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Cats Exclusive, Inc.

Low-cost veterinary clinic and adoption center

Margate, FL   |  catsexclusive.org

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Mission

Our mission is to help control the over-population and unnecessary euthanasia of cats in our community. We combine trend-setting spay/neuter initiatives now established within our own low-cost clinic with the oldest feline adoption center in Broward County. We educate and encourage all aspects of responsible animal care and management.

Ruling year info

1999

President and Board Chair

Mr. David Boyce

Main address

6350 W. Atlantic Blvd Suite #1

Margate, FL 33063 USA

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EIN

59-2212954

NTEE code info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

All of the programs at Cats Exclusive revolve around our dedication to reduce the number of pets surrendered that fill space at our open admission shelters and also encourage more people to seek qualified care for their pets or neighborhood strays thus reducing the animals' suffering.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Adoption Center

Cats Exclusive opened the first store-front feline shelter and adoption center in Broward County back in 1998. This arm of our organization regularly takes in several hundred abandoned or surrendered cats and kittens every year. Our location in Margate, at the northern end of Broward County, separates us geographically from the larger organizations in Broward to our south. This location makes us the go-to shelter for many in the area who cannot or do not wish to travel a further distance to those larger groups.

Population(s) Served
Adults

During its 17 years of operation, our low-cost veterinary clinic has performed over 45,000 feline plus more than a thousand small dog sterilizations. Our clinic is now a full-service veterinary hospital that provides our community with quality veterinary care at reduced prices to match the needs of so many people in our neighborhoods.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We maintain a low-cost profile for all services so that we can make pet ownership more available and rewarding for the members of our community who are struggling financially.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoption Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoption Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter and Veterinary Clinic

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Most of our adoption prospects and clinic clientele come to us from the immediate areas surrounding the shelter, a radius of about 20 miles that includes most of Broward County. But, more importantly, we are located in an area of the county that has a lower income profile than the county in general. Some of the cities immediately surrounding our clinic's location have lower median household income levels than Broward County in total and poverty rates that exceed 20% as compared to the county at large which is 13%, which makes the need for this type of organization more compelling.

We have recognized that the great majority of animals that come into our shelter systems do so because humans have given up on them. Although our primary focus at Cats Exclusive is to stem the tide of pet overpopulation and to aid abandoned and injured animals, we are also finding great value by strengthening the pet/human bond in situations requiring special attention. Our home, Broward County, is similar to most of the country in that the great majority of cats that enter the county-run shelters do not come out alive. Most of our programs are designed to address these issues including our clinic subsidy program that exist solely to reduce the need for those unnecessary surrenders

We are a self-sustaining animal shelter and veterinary clinic. We opened our own in-house spay/neuter clinic a few years ago and we obviously use those facilities to tend to most of the needs of the cats we bring into our shelter. Especially for spay/neuter. Except for those rare situations that require specialized care when we need to go to another animal hospital for certain tests or equipment our needs are now met totally in-house.

We are continuing to look for a small house or similar free-standing office space properly zoned for commercial use so we can move and offer clinic services for large dogs, too. The Cats Exclusive clinic can accommodate smaller dogs but we run into logistical problems because we do not have enough space for holding larger dogs after surgeries or other procedures. We will continue to offer the public the best low-cost feline medical services we can make available. We will continue to offer shelter to as many neglected or surrendered cats as our facilities can accommodate reasonably. And, we will continue to spay/neuter every cat and kitten that comes through our shelter for adoption as we have ever since we organized back in 1980.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Cats Exclusive, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Boyce

retired

Term: 2021 - 2023

Shari Kavalin

Elegant Escapes

David Boyce

retired

Candace West

Self Employed

Marge Friend

retired

Charles Saltzman

retired

Barbara Bellani

Bella Homes Realty

Michael Grife

Attorney

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.