Forget-Me-Not Inc
2311 51st Ave Ter W
Bradenton FL 34207
Forget Me Not, Inc. (FMN) is a true No Kill animal rescue dedicated to saving the lives of hard-to-place pets (e.g., bully breeds, seniors, special needs, injured, and pregnant mothers) who are impounded in kill shelters and at risk for euthanasia, homeless pets in the community, and pets surrendered by owner.  
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms. Deborah Miller-Woosley
Board Chair Affiliation Manatee Testing Service
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2013
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Sept 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2018
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
  1. In September 2016 Forget-Me-Not saw a dire need to help Manatee County Animal Services, they were constantly battling the never ending flow of cats and dogs being picked up as strays in the community. We approached them with the idea of a free two-day adoption event with lots of media and social networking coverage. The first event which was called "Clear the Shelter" was such a great success with over 52 cats/dogs finding new homes, the Board of County Commissioners made a declaration to make September 16th the official "Clear the Shelter" day. By the end of the year over 125 cats/dogs had been placed into homes due to our collaboration with the local county shelter.
  2.  This year we adopted out 32 dogs from our rescue, although this number may not appear high, we saw it as a huge success as the dogs adopted had been hard to place and some had been with us for over 2 years. This was accomplished by increased volunteers and one on one time with each dog.
  3. Our entrance into the Giving Challenge resulted in us winning, best video, best use of Millennials, best use of Social Media, best business partnership, best overall campaign and the best Giving Challenge story. For a small local rescue with a very limited budget, this was huge moral booster for all of us and has us looking forward to an amazing 2017.
Goals for current year:
  1. Establish a permanent shelter for our rescue.
  2. Increase Volunteers and Foster
  3. Develop community involvement
Needs Statement
  1. Lawn Mower capable of maintaining 5 acres of land and a weed eater, is a necessity to keep the land clear for volunteers, donors and adopters to visit the site while it is being prepared for permanent structures. The savings cost for a year will be between $7,200 - $9000 by owning the equipment versus hiring a lawn service.  $10,000
  2. Washer and Dryer to launder the dogs blankets daily  $2500
  3. 35 Kuranda beds for the dogs $5950
  4. Outside cat enclosure $8000; Fenced play yards with an agility course for dogs housed at our kennels $5000.
  5. Create a seating area for families to meet our pets and/or bring their pet for a meet and greet  $1000
Background Statement
Forget-Me-Not Inc. was initiated after seeing first hand the vast quantity of animals that were being killed due to lack of space at the local shelter, by creating an organization that would come in and rescue the animals that were being placed on death row, we accomplished our goal of reducing the amount being killed. We quickly learned that there was a crisis situation within our community of pets being abandoned and surrendered to the local shelter, we saw an immediate need for public education and developed reading materials in both Spanish and English to allow the people in the community know that there were alternative solutions to surrendering their pets. Forget-Me-Not gave out  printed material at every event and opportunity to let people know where to find these resources, which included, pet food pantries, low/or no cost spay and neuter facilities, low vaccines and a list of pet friendly apartments and homes.We will continue the fight to save and rescue  animals and educate the community until the pet intake levels become a manageable figure at the local shelter where all pets taken in will be safe until they become adopted.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type Animal Related
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The success of our rescue will always be measured by the lives of pets saved, one of the most challenging obstacles we have to overcome is the prejudice against Pit Bulls and Pit mix types of dogs, as these are the ones that end up on death row first, they make up 90% of the dogs in our rescue. We love them and have spent most of 2015 trying to educate the public about the truth versus the myths surrounding Pit Bulls by launching our Unforgettabull campaign. Our campaign included, written material, photos and videos showing the true personality of the pit bull, the community could see them interacting with other dogs, small dogs like chihuahuas, young toddlers and yes even cats. 
Description In September of 2014, Forget-Me-Not, Inc. approached Manatee County Animal Services and asked to be given an opportunity to save injured and sick pets, as well as pets with behavior issues, who would be euthanized due to the expense of care.  Since that time, we have also reached out to the homeless pets in our community who are injured or abandoned in the community and found by Good Samaritans.  In addition to treating injuries, all rescued pets are neutered/spayed, up-to-date on shots, and microchipped prior to adoption.  We have rescued approximately 50 pets through Huey's Heroes.
Budget $20,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Other Named Groups US
Short Term Success We are able to successfully raise funds to provide veterinary care and save the animal's life.
Long Term Success Long term success is measured by the number of lives we were able to save and place in forever, loving homes.  
Program Success Monitoring Ongoing on a case by case basis.
Program Success Examples
In 9-2014, a senior dog with high heartworm disease was scheduled for euthanasia.  He was very thin, his body was scarred from hog attacks & branding.  Many of his teeth were missing. Since we rescued him, he has been successfully treated for heart worm disease.  He has been fed a good diet and is at a normal weight.  He was adopted by a member of our group and is named Huey.  Our medical program was named in his honor. 
An 8 week old pup was rescued in 10-2014.  His jaw was fractured (2 places), and he had puncture wounds to the face & trachea.  The pup was treated by our veterinarian and required several weeks of crate rest.  He is adopted, and his name is Trooper.
In 11-2014, an adult terrier mix was run over by a car.  She was initially paralyzed with no use of her back legs. After surgery with our vet, minimal improvement was noted.  She was taught to use a wheel chair. Today, she walks on her own, is adopted, and named Baby.  
Description All pets that come into Forget-Me-Not are provided medical services.  All pets are spayed/neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, testing for heart worm disease, and microchipped.  Medical care is provided through a veterinarian as needed, which may include treatment for heart worm disease, surgery, mange, ear infections, urinary infections, and parasites,  Preventative medications are provided, as well as medications for acute and chronic conditions.
Budget $30,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success All pets are completely vetted and healthy prior to adoption.  Heartworm positive dogs are treated.  Heartworm negative dogs are provided with preventative medication each month.  Flea preventative is also provided, This increases the chances the pet will be adopted.
Long Term Success The number of pets adopted to a loving and caring home.  We require potential adopter to complete adoption application and screen all adopters for suitability. A home check is also completed.
Program Success Monitoring Success is monitored by adoptions.  We require potential adopter to complete adoption application and screen all adopters for suitability.  A home check is also completed.
Program Success Examples
Jackson was rescued from the Manatee County Animal Services euthanasia list with severe demodectic mange.  He was placed in a foster home while his skin condition was being treated.  During that time, Jackson was neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped.  His foster parents fell in love with Jackson and adopted him.
Bobby was also rescued from Manatee Animal Services.  He was scheduled for euthanasia.  Bobby required eye surgery. In addition, he was neutered, microchipped, and brought up-to-date on vaccinations.  He was in our rescue for over a year and now has a loving home.
Program Comments by Organization Currently, we use crowd funding to raise money to treat injured pets.  We want to establish a sufficient reserve via planned fundraising throughout the year, so that funds do not need to be raised at the time of injury.     
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 No
We work with local shelters and other non profits or businesses that share our mission to save shelter pets from euthanasia.  Dr. Slade Hayman of All Creatures Clinic provides our basic vet care.  Our pets are spayed/neutered at Animal Rescue Coalition.  We also work with Coastal Veterinary Surgical Specialists and Gulfcoast Veterinary (oncology).   
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Clear the Shelter DayBoard of County Commissioners Manatee County2016
Best overall campaignGiving Challenge2016
Best use of Social MediaGiving Challenge2016
Best Giving Challenge VideoGiving Challenge2016
Best Business PartnershipGiving Challenge2016
Best use of Millenial teamGiving Challenge2016
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
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 Ms. Deborah Miller-Woosley
Company Affiliation Manatee Testing Service
Board Term Oct 2015 to June 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Bret Ballanger Community Volunteer
Stephanie Kelly Community Volunteer
Nathan Levinson Community Volunteer
Ms. Deborah Miller-Woosley Manatee Testing Service
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $72,000.00
Projected Expenses $74,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
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
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$68,421$78,896$59,417
Administration Expense$8,800$323$4,200
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.291.001.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%100%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$29,892$0$372
Current Assets$29,892$0$372
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$4,123$0$0
Total Net Assets$25,769$0$372
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $49,653Contributions, gifts, grants $52,144Contributions, gifts, grants $52,339
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $49,020Fundraising $15,312Adoptions $9,800
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $623Adoption Fees $2,500Fundraising $1,850
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.25----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%--0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization 2017 will be an extremely challenging year financially, we have acquired 5 acres of property that we can move our rescue and shelter to permanently. Our goal is to secure all our pets into one of the homes on the property while we plan to execute the first steps of purchasing and erecting a steel building which will house the kennels for the dogs to live. Our first challenge is to clear the land and make it safe for volunteers or donors to visit. We are going to use multiple media resources to engage the local community to help in building the first animal shelter to be located in their community, Parrish, we are hoping to portray a "pride of ownership" feeling that will encourage the local community to come out and participate in anyway they can. We will also be looking into the possibility of running a capital campaign to build other structures to increase the amount of dogs and cats that we can save.
Financial Comments by Foundation
Organization filed for an extension on 2015 990.
Financial information taken from the organization's Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Forget-Me-Not Inc
Address 2311 51st Ave Ter W
Bradenton, FL 34207
Phone 941 302-0957