Community Cats of Charlotte Inc
PO BOX 380755
MURDOCK FL 33938
Mission
Community Cats of Charlotte's mission is to improve the lives and general health of feral and homeless cats living in Charlotte County by humanely stopping their breeding through a no-cost Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program. With TNR, the cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated against Rabies, left ear-tipped and returned to their location.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Michelle Adams
Board Chair Affiliation Insurance Agent
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2013
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Jan 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2016
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $20,000.00
Projected Expenses $18,972.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Tax ExemptView
Cert of ExemptView
Impact Statement

Accomplishments 2015:

  • Spayed/neutered 700 cats with successful emphasis on total colony completion.
  • Established a food bank to help caregivers with limited finances
  • Participated in Giving Challenge 2015
  • Purchased Capture Cages
  • Adopted over 50 kittens/cats through successful business relationships and social media

Future Goals

  • Spay/Neuter as many feral and stray cats and kittens as possible in 2016
  • To recruit additional veterinarians and trappers for monthly clinic which will enable us to spay/neuter more cats
  • To have a successful 2016 Giving Challenge
  • To market in-house created T-Shirts
Needs Statement
    • Advertising Funds ($300) to recruit additional Trappers

    • Additional Funds to ($450) Enlarge Storage Unit Rental for housing Fundraising/Yard Sale items

    •  Replace some warn Instruments from Surgery Packs ($1,000)

    • Purchase 6x14 ($2,800) Covered Cargo Trailer to transport and store Feral Cat MASH unit supplies.

    • Purchase Ten (10) additional Capture Cages ($650.00)


Background Statement


In 2013 a group of caring county residents came together to address the needs of the un-owned cat population in Charlotte County.  Community Cats of Charlotte was established in March 2013 and now has over 55 volunteers with a monthly Feral Cat Clinic that services approximately 60 cats per clinic.  Over 2400 cats have been spayed/neutered since the beginning of Community Cats of Charlotte.


Community Cats of Charlotte is an all volunteer non-profit organization consisting of volunteers, veterinarians, caregivers, and trappers for the purpose of creating better lives for the un-owned community cats.


We hold a no-cost spay/neuter clinic once a month for 60 un-owned cats to receive a medical exam, sterilization and Rabies vaccination. Each cat will have its left ear tipped indicating their participation in the program.


We also rescue kittens (4-8 weeks old) from colonies and put them in foster care for socialization, medical care (including sterilization and Rabies vaccination at 12 weeks old) and adoption.


We educate the public about the origin of Community Cats and the importance of the Trap-Neuter-Return method. Plus we also host fund raising events to be able to purchase medical supplies and help care for colonies as needed.


Our most recent endeavor has been to assist caregivers, on fixed incomes, feed their colonies. It has been proven that well fed Community Cats are not a nuisance to the neighbors or a threat to wildlife.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
Areas Served Comments

General area of work is Charlotte County, FL.  Our successful focus this year was in Punta Gorda although work is still needed in that area.  Community Cats of Charlotte will also focus on recruiting trappers and volunteers in outskirt areas such as Placida, FL

Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
A "colony" is a group of un-owned cats that live outside together and receive food and shelter from a caregiver.  One of the fulfilling passions is to be able to collectively, as a group, trap that colony, spay/neuter them, then release them back to where they came from and saving kittens when found.  The feeling one receives at the success of accomplishing the above and seeing the gratitude on the human face that you've help is beyond words. It is also very rewarding to go back and see the happy, healthy cats that we worked with and hear stories from the caregivers (not to mention the pictures that are received).
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
We are the only organization in Charlotte County specifically addressing the un-owned community cat population through a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program which is 100% free to the public and operated solely on volunteers.  Our plan is effective, long-term, and humane. This not only benefits the cats, but also the citizens and wildlife of Charlotte County.
Programs
Description

Trap-Neuter-Return is a comprehensive method for humanely and effectively managing cat colonies and reducing the free-
roaming cat population.  The process involves trapping entire colonies.  This is important since it is the only way that the reproductive cycle can be halted.  The cats are spayed or neutered and vaccinated against Rabies.  While under anesthesia, the left ear is tipped indicating participation in the program.  Once awake, the cats are returned to the caregiver who monitors recovery and releases them back into their territory when they are ready. 

Additionally, we have instituted a successful Foster/Adoption program. Kittens and adult cats who are social are medically cared for and placed into forever homes. Further, Community Cats of Charlotte has created a Food Assistance Program for feral colony caregivers that are on fixed incomes.

Budget $20,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
  •   5-6 un-owned cat colonies in Charlotte County; ranging from 10-30 cats, 100% sterilization using the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) method
  • 10-15 rescued kittens from colonies - successfully adopted into loving homes per month.   


Long Term Success  Our vision is to have a community where no kittens are born wild on the street......where no cat capable of living in a home is lacking one......and where no adult feral cats go wanting for food, water, and appropriate care. Statistics show that for every 10 cats sterilized with this program, prevents the birth of 150 additional cats in the first year after spaying and neutering.
Program Success Monitoring
  • Master spreadsheet
  • Bi-monthly Board meetings
  • Quarterly Volunteer meeting
  • Volume of incoming calls asking for spay/neuter assistance
     
Program Success Examples
  • Continue to do 50-60 spay/neuter’s a month.

  • At least 5 successful adoptions per month.

  • Replenish Feral Food Bank regularly with Community Food Drive(s).

Comments
Program Comments by Organization The challenges we are facing today is that the name Community Cats of Charlotte is being recognized as helping the un-owned cats of our county.  Therefore, we are now faced with needing more volunteers, more volunteer veterinarians, and financial support for medical supplies.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 50
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
  • EARS Animal Rescue, Englewood, FL
  • Home Depot, Punta Gorda, FL
  • Pet SuperMarket, Port Charlotte, FL
     
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
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 No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Michelle Adams
Company Affiliation Insurance Agent
Board Term Sept 2014 to Dec 2016
Board Chair Email michelleadams0826@hotmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Michelle Adams Insurance Agent
Mrs. Ellen Corcoran Retired Nurse
Mrs. Stefania Garofoli Real Estate Agent
Ms. Christine Hill Nurse
Mrs. Dixie Lott Retired Licensed Veterinary Technician
Mrs. Elaine Smith Retired
Mrs. Judy Thomas Retired Nurse
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 92
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
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $20,000.00
Projected Expenses $18,972.00
Organization has Endowment No
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
990-N2015
990-N2014
9902013
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$16,698$14,153$8,943
Administration Expense$1,622$318$1,452
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.861.310.87
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%98%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$0($1,368)
Current Assets$0$0($1,368)
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0($1,368)
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $16,252Fundraising $8,526Contributions, gifts, grants $5,612
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $10,433Contributions, gifts, grants $8,008Fundraising $3,415
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $5,550Adoption Donations $1,3750 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations as the organization files a 990-N. 
Nonprofit Community Cats of Charlotte Inc
Address PO BOX 380755
MURDOCK , FL 33938
Phone 941 258-2739

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