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Animal Rescue League of Boston

 10 Chandler Street
 Boston, MA 02116
[P] (617) 426-9170
[F] (617) 426-3180
www.arlboston.org
advancement@arlboston.org
Derek Stemmler
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INCORPORATED: 1943
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2103714

LAST UPDATED: 08/31/2017
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The Animal Rescue League (ARL) is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.  

Mission Statement

The Animal Rescue League (ARL) is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.  


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $10,071,622.00
Projected Expense $10,071,622.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Animal Protection / Law Enforcement
  • Animal Sheltering
  • Healthy Animals, Healthy Communities
  • Veterinary Services

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

The Animal Rescue League (ARL) is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.  


Background Statement

 In 1899, Boston social worker Anna Harris Smith wrote that while getting dogs and cats off the street is work worth doing, the teaching of thoughtful kindness is the work that changes families, communities and a nation.

This philosophy launched the creation of an organization that has grown to respond to animals in need throughout Eastern Massachusetts and beyond. We are proud to be a respected resource for the local and national animal welfare community, and most importantly to improve the lives of the animals we rescue.


Impact Statement

In 2016, ARL helped 17,884 animals in need. This number includes the 1,400 animals that were rescued from Westport, MA, the largest case of farm animal cruelty recorded in the Northeast. We were involved in over 150 other animal cruelty or neglect investigations that resulted in 68 prosecutions, and convictions for 34 counts of felony animal cruelty. 
 
These law enforcement cases complimented major legislative victories that ARL worked for including protecting companion animals and farm animals from cruel confinement and puppy mills.  
 
All of these activities are in addition to our ongoing work for rescued or surrendered animals. Over 6,000 animals came through our doors receiving veterinary services, behavioral assessments, care and feeding and adoption services. Our community work on the Spay Waggin' (our mobile surgical suite) provided 4,700 dogs and cats with spay/neuter services throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
 
Our vision for the future is to target more of ARL's services toward the animals and communities in greatest need. We took a major step toward this goal with the award of the "$100k for 100" grant from the Cummings Foundation to support our Healthy Animals-Healthy Communities initiative. Focused in Codman Square, Dorchester, this initiative seeks to create partnerships with community-based organizations to raise awareness about the link between the health of animals and that of people. 
 
We are also making new efforts in the coming year to address community cats. ARL hired a dedicated rescue staff member to respond to the needs of these animal through spay and neuter services as well as the development of a community cat volunteer squad. 

Needs Statement

The ARL receives no government funding and relies solely on kind supporters like you to provide outstanding veterinary care, adoption and rescue services, and special police investigation and advocacy aimed at preventing cruelty and strengthening the laws that protect animals.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
CAPE &ISLANDS REGION, MA
STATEWIDE
The Animal Rescue League of Boston has three animal care and adoption centers in the Great Boston area (Boston, Dedham and Brewster). The League also serves Massachusetts' South Shore and Cape Cod with a low cost spay/neuter vehicle.

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Animal Protection & Welfare
  2. Animal Related - Veterinary Services
  3. Animal Related - Animal-Related NEC

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Animal Protection / Law Enforcement

Since 1899, ARL has responded to an ever-changing world and the constantly-evolving challenges with respect to animal welfare and protection. We believe that animals are a fundamental part of our world and they deserve the highest level of care, protection, and kindness. As a leader in animal welfare, ARL is committed to preventing animal suffering, neglect, and abuse in Massachusetts. We do this through three departments that focus primarily on animal protection; Advocacy, Law Enforcement and Rescue Services. Our Advocacy Department concentrates on legislative action to advance the well-being of animals in Massachusetts and beyond. ARL’s Law Enforcement Department works around-the-clock to investigate crimes against animals alongside other municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies; court prosecutors; and animal control officers throughout the Commonwealth. In 2016, law enforcement officers performed approximately 2295 farm, kennel and pet shop inspections and were involved in over 150 animal cruelty or neglect investigations resulting in 68 prosecutions and convictions for 34 counts of animal cruelty. ARL’s Rescue Service team provides emergency assistance to domesticated pets, livestock, and wildlife that have become trapped, displaced, or otherwise distressed. We are the only animal welfare agency in Massachusetts that has an entire department dedicated to animal rescue. In 2016 the Rescue Service Team responded to over 2200 calls to assist animals at risk or in need, and their families, in different cities and towns in Massachusetts.
Budget  --
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Enforcement
Population Served Adults Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
In 2016...
 
  • Helped to pass legislation protecting animals from extreme weather
  • Passasge of the Farm Ballot Initiative; protecting farm animals in Massachusetts from cruel confinement.
  • Passed City of Boston ordinance prohibiting puppy sales
  • Inspected 2,295 farms, kennels and pet shops
  • Rescued 1,400 animals from the Northeast's largest case of farm animal abuse in Westport, MA
  • Involved in 151 animal cruelty or neglect investigations resulting in 68 prosecutions and convictions for 34 counts of animal cruelty. 
Program Long-Term Success  Our long term success will be to prevent animal cruelty and neglect by strengthening public policy and increasing community awareness and action to report and combat abuse.
Program Success Monitored By 
Our key performance indicators include:
  • Number of laws, policies or system changes resulting in positive impact in the quality of life for animals in Massachusetts
  • Number of inspections of animal facilities
  • Number of animal cruelty/neglect investigations
  • Number of prosecutions in animal cruelty cases
  • Number of convictions
Examples of Program Success  The 1,400 animals that were rescued from Westport, MA represented the largest case of farm animal cruelty recorded in the Northeast. This case is notable for the sheer number of animals found in deplorable conditions. This animal rescue and the subsequent animal cruelty charges brought against those responsible were directly brought about by ARL's Law Enforcement team.

Animal Sheltering

Our three animal care and adoption centers located in Boston, Dedham, and Brewster, MA served over 6403 domestic animals in 2016. Every animal that comes to an ARL shelter receives a medical evaluation from one of our highly-qualified, caring Shelter Veterinarians. Our team members continuously train and work to expand skills to meet the needs of a diverse range of the species including dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, and livestock, coming for a variety of living situations and conditions. In 2016, 4,016 animals received veterinary examinations and 1,729 shelter pet surgeries were performed in an effort to keep these animals safe and healthy Each animal participates in ARL’s unique Shelter Behavior & Enrichment program to not only make them happy and comfortable while they’re in our care, but also to prepare them for life in their future home. Additionally, ARL offers pet behavioral resources to the public, including dog training and socialization courses, and a free pet behavior helpline to assist pet owners with common challenges, such as excessive barking, crate training, and house soiling. A network of 169 foster homes provides ongoing care for newborn kittens requiring nursing assistance as well as additional nurturing for adult animals with special needs. A pool of over 552 volunteers provided 15,422 hours of animal enrichment and socialization to prepare shelter and foster animals for adoption by holding dog play groups, cat play groups, and by utilizing our cat socialization,to name a few types of enrichment.
Budget  --
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served Adults Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
In 2016...
 
  • 6,402 animals came through our doors
  • 4,016 animals received shelter veterinary exams
  • 1,729 shelter pet surgeries were performed
  • 2,600 animals were adopted to permanent homes 
Program Long-Term Success  Our long term success will be to meet people and animals where they are, bringing veterinary and wellness services directly to those who need it most, so that animals are safe and healthy living in community and out of shelters.
Program Success Monitored By 
Our key performance indicators for our sheltering work include:
  • Tracking intake of animals 
  • Tracking number of veterinary exams, vaccinations and surgeries
  • Length of stay for shelter animals
  • Humane euthanasia rates 
Examples of Program Success  ARL has adopted the ASPCA Live Release Rate as a mechanism to track and monitor overall success around lives saved. This rate is calculated by dividing live outcomes by total intake of animals. Using this methodology, ARL had a 90% Live Release Rate in 2016

Healthy Animals, Healthy Communities

Healthy Animals, Healthy Communities is a pilot program in Codman Square, Dorchester, MA. ARL’s goal is to collaborate and create a community health and wellness model, which includes pets, and has the ability to be sustained by the ongoing support and effort of the organizations and residents of the community. By partnering with local human service organizations in Codman Square we believe this will create positive long lasting change for the people and pets in this community.
 
 Recognizing that family health and wellness and animal well-being are intricately linked, this initiative promotes the creation of pet-inclusive community programs through partnerships with local agencies and informational events for families. ARL believes that the definition of community includes people and pets -- and that every family, regardless of whether or not they own a pet, benefits from a pet-inclusive community and environment. 
Budget  --
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Pet-Related Financial & Commodities Assistance
Population Served Families Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  We have recently formalized a partnership with Codman Academy Charter School to offer an enrichment course on the human-animal bond that teaches students the importance of this link on our overall health and well-being.
Program Long-Term Success  Our long-term success will be when animals are safe and healthy in the communities where they live.
Program Success Monitored By  Our short term success will be measured by the number of partnerships we create with other community-based organizations to raise awareness about the link between the health of animals and that of people.
Examples of Program Success 
To date we have:
  1. Formalized a partnership with the Codman Academy Charter Public School to offer an enrichment course on the human-animal bond that teaches students the importance of this link on our overall health and well-being.
  2. Offered Let's Talk Pets workshops open to the public, focused on basic animal care.
  3. Participated in a cooking course, FitKitchen: Pet Edition, where we showed families how to prepare healthy meals for themselves and their pets.

Veterinary Services

ARL operates three veterinary programs: 1) Boston Veterinary Care, a fee-for-service practice that served over 3,000 pets in our local community; 2) Shelter Veterinary Services, through which our staff veterinarians provide expert on-site care for all of our shelter animals; and 3) Community Veterinary Services, which operates the Spay Waggin’, a mobile clinic which subsidizes low cost sterilization for over 4600 owned animals each year throughout eastern Massachusetts. Additionally, we provided 644 vaccinations for community pets and our shelter veterinary team evaluated over 1,200 animals at The City of Boston shelter. Through the Alice T. Whitney Fund, we provide subsidized care for a limited number of low income owners who cannot afford regular veterinary care for their pet. In 2016 the all-volunteer Fix-A-Feral program provided free spay-neuter, vaccinations and exams to 127 feral cats.
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Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
In 2016...
  • 4,696 community pet surgeries were performed
  • 644 community pets were vaccinated
  • 4,016 shelter veterinary exams were performed
  • 1,729 shelter pet surgeries were performed
  • 3,046 animals were treated at Boston Veterinary Care 
Program Long-Term Success  Our long term success will be when we are bringing veterinary and wellness services directly to those animals who need it most in the communities where they live.
Program Success Monitored By 
Key performance indicators for our veterinary program include:
  • Number of community pet surgeries and vaccines administered
  • Number of shelter animal exams and surgeries performed
  • Number of animals treated at Boston Veterinary Care
Examples of Program Success  Our mobile surgical suite, the Spay Waggin' provides high-quality, affordable spay/neuter services to animals in need on Cape Cod and the South Shore. In 2016, 3,988 cats and 581 dogs were spayed and neutered which represents 14% growth in services over 2015 baseline.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Mary Nee
CEO Term Start Dec 2012
CEO Email mnee@arlboston.org
CEO Experience  

Mary Nee joined the ARL as President in December of 2012. A lifelong resident of the Boston area, Mary brought over thirty years of experience at non-profit and government organizations to the ARL, having had prior leadership positions at hopeFound Inc., Neighborhood House Charter School, The United Way of Massachusetts, and with the City of Boston. Her wealth of experience and achievement in strategic planning, finance, marketing, fundraising, and program development provided her with the perfect skill-set to lead the ARL into the next chapter of its history.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Angelo Colace Director of IT --
Katie McConnell Director of Strategic Initiatives --
Jean Morse Assistant to the President --
Mary Nee President --
Nadine Pellegrini Director of Advocacy --
Edward Schettino Vice President of Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services --
Rick Tagliaferri Chief Development Officer --
Bob Williams Director of Facilities --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals --
Humane Society of the United States --
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 82
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 552
Number of Contract Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 24%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 85
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 82
Male: 26
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Malcolm McDonald
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Board Chair Term Apr 2012 - May 2019
Board Co-Chair Lee A. Leahy
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation PWC
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Barbara A. Burg Retired --
David Cawley Retired --
Randi Cohen Beetrix Research and Consulting --
Richard A. Davey Treasurer --
William Joyce Retired --
Jeff Kaplan Risk Strategies Company, Private Client Group --
Richard Kelly Mintz Levin --
Dr. Holly Kelsey The Chestnut Street Animal Hospital --
Walter Kenyon Retired --
Lee A. Leahy PricewaterhouseCoopers --
Malcolm McDonald Retired --
Kelly McKernan Appleton Partners, Inc. --
Mary Nee Animal Rescue League of Boston, President --
Tara Oliver GMO --
Alisa Plazonja Hager Strategic --
Malisa Schuyler Tufts Medical Center --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 16
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 9
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 87%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $10,071,622.00
Projected Expense $10,071,622.00
Form 990s

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $9,723,590 $6,801,744 $13,284,368
Total Expenses $9,203,392 $9,308,326 $9,219,341

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $4,817,456 $3,368,364 $5,109,463
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $2,270,908 $2,102,845 $2,093,703
Investment Income, Net of Losses $2,625,866 $1,322,325 $6,061,703
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $9,360 $8,210 $19,499
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $6,535,858 $6,714,869 $6,703,337
Administration Expense $2,195,669 $2,055,836 $1,921,980
Fundraising Expense $471,865 $537,621 $594,024
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.06 0.73 1.44
Program Expense/Total Expenses 71% 72% 73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 10% 16% 12%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $93,058,819 $102,399,926 $104,440,067
Current Assets $9,119,795 $12,308,591 $26,497,930
Long-Term Liabilities $2,767,343 $2,485,244 $1,012,513
Current Liabilities $1,242,448 $759,703 $439,816
Total Net Assets $89,049,028 $99,154,979 $102,987,738

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $66,043,445.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 4.8%
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 4.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 7.34 16.20 60.25

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 3% 2% 1%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The ARL has investments, both restricted and unrestricted, of which the board appropriates 4.75% on a trailing 12 quarter average to support annual operations. The 990s show the market activities rather than the appropriated operating revenue, so these financials may appear different than the audited financial statements. Bequest revenue, which is part of contribution and grant revenue on the 990, is appropriated in part, and primarily invested for future operations as funds functioning as endowment. In years when this revenue is significant, this can create a second divergence between the 990 revenue and operating revenue.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Our vision is that animals are safe and healthy in the communities where they live. We seek to confront animal cruelty and neglect at its root causes. Through programs, services, and facilities focused on accessible animal care, public advocacy and sustained anti-cruelty efforts, we will be a resource for people and an unwavering champion for animals most in need.
 
Our focus will be to meet people and animals where they are, bringing veterinary and wellness services directly to those who need it most, so that animals are safe and healthy living in communities and out of shelters. We will align our resources to support this vision through a coordination of existing programs and the development of new, community-based services. 
 
The impact of our work will be seen in the lives of animals most in need across Massachusetts, with the greatest effect in our primary service areas of Greater Boston, Eastern Massachusetts and the Cape Cod regions. 
 
We will be successful when animals are safe, healthy and well-supported by the communities in which they live.

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

In order to make progress on achieving our vision, the ARL strategies and goals for the next five years include:
 
  • Preventing animal cruelty and neglect by strengthening law and public policy and increasing community awareness and action to report and combat abuse.
  • In the near term, ARL will continue to support legislation that enhances and improves protections for animals, and to oppose reforms that endanger the welfare of animals in Massachusetts. 
  • Growing and refocusing our programs to target animals in greatest need and to the people who care for them. In the last year we have identified Codman Square in Dorchester as a hot-spot community; a neighborhood where many of our animals in need originate from. This initiative seeks to create partnerships with community-based organizations to raise awareness about the link between the health of animals and that of people.
  • We will expand our efforts to address community cats living in our neighborhoods. ARL has hired a dedicated rescue staff member to respond to the needs of these animals through spay and neuter services as well as the development of a community cat volunteer squad.
  • In addition, we have expanded our surgical suite capacity to be able to accommodate services needed for community cats.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

The ARL team is comprised of professionals committed to delivering high-quality direct animal care which meets best practice standards in animal welfare. Our team consists of skilled shelter agents, veterinarians, law enforcement police officers, technical animal rescue technicians, community liaisons and dedicated volunteers -- all committed to carry out our mission every day. 

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Our progress toward our short and long term goals are tracked through various monitoring and evaluation techniques.
 
The five strategic goals as set forth by our strategic plan are buoyed by a specific set of objectives and action plans to ensure the goals, and ultimately, the plan are actualized. Quarterly updates on progress against these objectives are required and reported to the President and Board of Directors.
 
Additionally, our existing operations are monitored by specific sets of operational key performance indicators for each program and department. These KPIs are tracked annually and benchmarked against prior year's performance to highlight our progress.

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

Our vision for the future is to target more of ARL's services toward the animals and communities with the greatest need. We took a major step toward this goal with the award of the "$100K for 100" grant from The Cummings Foundations to support our Healthy Animals - Healthy Communities initative.
 
Focused in the Codman Square neighborhood of Dorchester, this initiative seeks to create partnerships with community-based organizations to raise awareness about the link between the health of animals and that of people. 
 
Moving forward, we will need ongoing support to continue to build upon our nascent successes in this community-based approach as we learn more about the types of animal care and support this community needs the most.
 
We are also taking steps to address community cats; those that live outdoors and are unowned, but are a part of our local communities. To best serve the cats in greatest need, we have hired a dedicated rescue staff member to respond to the needs of these animals through spay and neuter and wellness services. We have also opened a Community Surgical Clinic at our Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center. To fully support these innovative programs and help more than 1,500 cats lead healthier lives, we need to raise $204,000 annually.