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Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals

aka SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center   |   Dayton, OH   |  www.sicsa.org
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Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals

EIN: 23-7367199


Mission

Promoting the welfare and adoption of companion animals, and nurturing loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people.

Ruling year info

1974

President & CEO

Mrs. Nora Vondrell

Main address

8172 Washington Church Road

Dayton, OH 45458 USA

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EIN

23-7367199

Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Animal welfare

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

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

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

6.5 million pets (3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats) enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. ( 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats). Of these pets entering shelters in the US, it is estimated that 2.7 million are euthanized. SICSA is dedicated to focus on promoting the welfare and adoption of companion animals and nurturing loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people. To support our mission, SICSA offers numerous animal-centered programs and services for families and children.

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?

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for low to middle-income families. (over 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually)

Population(s) Served
Adults

Find loving, forever homes for homeless animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Comprehensive humane education programs for Greater Miami Valley, Ohio youth and adults.

Humane Education programs focused on building respect, responsibility and empathy include adult team building workshops, youth week-long camps, in-school Paw Packs, birthday parties, scout programs, Furry Film Nights, as well as Youth Service Camps Paw it Forward & Hands & Paws!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
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 animal adoptions

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

Animal Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

11.4 FTE Volunteer ROVI

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of sheltered animals

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

Animal Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

At SICSA, we are more than shelter. In addition to a clean and comfortable place to stay, and food and water in their bellies; it is also about making sure their physical and emotional needs are met.

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 promote the welfare and adoption of companion animals, and to nurture loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people.

By offering numerous animal centered programs and services for families we have the opportunity to reach pet owners and potential adopters from every socio-economic background. While animals are being sheltered in our facility, we are able to get to know them through meaningful, social interactions. We currently have both a dog and a cat behaviorist on staff. They are able to monitor the animals and make recommendations to what type of home would serve them best. This practice makes adoptions more successful.

While SICSA's no-kill mission ensures placement for all adoptable animals in our care, we recognize the need to take action to reduce pet overpopulation. We believe the most responsible and humane option is to proactively sterilize pets to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens, ultimately reducing the number of animals entering shelters and at risk of euthanasia. We do our part by spaying and neutering thousands of animals each year for our community, most at a reduced rate for low to middle-income families.

Our Youth Education program offers fun and interactive humane education programs for youth that encourage critical thinking, respect, and compassion for animals, beginning at a young age.

We have focused on increasing adoptions to be able to accept as many homeless pets as possible. To increase adoptions we have extended our open hours to 7 days a week adding an additional 16 hours to adopt pets. We have increased off-site adoption locations to reach adopters that ordinarily would not come to a shelter. We have also planned special sale weekends and prices on older dogs and cats to promote their adoption.

To decrease the crisis of pet overpopulation SICSA sterilizes all pets before adoption and provides Spay/Neuter Services for the community. The Community Spay/Neuter Program is for low-middle income families throughout the Miami Valley providing low-cost spay/neuter, vaccines and preventative medicines for their pets and three high volume clinics called “Neuter Day".

Public school students and scout groups have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning in their classroom or at our facility through Camp SICSA a Humane Education program for PreK-8th grade students. About 1,000 children learned empathy, respect, kindness and responsibility towards animals (and humans) last year.

We have had an increase in numbers across the board in 2017:
4000+ spay/neuters
8,000 were impacted by Humane Education focused on respect, responsibility & empathy.
1600+ adoptions
755 animals in our foster care program
517 rescue transfers from open admission shelters
20,000+ volunteer hours


An increase in numbers gives us the opportunity to help more animals and supports our mission of promoting the welfare and adoption of companion animals, and nurturing loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals
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

0.60

Average of 16.83 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.9

Average of 6.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals

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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Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals’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 $1,408,256 $843,603 $368,726 $1,813,631 $989,448
As % of expenses 92.8% 45.7% 19.0% 79.8% 37.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $1,333,782 $771,279 $293,635 $1,559,342 $674,206
As % of expenses 83.8% 40.2% 14.5% 61.7% 22.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,487,920 $3,033,085 $2,727,176 $2,097,664 $2,995,078
Total revenue, % change over prior year 14.1% 21.9% -10.1% -23.1% 42.8%
Program services revenue 17.4% 17.9% 22.2% 23.3% 25.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.4% 2.1% 1.7% 1.7% 1.6%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 79.9% 86.9% 74.1% 66.4% 69.8%
Other revenue 0.4% -6.9% 2.1% 3.8% 3.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,517,980 $1,846,053 $1,945,465 $2,273,527 $2,651,852
Total expenses, % change over prior year 6.2% 21.6% 5.4% 16.9% 16.6%
Personnel 59.2% 45.8% 56.5% 53.1% 41.4%
Professional fees 2.9% 7.8% 2.2% 2.4% 1.6%
Occupancy 4.1% 3.5% 4.3% 7.0% 6.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.9% 8.9%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 33.8% 42.9% 37.0% 30.7% 41.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,592,454 $1,918,377 $2,020,556 $2,527,816 $2,967,094
One month of savings $126,498 $153,838 $162,122 $189,461 $220,988
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $285,225
Fixed asset additions $769,599 $387,529 $6,758,985 $1,233,935 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,488,551 $2,459,744 $8,941,663 $3,951,212 $3,473,307

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 5.9 18.4 7.2 3.5 2.9
Months of cash and investments 25.1 26.6 17.7 12.9 13.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 22.1 21.1 2.4 11.6 12.8
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $745,958 $2,833,437 $1,173,437 $655,637 $636,132
Investments $2,431,178 $1,260,564 $1,691,745 $1,784,087 $2,230,834
Receivables $487,615 $489,328 $314,577 $130,685 $72,196
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,083,915 $3,468,859 $10,213,097 $11,381,899 $11,442,970
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 26.0% 25.2% 9.1% 9.9% 12.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.9% 2.4% 35.5% 40.3% 36.5%
Unrestricted net assets $5,078,308 $5,849,587 $6,143,222 $7,702,564 $8,376,770
Temporarily restricted net assets $823,955 $1,248,595 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $823,955 $1,248,595 $1,913,960 $0 $0
Total net assets $5,902,263 $7,098,182 $12,490,541 $7,702,564 $8,376,770

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No Yes 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 & CEO

Mrs. Nora Vondrell

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals

Board of directors
as of 11/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Kunal Patel

Will Bach

Raymond James

Joseph Balmer III

Holzfaster Cecil McNight & Mues

Gabrielle Enright

WHIO Cox Media Group

ELAINE ALLISON

Volunteer Representative

Ken McNerney

Think Patented

Kelly Naber

Volunteer Representative

Jack Omer

Senior Lifestyle Corporation

KUNAL PATEL

Kunal Patel Group

MARTI SHOENFELT

The Tim Hall Team

MICHELLE PAUTZ, PH.D.

University of Dayton

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser