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BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/17/2014: BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM

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Hardy, VA
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BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/17/2014: BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM

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Physical Address: Hardy, VA 24101 
EIN: 27-3959063
Web URL: www.barncatbuddies.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D20 Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
D Animal related
P Human Services
Ruling Year: 2011 
How This Organization Is Funded: Private Donations
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Mission Statement

Barn Cat Buddies is a 501C 3 non-profit, charitable Organization comprised of volunteers with a common mission dedicated to saving and improving the lives of feral, homeless, stray and abandoned felines in the southwest and central regions of Virginia.    Our mission includes education, relocation of sterilized feral as well as  socialized felines to safe areas such as horse or dairy farm, hardware, feed and seed stores, or greenhouses and/or other businesses which follow our safe relocation protocol.     The Barn Cat Buddies also believes in ending overpopulation through a safe habitat program Trap/Neuter/Return where caretakers provide long-term care.  As advocates of all felines, we believe that cats, as living creatures, have value and are entitled to ethical consideration and protection.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $37,370
Total Expenses $31,065

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Leadership

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Sara Stein

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Programs

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Program Description:

Trap/Neuter/Return of Feral Cats/kittens in Central & Southwest Virginia

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Program Description:

Locate barn and/or indoor homes for the abandoned and feral cat populations in Central and Southwest Virginia

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Over the past year we have re-homed over 200 cats and kittens into safe homes or non-traditional facilities like barns, farms and marinas.
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