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Cat Zip Alliance Inc/Campus Cats

Feeding & Fixing - They Go Together

aka Campus Cats   |   Watkinsville, GA   |  www.catzip.org

Mission

Cat Zip Alliance/Cat Zip is an all-volunteer group with no paid employees, so you know your donations go directly to covering vet care, food, and supplies. Our broad mission is to promote humane and effective community cat management through our Trap-Neuter-Return-Monitor (TNR), barn cat, and adoption programs in order to keep community cats out of animal control facilities. On a smaller scale, we care for the community cats that live on and adjacent to University of Georgia property every day. On a larger scale, we loan out traps and provide the training and resources someone might need in order to manage community cats in their own backyards or place of business, serving Athens Clarke County and surrounding counties in mid- and NE Georgia.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Lisa Donovan

Co Principal Officer

Kelly Bettinger

Main address

P.O. Box 902

Watkinsville, GA 30677 USA

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EIN

20-8980642

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Compared to dogs, the chance a cat has of making it out of a municipal shelter alive is slim. Estimates reported by the Humane Society of the United States are that 70% of all cats entering a shelter are euthanized. We cannot foster and adopt our way out of this crisis, but we can spay and neuter our way out. Many people feed outdoor community cats, and a survey by Alley Cat Allies showed that 81% of respondents would choose leaving a cat outdoors over trapping it to be euthanized. Our goal is to keep community cats out of the shelter system and our role is to help those who care about community cats to get them trapped and spayed/neutered and vaccinated. We provide the traps and training, and can help match people with funding if needed. We also have a barn cat program to pull healthy cats from shelters covering four counties that have been labelled unadoptable/feral. We always say if everyone would take care of their own backyard, we will cover the University of Georgia campus!

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?

Campus Cats

To provide life-long care for community cats on the UGA campus through TNR (trapping, spay/neuter, rabies & distemper vaccinations, kitten adoption, and the lifelong care, feeding, and monitoring of adult cats returned to their campus territories.)

Population(s) Served
Adults

We work with the animal control services covering four counties to pull cats labeled unadoptable who would otherwise be euthanized after a stray hold period. After being spayed/neutered and receiving vaccinations the cats are placed with barn owners who are looking for working cats. We deliver the cats and help the new owner set up an acclimation area where the cats will spend several weeks getting used to their new home.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We loan out traps and provide trapping training to anyone caring for community cats in their neighborhood or workplace. We match caregivers with funding or pay for the vet services for them.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

To keep community cats out of the shelter system.

Helping those who care about community cats to trap cats in their care for spay/neuter and vaccinations. We loan out traps and offer trapping training.

We always say if everyone will take care of the cats in their own backyard. we'll cover the University of Georgia campus!

We have 50+ traps to loan and offer a weekly trapping workshop. We also have a volunteer group of 10 people who help with the daily care of the cats on UGA property.

Since 2006 we have helped spay/neuter (TNR and adoption) over 3000 cats and kittens.

Financials

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Operations

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Board of directors
as of 11/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lisa Donovan

University of Georgia

Lisa Donovan

University of Georgia

Kelly Bettinger

University of Georgia

Dee Palmer

retired

Lori Carson

retired

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/4/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data