From A to Zootoo
History of CMHS
The Columbia Humane Society was formed by
concerned citizens outraged by the drowning and
clubbing to death of stray animals in the community.
1943 Columbia Humane Society formed
1968 Recognized as a non-profit
1968 Renamed the Central Missouri Humane
1976 New shelter built at 616 Big Bear Blvd
1988 Building addition to house more kennels
Our Mission and Vision
The Central Missouri Humane Society (CMHS) is a
private, non-profit organization founded in 1943 to
prevent cruelty to and alleviate the suffering of all
animals. We are committed to responsible pet
ownership and elevating the welfare of all animals
through our adoption, education, and intervention
The Central Missouri Humane Society envisions a time
when no animal is homeless or neglected.
The Perfect Storm
Chronic lack of leadership within the shelter
Staff empowerment minimal
Building in disrepair
Shelter programs not thriving
Severe lack of funding
Weak commitment to saving lives
New work chart and positions put in place
CMHS Financial Woes
Trying to do much with too little, CMHS
operated in a deficit for several years.
2007 $ 98,823
By the numbers 2005 to 2008
Budget Item s 2005 2006 2007 2008
Cotnracted Services $ 104,172 $ 110,748 $ 122,956 $ 142,830
Shelter Income $ 202,259 $ 222,597 $ 220,095 $ 277,655
Veterinary Income $ 13,626 $ 41,584 $ 54,729 $ 86,084
Donations $ 104,172 $ 110,748 $ 261,989 $ 268,731 96% increase over 2005
Grants $ 2,835 $ 1,000 $ 17,000 $ 2,645
Development $ 47,534 $ 52,065 $ 61,672 $ 107,002
PR/Fundraising $ 7,953 $ 19,523 $ 15,903 $ 76,892
Investment Income $ 7,778 $ 31,559 $ 6,742 $ 2,837
$ 490,329 $ 589,824 $ 761,086 $ 964,676
Budget Item s $ 2,005 $ 2,006 $ 2,007 $ 2,008
Adoption Expense $ 7,405 $ 8,415 $ 19,223 $ 17,955
Animal Care $ 12,705 $ 21,798 $ 24,060 $ 27,112 44% increase over 2005
Board Expense $ 4,627 $ 4,205 $ 27 $ 1,284
Building Occupancy $ 37,600 $ 46,922 $ 35,458 $ 39,757
Development Expense $ 22,464 $ 43,219 $ 20,526 $ 26,289
Shelter Operations $ 19,527 $ 24,814 $ 25,496 $ 22,646
Personnel $ 333,861 $ 452,390 $ 474,750 $ 487,352
Personnel Fees $ 87,297 $ 115,538 $ 137,738 $ 114,174
Professional $ 14,326 $ 19,043 $ 21,780 $ 16,495
PR/Fundraising $ 2,797 $ 3,807 $ 1,408 $ 24,036
Vehicle Expense $ 4,730 $ 5,378 $ 3,084 $ 2,972
Veterinary Supplies $ 69,899 $ 91,942 $ 96,359 $ 108,894
$ 617,238 $ 837,471 $ 859,909 $ 888,966
$ 126,909.00 $ 247,647 $ 98,823 $ 75,710
The Recovery Plan 2008
– SCORE analysis
– MU Image and comparative studies
– Close 2 days every week, reduce hours
– Leave shelter operations position vacant
– Ask employees to pay partial premium for health
Consider the mission
– Open door vs. closed door
– Mandatory fee
– Geography, clients, adoptability
– Alerting donors and the community
– Municipal contract value
– Donor development and large scale events
Seeds for Success
Collaborative voucher program between CMHS and the
City of Columbia to sterilize pets
Inspiring donor and community support through the media
– Increase in donations
– Third-party fundraising
– Zootoo shelter makeover
CMHS Friends for Animals (CFA)
– Works under our 501 (c) 3
– Has their own website and steering committee
– Holds large scale events
– Sponsors donor luncheons to present development programs
Able to meet our budgetary needs for 2008
Entered the contest for a Zootoo.com Makeover
State of the Shelter 2009
What is the mission?
Where does the money go?
Where does it come from?
What’s Phase II for CMHS?
How can you help?
The Mission in Action
We never turn an animal away!
Adoption, foster care, rescue programs
– Collaboration with Columbia Second Chance and other local groups
– Sends animals nationwide to adopters and to rescues.
– Volunteer and humane education programs
Partnerships with the MU Veterinary School
– Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound
– Senior Pets for Senior Partners
– CPE exams and spay/neuter by students
Lost and found
Low-cost, low-income veterinary services
– Spay and neuters
Total budget is $876,500 for 2008
– Produced through Budget committee using
expense and income history and current year
– Correlates to the number of animals received
– Reduced from $938,114 last year
– Three budget expense categories; administration,
Budget Expense Categories
Administrative Expenses $173,400
12% 1%2% Board Expense
14% 58% Fundraising
Program Expenses $454,455
Our Veterinary department is our largest program expense costing CMHS over $220,000
each year. Our veterinarians spayed or neutered more than 4,000 dogs and cats last year.
The also invest hundreds of hours each year in treating sick and injured shelter animals.
Operational Expenses $248,645
18% Animal Care
Projected Income for 2009
6% 0% 18% Contracted Services
15% Shelter Income
2% Veterinary Income
15% 34% Fundraising
Shelter income consists mainly of adoption fees and other fees collected for services.
Development income includes a projected gift of $50,000 from our friends group-CFA
10% 1% 15% Court Order
15% In Honor
Unsolicited or goodwill donations is the largest category here.
Planning the Future of CMHS
We’ve discussed the following:
– History of CMHS
– Challenges for the past three years
– Recovery plan (Phase I) and the seeds we
planted for future success
– The mission, vision and budget
What does the future hold?
Phase II begins
– Further analysis of MU studies
– Strategic planning with Board of Directors
– Transfer existing staff person into Shelter Operations role
– Clearly define Executive Director relationships and role
– Review of adoption policies
– Step-up efforts to increase adoptions and decrease
Phase II begins
Secure CMHS Financial Future
– Negotiate 2010 AC contract
– Propose 2010 program for Municipal Shelter Services to
City of Columbia
– Increase the number of contracts with other municipalities
– Affirm CFA’s role in fundraising and development
– Replenish financial reserves with one year’s operating funds
CMHS wins makeover!
Amanda Huhman and Libby Burkes found
the contest in the back of a magazine.
They started 4 months behind the other
shelters in 859th place with about 9
Grassroots movement really works! CMHS
now has 11,864 affiliates and a Zootoo
CMHS has received $20,000 total from our
Photo of Amanda and Libby in blue for
Zootoo taken by Traptlight Photography.
participation in the contest.
You can teach an old executive director
CMHS wins makeover!
Our shelter just
won a MILLION
DOLLARS! Oh NO..
A two-part challenge to makeover the Central Missouri Humane
Society and establish financial support from the community to
operate the shelter.
– Physical Makeover
CMHS project committee will over see those participating in
the shelter makeover
Shelter plans designed for two phases; Zootoo.com makeover
and capital campaign renovation
Improving the quality of life for our shelter animals will have
We will need a variety of donated or discounted goods and
– Financial Makeover
Fulfill the Operation Zootoo pledge by raising or donating $100
Decorate a wall tile to be used in the makeover
To meet our financial goals, no funds can be earmarked for
building renovations at this time.
Goal #1 Meet monthly expenses
Goal #2 Replenish cash reserves ~ $900,000
In honor of our
Goal #3 Plan and execute capital campaign
CMHS needs your support
Join CMHS Friends for Animals (CFA)
– Help secure funds through donor development, grants, and large-
– Spread the CMHS message through donor luncheons and
– Promote Operation Zootoo-assist Board in seeking goods and
Join the CMHS volunteer group
– Help host a variety of friend and fundraisers
– Work directly with the animals
– Help with other shelter duties inside the shelter and out.
– Promote Operation Zootoo- assist shelter personnel with physical
challenges of the makeover
Make the Pledge!
You are powerful!
You can make wonderful things happen!
You can revitalize our shelter!
10,000 of you X $100 =
DOLLARS! The Chipster- adopted 2007