Cat Depot
2542 17th Street
Sarasota FL 34234
Cat Depot's mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Cat Depot, a no-kill, free-roaming center, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured cats and kittens.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Shelley Thayer
Board Chair Ken Slavin
Board Chair Affiliation retired
General Info
Organization DBA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2003
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2015
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,420,350.00
Projected Expenses $1,370,350.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement
2015 Accomplishments
• Rescued 1,430 homeless cats and kittens
• Placed 1,332 cats and kittens in loving homes
• Provided SRQ Animal Services with fecal exams for cats and kittens
• Averaged 179 volunteers each month who contributed close to 22,000 hours of their time
• Distributed over 19,500 lbs of dry food and 8,750 cans of wet food to feed 240 personal pets and 500 community cats monthly
• Loaned traps to individuals and animal welfare organizations
• Provided free or reduced fee spay/neuter for 1,648 community cats and personal pets
• Ensured no kittens were killed in Sarasota County for lack of space
• Operated low cost Cat Care clinic to help those who cannot afford traditional veterinary medicine
• Continued Cat Depot Emergency Response Team (CDERT) efforts with partner ASPCA along with Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and Best Friends Animal Society
• Rescued cats from local hoarding and animal abuse cases as well as from an Alabama shelter abuse case and from the flood waters of South Carolina. 
• Hosted several educational events including a Pet CPR/First Aid class, two Florida State Animal Response Coalition training classes, and cat behavior classes by local veterinarians
• Provided scholarships for Summer Camp and one week free to Girls' Inc. girls
Needs Statement

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Machine = $20,700

Gives blood cell count so we can determine if a cat has an infection or is anemic. Having this machine in-house will provide immediate results to initiate treatment for ill cats, rather than waiting 24 hrs for outside lab results.

Tablets for Medical Department and Adoption Floor = $7,859.84 (total cost)

To give quick and efficient access to cats' behavior, history and medical records.

8 Microsoft Surface Pro3 Tablets (64GB) = $6,399.92

• 8 Microsoft Type Covers for Surface Pro3 = $1,039.92

• 8 Symantec Endpoint Protection Sm Bus Edition (3 yr license) = $480.00

Surgery Center Fluid Poles and Fluid Pumps = $2,730

Mobile poles are needed in our surgery rooms to carry fluids administered to cats and kittens intravenously.

5 Surgery Packs = $990 each

Surgery packs consist of instruments used in spay/neuter surgeries and injury repair. Our goal is to increase our spay/neuter surgeries on a daily basis. The increased surgeries warrant extra sets of instruments to allow us to sterilize more animals.

Intake of One Cat = $150 each

The intake cost includes a veterinary exam, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, a series of FVRCP vaccinations, Rabies vaccine, test for FIV/FeLV, fecal test, parasite treatment, de-wormer, dentistry, if needed and ear mite and flea treatment.

Background Statement


Cat Depot’s mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Founded in 2003 by a group of concerned citizens, Cat Depot is a no-kill, free-roaming facility, recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals.

From grass roots efforts in a 2,400 square foot facility, to today, Cat Depot has expanded to 13,000 square feet which includes a surgery center, radiology lab, education and activity center, and a new Cat Care Clinic providing low cost care. Cat Depot is nationally recognized as a model facility promoting best practices for other shelters to follow.

Open 7 days a week with extended hours, Cat Depot is dedicated to serving the public and animals in need.


Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Animal Related
cat, kitten, adopt, shelter, clinic, rescue, foster, volunteer, no-kill, resource, hospital
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

One of our greatest challenges is to find additional means of support for the never ending and seemingly growing need for help. Goals are in place that will increase our ability to save lives, assist other organizations in their efforts, and remain a valuable asset to the community. Funds, however, do not always flow as quickly as ideas.

Dedicated volunteers and staff are critical to every aspect of our operation. It is because of their efforts that we are able to continue our growth and community outreach to save more lives.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director


Cat Depot, a progressive no-kill facility, is dedicated to changing the destiny of homeless cats. Committed to both the physical and mental well-being of every animal, young bottle fed kittens, senior felines, and injured or chronically ill cats all receive consistent quality medical care and old fashioned love.

Through innovative and creative programs, dedicated staff and volunteers work to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned and injured cats and kittens. And, our community benefits from the many programs and free services designed to encourage responsible care and improve both the lives of owners and the animals they love.


Our goal is to find every cat a good match and loving home. To improve a cat’s adoption chances, Cat Depot provides enrichment programs that include medical care, behavior modification techniques (clicker training, agility courses, leash walking) and senses stimulation (music and video).

We provide daily counseling to pet owners and encourage pet retention. Counseling includes behavior modification, free food resources and medical care when no other resource is available. Dedicated efforts have resulted in increased adoption numbers every year for the last five years.

Cat Depot houses an average 130 cats and kittens daily and provides foster care for hundreds of cats and kittens each year.

Budget $195,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Families Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success

Short term success equals ending suffering, saving lives, and preventing unwanted litters of kittens through sterilization. Every cat who is pulled off the street is taken out of harm's way. Once a cat enters our facility, their destiny begins to change forever.

Every day that we save a life is a good day, and every cat who is brought into our care has a 100% chance at a better life.
Long Term Success


Cat Depot makes a lifetime commitment to every cat and their adopter. We remain available for advice and counsel 7 days a week for the rest of the kitty’s life. Should something happen to the owner, the cat is welcomed back into our facility. We provide adopters with continual education opportunities along with updated resources regarding the care of their cat. Our goal is to develop lifelong relationships with our adopters and their new family members.


Program Success Monitoring


Maintaining and increasing adoption numbers is an indicator of success.

Every adoptive parent is called within 48 hours of the adoption and another follow up is made 7-14 days later. Our goal is to build relationships with our adopters to ensure a good match and to encourage their continued involvement with Cat Depot. Every adopter receives our newsletters and communication updates. Our return rate is 2.9% and the national average is 4%.


Program Success Examples

In 2014, we found homes for 1,054 cats and kittens. And for the 2nd year in a row, no kittens were euthanized in Sarasota County for lack of space.

"Fostering and then adopting Mighty Lou, a special needs cat, has changed my life completely. The dedication and time he required in the beginning has manifested itself a thousand times over by what he gives back now as a happy, healthy cat. Had it not been for Cat Depot receiving a cat in such bad condition and then working so hard to keep him alive and to restore his health, I would have never had the pleasure of knowing him. Thank you Cat Depot for taking in the cats other organizations would have either turned away or given up on. Here’s to saving so many more Mighty Lou’s together." - Nancy Colby, Adopter


Cat Depot provides volunteers and the community with educational activities that promote awareness and knowledge of cat behavior and care, as well as classes on first aid, emergency rescue, trapping, fostering, community cats and more. Unable to take every cat into our facility, we offer a wide variety of resources and avenues for help. We provide a library of feline-related topics as well as listing of local resources on our website.

Budget $35,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success

Our Education Program strives to provide valuable resources to the community. Short term success includes spreading the word about veterinary services, the benefits of Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return (TNVR), animal care, safety and preventative medicine. Facility tours provide the public with a variety of informative materials including Recommended Veterinarians, Pet Safety, Animal Behavior, How to Trim Nails, and a Resource Guide listing 20 humane organizations in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, their hours of operation, address, and services, such as food banks, traps, and low cost vaccines. Cat Depot encourages everyone to take an interest in our mission, knowing that one person can make a lifesaving difference in the life of a homeless cat and in doing so, they help us achieve our mission.

Long Term Success
Over 15,000 visitors annually are exposed to Cat Depot’s best practices, and over 50 groups of children and adults take part in educational and fun learning activities in our center. Four weeks of Summer Camp will impact the lives of our youth and set a tone for kindness to animals. Our online resources provide the community with information at their fingertips. And, off-site visits will build awareness of the plight of the underdog of animals – the cat.

“My son doesn’t like summer camps and/ or arts and crafts in general. But he LOVED Critter Camp and looked forward to it each day. Both of my children didn’t want to leave”- Parent of Critter Camp attendee



Program Success Monitoring

We remain in touch with attendees of our events and provide follow-up information via newsletters, our website and social media. We have return attendees to Critter Camp, and our volunteers continue to return to Cat Depot to socialize, feed, leash walk and share in the care and love of homeless cats.


Program Success Examples

Our education has encouraged Girl Scout Troops to hold food and toy drives for the cats. Several groups have made cat toys, and animal lovers encourage their friends and family members to donate to Cat Depot in honor of their birthdays, weddings, and special occasions. Volunteers and students have hosted bake sales and volunteered at special events and tabling events to raise awareness and funding. 



Cat Depot works diligently to rescue abandoned, abused, and injured cats and kittens. Cat Depot’s Emergency Response Team (CDERT) has responded to more than a dozen large (from 30 to 700 cats) man-made and natural disasters (hoarding). We are an emergency response partner with the ASPCA and have traveled as far as Joplin, Missouri to aid tornado victims, and as close as our back yard to save abandoned cats left in an empty rental home. We have worked equally to rescue cats and dogs.


Budget $100,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Families Victims
Short Term Success

We conduct two FL State Animal Response Coalition trainings each year at our facility and have grown our Emergency Response Team team to include more than 30 trained and FEMA-certified emergency responders.  Our rescue work helps end the suffering of injured and abandoned animals by providing them with food, medical care and love.

Long Term Success

Through our rescue efforts we intend to educate the greater public on how to identify abandoned, abused and injured animals as well as what to do, and how to respond.  Our team also deploys local assistance for injured cats and cats whose lives are immediately threatened. Through education of individuals and awareness of the masses, we hope to reduce and curb cruelty cases before they become life ending.


Program Success Monitoring

Cat Depot maintains open lines of communication with local, state and national rescue groups to encourage comradery and develop seamless rescue efforts by working together for the greater good of abused animals. Rescue efforts, including trapping, immediate emergency medical care and follow through on severe cases are tracked and monitored on a case by case basis. Animal cruelty offenders are registered with local authorities and monitored.


Program Success Examples

2014 Cat Depot led 4 Rescues:

• Lakewood Ranch, 35 abandoned cats

• Manatee County, 32 abandoned cats

• Charlotte County, processed 50 cats, retained 14 of the worst medical cases

Sarasota County, rescued 22 cats, and worked with area organizations to rehome


Our Community Cat Program was developed to educate the public about free-roaming cats, supply food for community cats and personal pets, offer resources for free and low-cost medical care, loan traps and offer transportation assistance, provide free and low cost spay/neuter surgeries, and place adoptable cats and kittens into loving homes.

Through sterilization, we intend to control the birth of unwanted kittens. Vaccinations will prevent disease in cats and, with the aid of a microchip, we intend to eliminate unneccessary killing. The microchips will ensure the cats’ safe return to their community caregivers should they be picked up by Animal Services, who currently euthanize cats in a trap without a microchip. In addition, the senseless killing of kittens due to overpopulation at animal services will be reduced, if not eliminated.


Budget $28,400
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) General/Unspecified
Short Term Success

Our goal is to stop the starvation and suffering of free-roaming/community cats as well as personally owned cats of residents who cannot afford food for their animals. Sterilization resources and support will reduce the number of unwanted births and the suffering that comes from living on the streets without support.

Long Term Success

We prevent unwanted births through TNVR and the long term success is the eventual reduction of free-roaming cat colonies and better health of community cats and pet cats. A decrease in the euthanasia rate and an increase in the live release rate in our county is the goal. Increased public education and awareness of spay/neuter will result in the reduction of unwanted kitten births.

Program Success Monitoring

Our Community Cat Program Coordinator conducts monthly site visits to check on the individual colonies and tracks colony numbers. Food portions are adjusted to accommodate the colonies, and new cats are noted and checked for adoptability and sterilization. Stopping the unwanted growth of colonies and providing friendly abandoned cats with alternative homes is our goal. We continue to build relationships with the cat care givers to ensure the success of the program and the safety and welfare of the cats.


Program Success Examples


Pat Rounds, Cat Depot volunteer and trapper started managing a colony of 50 free-roaming cats ten years ago. Today, her colony consists of seven cats.

Cat Depot was contacted by homeless individuals who had a growing cat problem in their camp. They loved their cats, but without sterilization they were increasing their numbers through unwanted kittens. The limited income of the group made it impossible to feed the additional kittens. Cat Depot’s Emergency Response team went into the camp and trapped 12 cats and kittens who were brought to Cat Depot and sterilized. Eight of the cats were returned to the homeless camp after surgery, and four kittens were relinquished to Cat Depot for adoption. The people from the camp were grateful for our help, and they continue to give us monthly updates on their kitties when they come to our monthly food bank.


Cat Depot’s Cat Care Clinic provides low-cost veterinary services to the community.

Budget $175,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults US General/Unspecified
Short Term Success

We are providing a low cost alternative to traditional veterinary medicine. Our clinic helps end suffering and pain for cats and humans who cannot afford standard veterinary care.

Long Term Success

Our goal is to decrease the suffering and increase the overall health care for every cat by providing a humane and affordable resource to treat cats, and educate the public.

Program Success Monitoring

The success of our clinic will be measured and tracked with follow-up calls to pet owners as well as return wellness exams by former patients.

Program Success Examples

Gus Gus, a big tom cat who had been wandering a neighborhood for two years was surviving off food left out by kindly neighbors, until he was brought into our clinic by a citizen concerned about his health. He was an unneutered male and had developed huge, painful jowls. His ears were almost gone due to untreated mites. And, his eyelashes had turned in causing a painful weepy condition. Gus Gus required surgery to ease his pain and allow him to see. Today, he is a very friendly guy who has been sterilized, had eyelid surgery, and will soon undergo dental surgery for four broken canine teeth. Instead of returning him to his painful life on the streets, Gus Gus was introduced to our adoption facility and is now awaiting his forever home. Medical care changed his destiny and gave him a chance to live a healthy life away from the neglect and suffering he had long endured.

Program Comments by Organization

Cat Depot's national reputation as an organization to emulate has grown and so have the requests for help on both a local and national level. We continue to experience increased costs for emergency care as a result of hoarding cases and smaller animal facilities who find themselves in need of rescue.

TNVR (Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return) increases costs. But without TNVR, the explosive kitten population would worsen. Requests to take injured cats, emergency care cases, long-term untreated medical conditions and chronic illness has risen. The ever-pressing need for community education, as well as staff education, is growing.

We are growing at an increasing rate every year. This growth puts demands on our facility and limited space is an issue. We have remodeled, leased storage space and are currently hoping to secure off-site parking. The future may include expansion.

Partnerships with local and national organizations promote solutions to attain a no-kill equation.

We work with HSUS, ASPCA, Maddie's Shelter Medicine, Best Friends Animal Society and the American Humane Association to maintain best practices in shelter medicine and care.

Cat Depot provides funding to Sarasota Animal Services for fecal readings that promote healthy cats, happy adopters and solid comradery.

Cat Depot partners with HSUS and the ASPCA to lobby in Tallahassee for animal rights and to decouple greyhound racing from FL betting facilities.

Our partnership with the ASPCA works both ways. They help us with grant funding, and we help them with national emergency response. We have led local rescues in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties and worked with animal organizations to save rescued cats, spreading the burden of care among several groups.

We are a member of the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations (FAAWO), and our executive director is Vice President. FAAWO is a non-profit membership organization developed to strengthen the animal welfare field.

Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Shelley Thayer
CEO Term Start July 2009
CEO/Executive Director Email

Shelley Thayer is a veteran of Best Friends Animal Society, having served in rescue operations including, Hurricane Katrina (6,000 animals), Pets Alive in upstate New York (500 animals), the Reno Rabbit Rescue (1,600 rabbits), the Great Kitty Rescue in Pahrump, NV (800 cats), and the Beirut, Lebanon rescue (400 dogs and cats) to name a few. She developed and co-authored Best Friends first 200 page rapid-response rescue procedures manual, and spent more than 10,000 hours in rescue field work. She was circulation manager of Best Friends “good news” magazine, and later introduced the "Give the Gift" 25th Anniversary Campaign.

Before entering the nonprofit world, Ms. Thayer was co-founder and CEO of Super Marketing, Inc., a national corporation based in Irvine, CA, that specialized in packaged goods, new brand introductions and special events for corporations that included Best Foods, General Mills, Pepsi, Nike, and McCormick and Company, Inc. She was co-owner and Director of Operations for Tooned-In School Menus, that published four million free school menus every month, delivered to 200 school districts in 40 states. And, she was Vice President of Field Marketing, Inc. a national marketing corporation based in Chicago, IL.
During Ms. Thayer's marketing career, she remained connected to numerous humane organizations as both a volunteer, foster, and fundraiser. She rallied for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, domestic animal rehabilitation, and big cat rescue.

Ms. Thayer is Vice President of the Florida Association for Animal Welfare Organizations.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Lynn Rasys Director of Communications
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 14
Part Time Staff 14
Staff Retention Rate % 77
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 800
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Cat Depot has partnerships with several animal groups, and we assist these organizations in Manatee, Bradenton and Desoto counties with food, traps and resources. When these groups are filled to capacity, they contact us, and we do our best to accommodate kittens that are being brought into their shelters. We work with animal welfare groups to increase adoptions and decrease euthanasia.
Cat Depot and Sarasota Animal Services pool resources, including foster care and expenses to save orphaned kittens and moms with kittens. We have partnered with The Humane Society of Manatee County to provide spay/neuter services for community/feral cats. We continue to work with this group and hope to make a greater impact in Sarasota and Manatee counties. We have a Memorandum of Understanding with the ASPCA to deploy nationally for man-made and natural disasters. We assist Buddy’s Feral Cat Program with monthly transportation.
Cat Depot partners with local veterinarians who provide their professional services and time onsite and offsite to help with injured cats and kittens, emergency care and special needs cats.
Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations
American Humane Association
Florida Public Relations Association2015
Best Friends Animal Society Network Partner
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Best Non Profit of Sarasota Top Three FinalistsSarasota Herald-Tribune2011
Best Animal Rescue OrganizationSarasota Pet2010
Best Domestic Animal OrganizationSarasota Pet2010
Best NonProfit FundraiserSarasota Pet2010
Recognition as "finest feline exclusive facility"Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida2010
Natural Choice Award Nomination for Best Feral Cat ProgramNatural Pet Awakening2011
Frank G. Berlin, Sr. 2012 Small Business Awards - Finalist Nonprofit of the YearSarasota Chamber of Commerce2012
Best Animal Rescue Organization - First Runner UpSarasota Pet Magazine Choice Awards2012
Best Pet Community Service - First Runner UpSarasota Pet Magazine Choice Awards2012
Best Pet Event - Second Runner Up - Cat'sinoSarasota Pet Magazine Choice Awards2012
Outstanding Acheivement for Website Development - Cat DepotInteractive Media Award, International Media Council, Inc.2012
Volunteer of the Year - Robert Burns, Cat DepotSarasota Magazine2012
Recepient of 25,000 cans of FriskiesNestle Purina "The Friskies Internet Cat Video Contest"2012
Local nonprofit nomination - Recipient of $10,000 grantChase2012
Grant for climate controlled animal rescue trailerASPCA2012
Nattie Awards for Best Event, Best Adoption Event, Best Place to Shop, and Best Animal Rescue Organization.Natural Awakenings2012
Finalist, NonProfit OrganizationSarasota Chamber Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Award2013
Best Pet Event - Cat'sino Night - 1st PlaceSarasota Pet's Choice Awards2013
Best Domestic Group for Animals - 1st PlaceSarasota Pet's Choice Awards2013
Best Community Pet Service - First Runner UpSarasota Pet's Choice Awards2013
Best Feral Cat Program - First Runner UpSarasota Pet's Choice Awards2013
Outstanding Community Service Award - First Runner UpSarasota Pet's Choice Awards2013
Best Cause - FinalistSRQ Magazine Best of SRQ Local2013
Top-Rated NonprofitGreat Nonprofits 20132013
In-kind cat food donationASPCA and 9 Lives2013
Grant for "Share the Love" Dealership EventASPCA and Subaru2013
Grant for Food Bank Food for Personal PetsBanfield Charitable Trust2013
Grant for TNR low cost programBuild a Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation2013
Grant for Medical CenterCharles H. Leach Foundation2013
Grant for server upgradeCommunity Foundation of Sarasota County2013
Grant for Surgery LightsThe Edward E. and Lillian H. Bishop Foundation2013
Grant for Spay/Neuter of Personal Pets in Manatee/Sarasota CountiesThe Mary E. Parker Foundation2013
Meacham grant for medical equipmentAmerican Humane Association2013
Grant for Spay/Neuter of Community Cats and Personal PetsRyan Newman Foundation2013
Best Non-Profit AwardSRQ Magazine Best of SRQ Local 20142014
Grant for Kitten Supply/Fostering KitsDeupree Family Foundation2014
Emergency Relief Grant for 34 Rescued Napier CatsPetSmart Charities2014
Grant for Spay/Neuter of Community Cats and Personal Pets in 2 local zip codesFlorida Animal Friend2014
Emergency Relief Grant for 34 Rescued Napier CatsManatee Community Foundation/Animal Welfare Fund2014
Scholarship Grant to attend HSUS ExpoEdith J. Goode Charitable Trust2014
Mentoring Grant for TNRMerrimack River Feline Rescue Society2014
Lil' Bub's Big Fund - A Forever Home for KirkASPCA2014
Pet Food Grant for Food BankBanfield Charitable Trust2014
Spay/Neuter for Personal PetsBest Friends Animal Society2014
Kitten Intake FundingASPCA2014
Share the Love Adoption Event GrantASPCA2014
Equipment for Cat Care Clinic/Surgery RoomThe Mary E. Parker Foundation2014
Printing GrantConquest Graphics2015
Grant to Purchase Refrigerator for Cat Care ClinicCommunity Foundation of Sarasota2014
Winner Best NonprofitSRQ Magazine Best of 20142014
Best NonprofitSRQ Magazine Best of 20152015
Best NonprofitSRQ Magazine Best of 20152015
Finalist Small Business Award - NonProfitSarasota Chamber Frank G. Berlin Sr.2015
Grant for Medical ExpensesCharles Henry Leach III Foundation2015
Grant for Kitten KitsDeupree Family Foundation2015
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
General Property Coverage
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 10
Strategic Plan Adopted July 2015
Management Succession Plan Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Ken Slavin
Company Affiliation retired
Board Term Nov 2003 to Oct 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Michael Siegel Shutts & Bowen LLP
Linda Slavin Retired
Ken Slavin Retired
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 5
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 67
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $1,420,350.00
Projected Expenses $1,370,350.00
Endowment Value $250,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$953,575$866,801$751,730
Administration Expense$69,037$59,574$51,200
Fundraising Expense$36,230$31,178$29,693
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.060.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%91%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%3%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$348,482$204,772$150,329
Current Assets$200,644$33,947$3,932
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$572$380$295
Total Net Assets$347,910$204,392$150,034
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,019,291Contributions, gifts, grants $854,651Contributions, gifts, grants $691,040
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $77,596Adoptions $60,040Cat Adoptions $69,087
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCat Adoptions $74,740Fundraising $59,654Fundraising $56,406
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities350.7889.3313.33
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation
2010-Financial figures based on IRS Form 990s. Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support, as reported on Form 990. Cat Depot does not conduct audits.
Nonprofit Cat Depot
Address 2542 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34234
Primary Phone 941 366-2404

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