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  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  • $500 million does not include the cost of recovery, temporary shelter, transport and all associated personnel costs. It’s just the cost of the killing.
  • Why? Cats are: are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification are more likely to be diagnosed with “untreatable” but survivable conditions (e.g. FIV, FeLV) are deemed “feral”, and likely do not belong in shelters to begin with
  • Cats are very unlikely to have any sort of identification (collar, tag), and the percentage of microchipped pets is very small. In addition, very few rescue organizations have access to microchip scanners.
  • Shelter intake stats are 54% dog, 41% cat, 5% other. Animal Folks MN estimated 90,000 animals are euthanized in MN every year.In human terms, for cats only, this is equivalent to the loss of the population of Mankato, Maplewood, or St. Louis Park on an annual basis In human terms, the loss of all animals would be equivalent to losing Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, or Plymouth on an annual basis
  • 80% of pets entering shelters are intact. Less than 20% are sterilized. These figures remain the same for both cats and dogs.
  • The Twin Cities metro area has a population of about 2.85M people. For $1 per year we could:- Spay / neuter 190,000 animals
  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  •  Chaunce StantonDirector Brenda WootenDirector Claudia BrockhausProgram Director, Shelter Cathy HarringtonProgram Director, Foster Vickie LacheltProgram Director, Outreach
  •  Chaunce StantonDirector Brenda WootenDirector Claudia BrockhausProgram Director, Shelter Cathy HarringtonProgram Director, Foster Vickie LacheltProgram Director, Outreach
  • Thank you for your interest in Feline Rescue. We couldn’t provide these lifesaving services without volunteers, members, and supporterslike you. In becoming a volunteer you have joined a team of compassionate and selfless people dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens. You represent Feline Rescue and help promote our image. What you do and say has an effect on anyone who comes into contact with our organization. You can help us encourage proper care for cats by using good customer relations and helping to educate people on responsible pet ownership. Have new volunteers introduce themselves, how many cats they have, and why they are interested in volunteering with FR
  • 2010 Annual Meeting

    1. 1. 2010 Annual Meeting<br />February 22, 2010 2:00pm – 4:00pm<br />Goodwill Building, 553 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN, 55104<br />
    2. 2. Welcome!<br />
    3. 3. INTRODUCTION<br />Christopher Nelson<br />President, Feline Rescue, Inc.<br />
    4. 4. AGENDa<br />2:00 – 2:10pm Welcome, Introductions, Why We Exist, and Our Mission<br />2:10 – 2:20pm President’s Overview of 2009 Performance<br />2:20 – 2:30pm Shelter Program Review<br />2:30 – 2:40pm Foster Program Review<br />2:40 – 2:50pm Outreach Program Review<br />2:50 – 3:00pm 2009 Financial Summary<br />3:00 – 3:10pm 2009 Fundraising Review<br />3:10 – 3:20pm 2010 Directors and Officers Election Results – Ballot Tally<br />3:30 – 3:30pm 2010 Goals and Objectives<br />3:30 – 4:00pm Q & A<br />4:00pm Adjourn<br />
    5. 5. Why we exist<br />
    6. 6. the problem<br />
    7. 7. Euthanasia, (shelter killing of unwanted animals) is believed to be the leading cause of death for dogs and cats in the United States<br />
    8. 8. It is widely accepted that between 3.7 million to 4.9 million healthy companion animals are destroyed annually in the US<br />
    9. 9. The cost of this method of companion animal “population control” is estimated to be around<br />$500 million annually in the United States<br />
    10. 10. 71% of cats entering traditional animal shelters are “euthanized”<br />… that number jumps to nearly 100% for feral cats<br />
    11. 11. Over 65% of cats who end up in shelters are stray, feral, ABUSED, or abandoned <br />
    12. 12.
    13. 13. Only 2% of lost cats that enter animal shelters are reunited with their owners<br />
    14. 14. It is estimated that as many as 37,000 and 45,000 domestic cats are destroyed in Minnesota shelters every year….<br />A large portion of them are feral cats, who do not belong in shelters<br />
    15. 15. In Minnesota terms, this is equivalent to the loss of the human population of Richfield, Saint Louis Park, Roseville, or Maplewood on an annual basis<br />
    16. 16. The state of MINNESOTA<br />
    17. 17. Apart from criminal legislation concerning animal cruelty, the State of Minnesota has few laws that proactively support our mission, and an overall poor (by our standards) legislative posture towards animal welfare.<br />
    18. 18. Examples of Minnesota’s legal posture toward animals:<br /><ul><li> Minnesota has no state laws to regulate the dog and cat breeding industry…but there is hope…
    19. 19. Pound seizure is still legal under Minnesota law. Only MN, OK, and UT have yet to pass legislation to ban the practice
    20. 20. The current interpretation of and lobby for the Veterinary Practice Act (passed in 1947) actively impede the establishment of low cost spay/neuter services
    21. 21. Animal euthanasia by use of carbon monoxide gas chambers is still legal in the state of Minnesota</li></ul>Source:<br />www.banpoundseizure.org<br />
    22. 22. “Euthanasia” and “population control”<br />
    23. 23. Intact cats and dogs make up a disproportionate share of shelter intakes.Less than 20% of pets entering shelters are sterilized<br />
    24. 24. Whether communities have high or low shelter euthanasia rates, the driving force remainsthe same:Intake drives Euthanasia<br />
    25. 25. As a community’s pet sterilization rate goes up, its shelter intake rate goes down…AS A COMMUNITY’S SHELTER INTAKE RATE GOES DOWN, THE EUTHANASIA RATE GOES DOWN…and vice versa…THUS, A community’s euthanasia rate lowersor raises in direct relation to the lowering or raising of its intake <br />
    26. 26. MANY communities now spend $3 or more per resident each year on reactive programs to impound, shelter, and kill homeless animals.<br />
    27. 27. A comprehensive set of prevention programs ADDRESSING all the significant sources of companion animal homelessness IN THE TWIN CITIES would cost ROUGHLY $1 a year per resident<br />
    28. 28. The Twin Cities metropolitan area has a population of around 2.85 Million people.WITH APPROPRIATE SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA VETERINARY COMMUNITY ANDONLY $1 per year per resident…we could SUBSIDIZE THE SPAYING OR NEUTERING OF up to 190,000 animals PER YEAR<br />
    29. 29. OUR MISSION<br />
    30. 30. To provide care and no kill sheltering for<br />Abandoned,<br />& Abused<br />Stray,<br />cats until they are placed into suitable, permanent homes<br />
    31. 31. To improve our community through<br />Spay & Neuter,<br />&Outreach<br />Educational,<br />programs and activities<br />
    32. 32. Our programs and activities provide rescue and relief to homeless and endangered cats in our community<br />Our programs and activities target the elimination of the community’s practice of euthanasia as a method of domestic cat population control <br />Our programs and activities strive to enable all people in the community to responsibly enjoy the companionship of cats<br />
    33. 33. 2009 in review<br />
    34. 34. 2009 BY THE NUMBERS<br />Number of New Feline Rescue Volunteers in 2009<br />165<br />Volunteers as of December 31, 2009<br /> 435<br />Growth in Number of Adoptions over 2008<br /> 9%<br />Growth in number of Spays/Neuters over 2008<br /> 45%<br />Number of Visitors to www.felinerescue.org <br /> 47,410<br />Cats Adopted from our Shelter Program <br />136<br />Cats adopted from our Foster program:<br /> 115<br />New cats taken in to our Shelter program<br /> 147<br />New cats taken in to our Foster program: <br /> 163<br />Cats spayed/neutered by our Outreach program <br /> 627<br />
    35. 35. 2009 Expense Summary<br />2009 Revenue Summary<br />
    36. 36. 2009 highlights<br />Foster Program<br /><ul><li>Increased intake of new cats and kittens into the Foster Program by 12% over 2008
    37. 37. Increased adoption of new cats and kittens by 11% over 2008</li></ul>Shelter Program<br /><ul><li>Increased adoption of new cats and kittens by xx% over 2008.
    38. 38. Reduced number of anonymous surrenders by xx% over 2008</li></ul>Outreach Program<br /><ul><li>Increased spay & neuter procedures performed to 627, a 45% increase over 2008</li></ul>Finance and Fundraising<br /><ul><li>Increased individual contributions by 4% over 2008 and improved special event fundraising revenue by 14%
    39. 39. Retired $314,174 in long-term organizational debt</li></li></ul><li>Our shelter program<br />
    40. 40. Shelter program PURPOSE<br /><ul><li>…to rescue, shelter, and rehabilitate stray, abandoned and abused cats until suitable permanent homes can be found for them.</li></li></ul><li>2009 – SHELTER PROGRAM<br />2009 SHELTER STATISTICS<br />SHELTER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS<br /><ul><li>Placeholder language for highlights to be provided by shelter program volunteers.
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    45. 45. Placeholder language for highlights to be provided by shelter program volunteers. </li></li></ul><li>Our foster program<br />
    46. 46. foster program PURPOSE<br /><ul><li>…to provide loving home care for stray, abandoned and abused cats until suitable permanent homes can be found for them.
    47. 47. Expectant mothers, those with nursing kittens, and injured and chronically ill cats need extra TLC that can best be provided in a home environment. </li></li></ul><li>2009 – FOSTER PROGRAM<br />2009 FOSTER STATISTICS<br />FOSTER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS<br /><ul><li>Placeholder language for highlights to be provided by foster program volunteers.
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    52. 52. Placeholder language for highlights to be provided by foster program volunteers. </li></li></ul><li>Our outreach program<br />
    53. 53. outreach program PURPOSE<br /><ul><li>… to reduce the number of homeless cats in the Twin Cities area by offering low-cost spay/neuter services to qualified applicants who otherwise could not afford the service
    54. 54. …to reduce the number of feral cats through TNR programs (trap/neuter/return) with grant money and through donations and community support</li></li></ul><li>2009 – OUTREACH PROGRAM<br />2009 OUTREACH STATISTICS<br />Spay and Neuter Procedures Performed<br />OUTREACH PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS<br /><ul><li>Added two new partner veterinary clinics, Century and Nokomis
    55. 55. Multiple collaborative projects with MN Spay Neuter Project and Animal Humane Society resulted in nearly 200 alterations
    56. 56. Participation in Wildcat Wednesday project with Animal Ark and Saint Paul Animal Control resulted in 36 alterations
    57. 57. Q1 2009 Lindstrom Project - $1000 donation used to alter 13 cats
    58. 58. Q3 2009 Little Canada project resulted in 22 alterations due to a generous contribution by supporter Joy Mattice
    59. 59. Q4 2009 Inver Grove Heights project results in alteration of 15 “junkyard” cats</li></li></ul><li>2009 financial results<br />
    60. 60. Randi Helgeson, CPA<br />Treasurer, Feline Rescue, Inc.<br />
    61. 61. 2009 financial summary<br />
    62. 62. 2009 fundraising review<br />
    63. 63. 2010 election results<br />
    64. 64. Kathryn Boyne, Esq.<br />Director and Legal Counsel, Feline Rescue, Inc.<br />2010 Nominating Committee Chairperson<br />
    65. 65. 2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS<br />DIRECTORS<br />Kathryn L Boyne, Esq.<br />Director & Legal Counsel<br /> Andrea Buzzell<br />Director (Resigned)<br /> Karen Francois<br />Director (Resigned)<br />Randi Helgeson, CPA<br />Director, At Large<br />Stacy Kabele, Esq.<br />Director, At Large<br />Laura Kaslow<br />Director (Resigned)<br />Jocelyn LaBerge<br />Director, At Large<br />Chaunce Stanton<br />Director, At Large<br />Brenda Wooten<br />Director (Resigned)<br />OFFICERS<br />Christopher Nelson <br />President<br /> Kelly Lehr<br />Treasurer<br /> Robin Bliss<br />Secretary<br />PROGRAM DIRECTORS<br />Claudia Brockhaus<br />Shelter Program Director<br />Cathy Harrington<br />Foster Program Director<br />Vickie Lachelt<br />Outreach Program Director<br />AUDIT COMMITTEE<br />Leanne Thyken<br />Chair, Audit Committee<br />Debra Brown<br />Audit Committee Member<br />Karen Francois<br />Audit Committee Member<br />Jocelyn LaBerge<br />Audit Committee Member<br />
    66. 66. 2010 Board election results<br />
    67. 67. 2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS<br />DIRECTORS<br />Kathryn L Boyne, Esq.<br />Director, Legal Counsel<br /> Stacy Kabele, Esq.<br />Director, Fundraising<br />Jocelyn LaBerge<br />Director, At Large<br />Chaunce Stanton<br />Director, Marketing and Communications<br />Valerie Wittmer<br />Director, Human Resources<br />PROGRAM DIRECTORS<br />Claudia Brockhaus<br />Director, Shelter Operations<br /> Cathy Harrington<br />Director, Foster Operations<br />Vickie Lachelt<br />Director, Outreach Operations<br />OFFICERS<br />Christopher Nelson <br />President<br /> Randi Helgeson, CPA<br />Treasurer & Acting Director, Financial Planning<br /> Michelle Lore, Esq.<br />Secretary<br />AUDIT, FINANCE AND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE<br />Leanne Thyken<br />Chair, Audit, Finance and Investement Committee<br />Debra Brown<br />Audit, Finance, and Investment Committee Member<br />OPEN<br />Audit, Finance, and Investment Committee Member<br />OPEN<br />Audit, Finance, and Investment Committee Member<br />
    68. 68. 2010 goals<br />
    69. 69. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES<br /><ul><li>Growing Our Programs
    70. 70. Promoting Spay / Neuter
    71. 71. Improving Our Volunteer Experience
    72. 72. Community Outreach
    73. 73. Governance and Stewardship
    74. 74. Funding Our Growth
    75. 75. Advocacy and Coalition Building</li></li></ul><li>2010 Goals<br />Growing Our Programs<br /><ul><li>Continually explore, evaluate and implement ways to increase the number of cats and kittens helped by our rescue, spay/neuter, and adoption programs</li></ul>2010 Work Plan Actions<br /><ul><li>Complete expansion of physical sheltering, medical, and storage space to address growing needs of Outreach, Foster, and Shelter programs.
    76. 76. Address basic program enablement issues impeding our growth and results: data management, financial, technological, veterinary, organizational, and logistical enablement.
    77. 77. Complete revision of 5 year strategic plan, see sidebar for details.</li></li></ul><li>2010 Goals<br />Promoting Spay / Neuter<br /><ul><li>Aggressively promote and facilitate the spaying and neutering of domestic cats in our community.</li></ul>2010 Work Plan Actions<br /><ul><li>Increase volunteer base and partner organizations for Spay/Neuter Outreach program, continuing program growth trend.
    78. 78. Actively pursue grants and strategies that lead to community wide establishment of low-cost spay and neuter services using existing and proven clinic models</li></li></ul><li>2010 Goals<br />Improving Our Volunteer Experience<br /><ul><li>Develop and maintain a volunteer program that maximizes the creativity, compassion, skills, and courage of our all volunteer workforce.</li></ul>2010 Work Plan Actions<br /><ul><li>Launch Feline Rescue Online Volunteer Community.
    79. 79. Improve on knowledge base of volunteer community through updated volunteer handbooks, revised policy manual, and volunteer orientations
    80. 80. Develop training seminars and programs based on areas of interest identified in the Volunteer Survey</li></li></ul><li>2010 Goals<br />Community Outreach<br /><ul><li>Increase outreach and education in Minnesota to eliminate euthanasia as a method of domestic cat population control, and increase education level of companion cat guardians.</li></ul>2010 Work Plan Actions<br /><ul><li>Create and/or improve community related content on our web site and printed materials available at events including: Lost Cat assistance, living with Neighborhood Cats and additional educational resources.
    81. 81. Continue our participation in Community Involvement and Education opportunities such as Twin Cities Pet Expo, Renaissance Festival, and others</li></li></ul><li>2010 Goals<br />Governance and Stewardship<br /><ul><li>Continue to build and maintain a strong foundation of awareness and compliance with laws, regulations, and best practices relating to non-profit governance and financial management.</li></ul>2010 Work Plan Actions<br /><ul><li>Achieve Charities Review Council acceptance through implementation of identified best practices for non-profit governance.
    82. 82. Expand existing Audit Committee role to include Finance and Investments, augment existing roster with external subject matter experts.</li></li></ul><li>2010 Goals<br />Funding Our Growth<br /><ul><li>Develop and maintain funding streams that increase yearly and enable Feline Rescue to broaden its’ impact.</li></ul>2010 Work Plan Actions<br /><ul><li>Implement Donor Management software to improve relationships with existing donor base, and improve tracking of fundraising expenditures.
    83. 83. Conduct eight Fundraising and Public Relations Events, including annual fall fund raising event “Catsino Royale”.</li></li></ul><li>2010 Goals<br />Advocacy and Coalition Building<br /><ul><li>Work on behalf of domestic cats through active involvement in the legislative process and by continuing to build strong coalitions with like minded organizations.</li></ul>2010 Work Plan Actions<br /><ul><li>Continue to build on and formalize existing coalitions with MN Spay Neuter Project, AHS, Red Lake Rosie’s, Animal Ark, Alley Cat Allies, and Saint Paul Animal Control.
    84. 84. Advocacy actions related to puppy/kitten mill, and statewide low-cost spay and neuter services.</li></li></ul><li>Q&A<br />Questions?<br />

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