Northern Neck Partners for Pets
P.O. Box 361
Irvington VA 22480-0361
Mission Statement

Northern Neck Partners for Pets is a private charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit established to provide humane care, treatment and a no-kill shelter for all companion animals needing protection in the Northern Neck of Virginia (Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland Counties).  NNPP will also promote animal adoptions to find suitable homes for animals without owners, spay/neuter programs to help reduce the population of unwanted animals and make humane education information to the general public. 

 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director no ceo
Board Chair Terrie Dort
Board Chair Company Affiliation Long & Foster
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 361
Irvington, VA 224800361
Telephone 804 577-0256
Fax 0 XXX-XXXX
E-mail
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $18,000.00
Statements
Mission

Northern Neck Partners for Pets is a private charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit established to provide humane care, treatment and a no-kill shelter for all companion animals needing protection in the Northern Neck of Virginia (Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland Counties).  NNPP will also promote animal adoptions to find suitable homes for animals without owners, spay/neuter programs to help reduce the population of unwanted animals and make humane education information to the general public. 

 

Impact

In 2016, Northern Neck Partners for Pets focused its efforts on acquiring a site that is suitable for use as an animal shelter. A purchase option, allowing 18 months to finalize all land use requirements, was secured for property in Lancaster County on the Northern Neck. Approval for use of the property as an animal shelter was obtained from the Lancaster County Board of Supervisors and public road access to the property was secured from the Virginia Department of Transportation.  

Initial fund development efforts resulted in a board gift that will allow the purchase of this property outright. Additional financial support was raised from the board to fund much of the planning costs, as well as pro bono legal assistance for the negotiation process and the services of a licensed real estate broker to manage the real estate transaction.

The community has responded positively to requests for support. The building plans are being drafted pro bono by an established firm with experience in animal shelter design and initial survey work has been contributed by a local professional. Our fundraising activities are provided by board volunteers. Northern Neck Partners for Pets is now implementing a silent campaign to begin fund raising in the local community.    

The most important 2017 goals for Northern Neck Partners for Pets are to:

  • Complete all required land use documentation including water and septic surveys and permits, and purchase the site;
  • Identify and secure the services of an architectural firm familiar with the construction of animal shelters;
  • Create collateral materials necessary for fundraising;
  • Establish a website presence to publicize plans for the shelter, solicit and accept donations and create and post volunteer opportunities in anticipation of a capital campaign; and
  • Launch a silent campaign across the local community and prepare for a full capital campaign.

 

Needs

The most pressing need for 2017 is fulfilling the requirement that Northern Neck Partners for Pets must purchase the selected site by the end of August, the negotiated purchase deadline.  Financial support is needed for a topographic survey, location of well and septic sites and application for all necessary county permits. The estimated total for this work is $9,000. Funds to purchase the property are in hand.

 At the same time we have to begin creating a broad-based public presence for the shelter. This will include development of:

 
  • Collateral materials to be used for building public awareness of the needs of homeless companion animals in our four-county area, publicizing plans for building the shelter and fundraising (estimated $7,500). And,
     
  •  A website to be used for awareness building and solicitation and acceptance of donations, both financial and volunteer. All work done on behalf of the shelter is volunteer driven, as Northern Neck Partners for Pets has no paid staff (estimated $15,000).
 
With construction drafts nearly complete, we expect to select an architectural firm familiar with the construction of animal shelters and secure their services in 2017. This will require a down payment for the contract for services. 
Background

Northern Neck Partners for Pets was organized to address the need for a private animal shelter to serve Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland Counties in Virginia’s Northern Neck. Although three of these counties operate pounds and a number of individuals and private organizations assist with foster programs, facilitating adoptions and providing free spay/neuter services, the Northern Neck lacks the private shelter found in many local jurisdictions and regions in Virginia. As a consequence, the region sustains some of the highest euthanasia rates in the state and incidences of animal abuse and neglect are not uncommon.

 

In 2015, the most recent year for which there are complete reports, 1,110 companion animals were taken into county pounds. Local animal charities and volunteers relocated 528 of these animals but 317 companion animals in the Northern Neck were euthanized because the county pounds do not have the staff to secure adoptions or transfers in the time period during which animals must be held prior to their being euthanized, nor the resources to provide longer-term care.

 

A purchase option for an appropriate site in Lancaster County was secured in 2016, as were board gifts that will fund purchase of the property and support the planning process. Design work has begun and a capital campaign will be launched in 2017 to fund construction. All expenses for the shelter will be privately funded as they are now.

 

The goals of NNPP are to:

  • Provide shelter for all healthy or treatable, adoptable companion animals from Northern Neck once the holding period for these animals has passed;

  • Accept and shelter companion animals that are directly surrendered to us by their owners;

  • Find foster or adoptive homes or transfer these animals to a no-kill facility to be re-homed; and

  • Make humane education information to the general public. 

 

Our first priority is to serve the animals taken into the Lancaster County Animal Shelter.  Additionally, we will accept animals directly surrendered to us by their owners, reducing  the risk of euthanasia costs to public funds. We are prepared to work with the other three counties in the Northern Neck, space permitting, to reduce overloads of unwanted pets in their shelters as well.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Northern Neck
Board Chair
Board Chair Terrie Dort
Company Affiliation Long & Foster
Term May 2014 to May 2019
Email terrie.dort1@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Clare Adams ASLA
Alfie Butts Rumsey & Bugg, PLLC
Mike Conroy Retired
Terrie Dort Long & Foster
Rennie Dutton Points of Light Foundation - Retired
David Evans McGuire Woods, LLP - Retired
Judith Harvell Animal Welfare League of the Northrn Neck
Vicki Kinsel MDPrivate Practice
Michelle Lyberger Bon Secours Rapphannock General Hospital
Mike Molineaux DVMKilmarnock Animal Hospital
Stan Whitehead IsaBell Horsley Real Estate
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 91
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director no ceo
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Programs
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $18,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$13,480$1,209$1,500
Administration Expense$977$450$75
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses5.606.030.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%73%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$73,309$6,766$0
Current Assets$73,309$6,766$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$1,575
Total Net Assets$73,309$6,766($1,575)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----0.00
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose Northern Neck Partners for Pets will undertake a capital campaign for the purpose of building and equipping an animal shelter.
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 4/2017View