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FixNation, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/18/2012: FixNation, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: FIXNATION INC

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Los Angeles, CA
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FixNation, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/18/2012: FixNation, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: FIXNATION INC

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Physical Address: Los Angeles, CA 91352 
EIN: 83-0452460
Web URL: www.fixnation.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D20 Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
D Animal related
D40 Veterinary Services
D Animal related
D99 Animal Related Activities N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 2006 


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Mission Statement

FixNation’s mission is to reduce the population of homeless cats by sterilizing as many as possible while demonstrating the effectiveness of Trap-Neuter-Return and colony management for the humane care of homeless cats.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $1,198,797
Total Expenses $1,304,897

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Mr. Mark Dodge, Esq.

Term:

Since Jan 2007

Profile:

Mr. Dodge is 30+ year member of California and Washington state bar associations. He manages the legal affairs for corporate clients and devotes countless hours of pro bono time to FixNation and its sister program, Best Friends Catnippers. Both programs were founded by Mr. Dodge and his wife, Karn Myers, who now as Chief Operating Officer, runs the day-to-day operations of FixNation.

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Programs

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Budget:
$1,292,750
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
General Public/Unspecified
Other Named Groups

Program Description:

Our main operations include: Operating a full-time spay/neuter clinic with free services for homeless stray and feral cats, and affordable services for tame cats. Maintaining a collection of humane traps which we loan out to the public and caregivers who participate in our programs. Educating the public about TNR and offering training sessions on proper trapping techniques and care of feral cat colonies. Managing community outreach programs to elevate the awareness of TNR and ultimately reduce shelter intake and euthanasia rates for cats as a whole. Conducting free, bi-monthly spay-neuter clinics in partnership with our sister program, Best Friends Catnippers.

Program Long-Term Success:

Our organization was founded to bring together all of the known, effective TNR resources, and offer them as one, complete package to the community on a high-volume, high quality basis. These resources include a dedicated facility, 2-full time veterinarians specializing in high-volume sterilization surgery, a trained technical staff, hundreds of traps to loan out, a front-office staff capable of training the public on TNR, trapping, after-care, etc., and a team dedicated to raising public awareness, doing public education and engaging in community outreach on a consistent basis.   This massive array of resources has been extraordinarily successful and effective. In just over 4 years, FixNation has sterilized over 50,000 cats. In 2010 alone, we fixed nearly 17,000 homeless cats, thereby preventing hundreds of thousands more from coming into the population. These efforts have stabilized countless numbers of stray cat colonies, and caused FixNation to become a major resource for the community.

Program Short-Term Success:

In 2010, we examined 18,583 cats, and sterilized and gave medical attention to 16,829 of them. 14,839 of these were stray or feral cats. The work prevented the needless suffering of countless homeless cats, and greatly relieved the burden on shelters.

Program Success Monitored by:

Our results are measured by complete and transparent reporting of all performance results, tracking colonies, and shelter intake activity.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

FixNation has sterlized more than 80,000 cats since 2007.  We consistently provide the highest level of veterinary care to feral cats in the country, and we provide this free to caregivers of feral cat colonies. In 2012, FixNation is expanding services to include free microchips for pet cats at the time of spay/neuter surgery, as well as offering weekly Wellness Clinics for both dogs and cats, in order to provide consistent and affordable preventative care for community animals.
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