Suncoast Humane Society Inc
6781 San Casa Dr
Englewood FL 34224
Mission
Suncoast Humane Society exists to reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Phillip R Snyder
Board Chair Thomas E. Murtha
Board Chair Affiliation Murtha & Murtha Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Englewood Animal Aid Society
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1971
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2016
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,034,670.00
Projected Expenses $1,998,850.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement
Five Accomplishments from 2014:
  • 1,309 spay and neuter surgeries were performed resulting in fewer animals being born.  This makes a direct impact on pet overpopulation and homelessness in our communities.
  • More than 2,900 people utilized the services of our Preventive Care Clinic, which provides affordable vaccines, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, microchipping and preventive medications.   By providing these services to the public we feel we are helping to keep animals healthy and in their homes.
  • Nearly 350,000 people were reached via our website, social media, and other online presences, helping publicize the programs and services that fulfill our mission to "reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life."
  • More than 50 families received assistance through our Pet Pantry program, helping pets belonging to families in need.
  • 1,276 animals were placed into new homes or reunited with their owners, strengthening the human/animal bond.
Needs Statement

1. In 2014 we launched a No Birth Campaign to educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets to help end animal homelessness. We offer low-cost spay/neuter surgery through our Preventive Health Care Clinic. Each spay/neuter surgery costs on average $173.00. We offer these services to the public ranging from $50 for a feline neuter to $80 for a canine spay, the difference of which we must cover through donations and grants.

2. We are in need of Spay Packs for our clinic. Every pack contains a complete supply of sterile equipment needed for spay surgeries. The cost of a feline spay pack is $780.00 and canine spay pack is $785.00.

3. Our Shelter Angel Program is a medical fund that exists to provide treatment for animals with special needs, who without treatment would not be healthy enough for adoption. Your gift may be applied toward emergency or critical care, heartworm treatment, spay/neuter, or other expenses needed to ensure a pet’s health and adoptability. 

4. Our canine enrichment program is in need of agility equipment to help stimulate both mental and physical aspects of our adoptable dogs. Costs of such equipment range from $45-$650, depending on the piece of equipment.
Background Statement
Founded in 1971, Suncoast Humane Society's mission is to reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life.  Our service area covers over 450 square miles and includes Charlotte County, most of Sarasota County and a portion of Lee County (Boca Grande).  As one of Florida's few "open admissions" animal shelters,we accept all animals brought to us from within our service area.  We are committed to our policy of never turning an animal away regardless of health, temperament, size or breed.  We are supported by individual donations, wills, bequests and grants from foundations.  We receive no local, state or federal government aid nor are we funded by national humane societies, or other animal welfare organizations.  The continuation of our programs and services depends solely upon community support.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
FL- Lee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Tertiary Org Type
Keywords
animals, pets, cats, dogs, spay, neuter, humane, animal welfare
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Addressing the needs of animals and people in our communities is a top priority of the board, staff and volunteers of Suncoast Humane Society. We provide our programs and services for an area over 450 square miles. It is a constant challenge to raise the amount of funding needed to support the efforts of our non-profit organization. As a humane society, we operate an animal care center and preventive health care clinic. To supplement needed income, we also operate three thrift stores, providing donated furniture and household goods at bargain prices, in Englewood, Port Charlotte and Venice.

We are a governance board setting policy and overseeing the health and welfare of our organization. Our dedicated executive director, management, staff, employees and volunteers do a wonderful job of assuring the effectiveness of our programs and services. They share numerous well-wishes and stories through our website and social media. Our executive director’s monthly articles are featured in the Sun newspapers and in Boca Grande publications. I am proud to serve as a board member and as president.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Suncoast Humane Society operates one of the few animal shelters in Florida that accepts all animals brought to them, regardless of size, breed, health or temperament. Many shelters have limited the type, as well as the number of animals they will accept, This can force some individuals to abandon or dump animals they can no longer care for. We feel the policies of Suncoast Humane Society do more to solve pet overpopulation and provide assists to people and animals in our community. We are constantly striving to achieve our mission: "to reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life. 

Programs
Description
Suncoast Humane Society takes pride in connecting people with animals to form lifetime friendships.  We are dedicated to placing animals into homes that are prepared for the joys of pet companionship.
 
  • On-site Adoptions - Pets of all sizes, shapes, and types are available at our shelter and ready to be placed into permanent loving homes.
  • Satellite Adoptions - We currently partner with four pet-related businesses throughout our service area, providing opportunities for people to adopt pets at more convenient locations.
  • Rescues - We work cooperatively with qualified rescue groups  to help place animals with  special needs.
  • Foster Care - Our volunteer foster parents temporarily provide sick, injured and under-aged animals with the special care and attention that is necessary to restore their health and well-being in preparation for adoption. 
  • Dogs About Town - Selected adoptable dogs and volunteers visit pet-friendly organizations on a weekly basis looking for homes.
Budget $332,651
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Families General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
We are very happy to share that adoptions and return to guardians increased more than 5% in 2014 over 2013 (calendar year). We'd also like to share a few letters from our adopters.  This is just a few of hundreds of letters we receive each year:
 
"We adopted Star our wonderful pit bull terrier from you at the end of December as a late Christmas for our daughter. Our daughter is still madly in love with Star and Star, well, she seams [sic] to love everybody she meets, including our cat."
From P.H. 
 
"Thank you so much for our cat Ben Linus; he is so amazing. My son loves him so much. I was happy to have found an animal that is calming my 2 year old son down and something he loves to see and so excited about. Ben is a great fit for my family. I am thankful that I went to the pet store and found him. Couldn't be happier about the adoption."
From K.C.
Long Term Success Since our inception in 1971, we have found permanent homes for thousands of animals.  Last year alone, we placed 1,276 animals into loving homes.
Program Success Monitoring We monitor the success of our program by the number of animals adopted into permanent homes or transferred to breed rescues for special adoption.
Program Success Examples In the past three years, we have increased our work with breed rescues and local animal rescue organizations by 90%, helping to find more homes for animals with special needs.  In 2014, we helped more than 226 animals through this program, an increase of more than 75% over 2013, and a total of 1,276 dogs and cats were place into permanent, loving homes.  We also helped 33 animals with medical needs through our Shelter Angel Medical Fund, who might otherwise have been considered unadoptable.  They have all found homes.
Description

We offer low-cost spay and neuter, affordable vaccinations and preventive health care services.

The purpose of our Clinic is to encourage everyone, regardless of income, to properly care for their pets. We work to fulfill our mission of, "reducing the number of homeless animals and improving the quality of life."

Suncoast Humane Society's veterinary services are headed by Laurie Putnam, DVM.

Suncoast Humane Society believes that spaying and neutering of companion animals is a necessary requirement for the effective control of the homeless animal population. It also is beneficial to animal health and behavior. Having your pet spayed or neutered is an essential component of responsible pet ownership.

According to The Humane Society of the United States, more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters every year. Millions more homeless animals suffer cruel and painful deaths. Spay and neuter is the only permanent, 100 % effective method of birth control for dogs and cats. 

Budget $270,710
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families General/Unspecified
Short Term Success In 2014 we had 2,931 people and 3,835 animals visit our clinic for affordable vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery or preventive medication. Last year we performed 483 surgeries on Suncoast Humane Society animals and another 838 low-cost surgeries for the public.   
Long Term Success Since the inception of our Preventive Health Care Clinic in 2009, we have performed over 7,400 spay/neuter surgeries.
Program Success Monitoring Our success will be measured by fewer animal intakes, fewer mothers with litters admitted to our facility and ultimately fewer euthanasia numbers.
Program Success Examples Our program provides a critical service to the communities we serve by providing affordable vaccinations, low-cost spay/neuter surgery and preventive medications to the public who may otherwise not be able to afford these services.  In 2014, we administered 6,631 vaccinations and sold 9,074 preventive medications.
Description Suncoast Humane Society has a robust Community Outreach program which touches thousands of people and animals each year.  Some of our outreach programs are: Pet Therapy Teams, visiting schools, libraries, nursing homes and hospitals, Pet Pantry Program, providing temporary relief of pet food for people in need, Humane Education, speaking at schools and libraries on the importance of animals in our lives, Animal Cruelty Resource and Animal Disaster Resource.
Budget $60,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success Last year we reached over 30,000 people through our Community Outreach programs and services.
Long Term Success Our programs provide critical resources to the people and animals in the communities we serve.  Our Pet Pantry Program is an essential component in allowing people to keep their pets in their homes where they belong.  We provide temporary relief by offering pet food to these families while they get back on their feet.  Our Pet Therapy teams provide the human-animal bond for adults and children who need it most. Through our Humane Education, Animal Cruelty Resource and Animal Disaster Resource programs we provide services in keeping with our mission statement that we exist to reduce the number of homeless animals and improve the quality of life.
Program Success Monitoring We monitor the success of this program by helping to raise awareness of animal issues, strengthen the human-animal bond and be a resource for those pet owners who are struggling.
Program Success Examples We have many stories of children who increased their reading skills by participating in our Doggie Tales program which allows children to read to our Pet Therapy dogs.  The smiles we bring to nursing home and hospital residents when our Pet Therapy teams visit is a glowing example of our success.
Description

Our Thrift Stores generate much needed funding for Suncoast Humane Society. All proceeds raised by the sale of donated, quality items support the services, programs and the animals. The three stores, located in Englewood, Port Charlotte, and Venice, accept gently used household and other items for re-sale.

You will find all sorts of unique treasures, one-of-a-kind knickknacks, furniture, books, art, small appliances and many other items at bargain prices.

If you have items to donate, please bring them to our thrift stores during hours of operation. We even offer a pick-up and delivery service, for large or large numbers of items. Please call 941-876 3773 to schedule a pick-up or delivery.

Volunteers are always needed to assist with a variety of fun activities, including sorting, arranging and pricing of items. Volunteer applications are available at Suncoast Humane Society, any of our thrift stores, or by downloading from our website.

Quality items are accepted during store hours.

Budget $350,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Families General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Last year (2014) our thrift stores generated over $570,000 to our organization through sales and donated items.  We estimate over 75,000 people visit our three stores annually.
Long Term Success Our thrift stores are located in Englewood, Port Charlotte and Venice and bring in much needed revenues that directly support the animals in our care and the many programs and services we provide.
Program Success Monitoring We hope to increase donations to our stores as well as increase shopper traffic resulting in increased revenues for 2015.  
Program Success Examples Our thrift stores offer quality used items at affordable prices.  
Description

 

We have many programs available for volunteers:
  • Visitor Assistant 
  • Cat Cuddler
  • Dog Walker
  • Laundry Assistant
  • Foster Parent
  • Transporter  
  • Thrift Stores 
  • Fundraising
  • Outreach and Education 
  • Pet Therapy
Budget $50,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults General/Unspecified
Short Term Success We currently have 372 active volunteers either helping directly at the Animal Care Center or through some of our other programs such as foster care, pet therapy and fundraising events.
Long Term Success The volunteers at our organization play an important role at our Animal Care Center.  We want to encourage people with a love of animals to volunteer in one of our many programs.  We could not do all that we do or reach as many people as we do without these dedicated individuals. 
Program Success Monitoring Our volunteer program continues to grow and evolve.  We have a very active group of volunteers who help us to continue our mission of reducing the number of homeless animals and improving the quality of life.
Program Success Examples
Here are a few examples of why our volunteers are part of our organization:
 
 “I volunteer in the Pet Therapy program because I have seen what these animals can do to make a difference in the life of so many people. For a moment they forget their pain and problems with the touch of an animal.”

“I volunteer at Suncoast because I love animals and helping people. It is really exciting and fun to volunteer here and I also learn about how to approach animals. They also have good food.”

“Because the dogs and cats need us almost as much we need them.”

Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Suncoast Humane Society operates an open admissions animal shelter accepting all animals brought to us by the public.  No animal will be turned away regardless of health, temperament or age.  Operating under this philosophy we better serve our community's needs. 
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Phillip R Snyder
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email philsnyder@humane.org
Experience

Phil Snyder has been executive director of the Suncoast Humane Society (SHS) since April 2007.  Since coming on board he is leading efforts to help SHS achieve their mission of reducing the number of homeless animals and improving the quality of life throughout our community.  Snyder has directed local animal care and control organizations in Indiana, Texas, Florida, and Tennessee. He has developed programs in humane education, cruelty investigations, legislation, animal sheltering and animal control. He has also headed several shelter building and renovation projects. He spent 15 years as Regional Director for The Humane Society of the United States.  His office was a resource for law enforcement, local humane societies, animal control agencies, and others concerned with animal welfare issues. He has worked with local and state governments, and emergency management agencies in developing disaster plans for animals. In addition, he has been a responder to several natural disasters, helping animals. He has developed and instructed various training programs for law enforcement, including dog bite prevention, dog fighting investigation, animal hoarders and livestock/horse investigations. He has conducted workshops on The Cycle of Abuse at many national, state and local seminars, including the National Associations of Child Abuse, and Elder Abuse.  Throughout his 40 year career, Snyder’s expertise has proven invaluable in helping to revitalize and rebuild humane societies at a local level. His background also includes several years as a professional dog trainer and a show dog handler, licensed by the American Kennel Club. He is a past board member of Hooved Animal Humane Society, in Illinois, and currently serves on the board of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.   

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Claire Berten Director of Thrift Stores and Outreach
Cheryl Casey Director of Operations
Linda Kaub Director of Donor Relations
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 28
Part Time Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 90
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 372
Management Reports to Board No
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
We work cooperatively with area rescues, shelters and animal-related agencies to help save animal lives.  Charlotte and Sarasota County Schools and libraries providing humane education and read with a therapy dog opportunities.  Collaborating with other non profit organizations i.e. Historic Spanish Point and six area Chambers of Commerce.    
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Top Rated NonprofitGreatNonprofits2015
Best Nonprofit in EnglewoodEnglewood Sun-Herald Newspaper2015
Best Thrift Store in EnglewoodEnglewood Sun-Herald Newspaper2014
Community HeroEnglewood Charlotte Library2015
Finalist - Best Fundraising GalaHarbor Style Magazine2015
Spotlight Award WinnerVenice Area Chamber of Commerce2015
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2013
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Thomas E. Murtha
Company Affiliation Murtha & Murtha Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC
Board Term July 2014 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email tom@murthamergers.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Corey L. Dean Store Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Leslie Edwards Key Insurance Agency
Julianne P. Greenberg Boca Beacon
Susan McGuire Language Arts Teacher, Charlotte Academy
Thomas E Murtha Murtha & Murtha Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC
Joanne Weaver Retired
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development?
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 60
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Investment
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

We continue to provide very effective services and programs, operating from our aging animal care center. The animals entrusted to our care are provided humane care and treatment by a compassionate staff. After 30 years of use, the major components of our facility are steadily deteriorating. Architects and engineers, specializing in animal shelters, have advised us of the need for a new structure.

We were very fortunate to have located and purchased eleven acres of land just blocks from our existing facility. The land was a bank foreclosure and was purchased for a fraction of its value. It is now estimated that the building of a new “Suncoast Humane Society Animal Care Center” could cost $6,000,000 - $8,000,000.

The board, staff and volunteers are dedicated to having a successful capital campaign, plus assuring the continuing support of our current facility, programs, services and humane care of the animals. The future of Suncoast Humane Society lies just a few blocks away, and is very dependent on the generous support of our present and future donors.

Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2015
Projected Revenue $2,034,670.00
Projected Expenses $1,998,850.00
Endowment Value $22,104.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal $8,000,000.00
Campaign Dates Apr 2014 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 137410 as of June 2015
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$574,990$554,020$930,005
$0$0$0
$921,008$802,245$758,858
Investment Income, Net of Losses$113,651$9,969$7,430
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$217,669$207,027$243,372
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$365$331$59
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$1,362,511$1,177,146$1,142,385
Administration Expense$210,815$186,669$165,643
Fundraising Expense$129,511$207,511$179,019
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.070.971.30
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%75%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue16%27%15%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$1,454,389$1,358,188$1,366,134
Current Assets$501,528$706,439$686,098
Long-Term Liabilities$314,732$323,138$330,990
Current Liabilities$48,447$68,686$24,940
Total Net Assets$1,091,210$966,364$1,010,204
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet income from sale of inventory $611,110Contributions, gifts, grants $554,020Contributions, gifts, grants $930,005
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $574,990Net income from sales of inventory $490,652Net income from sale of inventory $493,893
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $309,898Program service revenue $265,487Program service revenue $264,965
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.3510.2927.51
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets22%24%24%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

We continue to provide very effective services and programs, operating from our aging animal care center. The animals entrusted to our care are provided humane care and treatment by a compassionate staff. After 30 years of use, the major components of our facility are steadily deteriorating. Architects and engineers, specializing in animal shelters, have advised us of the need for a new structure.

We were very fortunate to have located and purchased eleven acres of land just blocks from our existing facility. The land was a bank foreclosure and was purchased for a fraction of its value. It is now estimated that the building of a new “Suncoast Humane Society Animal Care Center” could cost $6,000,000, or more.

The board, staff and volunteers are dedicated to having a successful capital campaign, plus assuring the continuing support of our current facility, programs, services and humane care of the animals. The future of Suncoast Humane Society lies just a few blocks away, and is very dependent on the generous support of our present and future donors.

Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures were taken from the 990.  Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile.
Nonprofit Suncoast Humane Society Inc
Address 6781 San Casa Dr
Englewood, FL 34224
Primary Phone 941 474-7884

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