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KARMA CAT & ZEN DOG RESCUE SOCIETY

aka Karma Cat Rescue Society   |   Milltown, NJ   |  http://www.karmacat.org

Mission

We envision a world where every companion animal is respected, fed, warm, happy, and not in danger of being killed because it is temporarily homeless. Karma Cat Rescue Society's mission is to provide a safe and peaceful haven for homeless, abandoned or abused animals. We will help decrease the number of cats being destroyed in kill shelters through the work of our adoption, trap-neuter-return, and education programs. Karma Cat + Zen Dog vows to treat all persons with respect and consideration regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, maternity, marital or family status, disability, age or national origin.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Krytsal Hasard

Main address

39 S. Main Street

Milltown, NJ 08850 USA

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EIN

27-2141815

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pet homelessness and lack of feral cat spay/neuter funding.

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?

Cat Adoptions

The Karma Cat Rescue Society rescues cats from unfortunate circumstances. We provide veterinary care, food and comfort while the cats adjust. When they are ready, they are made available for adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Trap-neuter-return (TNR) of community (feral) cats is the only humane way to manage the outdoor/unsocialized cat population. Feral colony management is critical to creating a no-kill community.

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 animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Cat Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Cats adopted into loving homes.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Cat Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of cats in trap-neuter-return (TNR) program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Place at least 250 cats and dogs in loving homes each year.
Perform several Trap-Neuter-Return projects each year.
Provide a rewarding volunteer experience for the community.

Host adoption events at our Milltown Adoption Center.
Advocate and market adoptable animals through social media.
Execute Trap-Neuter-Return projects.

Cat and dog adoption services with animals fostered in approved foster homes.
Arranging and financing medical care for all animals in our programs.

Consistently place over 200 cats/kittens in loving homes each year.
Between two and five Trap-Neuter-Return projects have been completed each year.

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

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

    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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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KARMA CAT & ZEN DOG RESCUE SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 12/02/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christie Arlotta

Tom Daily

Mark Schmidt

Christie Arlotta

Nancy Stewart

Kristin Padden

Gina Loh

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 6/27/2023

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
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/28/2022

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

Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.