KITTY KAT HAVEN

Giving 2nd Chances to Adult Cats, Taking the Time to Find the Purrfect Furrever Home

aka KKH   |   chehalis, WA   |  www.kittykathaven.org

Mission

Giving 2nd Chances to "Adoption - Challenged" Adult Cats, and Taking the Time to Find Forever Home. Helping ensure no pet goes hungry. Kitty Kat Haven is an adult-only, cage-free, no-kill 100% volunteer-run organization. We specialize in giving adult cats who are considered adoption-challenged and adult cats with special needs a second chance at life. We also operate a local pet food bank to support our community.

Ruling year info

2012

Director

valarie filer

Main address

PO Box 306

chehalis, WA 98532 USA

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EIN

45-2844581

NTEE code info

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

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Adoption program

Our Adoption program works with adult, senior, geriatric, and special needs cats who need more time and attention than typical shelters can provide. Thanks to the support of the local community, our cats are mainly housed in a relaxed cage-free environment, that is equipped with lots of safe places to rest and sleep. They have regular human interactions, play with colorful toys, and roam around the outside cat enclosure.

Goals: To give second chances to local, adult cats and to take the time to find them the right forever homes.
• To provide a safe and protected environment for special needs cats and those requiring additional attention.
• To provide, temporary and permanent places of refuges through our network of foster homes, adoption partners, and cat sanctuaries. Where rescued cats can be medically treated, emotionally healed, and behaviorally observed to be given a second chance at finding they're forever ever homes.

The cats are also kept in foster homes, and for short periods in a pet store. We have several ways to find our cats new homes: Adopt out cats from Petfinder, Facebook, and our website, as well as partner with Petsense and adopt out cats through the Chehalis store in Washington state and from our private cat rooms.·

Population(s) Served
Adults

Education is the key to keeping more pets with there beloved family. We want to convey to the community, that cats enrich our lives, need attention, stimulation, socialization, and steady relationships. Cat guardianship is a lifelong commitment; most cat issues are fixable with the right tools and information.
Goals: • To provide the community with the educational tools that will allow them to be better, more aware, and more responsible cat guardians.
• To encourage the members of our community to consider adoption, which will help to keep more cats alive and out of shelters.

This is how we do it:- Education tabling at community events- Handouts and posters on cat-related topics - Online resources through our website and facebook page.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Lease for life
We believe every companion animal deserves to pass away in a loving and trusting environment. We do our best to provide that here at Kitty Kat Haven, but nothing compares to the warmth of a real home. We want KHH cats with terminal or life-long illnesses to be able to have their “happy ever after's” as well.
Our Lease for Life program strives to place our “extra” special kitties with incredible families who are willing to open their hearts and homes to these special cats and are willing to love, spoil and cherish them for as long as they may have left.
The foster family works hand-in-hand with our veterinarian at no cost to them. We pay for all medical supplies, and each cat comes with its own set of environmental enrichments based on their unique personalities and needs. Foster families will be required to provide the day to day necessity (i.e., food, cat litter, toys).

Goal: To match our “extra” special kitties with incredible foster families who are willing to open their homes and hearts to our geriatric or terminal cats who are willing to love, spoil and cherish them for as long as they may have left.

Hospice care is not about giving up, and it is not the last resort. It’s about finding ways to live with a terminal illness while providing the cat with the care and love it deserves.

Population(s) Served
Adults

No one should ever have to choose between feeding themselves or their pets. Kitty Kat Haven’s “Pet Pantry” program is a community-based, low – income, pet food bank. We are dedicated to helping the residents of Lewis County, WA, who are struggling with the choice of providing for their own necessities or purchasing food for their pets.

We provide dog food, cat food, cat litter (when available), and other pet care items when we have them. We may also have a limited supply of food for birds, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other companion animals.
Goal: To help ensure that no local pet goes hungry.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Where we work

Awards

2nd place Exhibitor's contest 2012

Southwest Washington Fair

2nd place Educational, Home and Garden Show 2012

Centralia - Chehalis Chamber of Commerce

2nd place Educational, Home and Garden Show 2011

Centralia - Chehalis Chamber of Commerce

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Goals & Strategy

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Kitty Kat Haven strives to provide an environment for special needs cats and those requiring additional attention. By providing a safe and protected environment where rescued cats can be medically treated and behaviorally trained to become adoptable companion pets.

Kitty Kat Haven strives To provide our community with the educational tools that will allow them to be better, more aware, and more responsible cat guardians. We convey to the community that cats enrich our lives, need attention, stimulation, socialization and steady human relationships. As well as, encourage people to consider adoption, and only adoption, which will help to keep more cats alive and out of shelters.

Kitty Kat Haven is working towards building a resilient organization with infrastructure that support our mission, and creates a lasting sanctuary for the Lewis County community.

Kitty Kat Haven creates a nearly cage-free environment, which promotes happy, well-adjusted cats and provide a welcoming environment for the community interaction with the cats.

We supports local efforts to give every adoptable and treatable companion cat the care they deserve

We work with other agencies, both public and private, to assist them in providing support for our communities cats

Kitty Kat Haven has a strong working relationship with our local veterinary, making sure every cat gets whatever medical attention needed.

We have created cat rooms and outside enclosure to provide a safe, healthy, and enriching environment. We hold monthly events out in the community to help and educate pet parents and potential parents. This can be an information table and adoption events.

We hold quarterly board meeting and do not buy things on credit. Everything do is written down and made available to whoever is interested in us.

Financials

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KITTY KAT HAVEN

Board of directors
as of 3/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Valarie Filer

Valarie Filer

Cristi Crothers

Hayley Cichowski

Nick Filer

Cameron Bergeron

Katy Erickson

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No