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Northeast Animal Shelter Inc.

 347 Highland Avenue
 Salem, MA 01970
[P] (978) 475-9888 x 300
[F] (978) 740-0612
www.neas.org
[email protected]
Betty Ozolins
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INCORPORATED: 1976
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 51-0183474

LAST UPDATED: 01/30/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Northeast Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to saving unwanted dogs and cats by placing them in permanent homes.

 NEAS’ innovative programs include Canine and Feline Rescue, Community Outreach, Humane Education.  NEAS is focused on dealing with the problem of overpopulation and humane treatment of animals.

Mission Statement

Northeast Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to saving unwanted dogs and cats by placing them in permanent homes.

 NEAS’ innovative programs include Canine and Feline Rescue, Community Outreach, Humane Education.  NEAS is focused on dealing with the problem of overpopulation and humane treatment of animals.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $3,400,000.00
Projected Expense $3,200,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Medical Care of NEAS Pets
  • NEAS Pet Transportation Costs

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

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Overview

Mission Statement

Northeast Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to saving unwanted dogs and cats by placing them in permanent homes.

 NEAS’ innovative programs include Canine and Feline Rescue, Community Outreach, Humane Education.  NEAS is focused on dealing with the problem of overpopulation and humane treatment of animals.


Background Statement

Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) was founded in 1976.   For thirty-two years, the Shelter operated out of a 1,300 square foot rented space in the basement of a veterinary clinic in Salem, MA.  NEAS is a no-kill shelter.

New England residents have become well educated about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.  Therefore, in recent years there are fewer unwanted litters in our geographic area.  This is not the case in other areas of our country.

The Humane Society of the United States estimates that four million cats and dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters each year. The majority are healthy, adoptable animals, who had the misfortune of ending up in an overcrowded high-kill shelter with no hope of rescue.

In 1994, NEAS decided it could make a difference in this tragic nation-wide situation.  NEAS initiated our Saving Homeless Pets Across America program, which rescues homeless animals from areas where many pet owners don’t spay or neuter their pets, and unwanted litters are overabundant.  NEAS works with rescue groups and shelters across the United States, transporting adoptable pets to Salem, MA, where they are placed with permanent, loving, local families.

In 1995, NEAS initiated our Sato Rescue program, accepting homeless street dogs (Satos) from rescue organizations in Puerto Rico.

In 2005, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources passed an emergency order requiring isolation of out-of-state animals for 48 hours upon entering the Commonwealth.  This order required NEAS to take a portion of our tiny space and seal it off as an isolation room.  NEAS complied, but no longer had enough room to properly conduct business, and canine adoption volume dropped almost in half.

In 2007 NEAS arranged a $3.2 million low-interest loan, and purchased a vacant, former automobile dealership.  The City of Salem reluctantly approved the required zoning after we agreed to make quarterly payments to the City in lieu of taxes.  The building was then stripped to the core and rebuilt into a state-of-the-art adoption center.

In addition to large kennel areas, our adoption center has three spacious isolation areas, allowing us to accept thousands of out-of-state adoptable pets each year. 

In 2007, our last full year in the rented space, NEAS placed 2,417 homeless pets with local, forever families.  In 2012, NEAS placed 4,600 homeless pets with local, forever families.

 

Impact Statement

Approximately four million companion dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States each year. 

Since Northeast Animal Shelters’ founding in 1976, NEAS has saved more than 110,000 homeless pets by placing them in permanent, loving homes.

Northeast Animal Shelter promotes adoption of homeless pets, saving the lives of the pets and enriching the lives of the adopters.

According to The Humane Society of the United States, 39% of U.S. households have at least one dog, 28% of those have two dogs, and  33% of U.S. households have at least one cat, 52% of those have more than one cat.

As a result of improved pet spay/neuter education in New England, unwanted litters are no longer common in our geographic area.  Northeast Animal Shelter has initiated programs, reaching out to rescue groups and shelters in other areas of the United States and Puerto Rico, to transport unwanted adoptable cats and dogs to Salem, MA, where they are united with local adoptive families.

Since 2007, NEAS has nearly doubled our number of adoptions.  In 2007, NEAS placed 2,417 pets (1,674 felines; 743 canines) and in 2012, we placed 4,600 pets (1,572 felines; 3,028 canines.)

NEAS 2013 adoption goal is to place 4,800 homeless pets with loving, local families.

Northeast Animal Shelter is committed to saving as many adoptable cats and dogs as possible.

No family is whole without a furry friend to love and be loved by.


Needs Statement

In 2012, Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) united 4,600 homeless pets with loving local families, saving the lives of 4,600 unwanted cats, kittens, dogs and puppies.

Some of the pets NEAS receive have veterinary needs, ranging from dental or skin problems to major medical issues that require expensive surgeries.  In 2012, NEAS medical supplies, vaccines and vet fees totaled $325,202, plus $22,145 for out-of-state animal admit exams, which are required by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources after the 48-hour isolation period.   

NEAS anticipates our veterinary medical costs to increase to $365,000 during 2013.

Because local residents are well educated about spay and neuter practices, unwanted litters are uncommon locally.  In other regions of the United States and Puerto Rico, this is not the case.

NEAS'  Saving Homeless Pets Across America and Sato Rescue programs transport adoptable pets to Salem, MA, where they are adopted by local families.  In 2012, NEAS received 2,700 adoptable pets from out-of-state.

In 2012, NEAS spent $137,203 to transport homeless pets from Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Caroline, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico.  Comparatively, in 2007, our transport costs were only $24,918. 

NEAS anticipates our transportation costs to increase to at least $150,000 in 2013.

Northeast Animal Shelter receives no local, state or federal funding and our adoption revenues pay for less than half of our current operating budget.  To rectify this deficit, NEAS depends on donations from the public.

 

CEO Statement

When I founded Northeast Animal Shelter in 1976, my goal was simple – to rescue homeless cats and dogs and place them in permanent, loving homes.   I’m proud to say that NEAS has succeeded beyond my wildest expectations.    In 36 years, NEAS has saved more than 110,000 homeless cats and dogs

We started in 1,300 square feet of rented space in the basement of a veterinary clinic, with 10 borrowed cages and a handful of volunteers.   Local ordinance allowed us to have only one animal per cage at the end of the day, so if there were more than 10 animals, I would take the rest home with me for the night.  In 1976, NEAS placed 383 homeless pets. 

In 2008, NEAS moved into our new state-of-the-art adoption center.  Last year, we saved the lives of 4,600 homeless pets and placed them with loving, local families!  We now employ about 60 part-time and full-time employees, and rely heavily on over 380 unpaid volunteers, who care for about 100 animals each day. 

NEAS’ kennel staff and volunteers work 365 days a year, caring for our pets, while they wait for their forever families. They are always preparing special food for dogs and cats who don’t want to eat, keeping the kennel spaces very clean, gently handling many frightened animals, and providing basic medical care. NEAS’ adoption counselors work tirelessly to place each pet with a carefully matched family.  Our work is hard.  It can be very emotional at times.

It is so heartwarming to see a local family come to our adoption center and be united with a furry family member.  I will never tire of seeing a newly adopted pet, leaving with her or his new forever family – adults and children smiling, dogs’ tails wagging, cats purring.

With each pet’s life that we save, a caring family will take home a new member who they will love and cherish.     

 

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

STATEWIDE
Northeast Animal Shelter adopters come from all over Massachusetts

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Animal Protection & Welfare
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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

Medical Care of NEAS Pets

Some pets arrive at NEAS needing medical care.  NEAS is committed to restoring those pets to good health, so they can be adopted by permanent, loving families.  
NEAS 2012 veterinary fees and medical supplies totaled $347,347, not including spay and neuter costs.
NEAS veterinary fees range from $10 for each rabies shot to thousands of dollars for surgeries.  NEAS relies on local veterinary clinics who service out needs at discounted fees.
NEAS' in-house medical supplies include antibiotics to treat skin, eye, ear and upper respiratory infections.   NEAS spends thousands of dollars to test for, treat and prevent heartworm and other parasites.  Nutritional supplements and milk replacements are regularly purchased for kittens and puppies.
Budget  $365,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  As soon as a healthy homeless pet is adopted, NEAS has room to accept another homeless pet to be adopted.
Program Long-Term Success  By insuring our pets are healthy prior to adoption, they will live a long, happy life with their new local forever families.
Program Success Monitored By  NEAS' Medical Care program success is proven by our increased adoption numbers. 2,417 homeless pets were placed in 2007.  4,600 homeless pets were placed in 2012.
Examples of Program Success  Scrubby, a dog rescued from Tennessee, needed urgent surgery to repair a leg injury, costing $3,500.  Henrietta, one of five cats rescued from a hoarding situation, required ear surgery, costing $925.  Mya, a pregnant cat, needed an emergency ultrasound and C-section, costing $2,086. More routine veterinary fees include dental cleanings, which cost $150 each.  The cost of a tooth extraction averages $28.  X-rays average $90 to $150.  As a no-kill shelter, all  NEAS pets are placed in permanent homes.

NEAS Pet Transportation Costs

In addition to accepting pets from local residents who can no longer care for them, NEAS' Saving Homeless Pets Across America and Sato Rescue programs bring homeless pets from areas of the country and Puerto Rico where spaying and neutering are not common practice.  (Unwanted litters are not common locally because of improved spay/neuter education.)
During 2012, NEAS received 2,701 adoptable dogs and puppies from out-of-state rescue organizations and overcrowded high-kill shelters.  Many of these pets were facing euthanasia, and are now beloved members of local families.  During 2012, NEAS spent $137,203 to transport pets from out-of-state sources to Salem, MA.  The average cost to transport each pet to Salem is $50.  
Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Because the rescue groups NEAS works with have no funding or very limited funding to pay for the cost to transport homeless pets to Salem, MA, NEAS either pays for the transportation cost or reimburses the sending rescue group a portion of the transportation cost.  In 2012, NEAS received 2,701 pets from out-of-state sources, compared to 2,099 in 2011.
Program Long-Term Success  Many local animal lovers prefer to adopt a homeless pet, rather than purchase.  Expanding NEAS' Saving Homeless Pets Across America and Sato Rescue programs by increased funding of  the transportation budget, will save more animals' lives and unite more homeless pets with local forever families.
Program Success Monitored By  Each year NEAS increases the number of pets saved because of increased financial commitment to our Transportation Costs program.  In 2009, NEAS placed 1,565 homeless out-of-state pets with local forever families.  In 2010, NEAS placed 2,099 homeless out-of-state pets with local forever families.  In 2012, NEAS placed 2,701 homeless out-of-state pets with local forever families.  Many of these pets were facing euthanasia, and are now beloved members of local families.
Examples of Program Success  Through NEAS' Saving Homeless Pets Across America and Sato Rescue programs, we have 2,701 success stories in just 2012!  Those stories include five Chihuahua/Schnauzer mix puppies, rescued from a hoarding situation in Nebraksa, who were united with five local forever families.  Dallas, a Lab/St. Bernard mix, rescued from Indiana, was united with a local forever family. Three-legged Don Quixote and his friend, Dulcinia, both rescued from Puerto Rico are living happily together with their adoptive Mom in Salem, MA. Winnie, a pregnant dachshund mix from South Carolina, gave birth in a NEAS foster home.  Winnie and all of her puppies were quickly adopted, and Winnie is now a NEAS volunteer, regularly visiting local nursing homes.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Randi Cohen
CEO Term Start Aug 1992
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
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
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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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 17
Number of Part Time Staff 48
Number of Volunteers 387
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 90%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 64
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 57
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? No
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 Ms. Cindi Shapiro
Board Chair Company Affiliation NEAS
Board Chair Term Feb 1976 - Feb 2014
Board Co-Chair Mr. Donald Shapiro
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Sylvan Associates
Board Co-Chair Term Feb 2006 - Feb 2014

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Randi Cohen NEAS Voting
Ms. Cindi Shapiro Retired Voting
Mr. Donald Shapiro Sylvan Associates Voting

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: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $3,400,000.00
Projected Expense $3,200,000.00
Form 990s

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2011 NEAS 2011 Audited Financial Statement

2010 NEAS 2010 Audited Financial Statement

2009 NEAS 2009 Audited Financial Statement

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Revenue $3,517,199 $2,617,672 $3,071,269
Total Expenses $3,115,900 $2,700,450 $2,582,592

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$39,596 $3,385 $2,500
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $2,373,205 $1,524,825 $2,048,055
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $1,046,181 $906,576 $777,866
Investment Income, Net of Losses $-27,238 $141,664 $222,923
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $85,455 $41,222 $19,925

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Program Expense $2,345,607 $1,975,509 $1,833,149
Administration Expense $188,210 $175,193 $155,676
Fundraising Expense $582,083 $549,748 $593,767
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.13 0.97 1.19
Program Expense/Total Expenses 75% 73% 71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 24% 36% 29%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Assets $9,923,290 $9,664,553 $9,824,158
Current Assets $493,580 $525,380 $1,094,635
Long-Term Liabilities $2,699,959 $2,841,459 $2,950,550
Current Liabilities $238,946 $240,008 $207,744
Total Net Assets $6,984,385 $6,583,086 $6,665,864

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose NEAS launched a Capital Campaign in 2008. The campaign includes space naming opportunities, ranging from $1,000 cages to $1 million for the Shelter building.
Campaign Goal $4,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Nov 2007 -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $347,800.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.07 2.19 5.27

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 27% 29% 30%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials. 

Documents


Other Documents

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