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 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2018
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
  1. We found forever homes for 28 dogs from our rescue during 2017.  Although 28 adoptions may not appear high, we view it as a huge success.  Forget-Me-Not has always emphasized quality over quantity.  We rescue the hard-to-adopt dogs on Death Row that have been discarded by their owners and have run out of options.  Ten of  dogs adopted in 2017 waited for more than 3 years to find a forever home.   All 10 dogs were rescued on the day they were scheduled to be euthanized.  Our dedicated volunteers played a key role in helping our long-term dogs find a home.  They spent more time with our the dogs and took them out in the community to increase exposure.  
  2. We rescued Charlie, an obese Sheltie/Collie mix, from Manatee County Animal Services.  He was picked up by Animal Services after his owner abandoned him in a local park.  Charlie's fur was badly matted, and he had very large tumors on his body.  Charlie was initially vaccinated and treated for an infection by a local veterinarian.  After his infection cleared, he was groomed to remove the mats from his coat.  The tumors were removed and biopsied by a surgical specialist.  Charlie had drain tubes when discharged from the hospital.  After the tubes were removed, he was treated to another spa day.  The tumors were benign, and Charlie was energized because he no longer had to carry their 15 pounds of weight.  Charlie has been adopted and is loving his new life.  We were thrilled our handsome Charlie stopped by to visit and get his picture taken at our Photos with Santa event this December.
  3. We received a call from a Good Samaritan in June asking for help after she witnessed a very pregnant chihuahua being dumped from a car.  Forget-Me-Not welcomed Kifi to our rescue and immediately took her to a veterinarian.  She was full of hookworms and carrying seven puppies.  Kifi had a wonderful foster mom, and within a few days, she was in labor.  Since it was after hours, and Kifi was struggling to give birth, she was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic.  Kifi received a shot to induce labor, and two puppies were born.   Kifi's continued to struggle with labor, and a C-section was required.   However, when the vet determined none of the remaining puppies were alive, Kifi was spayed.   A few days later, Kifi's returned to the emergency clinic because she was unable to urinate.  This began a period of 5 weeks of hospitalization.  As the medical bills continued to rise, we were asked on more than one occasion if we wanted to euthanize Kifi because of expense.  We said NO.  We are true no kill rescue and committed to giving her the time she needed to heal.   Kifi was monitored by her regular vet during the day, and transferred to the emergency vet for the night.  She also spent 10 days at Blue Pearl, a specialty clinic.  After her discharge from the specialty hospital, we took her for a consult with Dr. Levine, a veterinary neurologist.  Dr. Levine suggested an adjustment to her medication, as well as recommending the urinary catheter be removed for 36 hours.  After 31 hours, Kifi urinated on her own.  Kifi is now adopted and happy.  She will never be dumped from a car again.  Her puppies, who had to be bottled fed, have also been adopted.
  4. We held our first signature event, Rock and Roll Over, in 2017.  Steel Relic opened for Kimberly Betss and the Gamble Creek Band.  The event was well attended and successful.  We plan to host this event yearly.  
Current Goals:  
1.  Find a home for the remainder of the long-term dogs.
2.  Plan and hold our signature event, Rock and Roll Over, to fund unexpected medical expenses.
3.  Increase the number of foster homes.
4.  Increase the number of volunteers. 
Needs Statement
1.  Funding for purchase of property to provide our dogs with a permanent shelter.  (75,000)
2.  Funding for a steel building to house our dogs on the property. (45,000).
3.  Funding to replace 15 Kuranda beds. (2000)  
4.  Funding for fencing to create play yards for the dogs (10,000). 
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 types of dogs.  These dogs are the first ones to end up on Death Row.  They make up 90% of the dogs in our rescue. We love them and launched our Unforgettabull campaign to educate the public about these dogs (the truth versus the myths). Our campaign included written material/handouts, as well as photos and videos showing the true personality of the pit bull.  The community could see them interacting with other big dogs, small dogs, young toddlers and even cats. 
Description Amari's Outreach is a program developed as part of our Unforgettabull Campaign.  We provide information at our events about pit-bull type dogs, low cost spay/neuter, low cost vaccinations, and the importance of heartworm/flea/tick preventative.  We also provide information about food banks and pet friendly housing.  Our youngest volunteer, Rayne, is our Outreach Ambassador to elementary school children.  We created coloring pages and purchased rescue coloring books to educate children about proper care of a pet, how to interact with a pet, and the importance of spay/neuter.   We strongly believe that children are the key to improving the lives of pets.  
Budget $5,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Other Named Groups US
Short Term Success We gauge the level of interest in these materials at our events.
Long Term Success We look for more people asking us for materials at events, calling us to ask questions, or contacting us through social media with questions.
Program Success Monitoring Ongoing on a case by case basis.
Program Success Examples
We find that children love the coloring pages.  We often have the families stop by for more information.  
We are able to provide families with information about low cost spay/neuter clinics in our area, as well as special promotions for  free spay/neuters at certain times of the year. 
Description All pets that are rescued by Forget-Me-Not are spayed/neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, tested for heart worm disease, and microchipped.  Medical care is provided through a veterinarian as needed.  This may include treatment for heart worm disease, surgery, mange, infections, and parasites.  Preventative medications for heartworm/fleas/ticks are provided, as well as medications for acute and chronic conditions.
Budget $20,000
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 (spay, neuter, vaccinations, and microchipped) and healthy prior to adoption.  Heartworm positive dogs are treated.  Heartworm negative dogs are provided with preventative medication each month.  Flea/tick 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 an adoption application.  All adopters are screened for suitability, and a home check is completed.
Program Success Monitoring Ongoing process.  Success is monitored by follow up after adoptions.    
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, tested for heartworm disease, and microchipped.  He was provided with heartworm/flea/tick preventative.  Jackson's foster parents fell in love with and decided to adopted him.
Sassy was abandoned on the street as a puppy.  Forget-Me-Not was contacted about taking her in the rescue so she would not be taken to the county shelter.  Sassy was spayed, given all of her shots, tested for heartworm disease, and microchipped.  She was provided heartworm/flea/tick preventative each month.  Sassy was adopted and has a wonderful home.  
Program Comments by Organization     
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.  We work with several veterinarians, DeSoto Animal Clinic, Ranch Animal Hospital, All Creatures Clinic, Kindness Clinic, Bradenton Veterinary Emergency Clinic.  We also work with Coastal Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Levine Veterinary Neurology, Blue Pearl, 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 Yes
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 Yes
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 June 2017 to June 2019
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 No
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 2018
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $37,500.00
Projected Expenses $37,500.00
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
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$26,387$68,421$78,896
Administration Expense$8,902$8,800$323
Fundraising Expense$2,354$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.721.291.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses50%89%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$13,883$29,892$0
Current Assets$13,883$29,892$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,689$4,123$0
Total Net Assets$11,194$25,769$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $17,823Program Service Revenue $49,653Contributions, gifts, grants $52,144
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $14,180Contributions, gifts, grants $49,020Fundraising $15,312
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $5,640Fundraising $623Adoption Fees $2,500
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.167.25--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization 2018 will be a challenging year financially.  We need to acquire property to provide a permanent shelter for our animals. Our goal is to find an affordable piece of land with a home already on the property  that we can house our dogs in while we erect a steel building which will be used to house the dogs on a permanent basis. Our first challenge is to raise enough funds to secure the down payment on our purchase.  We are going to use multiple media resources to engage the local community to help in raising awareness of our goals and the impact if will have on the community.  We will also be looking into the possibility of running a capital campaign to help achieve these endeavors.
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.  Financial information for 2017 taken solely from the unaudited compilations as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Forget-Me-Not Inc
Address 2311 51st Ave Ter W
Bradenton, FL 34207
Phone 941 302-0957