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GOOD MEWS ANIMAL FOUNDATION INC

finding good homes for good kitties

aka Good Mews   |   Marietta, GA   |  http://www.goodmews.org

Mission

Good Mews offers an alternative to traditional animal shelters in the Metro-Atlanta area by providing a no-kill, cage-free, limited admission haven for homeless, abused, or abandoned cats until placing them in permanent, loving homes. Good Mews promotes public awareness regarding the value of pets, animal welfare, pet overpopulation, and quality human-animal companionship through education and outreach programs.

Ruling year info

1989

Principal Officer

Board of Directors

Main address

3805 Robinson Rd

Marietta, GA 30068 USA

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EIN

58-1790828

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Good Mews aims to address the challenges faced by cats in the community, including homelessness, overpopulation, health issues, and the need for responsible ownership. We work to provide shelter, care, and advocacy for cats, ultimately striving to improve the lives of these animals and promote responsible cat ownership within the community.

Our programs

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

Adoption

Good Mews Animal Foundation's major program is to adopt cats into loving committed homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) Homeless and Abandoned Cats: Many cats in the community may be homeless or abandoned, either due to irresponsible pet ownership, economic hardships, or other reasons. We work to provide shelter and care for these cats.

2) Overpopulation: Cats are prolific breeders, and when not spayed or neutered, they can quickly reproduce, leading to overpopulation. We have robust spay and neuter programs to control the population of stray and feral cats.

3) Health and Well-being: Homeless cats often face health challenges, including malnutrition, disease, and injury. We provide medical care, vaccinations, and rehabilitation to the cats we rescue to improve the health and well-being of these cats.

4) Euthanasia Reduction: Without intervention, many homeless and abandoned cats end up in overcrowded animal shelters, where euthanasia is sometimes the only option due to limited resources. We aim to reduce the need for euthanasia by providing alternative care and adoption opportunities.

5) Education: We play a vital role in educating the community about responsible pet ownership, the importance of spaying/neutering, and the humane treatment of animals.

6) Matching Cats with Loving Homes: We work to find suitable forever homes for rescued cats. Through a robust adoption program which carefully and efficiently screens potential adopters, we ensure cats are placed in safe and loving environments.

7) Community Support: We provide support and resources to community members who are struggling to care for their cats, offering advice on cat behavior & health resources, a food pantry, and access to low-cost spay/neuter services.

8) Reducing Stray and Feral Cat Populations: We engage in Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) programs to humanely manage and reduce the populations of stray and feral cats, ultimately improving the lives of these animals and reducing their impact on the environment and improving the conditions of their communities.

9) Emergency Response: In cases of natural disasters or emergencies, we often play a crucial role in rescuing and caring for cats that are affected or displaced.

Our goal is t maximize our sustainability by using recycled products to he maximum extent consistent with the safety and well being of our clients, our volunteers and our staff. Recycling is a part of our strategic goals and our culture.

A metrics driven culture that measures our progress in sustainability and measured lessening of our environmental impact. Each staff member is evaluated as a part of our performance review process for their contribution to our sustainability goals and Volunteers that contribute significantly to actual results or by developing a new approach to sustainability are recognized and rewarded.

A 15 percent annual year over year increase in our recycling program.

Financials

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Operations

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

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GOOD MEWS ANIMAL FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 05/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Adrienne Dickerson

Good Mews Animal Foundation

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? Yes
  • 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