Gulf Shore Animal League, Inc.
P O Box 14291
Bradenton FL 34280
To provide programs and solutions that will support Manatee County in becoming a true "No-Kill" Community where animals are no longer killed as a means of population control. Our primary focus is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for free roaming cats in Manatee County.  Additional programs that mitigate suffering, reduce killing of companion animals, and aid the community will be offered as funding and resources are available, our major focus being cats.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Cheryl Wade
Board Chair Affiliation HCA Blake Medical Center
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2002
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Nov 2018
State Registration Yes Jan 2019
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS 501(c)3 Determination LeterView
Impact Statement
Through our TNR Programs and Community Bottle Baby Program we have drastically impacted the numbers of cats that would have otherwise been killed or would have died at Manatee County Animal Services.  In 2009 less than 15% of cats left MCAS alive.  With our TNR programs and the addition of the Bottle Baby Program over 90% of the cats and kittens were impounded left MCAS alive in fiscal year 2015. This benefits not only the cats, but the dogs benefit because fewer MCAS resources must be spent on the cat population.  Our entire community benefits.
Needs Statement
  Monetary donations for:
      1) medications,vaccines & microchips - $18,000 per year
      2) veterinary medical costs - $16,000 per year
      3) spay/neuter surgery costs - $20,000 per year
 Volunteers needed to foster kittens until ready for adoption, fundraisers and community events.
Background Statement
Our focus early on became the need for our Trap/Neuter/Return program as a proven means of population control of free roaming cats.  Our volunteers provide education to the public on TNR as well as teaching pet owners the need to Spay/Neuter animals as early as possible.  We provide funding for low cost Spay/Neuter through HSMC to encourage the public to alter their pets as soon as possible.  We also continue to take in friendly queens with litters and Bottle Baby Kittens as volunteers are available to assist Manatee County Animal Services where many kittens do not survive due to lack of resources.  Once these kittens are altered and vaccinated are put into our very successful adoption program which we partner with the local Pet Supermarket locations. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Manatee County, Florida. 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type Animal Related
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
GSAL has been running a non-profit TNR program in Manatee County since 2003 and are proud to have the reputation of the TNR experts in our community.  When our community decided to move in the direction of creating a "No-Kill" community, one of the most difficult areas to address was that of free roaming cats.  Because Gulf Shore Animal League has been actively providing aggressive, targeted TNR programs for over 10 years, Manatee County had an advantage from the start of their initiative. In 2011, we entered into a partnership agreement with Manatee County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Manatee County to further expand our TNR efforts by establishing a county-wide TNR program.   This partnership has been very successful with the save rate for cats entering MCAS jumping to the 80% range as soon as the plan was approved. The current save rate for cats is over 90%, due mostly to the programs offered by GSAL.  
Description This program is modeled after the Feral Freedom Program in Jacksonville, FL.  All stray, free-roaming, and feral cats brought into Manatee County Animal Services or picked up in the field by MCAS road officers are taken to the Humane Alliance Clinic at Humane Society of Manatee County.  Gulf shore Animal League secures funding to have the cats evaluated, vaccinated against rabies, altered and ear-tipped. A GSAL volunteer then returns the cat to its originating neighborhood where it will continue to thrive, but not reproduce.
Budget $59,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success We have already seen drastic reduction in the numbers of cats killed and we are seeing substantial reductions in the numbers of cats being impounded at Manatee County Animal Services.
Long Term Success The free-roaming cat population will stabilize over time and the community as a whole benefits by dealing with the problem of too many cats/kittens with proven, humane methods. Since Gulf Shore Animal League, with funding assistance through the Humane Alliance Clinic provided by the Bishop foundation, has spearheaded targeted, aggressive Trap/Neuter/Return programs in Manatee County the impound rate for cats has dropped from well over 3,000 cats per year to under 2,000. Although impound rates will never hit zero, the reduction in suffering and the decrease in the scope of "kitten season" will be apparent
Program Success Monitoring We monitor the intake numbers at Manatee County Animal Services.  These numbers are published monthly.
Program Success Examples The Sandbar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island is one example of a successful TNR program. Prior to implementation of their "managed colony" restaurant patrons would see cats and kittens and feed them food from their plates. Since the TNR managed colony program was established there are no longer any kittens being born in the colony and the number of cats in the colony has been reduced to only a few and they do not bother the patrons. Instead, the cat feeding station off the parking lot is a pleasant, quaint addition to the ambiance of the restaurant.
Description This program assists members of the community with free roaming cat issues.  The term "targeted" is used to identify that we assist people who are willing to have ALL the cats in that particular colony TNR'd in short order.  That is the best use of limited funding. We avoid colonies where a feeder is uncooperative or where they only want a couple of the cats fixed.  If you have 30 cats in a colony, altering 2 a month means you are getting behind every year and in 3 years you now have maybe 40 cats still to trap. Much more effective to "target" the resources and clean up whole colonies.  
Budget $45,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Any community where we are asked to initiate a TNR program, and where the community supports those efforts, the community is rewarded with an immediate reduction in mating behaviors and generally a decrease in the population as small kittens and frequently friendly adults are removed and placed into adoption programs.
Long Term Success Our volunteers continually revisit targeted colonies to maintain the population by talking with residents and providing TNR when needed.  Individual colony caretakers are educated on proper feeding methods so that they can monitor the colony and trap immediately if a new cat arrives. The change that occurs almost immediately is a reduction and frequently an elimination of the nuisance complaints made in reference to the cats. 
Program Success Monitoring Frequent visits to sites around the county and by monitoring reports to Animal Services
Program Success Examples Mel Mar Mobile Home Park and Village of the Arts are two communities where the nuisance complaints to Manatee County Animal Services have become almost non-existent. 
Program Comments by Organization Both the Community Wide and Targeted TNR Programs have had a significant impact on reducing the number of free roaming cats in Manatee County.  We are able to measure the success of these programs by monitoring targeted locations where TNR has been implemented to ensure kittens are no longer being produced in these areas and seeing that new cats entering this locations are sterilized.  The Community Wide TNR program has ensured that every free roaming cat entering Manatee County Animal Services is now sterilized through our TNR program.  
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 25
Management Reports to Board No
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A

Gulf Shore Animal League actively partners with Humane Society of Manatee County, Manatee County Animal Services and Bishop Animal Shelter. Our collaborative efforts have made a positive impact on  reducing the breeding of  free roaming cats in Manatee County through a strong community wide Trap-Neuter-Return program. 

External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Cheryl Wade
Company Affiliation HCA Blake Medical Center
Board Term Jan 2018 to Jan 2021
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Cheryl Hanbury Community Volunteer
Cheryl Wade Blake Hospital
Martha Wright Chiles Restaurant Group
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 5
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $32,000.00
Projected Expenses $50,871.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$20,577$48,545$37,285
Administration Expense$3,184$3,796$3,925
Fundraising Expense$19$654$1,045
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.800.921.53
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%92%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%2%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$59,125$40,037$44,022
Current Assets$59,125$40,037$44,022
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$59,125$40,037$44,022
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $30,296Contributions, gifts, grants $20,946Contributions, gifts, grants $59,241
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAdoptions $12,412Adoption Donations $15,656Fundraising $5,469
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $160Fundraising $12,4070 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Expenses sometimes out-strip income in years where we had an influx - such as with a grant - the previous year and most of the cost for completing the grant occur in the following fiscal year. We carry no long-term debt.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990-EZ and financial compilations.  For calendar 2012 the organization included $23,220 (Gifts in Kind - Goods) in the calculation of its total income on both the 990-EZ and on the financial compilations. The Federal 990-EZs and financial compilations reconcile.
Nonprofit Gulf Shore Animal League, Inc.
Address P O Box 14291
Bradenton, FL 34209
Phone 941 747-2284