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2018 Animal Care & Control Approved Budget Overview

Mission

Animal Care & Control strives to improve the co-existence of dogs and humans, by serving the public through a group of dedicated professional’s, humane staff and volunteers, by active enforcement of state and local laws; providing programs that encourage pets for life, while providing temporary shelter and humane care for stray, unwanted or homeless dogs; maintain a passionate relocation program that insures un-disruptive, healthy, altered dogs are returned to an educated public.

Strategic Initiatives

  1. Demonstrate a high standard of care and cleanliness, increase number of resolved resident dog related complaints, and decrease the shelter’s intake of unwanted animals: Raise community awareness with regard to the causes and consequences of pet overpopulation through community speaking engagements and education; Implement a comprehensive pet overpopulation plan to include free spay/neuter clinics to communities with high pet overpopulation problems and high risk animals; Increase returns to owners from the field; Display photo and other basic information on impounded dogs through the internet within one hour of pick up.
  2. Improve the quality and quantity of shelter adoptions and rescued dogs: Hold special adoption events. Participate in national adoption and public awareness campaigns. Interview those surrendering pets to the shelter. Implement open / welcome adoption program. Follow-up with adopters within 15 days of adoption.
  3. Develop positive presence in the community. Provide transparent policies and operations. Establish standards for staff and volunteers with an expectation of utmost professional attitude and appearance. Attend community events. Host community events. Promote a positive presence of the community, animals and mission of Franklin County Animal Care & Control through television, print, and social media. Collaborate with and assist animal welfare organizations, educational facilities, and law enforcement agencies within the community to promote a safe healthy community for people and dogs.
  4. The shelter provides an environment that is conducive to adopting a new pet. Instead of having to walk through a loud and crowded building to look for a new pet, potential adopters find themselves in a bright, state of the art animal shelter with improved air quality, improved accommodations, and an improved overall atmosphere. There are “Featured Dog Rooms” that are utilized to showcase dogs that may have been overlooked. The new facility and computers also allow potential adopters to navigate through the adoption process quickly and efficiently. Potential adopters will have access to three computer stations in the front lobby that will allow them to submit applications without having to fill out paper forms. They will also be able to submit applications online in the comfort of their homes. The applications will be streamlined directly to the adoption counselors and clerks, eliminating the necessity to wait in long lines.

Strategic Issues

  1. Collaboration with other Entities - The Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control proudly works with the Ohio State University, Columbus State, and numerous other shelters and rescues to address the issue of homeless pets and to help develop our future animal welfare professionals.
  2. Expansion of Dog Spay and Neuter Program - The Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control will continue to emphasize the importance of spaying and neutering pets in an effort to control the pet overpopulation.
  3. Social Media - The Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control will be utilizing social media outlets to promote the services offered to the public. This will include the promotion of dogs available for adoption, how and where to purchase dog licenses, how to locate a lost dog, and how to request service for dogs running at large.
  4. The Need for Education - Every year, there are individuals that become first time pet owners. It is important to reach these individuals regardless of where they obtained their animal. By increasing the promotion of the Animal Awareness Program, reaching out to community groups, and reaching out to schools and universities, the department will be required to constantly grow the Animal Education Program.
  5. Increased Awareness of the Humane Treatment of Animals - People throughout the country (and county) have increased expectations of how animals should be treated. Through wide-spread educational efforts and the evolution of the human thought process, all animals, especially domestic are being viewed as creatures that deserve humane treatment. The definition of “humane treatment” is constantly evolving.

Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)

Program 2017 Approved Budget 2018 Approved Budget
Shelter 38.40 36.40
Safety 24.10 26.10
Total Agency FTEs 62.50 62.50

Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)

Program: Shelter
2017 Approved Budget 38.40
2018 Approved Budget 36.40
Program: Safety
2017 Approved Budget 24.10
2018 Approved Budget 26.10
Program: Total Agency FTEs
2017 Approved Budget 62.50
2018 Approved Budget 62.50

Budgeted Revenue

Fund 2016 Actual 2017 Approved Budget 2018 Approved Budget Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved
Dog and Kennel Fund $2,620,680 $2,862,100 $3,005,600 5.0%
Dog and Kennel Donations Fund $108,510 $90,000 $90,000 0.0%
Total $2,729,190 $2,952,100 $3,095,600 4.9%

Budgeted Revenue

Fund: Dog and Kennel Fund
2016 Actual $2,620,680
2017 Approved Budget $2,862,100
2018 Approved Budget $3,005,600
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 5.0%
Fund: Dog and Kennel Donations Fund
2016 Actual $108,510
2017 Approved Budget $90,000
2018 Approved Budget $90,000
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 0.0%
Fund Total
2016 Actual $2,729,190
2017 Approved Budget $2,952,100
2018 Approved Budget $3,095,600
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 4.9%

Expense Budget

Program 2016 Actual 2017 Approved Budget 2018 Approved Budget Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved
Shelter $3,181,925 $3,376,260 $3,551,388 5.2%
Safety $1,497,686 $1,630,451 $1,540,637 -5.5%
Total $4,679,612 $5,006,711 $5,092,025 1.7%

Expense Budget

Program Shelter
2016 Actual $3,181,925
2017 Approved Budget $3,376,260
2018 Approved Budget $3,551,388
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 5.2%
Program Safety
2016 Actual $1,497,686
2017 Approved Budget $1,630,451
2018 Approved Budget $1,540,637
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved -5.5%
Program Total
2016 Actual $4,679,612
2017 Approved Budget $5,006,711
2018 Approved Budget $5,092,025
Change 2018 Approved vs. 2017 Approved 1.7%

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