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Giving Guide 2022

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HARTFORDBUSINESS.COM | GIVING GUIDE 2022 9 ABOUT US Year established: 1881 Annual revenues: $9,740,152 Total number of employees: 77 GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA(S): Statewide, with locations in Newington, Waterford and Westport. TOP FUNDING SOURCES Private contributions: 43% Investment income: 33% Other: 10% Program service revenue: 9% Grants: 3% Corporate gifts: 1% Event revenue: 1%" BOARD OF DIRECTORS James Bias Director Ellen Sharon Board chair Founder/President CompetitivEdge Gretchen Dale Vice President Loftex Industries LuAnn Giunta Vice President Retired (marketing, sales, real estate) Dr. William A. Haines Secretary Hartford Veterinary Hospital Steve Parker Secretary Independent Media Consultant JoAnn Roberts, Esq. Treasurer Connecticut General Assembly Eric Lopkin Member The Modern Observer Group Nora Sagendorf Member PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC WHAT DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION DO? CHS envisions a future where every companion animal finds a permanent, compassionate home; where communities are enriched by the special bond between people and pets; and where animal cruelty no longer exists. GOALS FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS 1. Expand expert, compassionate veterinary services statewide. CHS cares for owned and homeless pets through its three locations and discounted public veterinary programs. In 2021, CHS served 5,283 pets in crisis through nearly 8,000 acts of service. This includes 1,615 adoptions (a 99.3% successful placement rate). 2. Keep more pets in homes and out of shelters. While there will always be a need for rescue operations, as well as spay/neuter procedures, our preventative efforts are growing through: • Discounted veterinary care for owned pets in need, which is more important than ever. • Three Pet Food Pantries where we distribute meals to owned pets whose families are food insecure. • Programs preserving human-animal bonds, such as traveling veterinary wellness clinics, education classes and pet behavior guidance. • A crisis foster program that provides temporary care for owned pets while their owners experience a life challenge (deployment, domestic violence, housing disruption, etc.). 3. Strengthen collaborative partnerships. CHS provides pro bono veterinary care and adoption services for municipal and private shelter pets (562 pets in 2021) and professional development for animal welfare workers. We also work with legislators on animal-related legislation. 4. Offer educational opportunities in-person and virtually to children and adults to build a more humane world. In 2021, CHS supported 6,277 youth "Animals do not have a voice. I choose to be their voice by giving to them financially, physically, and emotionally. It's the least I can do to give them a chance at having a good life. Recently I had the honor of fostering a beautiful cat that needed a home. During our time together, her health improved and she blossomed into a fun-loving pet that was easily adopted by a great family. at's why I volunteer: so that I can make this kind of difference for animals." - Daphne Robinson, Senior Manager, Finance CONNECTICUT HUMANE SOCIETY MISSION: The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education and cruelty prevention. An independent nonprofit, CHS is not associated with state government or national animal welfare groups. 701 RUSSELL ROAD, NEWINGTON, CT, 06111 | 800-452-0114 | CTHUMANE.ORG Staff veterinarian Dr. Lori Butler and animal care technician Emily Shapcott examine a canine patient at a pop-up veterinary wellness clinic event. The Connecticut Humane Society offers donor-subsidized veterinary care for owned pets so that they can keep the families they already know and love. Kimani Grey knew during a volunteer shift that Peter the rabbit was coming home with her once he was cleared for adoption! and adult learners via programs at schools, libraries, camps, professional development settings and more. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Anyone passionate about saving animals' lives can donate through shares of stock, crypto, cash gifts, required minimum distributions, donor-advised funds or a planned gift in their will. You can also become a monthly donor or make a gift that's matched by your employer; corporations can support CHS through grants, employee giving and sponsorships. POST-PANDEMIC The pandemic has revealed what we already knew to be true: pets play a critical role in helping humans manage stress and crisis. CHS has strengthened its ability to keep pets with the people who love them through increased availability of pop-up veterinary clinics, a traveling pet food pantry and access to discounted veterinary care. A home-based foster care model proved successful in managing the spread of the pandemic while also making animals more comfortable while they awaited a fresh start. So many of the lessons we learned during the onset of the pandemic are now implemented as part of routine operations.

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