Animal Shelter Foundation, Inc.
PO BOX 13858
Tallahassee FL 32317
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 13858
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Telephone (850) 894-6738
Fax 850 201-6714
Alternate Address 1206 Walton Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Web and Social Media
Donate Directly to this Organization
Donate to this Orgs Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
Shelter Pups Enjoy Bed from ASF
At A Glance
Organization DBA
Animal Shelter Foundation
Tallahassee Animal Shelter Foundation
Tally ASF
Tally Animal Shelter Foundation
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 56-2643835
Year of Incorporation 2007
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $120,800.00
Projected Expenses $112,900.00
Mission Statement
To make a positive difference in the lives of homeless animals by educating the community, encouraging responsible pet ownership and providing veterinary care and other resources to support the animals in the care of Tallahassee Animal Services.
Needs Statement
1.  Volunteers for ASF fundraising events and program support.  A variety of skills and interests are always welcome and needed.
2.  Fosters to help ready animals for adoption.  The animals ASF help often require a quiet environment while undergoing heartworm treatments or recovering from surgery or other special needs.  A relatively short term commitment to bring an animal into your home can make all the difference!  
3.  Marketing and advertising (air time) to educate our community about overpopulation and encouraging adopting rather than buying animals.
4.  Individual donations and attendance at ASF events.
5.  Corporate donations and sponsorships of ASF events.
Impact Statement
Top Three Accomplishments this past year:
1. In 2014, we directly helped 10% more animals through our spay/neuter, heartworm help and vet visit programs than in 2013.
2. We established a monthly donor program.  We believe this program, in addition to our "signature" annual events, helps solidify our revenue stream and outreach to the community.
3.  We recruited several new Board members, further increasing the diversity, devotion and energy of our Board.
Top Goals for the upcoming year:
1. Begin intense research and planning for the groundwork to build a fully operational Spay and Neuter Clinic in the community.  This goal includes continued development of relationships with local elected officials and other animal help organizations in our community.
2. Work with Animal Services to improve adoption rates in the Utopia (prison) program and HART (heartworm assistance rehabilitation and training) program.
3.  Develop a strategy and plan for active and ongoing humane education in our schools and community while working within budget parameters.
4.  Develop and implement better branding, marketing and name recognition for the Animal Shelter Foundation.
5.  Improve and strengthen relationships with elected city and county officials through advocacy. 
Background Statement

The Animal Shelter Foundation (ASF) is created and run by volunteers to support the animals in the care of Tallahassee Animal Services, more commonly known as the Animal Shelter at Tom Brown Park.

The Shelter does an admirable job of taking in and caring for thousands of animals every year and helping them to find loving homes. Some were neglected or abandoned and others just no longer wanted. ASF is happy to provide the resources falling outside of the city’s modest budget for animals in need.   

While many are healthy and are ready for adoption, some are sick, injured or in need of special care that requires additional financial support.

That's where we come in.

ASF is proud to support our community’s homeless animals and to supplement the shelter’s veterinary team by funding procedures like x-rays and specialized surgeries. The Animal Shelter Foundation also funds the heartworm treatment for shelter dogs making them more adoptable, which is why the Animal Shelter Foundation was created in 2007 and continues to save the lives of hundreds of homeless dogs and cats every year.

Funding provided by the Animal Shelter Foundation is most often the only hope for a special needs homeless animal. But that is only part of the story. We also support programs that provide foster care for hurting or hard-to-match animals, educate residents about proper pet care, the importance of spaying and neutering, and encourage the humane treatment of all animals.

We cannot solve the problem of too many sick and unwanted animals in our community by only paying for medicine. We must respect our animals as a community and aggressively pursue opportunities to educate pet owners about the impact of pet over-population.

The Animal Shelter Foundation is moving our community toward more responsible pet ownership, and we are grateful for the hundreds of individuals, families and businesses that partner with and support ASF to make this possible.

Service Categories
Animal Protection & Welfare
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Tallahassee, Florida and surrounding communities
Board Chair Statement
After a small group of animal shelter volunteers identified a need for resources and support for the homeless animals in the care of Tallahassee Animal Services, they decided to create a nonprofit to help and the Animal Shelter Foundation (ASF) was born in 2007.
Tallahassee Animal Services (the shelter) accepts every needy animal that comes to the door, hundreds of animals each month.

ASF proudly supports the shelter animals by providing the funding for special surgeries, heartworm treatments and other medical procedures in addition to supporting educational programs like the Jr Pet Lovers Program and the adoption folder, which is given to every adopter.

ASF has become a valued member of the animal welfare community.

As an active working board comprised solely of working professionals, board members volunteer their time and skills to help the hundreds of needy shelter animals -we strive to recognize our many successes while staying focused on our key duties ahead. We absolutely love what we do and are fortunate to see and get to know the deserving animals we help.

Every day the animal welfare community as a whole faces the challenge and heartbreak of pet overpopulation - simply put, there are too many animals and not enough homes. ASF along with animal shelter staff and volunteers work to promote adoption and spaying or neutering of pets to prevent more puppies and kittens being born and lives lost.

Right now the shelter is full of loving pets waiting for their new family and home-we are saddened by the number of individuals and families who choose to buy their pets instead of adopting.  Adoption is the right option.

ASF runs several programs designed to increase adoptability of animals, raise awareness of our shelter and educate adopters and our community about compassion for all animals:

           We have been successful in increasing the number of heartworm positive dog adoptions by almost 40% through our Heartworm Help program.
            ASF has funded hundreds of medical procedures and X-rays for injured or sick shelter animals.

           ASF hosts a teachers workshop for local educators to learn how to incorporate humane education into their curriculum.

           ASF runs the Doggie Manners Class for dog and puppy adopters-this helps create happy home lives for canines and humans both. ASF proudly recognizes our young animal advocates through our Jr Pet
Lovers Program.

ASF looks forward to continuing to expand our program
offerings and working with other animal welfare organizations in our community to fulfill our vision of building a humane community where all animals are cared for in healthy homes and all citizens practice responsible pet ownership.
CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement Not applicable.

The Animal Birth Control program focuses on reducing the number of unwanted puppies and kittens surrendered to the Shelter each year. The program provides vouchers for no-cost spay or neuter surgery, which are distributed through the Shelter as well as by city and county animal-control officers.

Because we believe awareness and control of animal over-population is so important, we allocate approximately one-third of our operating expenses to the ABC program.  
Budget $40,000.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Control
Population Served Families, General/Unspecified, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Success Monitored By We fund approximately 450 spay/neuter surgeries per year at $75 average cost per surgery plus rabies vaccinations, when needed, and pain medications.

The Heartworm Help program boosts the chance of adoption for dogs with heartworm by paying a portion of the treatment costs directly to a partner veterinarian, reducing the expenses the adopter must pay to have the dog treated. The program ensures every homeless, heartworm-positive dog gets a second chance.

Budget $18,200.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served Families, General/Unspecified, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Success Monitored By Adoptions of heartworm positive dogs has increased approximately 40% since Heartworm Help program inception.  We help about 90 dogs per year through this program.
Description Our Vet Visit program identifies animals in need and secures veterinary treatment, often at a reduced cost, from local veterinarians and veterinary medical vendors. The assistance ASF provides through the Vet Visit program gets shelter pets healthy and ready for adoption into a forever home.
Budget $9,500.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served Families, General/Unspecified, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Success Monitored By ASF treats approximately 150 animals per year through our Care program, increasing adoptability and retention of animals in forever homes.

Doggie Manners Classes 
ASF developed its Doggie Manners Classes to help keep adopted dogs in their homes by offering all adoptive families a low-cost basic dog training class. The eight-week class helps teach the basic doggie manners needed to help keep shelter pups – and their owners – living happily together in their new homes. 

Compassion in the Classroom The Compassion in the Classroom program is a humane education seminar delivered to teachers. The program content is targeted to primarily elementary school levels, and Leon County educators receive continuing education credit. However, all teachers from any school district are welcome, and encouraged to attend. The goal of the seminar is to give teachers the tools they need to incorporate humane education into their curriculum throughout the school year in order to subtly educate their students of the value of compassionate treatment of all living beings. 

Budget $11,000.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Ownership
Population Served Families, General/Unspecified,
Program Success Monitored By
50 educators attended our first Compassion in the Classroom session!  Our goal is to expand the attendance and reach of humane education into classrooms with each offering of the session.
Doggie Manners classes are offered six times per year, with two instructors; we have capacity for approximately 30 each time offered. 

Rabies Clinics
  ASF partners with the Shelter each year to provide low-cost vaccinations and micro-chipping assistance, which reduces the number of pets relinquished to the Shelter for financial reasons, and increases the chances that a lost pet can be returned to its home quickly and safely.

  The canine HART program is a partnership between the Animal Service Center and Wakulla Correctional Institute (WCI) in Wakulla County. The program, which began in 2010, assists dogs with canine heartworm disease treatment and recovery to increase their adoptability. These dogs remain in the correctional institute for three months during their recovery and receive basic obedience training while they are there.  ASF funds the immiticide (the drug used to treat heartworm disease).

The canine UTOPIA program is a partnership between the Animal Service Center and the Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI) in Perry. This program was started in 2007 to increase the adoptability of the canines in training. The dogs are housed at TCI for eight weeks to receive socialization and basic obedience training, which they must complete before being adopted.  ASF funds UTOPIA supplies as needed.

Angel Tree
  Angel Tree is a holiday program that encourages animal lovers to make donations to benefit various ASF programs and ASC needs such as formula for puppies and kittens, canned food, leashes, collars, carriers and toys.

Budget $22,200.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Population Served Families, General/Unspecified, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Success Monitored By We are proud to support the shelter programs: several rabies clinics are offered each year to provide affordable vaccines to hundreds of animals in our community and the HART and UTOPIA programs "graduate" eighty canines each year!
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Michael Davino
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2016
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Lauren Perlman
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Aug 2012 to July 2015
Board Members
Jackie Chelette Community Volunteer
Michael Davino Community Volunteer
Tim Dean Community Volunteer
Jon Edwards Community Volunteer
Marcia Fenn Community Volunteer
Cara Fowler Community Volunteer
Sam Lamb DVMFlorida Department of Agriculture
Erika Leckington Tallahassee Animal Service Center
Susan Ludder Community Volunteer
Kate MacFall Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Jeff Nielsen Community Volunteer
Lauren Perlman Community Volunteer
Joyce V Phipps Community Volunteer
Amy Raddar Leon County Humane Society (LCHS)
Allison Wharton Community Volunteer
David White Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 10
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 74%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 93%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director No Paid Staff
Term Start 2007
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 16
Contractors 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2015
Projected Revenue $120,800.00
Projected Expenses $112,900.00
Endowment Value $12,600.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
ASF 9902013
ASF 9902012
ASF 9902011
Audit or In-House Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$89,905$66,972$74,749
Administration Expense$6,596$6,976$8,246
Fundraising Expense$22,923$26,502$22,216
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.081.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%67%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue21%27%22%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$76,566$72,877$64,558
Current Assets$64,601$72,877$64,558
Long-Term Liabilities--$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,664$3,848$1,720
Total Net Assets$73,902$69,029$62,838
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities24.2518.9437.53
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Organization Comments Beginning with FYE 9/30/10, the Board voted to contract for an independent financial audit every three years instead of annually.  The next financial audit will be FYE 9/30/16.  The decision was made in order to maximize funding to our animal programs.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from the 990-EZ for year end 2011 and year end 2012. 
  • Financial figures for year end 2013 were taken from the Audit
  • Contributions from foundations, corporations, governments and indirect support are included with total for individuals as they are not separated in Audits.
  • Top 3 funding sources are not reflected above as they are not indicated in the audit or 990.
  • Has an Endowment at the Community Foundation.



Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Nonprofit Animal Shelter Foundation, Inc.
Address PO BOX 13858
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Primary Phone 850 894-6738
Donate with a credit card
Donate to Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
CEO/Executive Director No Paid Staff
Board Chair Michael Davino
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 2007