Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County

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Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County

EIN: 58-1465345


The mission of the Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County is to prevent the suffering of animals by promoting spaying, neutering, and responsible pet ownership and by supporting the effort of local and regional rescue and shelters. It is the policy of the HSCMC to help control the animal population with low-cost spay and neuter services to the community; and to provide pet owners and kind Samaritans with resources that dissuade them from surrendering the pet to a shelter where the pet might be euthanized.

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Executive Director

Ms. Amy I. Shaver

Main address

P.O. Box 571 940 Tennessee Ave.

Clarksville, TN 37041 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Public affairs

Community and economic development

Population served info

Children and youth


Ethnic and racial groups

Religious groups

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

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

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

High Volume Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic

Our low cost spay neuter clinic is aimed at reducing pet homelessness, suffering, and euthanasia of healthy adoptable pets by making low-cost spay-neuter surgeries available to residents of Montgomery County & surrounding communities. Our low-cost spay-neuter clinic opened in July 2017 under the model of the ASPCA Spay-Neuter Alliance (formerly Humane Alliance) and fixed approximately 5,000 dogs & cats per year. Prior to opening the clinic, we utilize a low-cost voucher program from 2003-2017, which allowed us to assist families in altering 9,500 pets (about 630 pets per year). Studies show that spaying or neutering about 5 animals per 1,000 people per year over 3-5 years will reduce homeless pet populations. For Montgomery County, that is about 809 dogs and cats per year. So we are very excited to be able to have such a huge impact.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

AWAS provides fixed and low income pet owners with pet food from the Pet Food bank; financial grants for emergency or urgent veterinary care; dog houses and other pet necessities; and pet care and behavior counseling. The Pet Food Bank stocks donated dry and canned food, litter, toys, bedding, treats, food dishes and other pet related items to give to these pet owners. We delivered over $4,000 of veterinary care grants in 2007; over $7000 in 2008; over $9000 in 2009; over $3000 in 2010; $2,866 in 2011; $2,550 in 2012; $2,648 in 2013; $2,180 in 2014; $1,075 in 2015; $2,944 in 2016; and $1,050 in 2017. Helping fixed and low income pet owners keep their pets healthy and humanely keeps pets from suffering from neglect, provides the owner with all the benefits of companionship, and keeps the owners from having to give them up to an already huge homeless pet population. In 2017 we also distributed over 30,000 pounds of dog food, cat food, and cat litter through our Pet Food Bank.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people
Unemployed people

We do not have a physical shelter, so working with sheltering and rescue organizations is vital to place as many adoptable dogs and cats as possible. HSCMC collaborates with Montgomery County Animal Control to move adoptable dogs & cats out of the shelter to rescue groups. This reduces the number of healthy adoptable pets MCAC must euthanize due to lack of space and available homes. The SRSP program funds veterinary, housing & transportation expenses associated with moving pets to these organizations.   In 2017, we transferred 7 dogs and 17 cats from MCAC to HSCMC foster homes and assisted with the pull/transport of additional animals from MCAC to rescue groups or directly to adoptive families. HSCMC provided 5,721 lbs. of dry dog food; 778 cans of dog food; 447 lbs. of dry cat food; 942 cans of cat food; 6,305 lbs. of cat litter; and other supplies to 10 area rescue organizations.

Population(s) Served

The HSCMC provides pet care and behavior information at more than 3 dozen outreach events annually. The HS also visits with young children's groups, schools, day cares and the like, to teach them how to be safe around dogs (dog bite prevention classes). Speakers also give presentations to various civic organizations such as the Civitans, Rotary, Kiwanis, on the details of animal welfare issues, their impact, and solutions for the community.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Continue to reduce overpopulation, suffering and euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in Montgomery County and surrounding communities by offering affordable spay-neuter and assisting families with keeping pets in their homes through pet food bank, counseling, and emergency veterinary assistance. We work with families, shelters, kind Samaritans and animal-welfare groups to keep hundreds of dogs and cats off city streets each year.

Continue to offer affordable spay-neuter, pet food bank, counseling, and emergency veterinary assistance to families, kind Samaritans, shelters & rescue organizations who are working to help animals in our community.

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 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 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 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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


Average of 1.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


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

Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County

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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Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County’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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $224,712 -$54,639 -$16,739 -$8,676 $2,624
As % of expenses 128.1% -17.9% -4.0% -1.9% 0.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $198,535 -$68,536 -$31,568 -$20,293 -$7,945
As % of expenses 98.5% -21.5% -7.2% -4.3% -1.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $364,912 $250,323 $402,753 $454,258 $470,929
Total revenue, % change over prior year 54.1% -31.4% 60.9% 12.8% 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 2.1% 2.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 97.7% 97.6% 99.9% 98.0% 99.2%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 1.4% 0.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $175,394 $304,962 $420,755 $462,934 $470,997
Total expenses, % change over prior year 18.0% 73.9% 38.0% 10.0% 0.0%
Personnel 31.0% 40.6% 34.5% 38.2% 36.0%
Professional fees 0.6% 0.4% 0.5% 1.8% 0.3%
Occupancy 6.9% 3.5% 3.1% 3.8% 5.6%
Interest 4.2% 2.2% 1.6% 1.2% 0.0%
Pass-through 50.4% 21.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 6.9% 31.8% 60.4% 55.0% 58.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $201,571 $318,859 $435,584 $474,551 $481,566
One month of savings $14,616 $25,414 $35,063 $38,578 $39,250
Debt principal payment $4,844 $6,302 $5,503 $5,027 $0
Fixed asset additions $73,601 $26,318 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $294,632 $376,893 $476,150 $518,156 $520,816

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Months of cash 20.4 8.3 5.3 4.4 6.7
Months of cash and investments 20.4 8.3 5.3 4.4 6.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 20.4 8.3 5.3 4.5 6.8
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Cash $298,837 $212,092 $186,917 $171,521 $262,074
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $283,994 $310,312 $310,312 $310,137 $317,812
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 21.3% 24.0% 28.5% 32.2% 37.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 25.2% 28.1% 28.9% 29.2% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $393,588 $325,052 $293,484 $273,191 $465,014
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $393,588 $325,052 $293,484 $273,191 $465,014

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Executive Director

Ms. Amy I. Shaver

Amy is in charge of the day-to-day operations for the entire organization to include the clinic and supports the Board in monitoring the overall financial and emotional health of the HSCMC. Ensures that the HSCMC is meeting its goals and mission according to the Board directives, policies, procedures and bylaws.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

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Humane Society of Clarksville Montgomery County

Board of directors
as of 08/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Courtney Berlyak

Stacey Hopwood

Montgomery County Veterans Service Org.

Courtney Berlyak

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Sarah King

Nicole O'Connor

Clarksville City Judge Charles Smith Office

Charles Smith

City of Clarksville Judge

Board leadership practices

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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 ? 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 5/17/2023

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