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NATIONAL CENTER for ANIMAL SHELTER EVALUATIONS
Is your animal shelter or animal control challenged with operational issues?
Has your facility been under scrutiny by the general public, boards, committees, volunteers or even the media?
Are you engaging in strategic plans for the future and want to determine your strengths and how to leverage them while addressing weaknesses & threats?
Has your organization recently changed leadership? or been plagued by high turnover at the leadership position?
If you answer "Yes," to any of the questions above, then your organization could benefit by having a third-party, independent, objective and impartial evaluation conducted by industry experts. Our shelter evaluation (also referred to as an audit, assessment or organizational risk review) is the most comprehensive in the entire animal sheltering industry. We are the only company in the industry to examine all aspects of animal sheltering, not just a few areas as with all other evaluations.
A thorough and objective review of your operations, staffing, leadership and management, physical facility, finances, programs and resources may be the most important thing you can do for the health and future of your organization.
Our reports are CONFIDENTIAL.
Organizations/departments who have had our shelter evaluation and utilize our recommendations experience:
- an increase in pet adoptions and pets returned to owners (i.e. live release rate)
- a boost in donations and funding
- more efficient operational practices
- ability to recruit more volunteers and new board members
- an improvement in the organization's reputation and social media image
Contact us today for more information or to schedule a shelter evaluation today.
Call 623.975.1234 or Tim at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and have a field office in Pittsburgh, PA.
A shelter evaluation is a comprehensive examination of everything involving the operations and governance of your animal shelter or animal control. This 360' look at your shelter will identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. You'll benefit by receiving recommendations to capitalize on your strengths and seize your opportunities while also addressing your weaknesses and identifying and preparing for threats. As a result of a shelter evaluation by Animal Shelter Services, your animal shelter will implement best practices, operate more efficiently, and as a result...save more lives! We can help your organization achieve stability, sustainability and success.
INDEPENDENT. OBJECTIVE. IMPARTIAL
Here are the areas that our shelter evaluation will examine:
I. Facility: interior/exterior appearance, size, housing capacity (kennels, cages, condos and community rooms), conditions, parking, sights, sounds, and odors
II. Operations: hours, policies, procedures, practices, funding/budget, staffing & management, organizational structure, training & development, fees, money-handling & accounting, forms, software, record-keeping, programs, services, customer-service, emergency planning
III. Animals: care, handling, feeding, cleaning & sanitation, medical (including equipment & supplies), intake exams & vaccination protocols, viral & disease control and containment, housing, conditions (including temperature & humidity readings), capacity for care, behavior, euthanasia, fostering, adoptions, lost & found, fees, adoption procedures, satellite adoption locations, animal control activities
IV. Fundraising: activity, plan, staffing, cultivation, solicitation, grants, direct mail campaigns, online/digital campaigns, event fundraisers, money handling, data entry, donor base, software
V. Marketing and Public & Community Relations: staffing, image/brand, reputation, activity, plan, relationships, media contacts, collaborations & partners, outreach, education, social media
VI. Volunteers: activity, hours, policies, procedures, practices, expectations, job descriptions, manual, training & development, volunteer-staff relationship
VII. Governance: duties, responsibilities, expectations, manual, training & development, giving, meetings, minutes, structure, governance
VIII. Vehicles: maintenance, appearance, condition, safety, equipment
Field Services*: number of officers/agents, size of service area, compliance with codes, laws & regulations, training & certifications (i.e. disaster response, large animal handling, animal; cruelty & investigations, dog fighting etc), customer service, service delivery, response time, evidence collecting, court appearances, education
* Field Services. Since only some animal sheltering organizations & departments offer any type of field service, examination of this area is considered an add-on service and is an additional fee determined by the number of officers,agents size of service area and number of calls handled per year.
We use industry standards including source material from:
Our comprehensive animal shelter evaluation includes the following:
Our all-inclusive fee to conduct an animal shelter evaluation varies in price from 10,000 - 30,000. The size (and quantity) of the physical shelter(s); the number of staff, board and volunteers; annual animal intake; number of programs & service offerings; and the budget size will determine the final fee for the shelter evaluation price. The price range varies as follows:
Small shelter: 10-15,000
Medium shelter: 15,000-20,000
Large shelter: 20-30,000
Completion of our questionnaire will allow us to determine the final evaluation fee.
We also offer "add on" components to the base shelter evaluation if your shelter/rescue group/municipality would like us to examine things not included in our standard evaluation such as:
* optional adds-on priced separately