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FEARLESS KITTY RESCUE

Fountain Hls, AZ   |  www.fearlesskittyrescue.org

Mission

Fearless Kitty Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill, cat rescue organization serving our immediate community, Fountain Hills, and the surrounding areas. We are dedicated to rescuing cats left homeless for whatever reason – cats in municipal shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to animal overpopulation, abandoned and homeless strays, cats given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.

Ruling year info

2012

CEO

Kim Kamins

Main address

Po Box 19601 16832 East Avenue of the Fountains

Fountain Hls, AZ 85269 USA

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EIN

46-0993077

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Fearless Kitty Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill, cat rescue organization serving our immediate community, Fountain Hills, and the surrounding areas. We are dedicated to rescuing cats left homeless for whatever reason – cats in municipal shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to animal overpopulation, abandoned and homeless strays, cats given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect. Our foster program and “staycation” program are effective in giving cats and kittens short breaks from the Shelter environment and to address recovery from short-term illness or maternity situations.

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?

Adoption program

All cat, no-kill animal rescue.

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.

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

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

Adoption program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the average cost per animal per day. This includes food, litter, overhead. Some cats and kittens require more expenditures when sick, but this is calculated in the average expense.

Number of animals rescued

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

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

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 is to end the killing of cats and kittens in our nation. We also want to help cat owners provide better care (in the form of spay/neuter education, behavioral challenges) so we can reduce the number of cats and kittens who are given up for adoption.

We take in cats and kittens from our community, from shelters and rescues with an overpopulation of cats, and from individuals and families who can no longer care for their animals.

We promote our animals through social media, adoption events, fundraising events (e.g., kitten shower- like a baby shower), and print media. Our location is on the main business street of our town and the hours we are open to the public are visibly posted. We are available by appointment to individuals and groups wishing to tour our facility.

We partner with national organizations such as Best Friends and Maddie’s Fund to learn and implement best practices and to share our successful activities and programs. We are also part of the Arizona network of animal care organizations.

Basic to being able to achieve our goals is to have a strong organization with sufficient funding. To do so we have an ongoing fundraising program consisting of grants, donations, fees, and events. We have a donor recognition program and recognize organizations and foundations that support our activities. We also provide continuing education to our staff, volunteers, and board members in order to enable them to speak from knowledge about Fearless and further promote the organization.

5200 sq ft facility with Full-Time ED and Licensed Vet Tech supported by Executive Director, Intake Coordinator, Adoptions Coordinator, Facilities Manager, and over 180 volunteers.
Community support via Republic Services Community Grant three-time recipient chosen by our community of Fountain Hills, AZ.
Collaborations with large-scale organizations such as Petco Foundation, Maddie's Fund, and Best Friends Animal Society.
Collaborations with City run open-intake shelters to take in cats at risk of euthanasia.

Since 2012 we have found homes for over 1,500 cats. Our expectation is to continue this save rate and build upon it due to the continued support of our donors and our relationships with our community, veterinarians, volunteers, and corporate and nonprofit donors and grantors. In 2021 we achieved our highest intake and adoption numbers since inception. We facilitated the intake of 334 cats/kittens and 324 cats/kittens adoptions.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of directors
as of 02/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kim Kamins

Fearless Kitty Rescue

Term: 2012 -

Debbie Peglow

LInda Kavanagh

John Wolfe

Betty McDonald

Liz Finch

Kim Kamins

Linda Bucaro

Steve Hedden

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2023

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
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/05/2019

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.