Animal related

Central Florida Animal Reserve Inc

  • Sharpes, FL
  • http://www.cflar.org

Mission Statement

The CENTRAL FLORIDA ANIMAL RESERVE (CFAR) is a big cat & wildlife sanctuary focused on effective stewardship and meaningful relationships with our animal residents and educating the public at large.

Main Programs

  1. Long term animal care
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Focused in the Florida region; have performed rescues and educational activities throughout the U.S.

ruling year

1998

CEO since 2011

Self-reported

Dr. K. "Simba" Wiltz

Keywords

Self-reported

lion, tiger, leopard, cougar, sanctuary, big cat, reserve, rescue, panthera, great cat, endangered species

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EIN

59-3418943

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge (D34)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Top Accomplishments:
Improved financial stability by lowering expenses and increasing operating capital.
Partnered with meat recycling vendors to lower one of our largest variable expenses.
Collaborated with educational institutions of higher learning to provide on-site experiences for students.
Goals for Upcoming Year:
Complete plans for the long term platform at our partnered eco-conservancy that will allow the cats a sustainable existence.
Develop vendor relationships and local infrastructure at our proposed new location.
Raise funds to satisfy the financial needs of a new facility move while maintaining current facility.

Programs

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

Program 1

Long term animal care

All matters pertaining to the care and handling of our long-term animal residents.
Maintenance of the facility grounds and utilities.
Provision of a safe and secure location for big cats.
Volunteer program to provide staffing for the cats.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$100,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    - To build a move the operation to our new location in Osceola County.
    - To provide competent, compassionate care to our animal residents.
    - To provide educational experiences to the public regarding the plight of big cats.
    - To provide opportunities for volunteer service
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    CFAR employs multiple fundraising and outreach strategies. The first is our Membership program that enables interested parties access to communications about our mission and efforts. The second is general outreach through the use of social media and traditional media to raise awareness and provide access to interested parties. The third is the creation and execution of programs intended to provide a bridge between the volunteer experience and members of the general public. These include events and adventures designed to provide revenue and experience simultaneously.
    Our volunteer and educational strategy revolves around providing volunteers opportunities to work with the organization at their level. We provide a site for students to obtain public service hours and veterinary students to get valuable experience.
    Through association with veterinary professionals and engagement across the sanctuary spectrum, we seek optimal solutions for our animal husbandry efforts.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Veterinary care, multiple level education opportunities, conservation education, eco-tainment, and animal husbandry.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our key indicator is the health and well being of our animal residents. Longevity is key, of our over 40 cats, no cat on site is less than 7 years old.
    Our other key indicator is progress on the construction and activation of our new facility.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have begun Phase 1 of our move construction effort. Fundraising is in progress for Phase 2.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Focused in the Florida region; have performed rescues and educational activities throughout the U.S.

Funding Needs

Building fund (enclosures and site work for animals) Veterinary Expenses Occupancy fees and expenses Licensing fees

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Central Florida Animal Reserve Inc
Fiscal year: Feb 01-Jan 31

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Operations

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Central Florida Animal Reserve Inc

Leadership

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CEO

Dr. K. "Simba" Wiltz

BIO

Dr. Wiltz received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a practicing pharmacist, he has worked in multiple settings including retail pharmacy, home healthcare, infusion pharmacy, and nuclear pharmacy. His first encounter with big cats was the result of a Morehead Scholarship that allowed him travel to study a topic of his choice. After visiting sanctuaries around the country he settled back into his Orlando home to begin working with the big cats of CFAR. Dr. Wiltz went on to become a volunteer, then a senior handler with the organization before being asked to join the Board of Directors as the Sr. Vice President for Grants and Development. Since 2011, he has also assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer for CFAR and guides the growth and outreach of the organization.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

""CFAR is important because it serves as a vital safety net that big cats do not have in this country. Without organizations like CFAR, cats in bad situations have no human advocates to steward them in our world. It is my personal hope that by expanding operations at the new facility we can form an important link that will continue our public trust, serve to aid law enforcement in removing cats in poor ownership situations, and educate the public through the relationships with our residents.""

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Julia Kunigan

No Affiliation

Term: Nov 2007 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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