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SoCal Animal Response Team

 18685-101 MAIN STREET, PMB 458
 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
[P] (714) 349-1047
[F] (714) 593-4105
www.scart.us
[email protected]
Susan Keyes
FOUNDED: 2004
INCORPORATED: 2005
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Organization DBA --
Former Names Surf City Animal Response Team (2010)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 59-3821545 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

To respond to animal needs and assist other agencies during a disaster or crisis. To educate the public in the care of animals during a disaster or crisis and educate them regarding animal abuse. To provide training to individual animal owners to take care of their animals at home, and to assist the neighborhood animals before, during and after a disaster. To offer assistance to cities with animal sheltering, pet response and disaster recovery as needed or requested.

Mission Statement

To respond to animal needs and assist other agencies during a disaster or crisis. To educate the public in the care of animals during a disaster or crisis and educate them regarding animal abuse. To provide training to individual animal owners to take care of their animals at home, and to assist the neighborhood animals before, during and after a disaster. To offer assistance to cities with animal sheltering, pet response and disaster recovery as needed or requested.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $6,100.00
Projected Revenue $8,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Disaster Prep for Families and Pets

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

To respond to animal needs and assist other agencies during a disaster or crisis. To educate the public in the care of animals during a disaster or crisis and educate them regarding animal abuse. To provide training to individual animal owners to take care of their animals at home, and to assist the neighborhood animals before, during and after a disaster. To offer assistance to cities with animal sheltering, pet response and disaster recovery as needed or requested.

Background Statement

SCART was founded by a group of animal-loving citizens dedicated to the goal that all animals, whether they have fur, feathers, scales, shells, or skin, are taken care of and saved from the horrors of being abandoned or left behind after a disaster or crisis. They have also pledged their assistance to help animals in need during these difficult times.

Impact Statement

Goals for 2019:
Continue to improve our readiness during the rainy and fire season. (and earthquakes)
Raise Funds for a 3/4 ton truck to tow SCART's AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer or cover the costs of a rental truck.
Coordinate community service project for Ocean's View High School Key Club and the Girl Scout Troop 4189.
Coordinate Animal Sheltering Functional Exercise for SCART, with multiple organizations involved in the exercise.
 
Accomplishments in 2018:
SoCal Animal Response Team has a strong commitment to disaster preparation and education for the public, which involves sharing this information at community events.  We participate at more than twelve events each year. SCART's AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer is on display at least half of these community events.
 
SCART provides an "Introduction to Basic Animal Shelter Training" at no cost to the public; which includes other non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and anyone that is interested in learning more about this topic.  We also offer a 2-Day "Basic Animal Shelter Training), with a small charge to the public.
 
Fundraising is an important part our of yearly activities; which includes our annual fundraiser, garage sales, pasta and candy sales.
 
SCART also supports requests for community service hours from schools and scout troops, if their request supports our mission as a non-profit.
 
SCART was on Stand-By at the request of the American Red Cross in Orange County for the Aliso Incident, Vegetation Fire and The Holy Fire.  We were not activated, due to the lack of companion animals arriving with the evacuees at the human shelters.
 
Goals for 2018:
Improve our Disaster Response Readiness for the active fire season.
Raise funds for a 3/4 ton truck to handle towing for SCART's AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer.
Update the SCART's website, Facebook page and Twitter account
 
Accomplishments in 2017:
SoCal Animal Response Team responding with SCART's AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer during the Canyon 2 Fires on October 9th and 10th at the El Modena High School in Orange, by setting up a temporary shelter for animals brought to the Red Cross human shelter.
 
March and June 2017 - we participated in a joint training exercise with the Orange County Red Cross and SCART was responsible for setting up a animal evacuation shelter.
 
April 2017 - Provided a 2-Day Animal Evacuation Training to the governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, profits (animal related) and the public interested in helping animals affected in disasters.
 
May and June 2017 - Provided training in Basic Animal Evacuation Sheltering for CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) in the Cities of Orange and Huntington Beach.  This will help the volunteers to assist pets with sheltering needs, closer to their owners in the human shelters.

Needs Statement

In need of: 1. Funds to purchase a 3/4 ton truck (new or used) to tow SCART's AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer 2. Recruit new volunteers and train to help set up temporary animal sheltering in a disaster situation, also to help educate the public on disaster preparedness for their families and pets.

We exist through Donations and our Membership Dues.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

All non-profits require funds to continue their efforts in the community, especially in a disaster.  But it is difficult for our organization to find grant funding or to receive a large financial donation, unless the community has been affected in a recent  disaster. Funds are needed prior to a disaster to keep our volunteers disaster ready and able to respond quickly in a disaster.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Our members are all volunteers and we are dependent on the donations of funds and supplies in order to fulfill the purposes for which it was established. We except checks and credit cards via PayPal at our website. We do request notification prior to in-kind donations to make sure we are in need of the in-kind donation and storage space is available for that donation. Additional opportunities are available to help educate the public in Disaster Readiness and Preparations at fundraisers and booth events.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
Our focus, when responding to animals in need during a disaster, is primarily in Orange County.  We also educate the public on disaster preparedness for their families and pets in Southern California,  which includes Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Diego.

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Animal-Related NEC
  2. Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief - Disaster Preparedness and Relief Service
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Programs


Disaster Prep for Families and Pets

The primary goal of this program is to educate people to prepare and care for their families, which includes their pets, in case a disaster should occur.  Many pet owners are more devastated by a loss of their pets in a disaster than their personal belongings.  Pets provide comfort and can be beneficial to relieving stress in disaster type situations.
Budget  $1,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Training
Population Served Families General/Unspecified Other Named Groups
Program Short-Term Success  Disaster preparedness allows individuals to be more in control of how the disaster will affect their family, which includes the pets.  The more individuals we educate on disaster preparedness, the less that will be a burden for first responders.
Program Long-Term Success  When families are better prepared it will enable them to care for themselves in a major disaster until help is available.  Including their pets in those plans also reduces the number of pets that end up in permanent shelters after a disaster. 
Program Success Monitored By  The number of individuals, organizations and governmental agencies that invite us to speak in front of their group each year provides us with the information on whether or not we are successfully educating the public and promoting our primary mission to educate the public on disaster preparedness for their families and pets.  We also educate the public by participating in a variety of booths events in several counties in Southern California and distribute our "Ready Pak" handouts which includes pet preparedness guidelines and necessary supplies. 
Examples of Program Success  Invitation to speak at the OCEMO Sheltering Committee in September, followed by the invitation to speak at the Red Cross Volunteer and Mass Care and Sheltering Volunteers in October and the final invitation to speak at the OA OCEMO meeting in November. 

We also meet many individuals at booth events that have already received our handouts at previous events and as a result of that information now have a disaster plan and kit for their families and their pets.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Susan Keyes
CEO Term Start Nov 2005
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Susan has been the President of SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART) since 2005 and is on the Leadership Council for Orange County’s Collaborating Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), representing Animal Services. Susan was a
 member of the N-DART (National Disaster Animal Response Team) for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)since 2005.  She coordinated several disaster teams for the Humane Society of the United States to respond to the Lamar Dixon Exposition Center in Louisiana. The teams provided support with animal sheltering and search & rescue in Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and she was the coordinator (2004-2011) for HSUS's Disaster Animal Response Team and Emergency Animal Sheltering Training and an instructor for DART and EAS from 2007-2011.
She represents SCART at Citizen Corps Council; Orange County Emergency Management Organization (OCEMO). She was as a member of the California Emergency Services Association; Southern Chapter (CESA) and is a recipient of the 
Silver award for a private citizen.
 
Susan responded, as a member of SCART in the 2007 Santiago Fire, providing assistance with the horse stables and
well as approving SCART funds to help replace horse supplies lost in the fires.  She also responded for SCART to the 
Canyon 2 Fires in 2017 at El Modena High School, where she and other members of SCART set up a temporary animal shelter next to the Red Cross shelter.
 

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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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Collaborating Organizations Active in Disasters - COAD-OC
 
American Red Cross - Orange County

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 31
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 0%
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 24
Hispanic/Latino: 5
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 26
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Susan Keyes
Board Chair Company Affiliation SCART President
Board Chair Term Jan 2005 - Dec
Board Co-Chair Terry Coakley
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Pam Bertz Community Volunteer Voting
Terry Coakley -- Voting
Francie Simon -- Voting
Kate Simon Board of Directors Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

As a small non-profit, raising funds is becoming more difficult each year.  In addition to our annual fundraiser, SCART is now organizing garage sales as an additional way to raise funds.  We also participate in See's Candy Holiday fundraiser sale and Fun Pasta Fundraising as another way to raise funds.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Community Outreach / Community Relations
  • Donor Services
  • Membership

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $8,000.00
Projected Expenses $6,100.00
Form 990s

2018 990-N Postcard Confirmation

2017 990-N Postcard Confirmation

2016 990-N Postcard Confirmation

2015 Financial

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $6,723 $7,244 $7,985
Total Expenses $7,211 $10,447 $8,352

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$100 $100 --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,251 $205 $2,191
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues $363 $484 $501
Special Events $5,009 $6,455 $3,546
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- $860

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $159 $1,525 $482
Administration Expense $5,649 $5,663 $3,139
Fundraising Expense $1,403 $3,259 $1,985
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.93 0.69 0.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses 2% 15% 6%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 22% 48% 35%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $22,362 $22,850 --
Current Assets $6,503 $6,991 --
Long-Term Liabilities $5,323 $5,450 $2,755
Current Liabilities $403 $464 --
Total Net Assets $16,636 $16,936 --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 16.14 15.07 nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 24% 24% inf%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
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? --

CEO Comments

As a small non-profit, whose income is less than $25,000 each year, we are only required to file a 990 E Postcard.  We have been unable to apply for most grants due to SCART's mission to help families and their pets in disasters.

Foundation Comments

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