wonderful foster homes and sheltering while we look for the best possible homes for each of our animals. We are very thankful for our supporters and our volunteers. I am proud to be a part of this team, and look forward to our ongoing work in this community and surrounding areas.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

POUND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF MONTCLAIR INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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POUND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF MONTCLAIR INC

Board of directors
as of 01/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Carole Michales

none

Term: 2008 - 2010

Carole Michales

No Affiliation

Paul Keating

No Affiliation

Valerie Slamka

No Affiliation

Gail Ingalls

No Affiliation

Barbara Mather

No Affiliation

Ron LoCascio

No Affiliation

Barbara Litwinka

No Affiliation

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 10/27/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/10/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • 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.