Animal Network Inc
610 Ixora Ave
Ellenton FL 34222-2416
Helping People Help Animals
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms Laurie Crawford
Board Chair Affiliation Snips Hair Design
General Info
Organization DBA
No Kill Manatee
Former Names
Manatee Citizens for Off Leash Areas
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2002
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Apr 2017
State Registration Yes Apr 2016
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Impact Statement
 1. Provided heartworm treatment to dogs adopted from Manatee County Animal Services.
2. Partnered with Humane Society of Manatee County to provide low cost vaccinations in disadvantaged neighborhoods..
3. Helped with Manatee County's huge August adoption event.
Needs Statement

         1. On November 10, 2016 Animal Network, in conjunction with Remote Area Medical (RAM), will host a free Family Health and Well Being Pet Medical Clinic for the Cats and Dogs of the underserved citizens of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Our base  budget is set at $58,683. Services will include a wellness examination-check up, spay-neuter vouchers, microchipping, county tags, vaccinations, flea and tick treatment and detailed information concerning the availability of free and low-cost pet services throughout the region. Any excess funds raised will be used for follow-up treatments that these beloved family pets may require. $58,683+

     2.  Saving heartworm positive dogs at the county shelter that would otherwise be euthanized -- $30,000 
     3.  Rent a billboard in a disadvantaged area to promote free and low cost spay and neuter programs -- $15,000 per year

     4.  Paws at the Port, jail inmates training shelter dogs-$25,000.00

      5. Pay professional animal trainers to provide training to dogs that have been adopted at Manatee County Animal Services-$15,000.00

Background Statement

Animal Network, a 501 c3 organization, was founded in 1999 as MCOLA, a grass roots organization working to convince Manatee County to provide community dog parks. Once our first dog park was completed, we expanded our mission to helping the entire animal community, and changed our name to  Animal Network.

We have partnered with shelters and rescue organizations to raise awareness of shelter and rescue animals for adoption, promote spay and neuter programs and become more effective as a united front.  We are active members of the Manatee Animal Coalition in Manatee County.

We believe in Manatee County’s commitment to become a SUSTAINABLE No Kill Community. We also believe that  only a Collaborative and Cooperative Determined Force can make it a reality.  We invite you to join us to Educate, Enable, Encourage and Exemplify and affect positive change in Manatee County.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments
Manatee County, Florida
Sarasota County, Florida 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type Animal Related
Tertiary Org Type Animal Related
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

In 1999 I became seriously ill. I decided at that time to dedicate my restored life to my passion, animals. I wanted an off leash dog park where dogs could run, play and have fun. This started my journey, learning about community and homeless pets. Especially disturbing to me and the organization was the large amount of pets being destroyed at our county shelter. We realized 40 dogs and cats were euthanized a day and that prompted a call to action. I applied and was appointed to the Manatee County Animal Services Advisory Board. My organization started a long journey to make our county shelter a kinder place. This started with painting the facility, purchasing a washer and dryer and other contributions to make shelter pets more comfortable. We met with county officials and made partnerships with decision makers. We are responsible for doubling the amount of county dollars dedicated to free spay and neuter for disadvantaged pet owners. We worked to end animal abuse by creating a relationship with the state attorney’s office to seriously prosecute animal abusers. We went to court and often spoke, urging judges to punish these violent offenders. We have been successful in all these area because of good old fashioned determination to protect the voiceless in our community.

RAM prevents pain and alleviates suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need.  Animal Network is joining their efforts and extending this mission to include the pets of disadvantaged pet owners.
The objectives are to educate, encourage and enable pet owners about responsible pet ownership.  Services offered will include a General Wellness Package to include a wellness exam, vaccines, vouchers for spay/neuter, microchipping and county tags when applicable.  Additional services will include follow-up treatments, as necessary, if excess funds beyond the $58,683 are obtained.   
Budget $58,683
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success Short term success will be expressed by the number of pets we are able to treat.  We expect 100% of those seen will achieve a healthier lifestyle and be protected from viruses, diagnosed for any health problems and protected from becoming lost. 
Long Term Success In the long term, participants will benefit by learning how to properly care for their pets and have the continuing means to do so by identifying available resources.
Program Success Monitoring The program success is measured by the number of people and animals helped.  We expect a change in behavior as it relates to responsible pet ownership.  We expect a decline in the number of unwanted litters through the free spay/neuter opportunities.  
Program Success Examples The pet component of RAM is new to the Bradenton area, so no statistics exist.  The RAM program for people has operated for 30 years and delivered treatment to over 66,000 animals. 
Description Until the No Kill Medical Fund was established, dogs with heartworms and dogs and cats with treatable medical conditions were routinely euthanized at the County Shelter.  That changed when Animal Network began paying for heartworm treatment so dogs with the condition could be adopted instead of being killed.  
Budget $36,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families Adults
Short Term Success The short term success is easy to access because the medical treatments save lives.  Before the fund, injured or heartworm positive dogs and cats were routinely euthanized even though the prognosis was favorable -- there simply was no money available for treatment.  
Long Term Success The long term effects are that otherwise healthy pets get to live out their lives in loving homes.  Pet owners get to enjoy the many benefits of pet ownership.  Since the inception of the program, over 500 dogs with heartworms have been treated successfully and gone on to enjoy their lives. 
Program Success Monitoring The program success is easily measured by the lives saved.
Program Success Examples Since the program began, over 500 dogs from Manatee County Animal Services have been treated and able to become pets in loving adoptive homes.  Countless other stories of success involving dogs treated for wounds, broken bones, embedded collars and cats treated for injuries attest to the program's success. 
Description Before this program, dogs and cats who arrived with treatable injuries were euthanized since no money was available for their care.  That changed with the establishment of the fund. We now provide the funds to get injured and treatable pets to the vet so they can later be adopted. 
Budget $25,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Families Adults
Short Term Success Short term success is easy to track because pets who would otherwise be killed are treated and placed in loving homes.
Long Term Success The long term success is measured in lives saved. Over the years, hundreds of  cats and dogs have been able to get life-saving medical treatments.
Program Success Monitoring The tracking is done by Animal Services and their contracted Vets.
Program Success Examples Manatee County Animal Services now depends upon the No Kill Medical Fund and no longer routinely euthanizes injured dogs and cats. 
Description This program, like the others, is designed to save the lives of pets who would otherwise be euthanized or continue to suffer.  Animal Network uses this program's funds to pay for part or all of surgeries and treatments within our community.
Budget $25,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Adults
Short Term Success Short term success is evident in the number of dogs and cats who receive treatment and/or surgery.
Long Term Success Long term success is also in the numbers.  In 2012, the fund provided $64,000 worth of care, in 2013 $53,000, 2014 $15 and 2015 $25,000.
Program Success Monitoring Statistics are provided through tracking from the clinics where treatment is offered. 
Program Success Examples We have many living examples of the success of the program, including dogs who suffered from embedded collars, dogs and cats who needed amputations and many other community pets who are alive thanks to our program. 
Program Comments by Organization The RAM/Animal Network exhibition will be a joint effort and extend to the Bradenton and Sarasota communities.  The program achieves many goals including healthy pets, responsible owners and sterilized pets.  All this adds up to less of a strain on shelters and rescues and less pets being euthanized.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % n/a
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 20
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Animal Network is all about collaboration.  To fulfill our mission of "helping people help animals," we partner with a wide variety of organizations under the umbrella coalition, "Manatee United 4 Pets."

designed to unite our County’s resources to achieve a sustainable No Kill community. Like any successful movement, our Journey to No Kill must Educate,Encourage and Enable our citizens to “talk the talk” AND “walk the walk.”

Manatee United 4 Pets allows all the members of Manatee County to join in Manatee County’s Journey to No Kill by forming mutually beneficial partnerships. Manatee United 4 Pets combines Manatee County’s vast resources to educate our community through traditional marketing and PR initiatives, and social networking. We work together to encourage and enable spay/neuter, license compliance, adoptions, fostering, volunteering and donations.

Compassionate Companies: + Cooperative Efforts of Rescues and Shelters + Collaborating Charities + Governmental Support + Spotlighted Talent from Sports Teams and Artists

Some of our partnerships include local Rescues, Shelters, Humane Societies and SPCAs.  We also work with local sports teams, local businesses, other 501C3s like Meals on Wheels and local government.   
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Charitable PartnershipManatee County Government2015
Risk Management Provisions
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Continuity of Operations Plan Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Management Comments by Organization

Our organization does not have a shelter operation, instead we are volunteers who work from home with the shelters and rescues in our community to "help people help animals". Therefore, we have a small key group of unpaid "management" people who identify projects where our efforts are needed  to assist animals  in our local community and we call in the appropriate volunteers for each project.  In this way, we are able to  become involved in situations where animals need assistance, and where other agencies would not be able to respond as quickly.  For over 15 years, we have networked with animal advocates in our community, so we are familiar with different people who are able to help in the varied situations that arise.   Some examples are: Arranging and funding emergency visits to veterinarians for community residents who are not able to afford treatment for sick/suffering pets; raising funds to fund heartworm treatment of dogs adopted from Manatee County Animal Services (otherwise would be euthanized); providing funding to local animal rescue groups for special needs; partnering with local Humane Society for free vaccination clinics where we recruit people to sign up for free spay/neuter of their pets; finding home for pets in dangerous situations wherein we pay to board pets of victims of domestic violence if they will enter our local Hope Family Services program which removes them from their home situation; TNR (trap-neuter-return) of feral cats.  We are currently undertaking a new challenge, as we partner with the international group, Remote Area Medical.  They provide free medical services to needy citizens.  We will be on the Host Committee to bring free health services to our community pets in need. Our challenge will be fundraising so we can serve every pet in need.

Multi-Media Comments by Organization This comprehensive video illustrates our stating mission of "helping people help animals."  Since its release, we have added many other programs and established even stronger collaborative relationships in the community.  The video describes "Manatee United 4 Pets" which is the umbrella coalition crucial to a community-wide effort to affect hearts, minds and behavior of our citizens and  "stop the flow" of animals going into rescues and shelters and increase the adoptions of our homeless pets.  We believe that a sustainable No Kill Community can only be reached through the four "e's" which are Education, Enabling, Encouraging and Enforcement. Our programming strives to incorporate all of these critical factors.
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Document Retention Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Laurie Crawford
Company Affiliation Snips Hair Design
Board Term Jan 1999 to Jan 2029
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
MS Rita Kay Boyer CCRTRetired
Ms Laurie Jean Crawford Snips Hair Design
Mrs Wendy Crawford BMO Harris Bank
Mr William Lee Hutchison Retired
Ms Sue Kolze Retired
Ms Debbie Matthews retired
Mrs Joanne I Sampson Retired
MS Debra Starr Future Home Realty
Mr Scott Walraven RT(R)Manatee Memorial Hospital
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 30
Board Term Limits 30
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 80
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Governance Comments by Organization To work together to share information about solving problems and agreeing on the general philosophy of our organization. Make decisions based on the communities needs and our financial situation.
Governance Comments by Foundation Organization held only one board meeting in 2015.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$42,714$78,773$145,166
Administration Expense$6,322$16,192$23,188
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.020.500.80
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%83%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$15,001$20,885$66,475
Current Assets$14,638$20,281$65,467
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,240$9,082$6,936
Total Net Assets$12,761$11,803$59,539
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $41,558Contributions, gifts, grants $40,391Contributions, gifts, grants $41,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $7,962Fundraising $6,835Animal Shelter Services $35,283
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet Income from Sales of Inventory $474Investment Income $1Canine Xmas $37,293
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.532.239.44
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

  Over the past 15 years, we have assisted and encouraged shelter and rescue groups to work together to decrease intakes, and increase adoptions of dogs and cats from Manatee County Animal Services, our County Shelter. We have helped MCAS since 2011 to implement a No Kill Manatee County plan and are currently focusing on programs that support that philosophy.  

Our mission statement is still "helping people help animals" and one of our large goals is the No Kill Heartworm Fund which pays to save the lives of heartworm positive dogs by providing free treatment.  Without our program, all these dogs would be euthanized instead of being able to go to loving homes.   This program is funded by corporate and private donations. 

We also help with the Pet Emergency Fund Program for people who can't afford to get their sick/suffering animal into a Veterinarian.   With the popularity of the no kill movement in our County, donations are being shared between established and newer rescue groups so we must increase our fundraising efforts by implementing more social media fundraising, and networking with businesses and organizations who are in a position to make donations.  

In 2016, we are collaborating with the Remote Area Medical team to bring an exhibition to Manatee/Sarasota to provide free medical care for pets whose owners cannot otherwise afford them.  This will require quite a bit of fundraising.

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Animal Network Inc
Address 610 Ixora Ave
Ellenton, FL 34207 2416
Phone 941 729-8631