Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
5445 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City KS 66104-3047
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 596-1000
Mission Statement
This mission of the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City is to save and improve the lives of dogs and cats throughout the greater Kansas City community by providing education, adoptions, preventive veterinary care and spay/neuter services.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kate Fields
Board Chair Mrs. Anne Schiavone
Board Chair Company Affiliation Holman Schiavone, LLC
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1912
Former Names
Humane Society of Wyandotte County
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,462,100
Projected Expenses $1,454,800
Statements
Mission Statement This mission of the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City is to save and improve the lives of dogs and cats throughout the greater Kansas City community by providing education, adoptions, preventive veterinary care and spay/neuter services.
Background Statement

Founded in 1912, the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City (HSGKC) is Kansas City's oldest shelter, and the first to establish a “no kill” policy. Originally called The Humane Society of Wyandotte County, HSGKC was founded by two sisters, Sarah Jacobs and Henriette H. Jacobs. HSGKC serves the community through a subsidized preventive veterinary care clinic for low-income pet owners, animal adoptions, spay/neuter services, and a humane education/outreach program.

Impact Statement

Last year, the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City had more than 22,000 client visits.  In the past three years, our Clinic revenue has increased from $800,000 to $1,080,000.  This is a result of expanded hours and the addition of staff to meet the growing need for affordable veterinary services in the metropolitan area, particularly in Wyandotte County.  Our veterinary staff has grown to include one Medical Director, one full-time veterinarian, and four part-time veterinarians.  We are offering surgeries six days each week.  We've also secured donated medical equipment (x-ray machine, dental machine, and sonogram machine) to better serve our target populations. 

Goals for the coming year include improved marketing strategies, streamlining front and back office operations, and expanding our resource development efforts. 
Needs Statement
Humane Society of Greater Kansas City has identified the following current needs:
  1. Operational funds to meet the growing demand for services.
  2. A new van to transport animals to adoption events.
  3. A commercial lawnmower and two weed-eaters to service our 10 acre property.  A volunteer has offered to mow our property for free, which would save us $1,100 per month, but we need the equipment. 
Service Categories
Veterinary Services
Animal Protection & Welfare
Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Clay County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Serving as Executive Director of Humane Society of Greater Kansas City is an honor and privilege.  We serve animals and their owners well, among significant competition.  Our challenge is to communicate the distinctiveness of HSGKC so the entire Kansas City community is aware of our services.  Different from other animal rescue and shelter agencies, HSGKC is an animal clinic first and foremost.  More clearly, we are a low-cost animal clinic; well-positioned to serve both low-income neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kansas, as well as the greater metro area.  In addition to Clinic services, we also offer Shelter and adoption services, with a commitment to house dogs and cats as long as needed before they find their forever homes. 

We provide the same adoption procedure for every pet with careful thought to finding forever homes for each one.  Our mission is focused on the health and welfare of animals, a message we are charged with communicating clearly in the coming months.
Programs
Description

Animal control and community residents bring stray and unwanted dogs and cats to HSGKC on a daily basis. Upon arrival, animals are examined by one of our staff veterinarians and treated for any medical problems they may have. Through donations to our Gabriel's Fund, we are able to save seriously sick and injured dogs and cats that otherwise would not have a chance.

Our dogs have indoor/outdoor dog kennels with big play yards. Volunteers assist HSGKC on a daily basis by walking dogs and interacting with animals. Most of our cats are free to lounge and play in rooms filled with cat furniture and toys, rather than confined to cages.

We find homes for 97% of the pets in our care, and we have no time limits for how long a pet may stay. We are a no-kill facility.

Program Budget $214,950.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City works toward achieving the following short-term goals:

· Assist at least 14,000 low-income clients each year
· Serve at least 19,000 pets in the low-cost veterinary clinic annually
· Increase the number of pets saved by at least 50%
· Perform 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year
· Refine and expand the Humane Education Program
Long-Term Success

Long-term goals include the following: 

· Continue to improve results in all ongoing programs
· Enhance and expand the Ray of Hope program
· Increase facility space to save more animals
Program Success Monitored By We monitor progress in the no-kill shelter by counting the number of animals placed in adoptive homes, number of animals returned, number of animals placed in foster/rescue group homes and number of animal offense citations in Wyandotte County.
Examples of Program Success HSGKC facilitated the adoption of 571 animals from our shelter in 2016.  HSGKC has the lowest animal return rate in the area at less than 5 percent.
Description

HSGKC provides low-cost spay and neuter services and preventive veterinary care services for the public. Our clinic helps people on a limited budget care for the veterinary needs of their pets, and saves lives by reducing pet overpopulation through spay and neuter surgeries. We provide nearly $60,000 in uncompensated care to animals each year.

Through individual client meetings, our vet staff also works with pet owners to educate them about proper and responsible pet care. Through these efforts, the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City is able to significantly improve and save the lives of thousands of pets in the Greater KC community.

An estimated 12,000 animals are euthanized each year in the greater Kansas City area, but spay and neuter services provided by the Humane Society help control the pet population, lowering the number of animals at risk of being euthanized. We estimate that 70% of our clients would not be able to spay or neuter their pets without our service.

Program Budget $559,000.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Control
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

Short-term goals include:

 · Assist at least 14,000 low-income clients each year
· Serve at least 19,000 pets in the low-cost veterinary clinic annually
· Increase the number of pets saved by at least 50%
· Perform 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year
· Refine and expand the Humane Education Program
Long-Term Success
Long-term goals include:
 
· Continue to improve results in all ongoing programs
· Enhance and expand the Ray of Hope program
· Increase facility space to save more animals
Program Success Monitored By The spay/neuter clinic director monitors the numbers of animals being spayed/neutered. These numbers are subdivided by size and gender of dogs and cats.
Examples of Program Success 100% of all cats and dogs who come to our shelter are spayed or neutered.  In 2016, HSGKC completed spay/neuter surgeries on 5,757 animals in our clinic.
Description

We believe education is the key to ending cruelty toward animals, creating a more compassionate community toward animals, finding homes for homeless pets, and eliminating stray dogs and cats. Targeted to school-aged children, the Humane Education program teaches compassion toward animals, responsible pet care (including spaying and neutering), and safety around pets. Presenters accompanied by a pet are scheduled for schools, churches, or other community organizations. We also offer presentations and tours at our facility at 5445 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS. This program reaches nearly 4,000 students annually.

We believe our Humane Education program, offered free to the public, is a key achievement and a critical component of the Humane Society mission. We cannot adopt our way out of the problem of homeless pets. Ultimately, the problem will only be solved through education about responsible pet care and the importance of compassion toward all of our companion animals.

Program Budget $33,110.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Ownership
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Short-Term Success
Short-term goals include:
 
· Assist at least 14,000 low-income clients each year
· Serve at least 19,000 pets in the low-cost veterinary clinic annually
· Increase the number of pets saved by at least 50%
· Perform 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year
· Refine and expand the Humane Education Program
Long-Term Success

Long-term goals include:

· Continue to improve results in all ongoing programs
· Enhance and expand the Ray of Hope program
· Increase facility space to save more animals 
Program Success Monitored By HSGKC monitors the number of animal-related injuries treated at Children's Mercy Hospital and the number of animal offenses cited in Wyandotte County. We also monitor the number of spay/neuter coupons redeemed (passed out during the education classes).
Examples of Program Success So often when the educator meets with a group of children they demonstrate very dangerous behaviors toward the educator's companion dog. Through the education classes,  children learn first-hand how to approach the educator's dog. It's very exciting to watch the children approach the dog correctly and have the dog react with a wagging tail.
Description

Since 2009, Humane Society has partnered with Kansas City, Kansas Animal Control to help save the city shelter's pets. Since its inception, Ray of Hope has saved the lives of thousands of animals. Through Ray of Hope, dogs and cats at KCK Animal Control shelter are spayed or neutered, and they receive medical examinations, vaccinations, medications, and other medical procedures.

HSGKC volunteers conduct weekend satellite adoption events to help find homes for the KCK Animal Control shelter pets. In addition, HSGKC transfers many animals from the KCK shelter to our facility - pets in need of special medical treatment, who have other special needs, or are too young to be adopted. We are the veterinary clinic of license with Animal Control.  Several of these dogs and cats would have been needlessly euthanized at the city shelter due to space and budgetary constraints.  Since this partnership has started, euthanasia rates have dropped from 80% to less than 5%.
Program Budget $0.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success

Immediate goals include:

· Assist at least 14,000 low-income clients each year
· Serve at least 19,000 pets in the low-cost veterinary clinic annually
· Increase the number of pets saved by at least 50%
· Perform 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year
· Refine and expand the Humane Education Program
 
Long-Term Success

Long-term goals include:

· Continue to improve results in all ongoing programs
· Enhance and expand the Ray of Hope program
· Increase facility space to save more animals
Program Success Monitored By Animal intake numbers are tracked monthly. When we notice certain neighborhoods that have a high rate of roaming animals or animal bites, our staff go into the neighborhood for education purposes.
Examples of Program Success
Through our Ray of Hope partnership with KCK Animal Control, we adopted/transferred 2,659 dogs and cats in 2016.
Description BEG focuses on the rehabilitation of dogs who come to HSGKC as a result of abandonment, injury, or neglect. After our agency has attended to their immediate health and wellness needs, each dog is entered into the BEG program, which supplements the physical well-being of Shelter dogs by focusing on their physical and mental stimulation, thereby enhancing their daily experience and presenting a healthier dog to their forever family.

Every dog coming into HSGKC is assessed by the Director of Behavior Enrichment and kennel staff. A specific BEG program is created for each dog. Evaluations take place one week after intake, once the dog is acclimated to the shelter.

Staff and volunteers dedicate their time to one dog at a time to work on obedience, agility, and socialization. Progress is documented in the adoption dossier. Dogs are prioritized in order of need for behavior enhancement to increase likelihood of adoption.
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Training
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

Immediate Goals include:

· Assist at least 14,000 low-income clients each year
· Serve at least 19,000 pets in the low-cost veterinary clinic annually
· Increase the number of pets saved by at least 50%
· Perform 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year
· Refine and expand the Humane Education Program
Long-Term Success

Long-term goals include:

· Continue to improve results in all ongoing programs
· Enhance and expand the Ray of Hope program
· Increase facility space to save more animals
Program Success Monitored By Every dog in the program is assessed weekly by staff. All BEG information is entered into each dog's file, including the animal's needs, wants, behavior, favorite toys, comfortable and uncomfortable social situations, photos, and a log of daily enrichment activities completed by each dog.
Examples of Program Success The BEG program is new and will be fully assessed this year.
CEO Comments

Our biggest challenge is the ongoing cost to care for and treat animals in our charge. Adoption fees only offset a fraction of the cost for food, bedding, litter, medications, etc., not to mention the ongoing operational costs of our 10,000 square foot facility. HSGKC is literally the last chance for many animals, some requiring extraordinary medical and rehabilitative care, who would face almost certain euthanization were it not for HSGKC. Through our programs, they find loving homes for whom they are an unmitigated blessing … changing and improving lives.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Kate Fields
Term Start Feb 2015
Experience

Kate Fields has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kansas in Communications, and a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Baker University.  She has significant experience in for-profit business management, moving into the non-profit world in 2006 as Director of Marketing and Communications for the American Truck Historical Society.

Kate spent six years with Heartland Habitat for Humanity, first as Volunteer Coordinator, and then Director of Development.  In 2013, Kate joined the Humane Society of Greater KC to become the Director of Humane Services. In 2015, she was promoted to President/CEO.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Kieth Wiedenkeller Feb 2014 - Dec 2014
Senior Staff
Title Director of Ray of Hope
Experience/Biography Lorna Helmig, has been with the Humane Society since 1999. Ms. Helmig received her Bachelor of Science in Communications at Southwest Missouri State University and she received her Veterinary Technician certification through Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City, Missouri.
Title Medical Director
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 20
Paid Part-Time Staff 10
Volunteers 600
Paid Contractors 2
Retention Rate 85%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 28
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 28
Male 2
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City collaborates with several organizations in the community, including:  KCK Animal Control, Great Plains SPCA, Safe Harbor Dog Program, Leavenworth Animal Control, Wayside Waifs, Second Chance, Wyandot, Inc., Unleashed Rescue, Rescue Project, El Centro, Livable Neighborhoods, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Volunteer Life Saver Award for Board Member Jana BrunnerPetSmart Charities2009
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments


Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Anne Schiavone
Company Affiliation Holman Schiavone, LLC
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
Email aschiavone@hslawllc.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Jana Brunner Hallmark
Ms. Shelly Freeman Freeman & Fowler, LLC
Ms. Julie Hull Cerner
Mr. Bruce Kay Prudential Kansas City
Mrs. Michelle Kimbell Community Volunteer
Ms. Kathy O'Dowd The Planned Approach
Mrs. Rachael Weber Sabates Sabates Eye Centers
Mrs. Anne Schiavone Schiavone Law
Ms. Alison Sheehan PGI
Ms. Coley Vitztum Children's Mercy Hospital
Ms. Amy Wurst Henry Wurst, Inc.
Ms. Katie Yeager Your Future Address
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
By-laws
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments The board continues to meet on a monthly basis to review financial condition and program goals for the organization.
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $1,462,100
Projected Expenses $1,454,800
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FY 2012:  Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
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 Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$582,734$620,124$427,558
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions----$132,250
$0$36,697$0
$871,628$832,033$776,245
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7($253)$16
Membership Dues$2,301$0$0
Special Events$394,200$223,024$260,519
Revenue In-Kind$56,071$0$0
Other$0$0$628,812
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$1,675,840$1,564,215$1,471,291
Administration Expense$185,306$138,426$139,104
Fundraising Expense$161,919$164,643$231,517
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.940.921.21
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%84%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue17%19%28%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$1,560,629$1,571,428$2,146,250
Current Assets$146,475$103,179$312,105
Long-Term Liabilities$264,725$238,000$121,807
Current Liabilities$225,002$248,791$281,079
Total Net Assets$1,070,902$1,084,637$1,743,364
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.650.411.11
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets17%15%6%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments


Organization Name Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
Address 5445 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, KS 661043047
Primary Phone (913) 596-1000
Contact Email kathi@hsgkc.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kate Fields
Board Chair Mrs. Anne Schiavone
Board Chair Company Affiliation Holman Schiavone, LLC
Year of Incorporation 1912
Former Names
Humane Society of Wyandotte County