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BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM, INC.

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SALEM, VA   |  www.barncatbuddies.org

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Mission

Barn Cat Buddies, Inc. is a 501C 3 non-profit, charitable Organization comprised of all volunteers with the mission dedicated to saving and improving the lives of abandoned friendly, feral, homeless, and stray felines in the southwest regions of Virginia. This mission includes the relocation of sterilized feral, and socialized felines to SAFE alternative placements or indoor homes. Additionally Barn Cat Buddies, Inc. supports ending feline overpopulation through a safe habitat program known as Trap/Neuter/Return where caretakers provide long-term care and monitoring of feral cat colonies. As advocates of all felines, we believe that cats, as living creatures have value and are entitled to ethical consideration and protection.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Judy Zeimer

Main address

PO Box 111

SALEM, VA 24153 USA

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EIN

27-3959063

NTEE code info

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

The goal of Barn Cat Buddies is to minimize the number of unaltered felines in our community with a tried and true method called Trap Neuter Return (TNR). We educate the community on the benefits of TNR over 'catch and kill' methods. Explaining how the process of 'catch and kill' accerbates feline overpopulation through the 'vacuum effect' is an important piece of our message. Through a spay-neuter assistance program we support low income cat owners and caretakers to be part of the solution instead of the problem. We have social media campaigns addressing horse farms/warehouses and other safe venues why adopting a 'working' cat will keep the rat/mouse population in check and ultimately save costly items like horse feed on farms and materials at warehouses and other businesses from rodent distruction.

Our programs

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

Forever Home Partner

Provide medical care/sterilization and indoor adoptions to friendly homeless cats and kittens through our foster home program and adoption partner Pet Supplies Plus, Inc.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Locate barn and/or indoor homes for the abandoned and feral cat populations in Southwest Virginia.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Offering ongoing Spay and neuter assistance to disadvantaged feline pet owners.

Population(s) Served

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 released animals

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Rehome Homeless and Feral Felines

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TNR - back to colony after sterilized and vaccinated.

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 goal are:
1. Spay and neuter as many cats as possible through grants and donations.
2. Provide food and rudimentary shelters for colony cats
3. Provide limited veterinary care for sick friendly and feral cats
4. Provide education to the public regarding TNR
5. Provide Animal Control Officers education regarding established feral colonies & the vacuum effect

Our strategy is to use social media to educate the public;
To apply for multiple grants that support our mission
and to continually market for alternative and safe 'community cat' homes

We have a volunteer grant writer and a donor list of several hundred people.
We have specific people trained in safe trapping process and have a phone line
where caretakers can call and ask for s/n assistance.

In 2015, we were able to spay and neuter approximately 1000 cats.
We provided veterinary care to sick cats and kittens.
We were able to vaccinate all the kittens in our care before they were adopted.
We acquired two sheds. One is used for storage and the other one is used for storage and housing feral cats on a temporary basis before releasing them into our colonies.
We were able to provide food to low income individuals and various established feral cat colonies.
We were able to rent a billboard requesting barn homes.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 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 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM, INC.

Board of directors
as of 05/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Judith Zeimer

Toni Levine

Barn Cat Buddies

Catherine Gosney

Barn Cat Buddies

Jean Bradley

Barn Cat Buddies

Judith Zeimer

Barn Cat Buddies

Kristen Miller

Barn Cat Buddies

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/12/2024

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Policies and processes
  • 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.