THE CAT HOUSE ON THE KINGS INC

We can’t fix every problem, but we sure can fix people’s pets.

aka CHOTK and TCHOTK   |   Parlier, CA   |  www.cathouseonthekings.com

Mission

Our mission is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving homes; to provide a safe, happy, and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. We serve primarily Tulare, Fresno, and Madera Counties of Central California, with some rescues and adoptions in additional counties.

Notes from the nonprofit

Saving and improving the lives of cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies is our greatest priority at The Cat House on the Kings. It is what inspires our every effort. We are excited to expand our scope of documentation and accountability and encompass every best practice to ensure our work is as effective as is possible. We are very proud of our progress and will continue to work tirelessly to build upon it.

Ruling year info

2002

Founder and Executive Director

Ms. Lynea Lattanzio

Assistant Director and President of the Board

Mrs. Tammy Barker

Main address

7120 S Kings River Rd

Parlier, CA 93648 USA

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EIN

27-0015288

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem we are addressing is the suffering of cats due to overpopulation, neglect and abandonment. A combination of an Adoption program for socialized cats and a Trap-Neuter-Return program for unsocialized cats has been demonstrated to be the most effective approach to reducing the number of unwanted cats. For those who cannot be returned or adopted, we provide a 12-acre sanctuary for lifetime care.

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?

Low-cost Spay/Neuter Program

We provide necessary spaying or neutering, medical treatment, and vaccinations for abandoned or unwanted domestic felines, and provide housing and food for these felines.
We provide to the public low/no-cost spaying and neutering including veterinary attention to anyone caring for abandoned felines in the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

All of our cats are available for adoption. We do our utmost to find the best possible homes for our cats and kittens ; none are euthanized except to relieve suffering. We are proud of our Adoption Room at the sanctuary and our Adoption Center located in Fresno. All of our cats live in our sanctuary until they are adopted or die of old age - however long that may be. Every year The Cat House on the Kings adopts out approximately 500 cats (and a few dogs).

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are best known for our sanctuary where we care for over 700 unwanted cats and kittens. Abandoned cats and kittens find sanctuary with us as do those surrendered by their owners for a fee of $5000 per cat for lifetime support and care. All cats receive needed spay/neuters, vaccinations, and medical care. They are then placed in cottages where they can become comfortable and familiar with their surroundings. Once they are comfortable, they are released onto the fully-cat-fenced and secure grounds. Elderly cats may find additional comfort in the Seniors' House specially maintained for their comfort and needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We offer assistance and education in behavioral problems with cats and assist people in finding new homes for their cats. We also offer advice on all manner of cat issues to thousands of people from around the world who contact us directly or through our website and at our local, public events. Our education outreach has some of our dedicated volunteers going into local classrooms from kindergarten through the college level to promote the best practices for feline welfare and good pet stewardship.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are proud of our network of cooperating rescue organizations out of our challenging geographical area. With their help we are able to place many more cats than would be possible without them. They must maintain our high expectations for adoptive homes and our equally high standards of animal care. We have carefully developed a limited number of rescue partners, but they provide an essential part of our lifesaving work.

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

Low-cost Spay/Neuter Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is our total number of cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies rescued. They join the 24,000 rescued since our inception. Our website updates these numbers in a meticulous and timely manner.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total of our cats, kittens, dogs and puppies adopted. This record-keeping is a vital and integral part of our website's capability.

Number of sheltered animals

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

Sanctuary Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the number of cats and kittens housed at our sanctuary. It will vary slightly depending on the number and needs of rescued kittens throughout "kitten season".

Number of spays/neuters

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

Low-cost Spay/Neuter Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total of rescued and community cats and kittens spayed or neutered either free of charge or at low cost.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Our primary goal has been the same for more than twenty years, to reduce the suffering of cats due to overpopulation, neglect, and abandonment. Our efforts to spay and neuter community cats and offer reduced fees for the public's pets is solely directed at reducing the number of unwanted cats in shelters and the many forced to live a feral existence until they die, often in harsh ways and without care or respect for their lives. Every cat we rescue, spay, neuter, house, or adopt out is a life saved as well as a reduction of the possibility of more homeless cats. Our aim is to promote the sanctity of feline lives by working tirelessly and as economically as possible to save and responsibly care for as many as we possibly can.

We have staff and volunteers available to respond to rescue calls for cats from a multi-county area that extends 50+ miles from Fresno. Our spay/neuter surgery schedule is filled five full days of every week, year-round, and we are seeking to expand that service. We provide advice and services for community cat emergencies and essential needs, including necessities for Trap-Neuter-Return and colony feeding efforts. We provide lifetime care for a population of more than 700 resident sanctuary cats who are abandoned, not adoptable, or have been owner surrendered. There can be an additional 200 to 400 kittens during kitten season each year. We provide educational materials and presentations to promote humane and responsible animal care practices. We tirelessly network with other rescue organizations to place our cats that are not adopted locally into loving forever homes outside the Central Valley.

Our work requires the hands-on effort, dedication, and creativity of many. We have a full and part-time staff of 45 that manages and maintains the sanctuary and the adoption program. In addition to the paid staff, approximately 75 committed volunteers regularly assist by helping at the Petco adoption centers, fostering kittens and rescued cats to get them ready to be adopted, transporting kittens and cats to be adopted outside our local area, and providing much of the effort involved in the two open house fundraisers held at the sanctuary each year.

We have accomplished so much across twenty years. We have an extraordinarily dedicated staff and equally dedicated volunteers. Our sanctuary continues to grow as a place of safety, security, and love for more than 700 abandoned, displaced, and unadoptable cats. It is also the hub of community veterinary care and education outreach. The 40,000 spay/neuter surgeries that we have provided and our 20,000 cat and kitten adoptions have moved our geographical area much closer to being the humane community we hope to become. Everything we do is aimed at accomplishing the reality of being a region known for our humane care of cats. We will achieve this by continuing to increase our spay/neuter surgery numbers and our adoption numbers, by expanding our education efforts, and by continuing to provide an excellent quality of life in California's largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary. We're The Cat House on the Kings, and this IS what we do!

Financials

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THE CAT HOUSE ON THE KINGS INC

Board of directors
as of 2/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Tammy Barker

The Cat House on the Kings

Term: 2020 - 2025


Board co-chair

5599998238 Lin Faurie

Retired

Term: 2020 - 2025

Francine Caraker

No Affiliation

Lin Weller-Faurie

No Affiliation

Christine Bagetakos

Tammy Barker

Lynea Lattanzio

Tammy M Barker

The Cat House on the Kings

Harvie Schreiber

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 ? No
  • 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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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