Animal Network Inc
610 Ixora Ave
Ellenton FL 34222-2416
Helping People Help Animals
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms Sue Kolze
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
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 Feb 2018
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $90,000.00
Projected Expenses $90,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
RAM/Animal Network PosterView
Impact Statement
1. Provided heartworm treatment to dogs adopted from Manatee County Animal Services.  Since 2012, funded over $100,000 to save approx. 700 dogs. 
2. Organized the Suncoast Animal Alliance, consisting of 9 area shelters, to fund & provide the RAM (Remote Area Medical) Free Pet Clinic at MTI on November 10, 2016.  Free vaccinations, microchips, and county tags were provided to more than 350 pets, as well as follow-up care for those with medical issues.  
3. Provided extensive community support, including funds for medical rescue for community and shelter pets.  
Goals for 2017 include continuation of RAM Free Pet Clinic, Expansion of Kids and Teens Advocate for Animals Program, Continue Community Pet Assistance through Angel Fund, fostering and adoption and assistance to encourage pet retention.  
Needs Statement

         1. In November, 2017 Animal Network and Remote Area Medical (RAM), will host the 2nd annual free Family Health Pet Medical Clinic. Services will include a wellness examination-check up, spay-neuter vouchers, microchipping, county tags, vaccinations, flea and tick treatment and  information about free and low-cost pet services throughout the region. Excess funds will be used for follow-up treatments that these beloved family pets may require. $30,000

 2.  Rent a billboard in a disadvantaged area to promote free and low cost spay and neuter programs -- $15,000 per year
 3.  We invest heavily in community support for pet retention, offering medical assistance, temporary boarding, rescue support, and shelter support and funds for spay/neuter, TNR.  $25,000
4.   Education Programs to include Kids and Teens Advocate for Animals Programs. $5,000

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

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  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 This program, like the others, is designed to save the lives of pets in our community. Animal Network uses this program's funds to pay for part or all of surgeries and treatments within our community.  The program is comprehensive and extends to pets in the County Shelter and Local Rescues.  It also contributes to pet retention by offering medical assistance, food and temporary boarding as needed to owners who could not otherwise keep their beloved pets.  Just as importantly, the program provides needed funding for spay/neuter of owned and community pets and TNR for free roaming community cats. 
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 as well as the number of pets that were able to stay in their loving homes.
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. 
Description Change only comes from Affecting hearts and minds and our program endeavors to reach families through their children.  This comprehensive program is customized for an age group and includes a school/after school visit with adoptable pets,  and information and vouchers for free medical services while concentrating on the importance of spay/neuter to help reduce the number of community homeless pets.  
Budget $5,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Ownership
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success Recent presentation to 150 third graders at local Title One school commanded significant press coverage and children were able to bring vouchers home for $10 spay/neuters, which included micro-chips and shots.  Additionally, children were introduced to the value and availability of adoption through 
Long Term Success Pets who would otherwise contribute to the homeless population at our shelters and rescues, will instead, be sterilized.  Families will be educated and encouraged to seek proper health care and adoption from local rescues.  
Program Success Monitoring
The proof will be in the number of pets that are sterilized through the vouchers, which were given individualized codes for tracking.  
Program Success Examples The Humane Society of Manatee County is able to attest to the success of the program through the number of redeemed vouchers.  
Program Comments by Organization The RAM/Animal Network exhibition is a joint effort and extends 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.  As with our other programs, our goals always include the 4 "E"s that effect change:  Education, Encouragement, Enabling and Enforcement. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Ms Laurie Jean Crawford Jan 1999 - Jan 2017
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.  We organized an effective coalition, Suncoast Animal Alliance, which is designed to unite our County’s resources to achieve a sustainable No Kill community and this partnership greatly contributed to the success for the RAM Family Health Pet Clinic in November. Like any successful movement, our Journey to No Kill must Educate,Encourage and Enable our citizens to “talk the talk” AND “walk the walk.”  

Animal Network continues to reach out to all the members of our rescue community which allows all the members of Manatee County to join in Manatee County’s Journey to No Kill by forming mutually beneficial partnerships and use our combined 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.   
We host "Yappy Hour" in the beer garden at a local craft brewery, Motorworks, each month.  The event provides exposure and raises funds and encourages adoptions for a different rescue each month and participants have included the Humane Society of Manatee County, Friends of Greyhounds, Friends of Manatee County Animal Services, Royal Pet Rescue, Vintage Paws, All Kitty Corner and the Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch.
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; 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; TNR (trap-neuter-return) of feral cats.  We are  partner with the international group, Remote Area Medical.  They provide free medical services to needy citizens.  We are the Host Committee to bring free health services to our community pets in need. Based on our success, RAM has asked us to help them write a National Blueprint to bring the pet clinic national-wide.  

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 Sue Kolze
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Jan 2017 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 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 78
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 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $90,000.00
Projected Expenses $90,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently 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 Year201620152014
Program Expense$20,221$42,714$78,773
Administration Expense$7,882$6,322$16,192
Fundraising Expense$14,652$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.061.020.50
Program Expense/Total Expenses47%87%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue36%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$15,001$20,885
Current Assets$0$14,638$20,281
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$2,240$9,082
Total Net Assets$0$12,761$11,803
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $36,049Contributions, gifts, grants $41,558Contributions, gifts, grants $40,391
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther Income $26,461Fundraising $7,962Fundraising $6,835
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRAM Income $21,300Net Income from Sales of Inventory $474Investment Income $1
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--6.532.23
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

  Over the past 16 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.  

We have a Community Pet Assistance 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 collaborated with Remote Area Medical  to bring a FREE Family Health Pet Clinic to Manatee/Sarasota to provide free medical care for pets whose owners cannot otherwise afford them.  We will be the host committee for the 2nd annual RAM Family Health Pet Clinic in 2017. 

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support. For 2016, financial information was taken from the compilations as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Animal Network Inc
Address 610 Ixora Ave
Ellenton, FL 34207 2416
Phone 941 729-8631