Animal Welfare League Of Charlotte County Florida Inc
3519 Drance St
Port Charlotte FL 33980
Mission
Mission: Advocate animal protection and welfare
Vision: Achieve a community void of homeless animals
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Sharon Thomas
Board Chair David Baird
Board Chair Affiliation None
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1963
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Sept 2016
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $848,500.00
Projected Expenses $1,046,700.00
Impact Statement
* Completion of our 52 year old Intake Building's "RAISE the WOOF" renovation. This included updating the HVAC system, electrical and lighting. New roof,canine kennels and the addition of a feline infirmary.
* We were acknowledged by the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 Pinnacle Business of the Year.
* We were also the recipient of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 Nonprofit of the Year. 
* Stellar year for adoptions/rescues with 2385 animals finding permanent, loving homes. 
* Initiated new-state-of-the-art program entitled "Dogs Playing for Life" enrichment program increases the adoptions of our shelter dogs by group play/training.
* Memorial Garden Project. To be created in the wooded area behind our Adoption Center for all to reflect in a serene environment of their past pets with cremation plots/mausoleum available to the public. 
* Sprinkler System to be installed in our Adoption Center Building.
* Spay/Neuter MobileVan to address the issues of overpopulation in certain localities within our community. 
* Agility Course for our canine shelter pets to improve their adoptability by providing physical, emotional, and mental stimulation via exercise, companionship, play and training.
* Dental X-ray System to provide the best care of the animals that depend on us for their well-being. Many senior pets arrive at our shelter (they make up 22% of our intake.) Being older,they all require dental attention and this equipment will allow us to address all their oral issues which provides quality health, which in turn, makes them completely adoptable. 
  • Protect, care for, and nurture homeless and abused animals
  • Help eradicate the need for euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats
  • Promote responsible pet ownership
  • Support legislation and regulatory changes that benefit animals
Needs Statement
  1. Memorial Garden Project...$40,000.00
  2. Sprinkler System...$44,000.00
  3. Spay/Neuter Mobile Van...$49,900.00 
  4. Canine Agility Course...$7,500.00
  5. Dental X-ray System...$5,745.00 
Background Statement
The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, Florida Inc. was incorporated in 1963 by a small band of Charlotte County citizens who recognized the need for sheltering and caring for our communities homeless animals. We have since grown in leaps and bounds...adding a new Adoption Center Building in 2008. This building does not only house the adoptable animals, but also contains a surgical suite for spay/neutering and emergencies; open cat rooms and a conference center. Completed renovation of our 51 year old Intake Building to ensure the health and safety of our animals, staff and volunteers.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
Areas Served Comments We serve the needs of Charlotte County, Florida's homeless, abused and neglected animals. Through our Pet Partnership Program,we have taken in animals from Lee County, Miami and Puerto Rico. Any distress call from any shelter and/or rescue, we will help where needed.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
I am blessed to work with such a fine group of individuals. The staff is dedicated, experienced and their love of animals unwavering. The volunteers are devoted and greatly appreciated for their time and their talents. The Board of Directors are incredible stewards. They ensure that our mission is met; our goals are reached; and they search out new opportunities for our shelter's future. The continued support from individuals and community business are fundamental to our continued success.  I'm proud to be the Executive Director of the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte Co Florida.
Programs
Description
The mission of the AWL's "Pet Therapy Program" is to brighten the lives of our seniors that reside at area nursing homes and assisted living facilities, while educating the community on the true importance of volunteerism. Our volunteers bring an adoptable dog on these friendly visits. Interaction with animals has shown to lower blood pressure, increase sensory stimulation, inspire a sense of purpose, increase social interactions and reduce loneliness by creating a sense of companionship.
Budget $1,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success
This program has a positive effect on all the resident's physical, emotional, and social interactions with others.Many look forward to our by-weekly visits.
Long Term Success
Our shelter strives to reach out to our community and enrich the lives of young and old alike. It forms a positive bond within our community and it's people.
Program Success Monitoring
If this program can effect the quality of just one person's life...it has succeeded. Not only are the people benefitting, but the dogs as well.
Program Success Examples
One heart-warming story tells it all...while visiting a nursing facility, one resident took a great interest in discussing her family dog as a child. All the staff gathered around, as she spoke. Turns out, the woman had been a resident for years and had never spoken a word. Our visit opened her up her spirits, as she reminisced.
Description
This in-service program allows necessary vaccines, blood-tests; spay/neuter surgery supplies; heartworm treatments; antibiotics and micro-chips for ALL our adoptable animals.
Budget $50,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Other Named Groups
Short Term Success
Our adoption  and rescue numbers are high. We educate public on importance of altering their pets.
Long Term Success
All our adoptable animals have the necessary vaccinations and are spay/neutered prior to adoption. This reflects our mission and our vision to end pet over-population.
Program Success Monitoring
Due to the number of animals brought to our shelter. Number of animals still remains high, but those being surrendered are already altered.
Program Success Examples
Many dogs arrive with heartworms. This treatment is expensive ($200-$300 per dog), depending on size. The treatments work enabling dog to be placed into responsible homes.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Sharon Thomas
CEO Term Start Jan 2010
CEO/Executive Director Email sthomas@awlshelter.org
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 11
Part Time Staff 13
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 100
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Humane Society of the United States
PetSmart
Petsupermarket
My Buddies 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Pinnacle Business of the YearPunta Gorda Chamber of Commerce2015
Nonprofit of the YearCharlotte County Florida Chamber of Commerce2015
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy
Policies and Procedures Yes
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Federal ID
Board Chair
Board Chair David Baird
Company Affiliation None
Board Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2017
Board Chair Email fundamentalinvestor@comcast.net
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
David Baird Chairman
Sara Castro Community Volunteer
John Couto Raymond James
Mark DeGroves Board Member
Sherri Dennis Community Volunteer
Brandon Downey Community Volunteer
Rebekah Fero Community Volunteer
David Ivankovic none
Rita Kagan Corresponding Secretary
Nanette Leonard Board Member
Steven Marks Community Volunteer
Peter McLewin Board Member
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 7
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 97
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $848,500.00
Projected Expenses $1,046,700.00
Organization has Endowment Yes
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates Jan 0 to June 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$565,181$184,501$653,913
$0$0$0
$378,556$375,726$308,954
Investment Income, Net of Losses$22,867$31,628$274,463
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$204,042$202,060$165,086
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0($84,983)
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$808,213$727,895$795,127
Administration Expense$223,653$183,668$76,925
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.130.871.51
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%80%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,589,936$3,331,542$3,449,612
Current Assets$165,494$398,230$1,733,931
Long-Term Liabilities$120,121$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$507$930
Total Net Assets$3,469,815$3,331,035$3,448,682
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $565,181Charlotte County CCBCC $224,811Contributions, gifts, grants $653,913
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCharlotte County (CCBCC) $229,719Fundraising $202,060Investment Income $274,463
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $204,042Contributions, gifts, grants $184,501Fundraising $165,086
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--785.461864.44
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Animal Welfare League Of Charlotte County Florida Inc
Address 3519 Drance St
Port Charlotte, FL
Phone 941 625-6720

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