Humane Alliance of WNC (Humane Alliance)

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Headquarters Location: Asheville, NC
Founded: 1994


Mission: Our mission is to provide the non-lethal solution to the homeless, abandoned, and feral animal populations so that euthanasia is no longer an acceptable means of population control.


Tags: spay/neuter, companion animals, education, veterinarians, animal welfare, 2011


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Story: Humane Alliance of WNC, Inc. began as a small spay/neuter clinic in Asheville, North Carolina in 1994. To date, June 2010, we have surgically sterilized more than 265,000 companion animals in Western North Carolina. We know that spaying and neutering… Read the full story.

Expert Reviews: Evidence of Impact
Humane Alliance of WNC is responsible for setting the gold standard for high quality high volume low cost spay/neuter programs. They captured and documented the critical elements of their success and have been willing to share this from day one. They continued to improve when they built a national training center and secured the funding partnerships to ensure that organizations across the country would have the opportunity to take adavantage of this model. Dozens of high impact clinics have opened across the country as a result.
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Leadership
Humane-alliance-of-wnc-humane-alliance Quita Mazzina. Quita has served as the Executive Director for Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in Asheville, North Carolina, since March 2000. She was hired as a veterinary assistant when the facility opened in the spring of 1994 and also served a term on the board of directors. The clinic is intended to serve as a model to be duplicated in other communities,… See full bio.


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Financial Data
Total Revenue:
$2,525,688


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Contact Info
E-Mail:
marianne AT humanealliance.org
Phone:
828-252-2079
Facebook:
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Address:
25 Heritage Drive
 
Asheville, NC 28806, USA


Humane-alliance-of-wnc-humane-alliance Story: Humane Alliance of WNC, Inc. began as a small spay/neuter clinic in Asheville, North Carolina in 1994. To date, June 2010, we have surgically sterilized more than 265,000 companion animals in Western North Carolina. We know that spaying and neutering is a key component in the fight against pet overpopulation. Sterilizing cats and dogs means fewer animals will crowd the shelter system and fewer animals will be euthanized. Reducing strain on the shelter system also allows shelters to devote more resources to each animal - increasing each animal's chance for a positive outcome. In the fall of 2003, Humane Alliance assembled a team of facilitators to analyze the feasibility of adding its second program, the National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT). The NSNRT was designed to be a mentoring program for other organizations interested in replicating our model. We organized a small seminar in Asheville with the focus of opening a spay/neuter clinic. We hoped to have 50 registrants for this event and were delighted when we had 165 participants. Armed with the interest level, Humane Alliance set out to secure the necessary funding to begin this mentoring program. The NSNRT program began in January 2005. As our mentoring program grew, we recognized the need for a separate training program for private practice veterinarians and veterinary externs interested in learning and honing their high-volume spay/neuter techniques. This training program was launched in April 2009.

Expert Reviews of Humane Alliance of WNC (Humane Alliance)

Evidence of Impact Summary:

Humane Alliance of WNC is responsible for setting the gold standard for high quality high volume low cost spay/neuter programs. They captured and documented the critical elements of their success and have been willing to share this from day one. They continued to improve when they built a national training center and secured the funding partnerships to ensure that organizations across the country would have the opportunity to take adavantage of this model. Dozens of high impact clinics have opened across the country as a result.
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Organization Strengths Summary:

Humane Alliance of WNC is making an impact providing education and support in spay & neuter and spay & neuter clinics. According to experts, they have a well thought out strategic plan for growth and implementation of their programs. Additionally, their executive director is a great leader with a vision.
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Areas for Improvement Summary:

A common theme among experts is that the Humane Alliance of WNC needs to expand to more locations. Additionally, they need to focus more on their marketing and the branding of their efforts.
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Expert Comments: Evidence of Impact

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Excellent Services

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They have developed a strong process and program concerned high quality, high volume spay/neuter and exported [trained] 90 plus organizations throughout the US and Canada.
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Our foundation works closely with them regarding spay/neuter for their high impact.
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Humane Alliance of WNC has made an impact by running and supporting spay & neuter clinics to those who have populations of 240,000 within a 60 mile drive.

Great Model

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They changed the concept of high volume/high quality spay-neuter programs; and the demonstrated the ability to scale up and export the model.
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They have been very successful with creating a model of high quality high volume spay/neuter for cats and dogs.
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They have designed a model for spay/neuter clinics that has proven to reduce the euthanasia numbers in the communities that institute the model.
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They have a very effective model for spay neuter and is spreading that model across the country.
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They have a replicable model and good reputation.

Great Outreach

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Humane Alliance developed a High Quality High Volume Spay/Neuter protocol that is having a major impact on animal overpopulation. They train non-profit shelter veterinarians and vet techs to perform this technique in a variety of methods that provide the most impact and outreach to targeted human and animal populations.

Great Programs

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Their national mentorship program has been highly successful. They are responsible for the opening of more spay-neuter clinics than any other organization in the world and they are of high quality.

Great Reach

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They are the largest spay/neuter organization in the country. The Humane Alliance of WNC has assisted in opening nearly 100 high volume spay neuter clinics.

Innovation

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They are the leading innovator in field of high quality, high volume and low cost spay/neuter. The organization has mentored, trained and helped start up over 90 of these clinics in the United States which, based on the Humane Alliance business model, are self-financing from client fees.

Leader in their Field

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This organization is responsible for setting the gold standard for high quality high volume low cost spay/neuter programs. They captured and documented the critical elements of their success and have been willing to share this from day one. They took it to the next level when they built the national training center and secured the funding partnerships to ensure that organizations across the country would have the opportunity to take advantage of this model. Dozens of high impact clinics have opened across the country as a result.

Training

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This group not only does spay/neuter but they also train others helping this important area nationwide.
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Numbers of high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinics they've helped open across the country. They have trained high numbers of veterinarians and conducted high numbers of spaying & neutering in their own county.

Do A Lot with Little Money

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With their modest budget, this group has done a great job of creating and sharing a model for low-cost spay neuter clinics that are self sustaining. Kudos to Humane Alliance!

Great Mentorship

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They do a great job at mentoring other new clinics.


Expert Comments: Organization Strengths

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Effective Operations

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Their staff has modeled the way for others to follow. They continue to practice what they preach.

Strong Staff

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Their staff and marketing are stellar. They work around the US to help set up low cost high volume clinics. They have a strong staff to do this.
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Staff is outstanding and are the leading experts in the spay/neuter field both in organizational structure and surgical techniques.

Education & Support

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Humane Alliance of WNC is making an impact providing education and support in spay & neuter and spay & neuter clinics.

Scalable Model

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Their leadership is strong. Their program growth and expansion has been based on an economically sustainable model.
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They are excellent at capacity building for other groups and are an excellent model for others to benchmark.

Sound Strategy

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They have a well thought out strategic plan for growth and implementation of their programs. Their executive director is a great leader with a vision and a no-nonsense approach, which is why they are so successful.

Clear Vision

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Humane Alliance of WNC has clear vision and are getting things done.

Dedicated Leadership

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Their leadership, dedication, and focus set them apart.

Outstanding Leadership

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Without question the finest executive director in our field of work and she has built one of the finest teams.

Strong Leadership

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They have excellent leadership and have developed a great team of leaders/trainers that help other groups get spay/neuter clinics going all over the nation.

Great Collaboration

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This organization is extraordinarily competent and focused on program that best utilizes their core competencies - there's no mission creep. They collaborate and partner extremely well and share credit generously.


Expert Comments: Areas for Improvement

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Better Marketing

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I have never heard of this organization, though I have worked with Best Friends, HSUS, and other animal organizations for 30 years. Perhaps they need to raise their profile.
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Great skills and resources are needed for marketing and branding of their efforts.

Expansion

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They could expand their services to assist those who are concerned with wellness of their animals.
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They need to expand by adding physical structures for training and hiring additional people. I think they need to do more marketing and outreach to prospective trainees, too.
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I would like to see some variations or adaptations to fit differing local conditions.
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They are located in Asheville, NC which is not an ideal single location for the important work they are doing. I would think additional campuses/locations would be great. New sites should be chosen for accessibility (location, airports, etc.).

Working with other Organizations

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They need to get more organizations involved with high volume clinics.

Greater Reach

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They need to have more flexibility for the populations under 240,000.

Improved Fundraising

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They could do more to help their clinics develop fundraising independent of client fees in order to support spay/neuter subsidy programs for free-roaming cats and low income pet owners.

Improved Strategy

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They have recently begun to focus more on targeting surgeries so that the spay/neuter isn't "in general" but hitting those populations most at risk of entering shelters or being subjected to neglect/cruelty. This improved focus needs to continue.

Preach More about Spay/Neuter

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They need to preach more about targeted spay/neuter.


Leadership

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Quita Mazzina
Executive Director
Quita has served as the Executive Director for Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in Asheville, North Carolina, since March 2000. She was hired as a veterinary assistant when the facility opened in the spring of 1994 and also served a term on the board of directors. The clinic is intended to serve as a model to be duplicated in other communities, and the Humane Alliance is hosting a workshop later this month for people who want to start their own fixed-location spay/neuter clinic.

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