Animal related

BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM, INC.

  • SALEM, VA
  • www.barncatbuddies.org

Mission Statement

Barn Cat Buddies, Inc. 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 the relocation of sterilized feral, and socialized felines to SAFE alternative placements such as horse farms, wineries, greenhouses, orchards, warehouses or other facilities that agree to follow our relocation protocol.

Additionally Barn Cat Buddies, Inc. supports ending feline overpopulation through a safe habitat program known as Trap/Neuter/Return where caretakers provide long-term care and monitoring of feral cat colonies.

As advocates of all felines, we believe that cats, as living creatures have value and are entitled to ethical consideration and protection

Main Programs

  1. TNR
  2. Rehome Homeless and Feral Felines
  3. Free Feline Fix

service areas

National

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Areas Served Narrative

Southwest Virginia, including Craig, Franklin, Bedford, Botetourt, Salem, and Roanoke City and County.

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ruling year

2011

Co-President since 2015

Toni Levine

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Co-President since 2015

Catherine Gosney

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Keywords

feline, cats, barn, homeless, feral, spay, neuter

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EIN

27-3959063

 Number

6112349558

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Over the past year we have re-homed approximately 152 cats and kittens into safe homes or non-traditional facilities like barns, farms and marinas. Of the 152 acquired, approximately 75 were placed in our permanent colonies.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

TNR

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

Category

Animal-Related

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Rehome Homeless and Feral Felines

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

Category

Animal-Related

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 3

Free Feline Fix

Spay and neuter friendly and feral cats at no cost to the public. This is done through a grant.

Category

Animal-Related

Budget

$30,000

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

General Public/Unspecified

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goal are:
    1. Spay and neuter as many friendly and feral cats
    2. Provide food and rudimentary shelters for our colony cats
    3. Provide limited veterinary care for sick friendly and feral cats
    4. Provide education to the public regarding trapping feral cats
    5. Provide education to the public and Animal Control Officers regarding established feral colonies
    6. Provide cat food to low income individuals
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategy is to apply for multiple grants. And to have fundraisers and use the internet to request specific funding needs. (Constant Contact)
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a volunteer experienced in writing grants and using Constant Contact.
    We have a volunteer experienced in organizing yard sales for fund raising.
    We have other volunteers that are willing to work diligently to help in other ways.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We got two grants in 2015 that helped us with spays and neuters, cat food, veterinary care, advertising and buying two sheds.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    In 2015, we were able to spay and neuter approximately 1000 cats.
    We provided veterinary care to sick cats and kittens.
    We were able to vaccinate all the kittens in our care before they were adopted.
    We acquired two sheds. One is used for storage and the other one is used for storage and housing feral cats on a temporary basis before releasing them into our colonies.
    We were able to provide food to low income individuals and various established feral cat colonies.
    We were able to rent a billboard requesting barn homes.

service areas

National

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Areas Served Narrative

Southwest Virginia, including Craig, Franklin, Bedford, Botetourt, Salem, and Roanoke City and County.

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Social Media

@pages/Barn-Cat-Buddies/115617385162982

Funding Needs

We are always in need of cash donations to help with feline spays and neuters. Since our volunteers are un-paid, all donations go straight to medical care or assistance with making the program run efficiently. We are also always in need of donations to help support our feline sanctuaries. We use approximately 850 pounds of cat food a month to support 4 sanctuaries. Locations are Bedford, Botetourt, Glad Hill and New Castle. All located in Virginia.

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Operations

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BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM, INC.

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Co-President

Toni Levine

Co-President

Catherine Gosney

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Toni Levine

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2015 - Dec 2017

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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