Animal related

Island Cat Resources and Adoption

  • Alameda, CA
  • icraeastbay.org

Mission Statement

Island Cat Resources and Adoption is dedicated to improving the lives of free-roaming and unowned cats through spay/neuter, adoption, and humane education.

Main Programs

  1. Spay/Neuter Program
  2. Adoption Program
  3. Garden Cat Program
  4. Community Assistance Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Alameda and Oakland and communities nearby in the San Francisco/Bay Area, California.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Ms Merry Bates

Co Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Gail Churchill

Keywords

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spay,neuter,feral,cats,trap,TNR,cat,adoption,foster

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Also Known As

ICRA - Island Cat Resources and Adoption

EIN

94-3225519

 Number

5036659108

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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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In 2015, ICRA spayed or neutered more than 1,100 cats and kittens, preventing the birth of thousands of unwanted kittens in the San Francisco East Bay each year. ICRA also rescued, rehabilitated, and found permanent homes for 200 cats and transferred more than 40 cats to local no-kill shelters.

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

Spay/Neuter Program

We offer spay/neuter at no cost for cats in the community for low income guardians that cannot afford it. We also practice and teach trap-neuter-return (TNR)as the most effective and humane method of managing and gradually reducing the feral cat populations in our community.

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Animal-Related

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Program 2

Adoption Program

Every cat ICRA traps or rescues is carefully evaluated for adoptability. Tame cats and kittens young enough to be socialized are placed in foster homes, and taken into our adoption program when they are ready for a responsible and loving permanent home. The goal of our adoption program is to place the right cat(s) with the right people. To that end, we have established an adoption screening and home visit program in which our adoption site volunteers collaborate with our foster homes to make each placement.

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Animal-Related

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Program 3

Garden Cat Program

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Animal-Related

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Program 4

Community Assistance Program

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Animal-Related

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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?
    ICRA's aim is to improve the lives of local free-roaming and unowned cats and reduce the negative impacts of feline overpopulation in Alameda and Oakland, CA and nearby communities.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    ICRA's main activities focus on trap-neuter-return (TNR), the most humane approach to reducing free-roaming cat populations. TNR involves trapping unaltered cats living on the street, spaying or neutering them, and returning them to the location where they were trapped. A managed community cat colony will eventually reduce in size due to attrition. Our own volunteers perform TNR and we also provide support to community members who are willing to help the cats in their own neighborhoods.

    Most unsocialized cats are returned to their colonies, but kittens young enough to be socialized and stray adult cats who are friendly to humans are made available for adoption and live in foster homes until we find a quality permanent home.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Alameda and Oakland and communities nearby in the San Francisco/Bay Area, California.

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Funding Needs

Funding for spay/neuter surgeries, other veterinary medical care, and medications.

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Island Cat Resources and Adoption
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Island Cat Resources and Adoption

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms Merry Bates

Co Principal Officer

Gail Churchill

BIO

Merry Bates is President of Island Cat Resources and Adoption. She is focused on increasing spay/neuter resources to feral cat caretakers and low income guardians of tame cats as the most effective way to reduce the continued euthanasia of hundreds of cats in the municipal shelters each year in the East Bay of the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area in California. With an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, she has worked in the health plan industry for 29 years and is currently a Regional Network Director at Health Net in Oakland, California. This is her first board position on a non-profit board.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Merry Bates

no affiliation

Term: Apr 2016 - Apr 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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