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PET ADOPTION CENTER OF ORANGE COUNTY

 24331 Muirlands Blvd, Ste E & F
 Lake Forest, CA 92630
[P] (949) 858-1000
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http://www.adoptocpets.org
[email protected]
April Josephson
FOUNDED: 2015
INCORPORATED: 2015
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 47-3705568 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Our Mission:

The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County connects adoptable pets with loving people and the resources they need to be a family for life.

Our Vision:

A community that cares so deeply for the welfare of its pets that it renders shelter euthanasia not only unnecessary, but unimaginable.

Mission Statement

Our Mission:

The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County connects adoptable pets with loving people and the resources they need to be a family for life.

Our Vision:

A community that cares so deeply for the welfare of its pets that it renders shelter euthanasia not only unnecessary, but unimaginable.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $200,000.00
Projected Revenue $200,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Pet Rescue and Adoptions
  • Volunteer Program
  • Community Events

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Overview


Mission Statement

Our Mission:

The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County connects adoptable pets with loving people and the resources they need to be a family for life.

Our Vision:

A community that cares so deeply for the welfare of its pets that it renders shelter euthanasia not only unnecessary, but unimaginable.

Background Statement

The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County (PAC-OC) was created to increase the adoption rate for Orange County shelter animals, to hopefully completely eliminate the need for OC Animal Care to euthanize adoptable animals due to space constraints, and provide long-needed access to local animal adoptions for South Orange County residents. While animals are awaiting their forever homes, they will be in a less stressful environment, with an abundance of human interaction.

The PAC-OC is designed to be a model for the future of community-based animal adoptions and education. It provides a home-like environment where residents can come to visit, volunteer, learn, interact with, and adopt pets.
The center is similar to a dog daycare and boarding facility, with additional open space for public education, training classes, fundraising events, and a retail area for adopters to buy supplies and boutique items.
The space will include rooms with windows where the animals can roam freely as they would do at home—with their owners. This is less stressful on the animals, which makes them happier—as well as making it more likely that the animals will be adopted. Potential owners can observe and interact with the animals in a setting that makes everyone feel comfortable, and simulates their home environment. The facility is designed to be a welcoming, community-focused gathering place.
It is anticipated that once fully built out, the center will have both paid staff and volunteers. There are multitudes of South County residents eagerly awaiting the ability to volunteer at the center, with more than 50 expressing interest to date.
 In addition, those running the center are highly qualified, well-educated, successful business people who are also animal welfare advocates, with extensive nonprofit experience. As long-time residents, they are embedded in the local community, and have an eye towards becoming an integral part of the local business community.
Once animals are living onsite, the center will operate during hours that will provide the highest level of access to the general public, allowing for after-work and weekend adoptions. The center will be staffed before and after hours to manage and maintain all aspects of the facility and the animals.
The PAC-OC is the culmination of years of work by the local animal welfare community, looking for a facilities-based way to assist OC shelter animals in finding loving homes in South Orange County.

Impact Statement

2017 Accomplishments: Utilizing volunteers, collaborating with community groups and vendors, participating in fundraising activities, empowered The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County to negotiate agreements with the Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation for principal funding of our Lake Forest pet adoption center, and the City of Lake Forest, which is working with us to impact the euthanasia rate of Lake Forest animals at the Orange County shelter. Our Lake Forest Adoption Center opened on July 1, 2017. Animals stay onsite overnight. Our center is open for adoptions Wednesday - Sunday. We've established adoption events for our animals and other animal rescue groups at the center. Outside experts conduct training and education courses. We established a high-impact community event, in conjunction with the City of Lake Forest and Supervisor Lisa Bartlett— The South County Pet Expo, now in it's third year.
 
2018 Goals: Complete build-out of remaining portions of our Lake Forest adoption center; establish additional shelter relationships to bring in more adoptable animals; increase our adoption rate; add events to aid the community; raise funds to implement additional programs for medical pets and homeless individuals.

Needs Statement

Our most pressing needs are:
1. Funding for medical costs for our rescued animals, of approximately $2,500 per month.
2. Ongoing support funds for the facility and related operations, of approximately $6,000 per month.
3. Funding to hire additional staff for the center to cover approximately 16 hours per day.
4. Additional management, operations, and marketing expertise, to properly tackle the organization's planned growth.
5. Additional volunteers to manage all aspects of our animals' needs. 

5. A full-time fundraiser to handle donors, grant-writing, events, and other creative fundraising opportunities. 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Mail checks to: PO Box 80400, RSM, CA 92688-0400.Donate via PayPal to: [email protected] Donate via our website, using the donate button at the top of our homepage http://www.adoptocpets.org. Call (949) 858-1000 to donate over the phone. Call us or Email [email protected] for in-kind donations for center improvements, operations, and pet care support. We are looking for volunteers for our center, for offsite events, and to foster dogs. Volunteer applications can be found on the Volunteer page of our website. Follow and support us on Facebook and Twitter

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
North Orange County
South Orange County
Although our facility is located in South Orange County, our services are provided to aid animals and provide education services throughout the county.

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Animal Protection & Welfare
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Programs


Pet Rescue and Adoptions

The mission of The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County is to be a facilities-based animal welfare organization, primarily focusing on rescuing shelter pets and providing them with a home-like environment in which to transition on their way to their forever families. With this program, comes facility build-out and operating costs that are far beyond what a typical foster-based animal rescue group needs. The additional benefits of having the facility far outweigh the costs, in that many more animals will be rescued, socialized and placed, the public will be educated and have a place to gather in the process.
 
2018 is the year we will complete the center. Thus, we have an unusually high budget for the year, between construction and facility maintenance. Once fully operational, our ongoing needs for this program will change. More funds will be needed for the care and medical treatment of the animals we rescue and care for at the center.
Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 
Short-term success metrics are measured by intake, care and adoption data, as well as what we do with the community and other rescue organizations with whom we work. We have events at the center for a variety of groups, along with our own events. Outcomes we expect to measure will be:
  • Total adoptions through all groups.
  • Percentage of dogs adopted at events v. Percentage of cats adopted at events.
  • Total number of events held resulting in adoptions.
  • Average rate of adoption within two weeks after an event
  • Increase in walk-ins who are assisted with successful adoptions over the year with a month-by-month comparison.
  • Total number of volunteers developed and utilized as program participants over the year.
 
Program Long-Term Success 
The ultimate changes that will result from this program include:
  • A reduction in the need for rescue of Orange County shelter animals, as measured by OC Animal Care intake and rescue statistics, as the center will take in, house, and transition a large number of animals into their forever homes.
  • An increase in public education and the overall level of humane treatment of OC animals through daily education and community services provided at the center.
  • A reduction in the county's homeless domestic animal population, due to spay/neuter education and surgeries with adoptions, as measured by all Orange County shelters.
  • An increase in the percentage of homes in Orange County with pets.
Program Success Monitored By  Program success is monitored by looking at the total number of animals saved, housed, and adopted, as well as the impact we have with local adoptions, local volunteerism, and local education.
Examples of Program Success 
One of our first successful adoptions is Aslan, now named Mumford, a six-year old Lhasa Apso mix, who came into the Orange County shelter with matted fur, to the point that he couldn't see, and a serious skin condition that caused him to chew all of the fur off of his back end. He was treated at the shelter, and made available for adoption. He was so quiet and calm, that no one noticed him at the shelter. He sat at the back of his kennel for a month after being made available for adoption. His fur started growing back, but there were still bald spots that put people off.
 
We rescued him and placed him in a foster home. Once out of the shelter, he blossomed. He still had his bald spots. With a change of environment into a more natural setting, he immediately received three applications for adoption, and was adopted as a family member with two canine companions in his forever home, within three weeks of exit from the shelter. To this day, we receive pictures of him with the new family.
 
The success of the South County Pet Expo, now in its third year is well-documented throughout South Orange County, with increased pet adoptions and awareness.
 
A recent dog rescued from the euthanasia list at the Orange County shelter, Wally, was fearful and biting at the shelter. From the moment he arrived at our home-like center, he did nothing but play with everyone and give love. He was quickly adopted and lives happily with his new family in Irvine.
 
 

Volunteer Program

We offer volunteer opportunities for adults, teens, and kids that can help them develop new skills, make friends, buil

To support the community, we offer public education and training courses taught by volunteers and advocates to encourage humane pet care and responsible pet ownership, and we support sterilization programs to reduce pet overpopulation.

d networking connections, and give them a new perspective on life.

 

 
Budget  $0.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  For 2016, our goal is to engage 100 volunteers, and provide 12 education and/or training courses.
Program Long-Term Success  The ultimate change that we hope to achieve is to satisfy community needs for personal enrichment and community support. To track our success, we will utilize surveys, monitor the numbers of volunteers engaging with our program and the specific areas where volunteers are most interested, and monitor which education and training programs are most in demand.
Program Success Monitored By  Performance metrics will relate to the satisfaction and diversity of the volunteers we engage, and the survey feedback on the education/training courses provided.
Examples of Program Success  Our volunteer and community outreach program is off to a good start. While we are still in the start-up phase, we have had more than 50 individuals offer to volunteer at the adoption center. We have scheduled one animal care and one training course for the center in the past month. As we ramp up throughout the year, we anticipate the numbers to grow exponentially.

Community Events

A key component of our mission is to engage the community. The center acts as a central location for events, activities, seminars, and training classes, as well as pet adoptions. We collaborate with other nonprofits to increase the power of our United actions, and be a catalyst for positive change. Through education, networking, and hosting unique events which result in providing unusual exposure, we are able to maximize benefits which result from our efforts.

The inaugural South County Pet Expo, which brought together over 50 organization's and 3,000 residents, and the Suburban Super Chick Workshop, where 30 participants received information on how to humanely raise chickens in the suburbs are two examples of our 2016 activities.
Budget  $20,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Farm & Domestic Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  For each community event, such as the South County Pet Expo, results may be measured by number of pets adopted, new volunteer and foster homes cultivated, and participant survey results. For this event, the success was beyond any expectation. We have been solicited by potential sponsors and by other community organizations for us to create additional expos.
Program Long-Term Success  Long-term success can be measured by the year-to-year growth in size and participation in each event. Additional tracking will include total number of pet adoptions, and long-term community partnerships have formed.
Program Success Monitored By  Success monitors have included surveys, referrals, and unsolicited recommendations.
Examples of Program Success  The inaugural South County Pet Expo was planned over a five-week period. Yet it resulted in over fifty organizations participating, with each one overwhelmingly praising the quality of the event. There were approximately 3,000 attendees, when we were only expecting a few hundred. The last we heard, close to 50 pets were adopted as a result of the expo, which only ran three hours. Half a dozen organizations that we missed inviting this year have contacted us to be put on the mailing list for next year. All exhibitors who responded to our survey stated that they want to attend again next year.

The Suburban Super Chick Workshop brought 30 attendees to our center. Several are planning to raise chickens. Subsequently we were also able to rescue a number of chickens from the Orange County shelter and place them through our connections within the chicken rescue community.

Management


CEO/Executive Director April Josephson Esquire
CEO Term Start Apr 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
April Josephson, Esq. has been licensed to practice law in California for over 30 years, receiving a Bachelors Degree from USC in Philosophy and Political Science, prior to attending the University of San Diego School of Law—where she focused on California Administrative and Consumer Law.
 
Ms. Josephson is the founder of two businesses—one a products manufacturer, and the other a service business—along with Pugs 'N Pals of Southern California, a nonprofit dog rescue group that has been in operation for more than a decade. While operating her businesses, Ms. Josephson completed her Masters Degree in Business Administration at the University of Phoenix.

A South Orange County resident since 1976, Ms. Josephson has been the South County representative to the OC Animal Care Community Outreach Committee for over ten years—originally appointed by Fifth District Supervisor Pat Bates, and reappointed by Supervisor Lisa Bartlett.

Ms. Josephson's other current board, commission, and committee duties include sitting on the City of Rancho Santa Margarita Community Development Block Grant Committee, the Board of Directors of the California Internet Solutions Provider Association, and the Board of Trustees of the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District—where she serves on the District’s Policy and Personnel Committee.

Previously, Ms. Josephson was a member of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita Economic Development Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce.

In recent years, Ms. Josephson has continued her legal education with a focus on the emerging field of Animal Law, as her passion for animal welfare developed. She has participated in a number of Animal Law conferences, seminars, and events, providing extensive background and resources for her pursuit—developing the first-of-its-kind pet adoption center in South Orange County.

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
100 Most Influential for 2017 Orange County Register 2017

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Collaborations

The Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation, the City of Lake Forest, OC Animal Care

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 40
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
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Government Licenses

Animal shelter/Veterinary care

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Governance


Board Chair April Josephson Esquire
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Apr 2015 -
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Board Members

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Rachelle Cruz -- --
April Josephson Esquire President and Executive Director Voting
Kathy Oda Director Voting

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Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 1
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Gender Female: 3
Male: 0
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Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation --

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Financials


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Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $200,000.00
Projected Expenses $200,000.00
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Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose To raise funds for completion of the final stages of our Lake Forest Pet Adoption Center facility.
Campaign Goal $25,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Dec 2017 - June 2018
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $3,750.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

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