Animal related

FOCUS ON FERALS INC

Brainardsville, NY

Mission

Focus on Ferals is a small non-profit animal welfare organization located in Malone, NY, minutes from the Canadian Border.  The organization was established by a small group of caring and dedicated individuals concerned about solving the overpopulation of feral/stray and abandoned felines in the community.  Focus on Ferals was formed in the spring of 2011 and is always seeking energetic, caring and compassionate individuals to help us accomplish our mission of saving lives.  We strive to end the homelessness of our community's felines through the implementation of a strategic TNR(trap-neuter-return) Program, adoption, public awareness and education.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Statistics as of December 31, 2015
TNR - 189
Adopted - 758
Spay/Neuter - 1085
Fostered - 1060

Ruling Year

2011

President/Board

Rebecca Vaincourt

Main Address

PO Box 274

Brainardsville, NY 12915 USA

Keywords

TNR feral cat trap neuter adoption

EIN

45-1713063

 Number

8087512293

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

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TNR (trap-neuter-return)

Adoption Program

Voucher Program for Low-income

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Number of animal adoptions

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Adoption Program

Number of animals rescued

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intakes

Number of released animals

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Related program

TNR (trap-neuter-return)

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Focus on Ferals is located in Malone, NY, minutes from the Canadian border. The organization was established in 2011 by a small group of caring and dedicated individuals concerned about solving the overpopulation of feral/stray and abandoned felines in the community. We strive to end the homeless feline community through a strategic TNR Program, adoption, public awareness and education. Focus on Ferals serves Franklin and Clinton County, NY.

The feral cats are trapped, neutered, vaccinated and returned to their outdoor colony with a caregiver therefore ending the breeding cycle. The social free-roaming cats are admitted into foster care, vetted and placed for adoption which also reduces the number of free-roaming cats and kittens on the street..

We have several volunteers who are trained for the TNR Program. Their job is to trap the feral cats, transport to the vet clinic to be neutered and vaccinated, provide a climate controlled environment for recovery and then released back to their original outdoor colony. We also have volunteers trained to operate our Adoption Program. These volunteers are active in fostering and ensuring the health and safety of the social cats and kittens until they are ready for adoption. We participate with the Petsmart Adoption Center in Plattsburgh, NY where we have a team of volunteers overseeing the upkeep of the adoption center for cleanliness. We also have volunteers who actively engage with the general public to facilitate the adoptions of our rescues. Throughout the process of our TNR and Adoption Programs our volunteers utilize the opportunity to raise public awareness about the current problem of homeless felines and educate individuals about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.

Focus on Ferals utilizes the software program Animal Shelter Manager to track our progress regarding the number of spay/neuter surgeries, TNR and the adoptions of our rescues.

Since our establishment in 2011 we have accomplished the following;
Spay/Neuter - 1,782
TNR - 280
Adopted - 1,367
Intakes - 1,791

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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