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Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton Inc

Hopkinton, MA   |  http://www.baypathhumane.org

Mission

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is dedicated to providing shelter, care, humane treatment and loving homes for stray or unwanted companion animals. We seek to serve our community by fostering relationships, promoting education and making a positive impact on pet overpopulation.

Notes from the nonprofit

Your tax-deductible donation helps more animals to get a second chance at happiness. We rely solely on generous contributions from you to care for animals in need. We aren't affiliated with any other humane society or any national organization, so we do not receive funds from government agencies.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director

Ms. Elizabeth Jefferis

Main address

500 Legacy Farms North

Hopkinton, MA 01748 USA

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EIN

04-2625753

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year.

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 welfare and placement

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton strives to provide shelter for lost and unwanted companion animals in our community, reunite lost animals with their owners and facilitate adoption of animals into well-matched loving homes.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

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
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Animal welfare and placement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We saw a little dip in adoptions as we did take on some more senior and special needs animals who required more resources. We do have some new partnerships so looking forward to helping more.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Animal welfare and placement

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our volunteers provide hands-on care for animals on a daily basis. Our work would not be possible without their dedication and support.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

We find loving homes for stray and unwanted dogs and cats, and offer services that reduce animal overpopulation, help animals stay in their homes, and strengthen the bond between people and their pets.

We focus on three areas of quality animal care: 1) providing individualized care and enrichment at the shelter, 2) finding the right home for every animal, and 3) providing community education and outreach. <br/> <br/>No matter how nice the accommodations, shelters are stressful places to live, so we work hard to reduce the amount of time that animals spend in the shelter, and provide enrichment to keep each dog happy and healthy during their stay with us. Enrichment encompasses supporting each dog's physical and mental health. In addition to daily walks along the miles of trails adjacent to the shelter, our dogs enjoy playgroups, positive training sessions, field trips, and sometimes special games and training sessions (scentwork, agility courses, etc).<br/> <br/>Over the past five years we have been able to significantly reduce the time-to-adoption by improving our understanding of each dog's individual needs. In addition to conducting medical exams for each dog when they arrive at the shelter, our team evaluates each dog to better understand their temperament, compatibility with children and other animals, the type of home environment where each dog will do best. By understanding each dog's needs, we can:<br/>- Ensure that each dog receives personal care during their time in the shelter<br/>- Teach dogs new skills that will help them be wonderful pet companions<br/>- Share information with adopters to help their new pet thrive in their home<br/> <br/>This results in more successful placements.<br/> <br/>Community education and outreach are also essential to our work. We support our adopters with follow-up calls and consultations to help each animal successfully adapt to home life. This includes connecting adopters with trainers and others in the community who support our philosophy of positive reinforcement. We also regularly host tours and talks to educate the public about animal care issues, such as understanding dog body language. In addition, our staff and board members participate in outreach events focused on creating awareness of animal adoption, animal overpopulation, and pet care.<br/> <br/>We have also engaged in extensive outreach to find new volunteers and to find loving homes for harder-to-adopt animals. For example, we created a video public service announcement that is running on the local TV station NECN to promote our dog fostering program. We also are fortunate to have an extremely loyal Baypath community of volunteers, previous adopters, and supporters that join together on social media channels to help our animals get the care and loving homes they need.

Our facility: The shelter also offers a stimulating environment for the animals. The cats can sun themselves in the screened-in climbing area, while the dogs can enjoy a large fenced play area as well as miles of wooded trails.<br/> <br/>Our staff: Our small but dedicated staff is trained in animal care, and is deeply committed to continual learning about animal welfare. They are not content with the status quo. Each staff member is focused on continually finding new ways to improve our quality of care. They also know each dog and cat, and love working with people to help them find a pet who will be the best fit for their family.<br/> <br/>Our volunteers: We are also fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteers who ensure the animals get plenty of daily exercise and playtime. In the past year, volunteers dedicated more than 13,400 hours of service to caring for animals at the shelter.<br/> <br/>Our fosters: This year, we were privileged to experience a dramatic uptick in participation in our foster program, which is the lifeblood of our shelter. It's how we are able to adopt out nearly 1,100 animals, despite on-site capacity for 18 dogs and 25 cats at a time.<br/> <br/>Foster families open their hearts and homes to animals in need, enabling us to save more dogs and cats than we would have room for in the shelter. These incredible volunteers provide medical care and recovery, a calm environment, and lots of love.

We launched an education initiative and secured underwriting for the programs. Our latest education programs featured Common Dog Behavior Issues with Animal Behaviorist Kelley Bollen and Pet First Aid with Veterinarian Amy Karls. These popular events filled up quickly, and we plan to hold an additional lecture series in the fall. <br/><br/>We also continually find ways to operate in a more efficient way—and make each donor dollar go further. To that end, we have built partnerships with veterinarians, medical specialists, and others in our community who help us with access and affordability.

We have made incredible strides in both the number of animals we've rescued as well as the level of care we're able to offer. <br/> <br/>One area we are looking to improve upon is in our facility. Our vision is to build a shelter that will enable us to expand our mission and enhance the animal care services that we provide to the community. This may include a pet food pantry and health and wellness services for lower income community members as well as a robust set of dog training resources.<br/> <br/>To that end, we are excited that the Town of Hopkinton has made moves that would allow us to explore the possibility of a new location on Fruit Street, here in the hometown where we've been for nearly 40 years. This commitment from the town is a testament to our close partnership, and paves the way for Baypath to continue to succeed in our animal welfare mission.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Susan Rossnick

Community Volunteer

Sarah Baroud

Elizabeth Jefferis

Sandra Gittlen

Kristin Fitzpatrick, PHR / SHRM-CP

Alissa Gedman

Heather Holt, CPA

Amy Karls, DVM

Kelly Lockwood Primus

Patty King

Beth LeFleur

Kathleen Moroney

Lauren Drago

Sharon Shepard

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 ? 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

Keywords

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