Kitty Cat Connection, Inc.

Smithville, MO   |  www.kittycatconnection.org

Mission

Kitty Cat Connection, Inc. is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to:Reducing suffering and over population among feral and abandoned cats in Jackson, Platte, Clay, Johnson counties.Fostering and finding caring homes for all rescue cats.Promoting spay/neuter and adoptions as a way to address the problem of homeless cats in the community.

Ruling year info

2007

President

Sandra Coffman

Vice President

Sharon Jones

Main address

12923 Coble Lane

Smithville, MO 64089 USA

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EIN

20-8008870

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Each year, over 3.2 million cats enter animal shelters and an estimated 860,000 are euthanized. Approximately 35 million homes have one or more feline pets. Kitty Cat Connection strives to rescue lost and stray animals, provide veterinary services and loving foster homes for kittens and adult cats, and to provide weekly adoption events for kittens and adult cats needing new homes. In addition, feral cats are rescued and are neutered/spayed and either released back into their original environment or to a barn home. Kitty Cat Connections has no paid staff and many volunteers provide needed funds from their own resources.

Our programs

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Foster and Adoption Program

Cats and kittens that are rescued, spend time with a volunteer foster family who care for health needs and socialization. Semi-feral kitties receive extra care, often through the help our our board member who is a cat behaviorist, with socialization to see if , with time and attention, they will become more social. Adoption events are held weekly at a local pet store.  Kitties are advertised on pet finder, on our social media, in our website, and in our monthly newsletter.

Population(s) Served

Some kitties we rescue are feral or semi-feral and, as such, not candidates for family adoption.  Because cats are creatures of habit, we give them time to adjust in our care while they are vetted, neutered/spayed, and micro-chipped. Some of these cats come out of their reluctance toward people and become candidates for adoption.  Some need to go to a barn home.  We work with barn home families to insure that the kitties will receive food, water, shelter, and veterinary care.  Please see our video on our barn homes program.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Kitty Cat Connection, Inc., (KCC) strives to reduce suffering in an ever burgeoning homeless cat population in the Kansas City metropolitan area and its surrounding counties. We do this through two volunteer programs:  foster care (which includes all vetting and neuter/spay, socialization, and adoption), barn home program (which includes all vetting and neuter/spay of feral or semi-feral cats and placement into a barn home willing to feed and give the kitties continued veterinary care when needed.

We continually recruit new foster families and barn homes for the kitties through social media and weekly adoption events at an area pet store. Other advertising for barn homes is done through rural community groups and advertising. We also exhibit at various community events.

Since 2006, KCC has built a strong network of foster families to help stabilize orphaned kitties and help them to be ready to be adopted by a family.  Our adoptions provide ongoing revenue for our organization; however, more needs exist  The cost of veterinary services, medications, food, and litter is high.  We are almost always at capacity and our revenues cover normal expenses; however, not much is left over for advertising our kitties for adoption or for new foster families and barn homes.

In 2017, KCC achieved its highest number of adoptions: over 450 for the year. Our barn home program increased by a few; however, we would like to do more in both areas.  Our telephone messages are full of calls about kitties who need our services, but our program is often at capacity.  In order to achieve our goals, we need more families to adopt and more barns that need a kitty.

Financials

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Kitty Cat Connection, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/01/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sandy Coffman

Retired

Term: 2010 - 2020


Board co-chair

Sharon Jones

Dana Loehrer

Todd Foltz

Doug Smith

Susan Long

Susan Heddings

Tina Damman

Jeylinne Enriquez

Sharon Jones

Britney James

Sandra Coffman