Oklahoma Humane Society
PO Box 18471
Oklahoma City OK 73154-0471
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Central Oklahoma Humane Society
Mission Statement The Central Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals.
Contact Information
Contact Name Dana McCrory
Contact email fundraising@okhumane.org
Address PO Box 18471
Oklahoma City, OK 73154 0471
Phone (405) 418-4013
Fax 405-286-9066
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 5228 Classen Circle
Oklahoma City OK 73118
Alternate Phone 405 286-1229
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.okhumane.org
Donate to Endowment https://occf.org/okhumane/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society accepts donations via the mail, online, at our adoption center or our spay & neuter clinic. Mail donations may be sent to PO Box 18471, Oklahoma City, OK 73154. Online donations may be made at www.okhumane.org and information on bequests, gifts of stock or other gifts may be requested at 405-418-4035.  Credit card donations made through the OK Humane website are processed by a secure online form that works with our donor management system.
In-kind donations are always welcomed and accepted at our adoption center located at 7500 N. Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. A list of our most-needed items can be found at http://www.okhumane.org/donate/wish-list.

Volunteer opportunities can be found at www.okhumane.org/volunteer and you can register to become a volunteer online.  We have volunteer opportunities available at all of our locations.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $3,528,109.00
Projected Expenses $3,433,872.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 2007
IRS Ruling Year 2007
State Registration Expiration Mar 2018
Mission The Central Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals.
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization leading Oklahoma City's campaign to become a humane place for animals and to dramatically increase the overall well-being of animals in Central Oklahoma. These goals are being accomplished through innovative adoption programs, low-cost spay and neuter programs for dogs and cats, public humane education and advocacy. 
OK Humane has a proven track record of developing successful partnerships with municipal organizations such as the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare and national organizations such as the ASPCA, Petco Foundation and PetSmart Charities. OK Humane programs have consistently met and exceeded the goals set forth and the organization has developed a national reputation for being one of the most progressive and successful animal welfare organizations in the country. OK Humane has a committed board of directors consisting of some of the city’s most influential business and philanthropic leaders.  The board annually achieves 100% giving to our organization.
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) is the largest private animal welfare organization in Oklahoma City. The organization was founded in 2007 to save the lives of pets being unnecessarily euthanized at the City Shelter and to create a culture of compassion in Oklahoma City.  To achieve this, OK Humane entered into a unique partnership with the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare to transfer dogs and cats from their shelter to its adoption program where they could be found homes and saved from euthanasia. Under this partnership, both organizations are committed to working toward a collaborative goal of saving 75% of the animals entering the City Shelter annually.
Great progress has been made since 2007. The percent of animals leaving Oklahoma City Animal Welfare alive has also climbed from 25.3% in 2007 to 73.8% in 2017. In 2017, OK Humane found homes for over 5,000 dogs and cats, sterilized nearly 15,000 pre-adoption and publicly owned pets. 2018 goals are to save 5,200 via adoption and relocation and sterilize 15,000 dogs and cats.
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is heavily dependent on volunteers to assist in saving the lives of homeless pets. Volunteers are needed to foster dogs and cats coming into the adoption program as well as assist with daily operations in all locations. OK Humane currently has approximately 600 volunteers.
The organization is also funded entirely by individuals, corporations and foundations. Many of the innovative and life-saving programs offered by OK Humane have been made possible through generous public support. In order achieve the goal of saving all of the healthy and adoptable animals entering the City Shelter by 2018, OK Humane will need to grow its programs by 15% year-over-year. This growth can only be accomplished by growing the organization's income and public support.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is one of the most successful foster-based organizations in the country and is on track to save or support more than 18,000 dogs and cats in 2016. This is an extraordinary accomplishment for a foster-based agency and we continue to grow the number of pets saved year-over-year. Key to our success is our base of foster homes and network of supportive services, including our in-house medical clinic, intake facility and spay & neuter clinic. The majority of dogs and cats entering our program from the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare (the OKC animal shelter) require medical care. Our in-house medical clinic evaluates and treats every animal upon intake and is also able to treat dogs and cats needing non-standard veterinary care such as surgery, or treatment for ringworm, parvovirus, and heartworms through our Rita’s Angel Fund. 
To reduce the number of unwanted pets entering Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, our spay and neuter clinic offers low-cost sterilization surgeries for free-roaming cats and publicly owned pets. The Central Oklahoma Humane Society's Spay & Neuter Clinic is a Humane Alliance-model clinic.  Humane Alliance is the national leader in high-volume/high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter. Because cost is a primary barrier to spay & neuter, they offer numerous promotions throughout the year for free or low-cost spay and neuter services. In 2015, OK Humane sterilized 13,690 dogs and cats.
Since 2007, more than 100,000 dogs and cats have been saved or assisted by OK Humane. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Oklahoma

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society currently provides the majority of its services in the greater Oklahoma City area. Our spay and neuter clinic also provides spay and neuter services to residents across the state.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Community Coalitions

OK Humane places dogs and cats into loving homes through this program. Approximately 75% of the animals that enter the OK Humane Adoption Program are transferred directly from Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. The adoption animals are placed with a caring foster home while they are prepared for adoption. All OK Humane animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas and ticks, and are microchipped prior to being available for adoption.

Population Served US Adults Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Success is measured on the achievement of annual adoption goals. 
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. OK Humane has found homes for more than 20,000 dogs and cats since 2007.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. We track all adoptions on a weekly basis and can quickly identify whether or not we are on track with our annual goal.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. OK Humane hosts various reduced-fee and fee-waived adoption promotions annually. These events are very popular and generate a strong turn out from the public. One popular event is the "My Furry Valentine" adoption event held on Valentine's Day weekend.  During this event, pets are available for adoption at no fee.  The event has typically found homes for 100-150 pets. The OK Humane team believes that signature adoption events create awareness about pet adoptions and are an exciting way to engage the Oklahoma City community in our mission. 

The Spay/Neuter Program offers low-cost high-quality spay/neuter services and educates the public about the importance of sterilizing pets. The OK Humane Place Spay + Neuter Clinic follows the Humane Alliance clinic model and provides only the highest quality care to its animal patients. 

Population Served US Adults Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Sterilizing a high number of publicly owned pets prevents the birth of unwanted pets and reduces the number of puppies and kittens entering Oklahoma City Animal Welfare (OKCAW).  OK Humane monitors intake at the OKCAW on a monthly and annual basis.  Our goal is to see overall intake decline with a more dramatic decline in puppy and kitten intake year over year.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The Central Oklahoma Humane Society's spay and neuter program has completed more than 85,000 spay/neuter surgeries since its inception in 2007.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. We track the number of surgeries performed at our spay and neuter clinic and the census of the animals served.  We can then look at intake data for the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare and assess whether or not we are seeing intake declines in the target populations.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. By targeting free-roaming cats in specific zip codes, we have been able to see large reductions in kitten intake at the Oklahoma City animal shelter, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare.
Description This program allows the Central Oklahoma Humane Society to transport adult dogs and puppies at risk of euthanasia to shelters in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Colorado that have resources to find them homes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. The Central Oklahoma Humane Society's relocation program has enjoyed short-term success since it's relaunch in December 2015 by securing 4 transfer partners for dogs and puppies and is in negotiations for a potential cat transfer partner. Within it's first two months, the program transferred 189 dogs.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The Central Oklahoma Humane Society's relocation program's long term goal is to aid in the overall organization's mission to eliminate the needless euthanasia at the Oklahoma City animal shelter. In 2016, the goal is to relocate 1,500 dogs and puppies.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. The program at full capacity will significantly increase the percent of dogs leaving the city shelter alive measured by live release rate. The current rate of 67% should increase to 75% or more.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. We receive messages from all of our receiving partners letting us know how excited they are to receive the dogs and how quickly they have found homes for them. Not only does this program save dogs in central Oklahoma, but it helps to save additional dogs in the partner shelters because of the added traffic generated from people coming in to meet the relocation dogs and instead choosing to adopt dogs in their programs. Excitement and visibility enhance all dogs chances of getting adopted.
Description  We recently opened our Neonate Nursery Program for puppies and kittens that are less than six weeks old. These puppies and kittens require the most delicate and loving care to help them reach maturity and make their way into our adoption program. Local city shelters are already seeing an influx of hundreds of baby puppies and kittens coming through their doors. Puppies and kittens at this age are incredibly vulnerable so they require around the clock care, which we provide until they are 8 weeks old or healthy enough to join our adoption program and ultimately find their own loving family. 
Population Served Other Named Groups Other Named Groups Other Named Groups
Disaster Programs

OK Humane has a history of active participation in disaster response.

the organization participated in LARC (Long-Term Area Recovery Committee) for Oklahoma County and was an active member of the Un-met Needs sub-committee.  Our role in these committees was to coordinate and distribute pet supplies and resources for victims of the May, 2013 tornadoes. OK Humane also assisted in the recovery, housing, reunitement and rehoming of displaced and injured animals following the May 2013 storms.  In the event of future natural disasters, OK Humane is prepared to assist with recovery and relief for affected dogs and cats.  Additionally, OK Humane has participated in large scale seizures of puppy mills dogs and hoarder cases involving animals.

Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society has been extremely successful in saving the lives of homeless pets since its founding in 2007. Working in partnership with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, OK Humane's programs have made a significant impact in the number of animals placed into homes annually, the reduction of animals entering the Oklahoma City animal shelter and the number of animals euthanized. Since 2007, the number of animals saved through adoption has increased by 128% and annual intake has declined by 8% due largely to the efforts of OK Humane's adoption and spay & neuter programs.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Dana McCrory
Start Date Mar 2017
Email dana@okhumane.org

Dana is the former Executive Director of the Oklahoma Zoological Society, where for eight years she was extremely effective in growing memberships, conducting capital campaigns and building community partnerships. Most recently, she has been Director of Leadership Gifts at the Integris Foundation, where she played a key role in raising more than $17 million for their current capital campaign. Dana has an extensive background in non-profit management and fundraising, is well-known and highly respected in the community and has a deep passion for our mission. 

Senior Staff
Dana McCroryCEO/President
Number of Full-time Staff 30
Number of Part-time Staff 12
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 1500
Staff Retention Rate 53
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 39
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2007
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society collaborates with other animal welfare organizations to help save the lives of homeless pets as well as various practitioners in the veterinary community. OK Humane's primary partner is with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare (OKCAW). Our partnership with them has helped reduce the live-release rate of animals entering the city shelter from approximately 24% in 2007 to nearly 74% in 2017.
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2016
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2017
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber2017
Best Non-ProfitOklahoma Gazette2014
Best Place to VolunteerOklahoma Gazette2014
Best Non-ProfitOklahoma Gazette2015
Best Place to Volunteer - 1st Runner UpOklahoma Gazette2015
Best Non-ProfitOklahoma Gazette2016
Best Place to Volunteer Oklahoma Gazette2016
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Crime Coverage
Disability Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Board Chair
Name Martha Burger
Company Affiliation Amethyst Investments
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Email Marthaburger1218@gmail.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 05, 2018
Board of Directors List
Sue Ann Arnall Community VolunteerVoting
Louise Bennett Community VolunteerVoting
Don Bobzien Community VolunteerVoting
Martha Burger Community VolunteerVoting
Alex Cameron News 9Voting
Matthew Chesnut Chickasaw NationVoting
Sheryl Colton CPAColton and AssociatesVoting
Anne Crum Voting
Mike Crutcher Voting
Julie Hall Community VolunteerVoting
Aaron Heintz DVMWedgewood Pet ClinicVoting
Frank Hill JDMcAfee Taft LawVoting
Rita Hoch Community VolunteerVoting
Dudley Hyde Community VolunteerVoting
Jim Klepper JDInterstate Trucker Ltd.Voting
Lisa Knatvold Voting
Caitlin Mazaheri Voting
Kathleen Moore Voting
Shannon Presti Voting
Jim Roth Phillips Murrah Law FirmVoting
Avis Scaramucci Community VolunteerVoting
Donita Thomas Midfirst BankVoting
Megan Tilly Community VolunteerVoting
Alba Weaver OG&EVoting
Lyndi Zavy Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 22
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 16
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $3,528,109
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $3,433,872
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$2,380,212$3,033,893$2,465,296
Total Expenses$2,807,104$2,649,868$2,406,926
Revenue Less Expenses($426,892)$384,025$58,370
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$182$1,983$204
Unrealized Gain/Loss--$4($3)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$118,708$132,988$177,658
Revenue In-Kind($19,305)$11,451--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,205,531$2,053,100$1,831,921
Administration Expense$120,721$137,793$169,258
Fundraising Expense$480,852$458,975$405,747
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.851.141.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%77%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue405%345%228%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$2,764,689$3,143,379$2,737,332
Current Assets$1,708,860$1,828,499$1,921,232
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$151,844$103,642$81,620
Total Net Assets$2,612,845$3,039,737$2,655,712
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities11.2517.6423.54
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $1,148,197Contributions $1,526,601Contributions $1,345,556
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $1,132,430Earned Revenue $1,050,192Earned Revenue $939,858
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $118,708Special Events $132,988Special Events $177,658
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Note:  FY 2015 had a prior period adjustment of $310,674.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

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Address PO Box 18471
Oklahoma City, OK 73154 0471
Primary Phone 405 418-4013
Contact Email fundraising@okhumane.org
Give with Credit Card http://www.okhumane.org
Give to Endowment https://occf.org/okhumane/
CEO/Executive Director Dana McCrory
Board Chair Martha Burger
Board Chair Company Affiliation Amethyst Investments


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