PO BOX 487
DANVILLE KY 40422-0487
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 487
DANVILLE , KY 40422 0487
Phone (859) 238-1117
Contact Name Barb Beaney
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1973
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer "Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep
it from themselves." — J.M. Barrie
The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is dependent on gifts from generous
individuals and businesses in our community. Every gift to the DBCHS is
used to help better the lives of the animals in our care, and we treasure
each and every gift. We thank you for opening up your heart today and helping
the many kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs that will now have a brighter
future because of your support.
DBCHS Annual Giving Levels

• Humane Heroes:
$1,000 +

• Pet Champions: $500 - $999

• Loyal Companions: $300 - $499

• Faithful
Friends: $100 - $299

• Paw Pals: $50-$99

• Lifesavers: $1-$49
Note: Donations may be tax-deductible.

Donors who give $300 and above
will be recognized at the shelter with a hand-painted plaque that hangs
in our front hallway.

Visit: http://www.homes4pets.org/donate.htm
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement The Mission of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through sheltering, adoptions, community education, and spay/neuter programs.
Background Statement The DBCHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1972 to help the many abandoned and unwanted domestic animals in Boyle County. Charlotte Bateman (now deceased) was the driving force behind the creation of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society. A plaque on the outside of the building and a portrait in the front hall honor her.
Impact Statement 1. Adopted 791 dogs in 2014.2. Adopted 407 cats in 2014..3. Performed 1,200 spay and neuter surgeries at our Spay and Neuter Clinic in 2014.4. Adopted 31 dogs through out Mutts with Manners, program in which hard to adopt dogs are obedience trained a the local prison.5. Adopted 759 animals at the PetSmart store in Nicholasville, KY
Needs Statement 1. Donations to continue our day to day operations ($200,000 annual budget)2. Donations to our For the Love of Dogs: Campaign to Build a New Adoption Center ($600,000 goal)3. Volunteers at our shelter and at our high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic (Happy Paws).4. Financial support from local area businesses.5. Donations of bleach, dog and puppy food, cat litter, hand sanitizer, liquid laundry detergent, cat and kitten food, paper towels, liquid hand soap.
CEO/Executive Director Statement The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is the only professional organization that takes in homeless pets in our community. We have served Danville-Boyle County for over 40 years. We are determined to educate the public about spay/neuter, animal care and the humane treatment of companion animals. We take in over 2,600 animals each year. We work tirelessly to find homes for as many as we can in our area and transport other animals to communities not facing overpopulation. We are a grassroots organization that is mostly administered by volunteers. We have 5 part-time staff members and hundreds of volunteers. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. We welcome community assistance in every sense of the word.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Services NEC
Tertiary Organization Category Animal Related / Alliances & Advocacy
Geographic Areas Served
We take in cats and kittens from all Kentucky counties. We take in puppies and dogs from Boyle County. Our high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter clinic, Happy Paws, services all Kentucky counties. The clinic is open to pet owners with low and fixed incomes.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. The ultimate goal of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is to reach the day when we no longer have a pet overpopulation crisis in our community. We hope to educate the general population about the importance of spay and neutering one's pets. We run a one day a week high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic (Happy Paws) to ensure that spay and neuter is affordable to low and fixed income pet owners.In the meantime, we hope to adopt out as many homeless pets as we can. Adoptions take place at our shelter in Danville and the PetSmart store in Nicholasville, KY. We also host special adoption events. Harder to adopt dogs are helped by our Mutts with Manners program, a program that obedience trains dogs before adoption.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? We have opened a high-quality, low cost spay/neuter clinic (Happy Paws) to ensure that spay/neuter surgery is affordable to all pet owners. 80% of the pet overpopulation comes from 3% of pet owners. We strive to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. To date over 8,000 surgeries have been performed, and we are seeing the results. There are fewer puppy intakes from our county than there were 5 years ago. Education programs for children and adults are essential. We are engaged in a large-scale campaign to build a new adoption center. This new facility will provide a nice retail environment for our adoptions. We hope that our adoption rate will increase with this new facility. The goal is to shatter the &"dog pound&" image and create a space that is clean, pleasant and conducive to making strong adoptions.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? In the end, the pet overpopulation crisis must be addressed individually by each pet owner. We continue to offer high-quality, low-cost surgery to those pet owners who need it the most. We will be partnering with citizens and businesses in our community to create a new adoption center in 2015. We hope that granting agencies and foundations will also assist with this large-scale project.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? We will know if we are making progress when we see our intake numbers diminish and there are very few homeless animals that come to our shelter.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? There are many areas for improvement and melioration. We continue to further &"professionalize&" our organization, improve our outreach to the community, increase our fundraising efforts, and strengthen our adoption rate. For over 40 years we have been the only professional organization in Boyle County that takes in homeless pets. We are a valuable community resource. Our adoption rate climbs each year, and we are taking in fewer puppies each year. Our board of directors encourages flexible thinking, and we are a small organization that is nimble and change is welcomed and encouraged if it means improvements will come.
Board Chair
Board Chair Fizzy Ramsey
Company Affiliation Saint Joseph Health Internal Medicine Associates, Danville
Term Feb 2013 to Jan 2019
Board Members
Barbara BeaneyCommunity VolunteerNonVoting
Carol CampbellCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mary Beth GarriottRetiredVoting
Margo GoodwinRetiredVoting
Randy HaysCentre CollegeVoting
Cathy JeromeRetiredVoting
Janet MartinCentre CollegeVoting
Giovanna PediciniCommunity VolunteerVoting
Bettie PolandCommunity VolunteerVoting
Jacob RadererCentre CollegeVoting
Fizzy RamseyDanville Medical SpecialistsVoting
Linda StandauRetiredVoting
John TurnerCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 92%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Danielle Dampier
Company Affiliation Danielle's Drive-Away Cafe
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2021
Standing Committees
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
Linda HudmanDanville Housing Authority
Paul WhiteLawyer
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Fizzy Ramsey
Term Start June 2011
Email Fureverfriend@gmail.com
Experience Physician assistant, Kentucky Native, Passionate civic leader.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 6
Volunteers 100
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Unspecified 0
CEO Comments Our limited budget only allows a very small staff. We hope that our new adoption center will allow us to bring on more professional help so that we can better serve our customers as well as the animals, who need so much care.
Description Nearly 1,200 homeless animals found forever homes as a result of successful adoptions and rescues in 2014. The DBCHS encourages potential pet
owners to visit the beautiful, clean DBCHS facility to meet potential companion
animals. Adoption fees at the DBCHS range from $75 to $100 and include
spay/neuter surgery, shots and de-worming, dog licenses and leukemia

In the summer of 2008, the DBCHS launched an adoption program at the PetSmart store in the Brannon Crossing shopping center in Nicholasville, KY.  Cats and kittens are at the store every day, and puppies and dogs are there on weekends. The adoption fee for animals at PetSmart is $100.00 for puppies and $75.00 for kittens, cats and adult dogs. PetSmart adoptions accounted for 63% of the total number of adoptions in 2014.

Description The Danville-Boyle County
Humane Society opened the Happy Paws Spay/Neuter Clinic in October 2007. The
one-day per week clinic makes affordable surgery prices available to
individuals receiving public assistance or those with low incomes or social
security recipients. The clinic is staffed by a paid veterinarian as well as a technician, and over 1,200 surgeries are performed each year. Approximately
30 volunteers are responsible for the clinic operation. Happy Paws is self-sustaining,
receiving support from private donations and granting agencies. A separate budget is created for the clinic each year. The clinic won the 2009 Community Impact Award from the Danville-Boyle Chamber of Commerce. As of January 2015 the clinic performed over 9,544 surgeries.
Description In Fall 2009, The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society (DBCHS) launched the Mutts with Manners program to help homeless dogs find loving homes. Sponsored by the DBCHS in conjunction with the Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, KY (Northpoint Trained Canines Program), the program pairs carefully screened prison inmates with 5 shelter dogs for a 6-week period. Ten inmates, working together with a professional trainer, prison staff and volunteers, provide the dogs with basic obedience training, socialization, behavior modification, and one-on-one companionship. In the end the dogs participating in the program graduate with a wealth of valuable skills that help give them an increased chance (or a paw's up!) on finding a loving home. They are all AKC Canine Good Citizen certified.
Description The DBCHS greatly values the special volunteer families that agree to foster some of our pets while they are waiting to find permanent homes. Additionally, the humane society works with animals rescue organizations throughout the U.S. to place homeless purebred dogs and cats. Many of our animals are transported to area humane societies that are able to place pets in loving homes.
Description Paw Memorial Park provides a pleasant resting place for beloved companion animals. Located behind the Humane Society, the cemetery for pets accepts companion animals 150 pounds or smaller and cremated companion animals of any size.
Description “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill The DBCHS recognizes that even the smallest gift goes a long way to help abandoned and abused animals. Friends of the DBCHS can make provisions in their Last Will and Testament, Life Insurance Policy, IRA Account, or Charitable Trust to help the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society make the world a better place for the homeless animals in our community. Animal lovers and welfare advocates are encouraged to leave a legacy of saving lives. Arranging for planned gifts is easy if you know what steps to take. The DBCHS has designed brochures to highlight the planned giving options available to those who wish to give legacy gifts. We warmly encourage estate planning attorneys, accountants, and financial planners to make this opportunity known to their clients as they discuss estate plans. For more information contact DBCHS director Kathy Nelsen at (859) 238-1117 or email dbchs@bellsouth.net
Program Comments
CEO Comments The DBCHS diverse programs are aimed to address different animal welfare concerns in our community.  We service the community in many ways.  Adoption programs, spay & neuter initiatives, and the pet cemetery address different needs.  As we are able, we will continue to expand and create new programs.  We hope to strengthen our education efforts and our outreach with children.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Chamber of Commerce2010
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2015
Projected Revenue $189,450.00
Projected Expenses $188,913.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$35,000
Individual Contributions$128,622$118,054$273,979
Investment Income, Net of Losses$11,833$10,798$10,223
Membership Dues$0--$0
Special Events$9,083$12,906$7,431
Revenue In-Kind$14,870--$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$263,430$241,686$236,490
Administration Expense$19,592$20,154$25,152
Fundraising Expense$0--$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.151.181.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%92%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,103,616$1,071,528$1,007,135
Current Assets$144,691$146,448$342,567
Long-Term Liabilities$0--$0
Current Liabilities$929$769$305
Total Net Assets$1,102,687$1,070,759$1,006,830
Form 990s
2018 Form 990
2017 Form 990
2016 Form 990
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 990 2013
2012 990 2012
2011 990 2011
2010 Form 990
2009 Form 990
2008 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS: CAMPAIGN TO BUILD AN ADOPTION CENTER. We are planning to build a new adoption center that will house the dogs and puppies in our care.
Dates Sept 2012 to Mar 2016
Amount Raised To Date as of Apr
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments The DBCHS depends on individual community members and local businesses to help support the work we do day in and day out.  We are able to secure grants for specific projects from foundations and granting agencies, but individual gifts are the bread and butter of our organization.
Address PO BOX 487
DANVILLE , KY 404220487
Primary Phone 859 238-1117
Contact Email dbchs@bellsouth.net
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Fizzy Ramsey
Board Chair Fizzy Ramsey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Saint Joseph Health Internal Medicine Associates, Danville