SHADOW CATS

aka Shadow Cats Rescue SC   |   Round Rock, TX   |  www.shadowcats.net

Mission

Shadow Cats provides long term care to special needs cats in a cage free Sanctuary environment while also providing compassionate and humane resources to effect positive change in community cat populations through Trap, Neuter and Return program and spay/neuter programs.

Ruling year info

2004

Co President/Founder

Sheila Smith

Co President

Ms Jacki Quaile

Main address

PO Box 720

Round Rock, TX 78680 USA

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EIN

75-3152265

NTEE code info

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

Single Organization Support (D11)

Other Services (D60)

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Programs and results

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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?

Trap, Neuter and Return

We serve the Central Texas area with a focus on Round Rock and Austin areas.  Since 1997 we have sterilized over 11K cats.
We assist other non profits and good Sams to help them afford the cost of spay/neuter/vaccinate for community cats.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Shadow Cats’ One Life Fund assists unowned community cats in a variety of critical situations, as funds are available. The One Life Fund allows us to impact cats far beyond what we are physically able. Combined with other resources, community cats will have an opportunity to receive care that might have otherwise been unavailable to them. Working together creates a stronger network for animals and saves lives.

The One Life Fund began in late 2013 with designated donations from supporters around the world. Each year as the Fund grew, more cats were impacted and in 2018, with a generous gift from the Juried Family Foundation in addition to designated donations, the One Life Fund has grown into a major support system for community cats everywhere.

We assist cats through donations generally from $100-$500 in response to critical needs. We require that you supply us with basic information.

Contact Sheila/Jacki, our One Life Fund Managers, directly at [email protected] with any questions or apply directly at our website at www.shadowcats.net

Population(s) Served
Adults

Cookie’s Place is a happy place, filled with love and light. Chairs, benches, hidey spots and shelves abound. There is a room filled with windows with an attached screened decks to laze about. Warm breezes fill the deck spaces and, if it gets too hot or too cold, the cats simply hop up on a chair in their climate controlled room. Volunteers always have a cat nestled in their laps. The techs provide loving care.

Cookie’s Place is named after Cookie Princess Warrior who contracted leukemia at age 12 and crossed in 2009. Cookie’s Place, built in her honor, has given safe harbor to hundreds of cats in her memory. Rest in Peace Cookiecita – your legacy lives on.

Our mission is to help them live their very best lives, no matter how long or short it may be. Making it count, one day at a time.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Located on two beautiful acres near beautiful downtown Round Rock, these cats have a home owned by and dedicated to them. There are large climate controlled rooms with high ceilings, windows, comfy chairs, shelves, steps and counters for all. Artwork of the kitty residents cover the walls for the cats and visitors pleasure. The breezeway connects the two buildings and every space has a catio for the cats open air enjoyment. Each room has plenty of shelves where the cats can get up high and watch over their domain. .... and if you stay awhile, you'll surely have a cat or two purring in your lap.

Many of the cats have behavioral issues, some are less friendly and some have medical issues. Volunteers always have a cat nestled in their laps with nails being trimmed or coats being brushed. Most of the cats had few chances before Shadow Cats and for a wide variety of reasons, they are here now, calling Shadow Cats home.

While all of our cats are available for adoption, most are overlooked because of age or issues. The average age of this group is about 16 years old, and the most common issue is inappropriate urination. It’s harder to place cats like this and sometimes the best option is Sanctuary life. Bless their little hearts, they still want a home.

The Sanctuary is normally home to about seventy five to eighty five special needs cats.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve both locally and through the One Life Fund, nationally. Anyone who is working humanely to reduce the number of free roaming cats in a community, no matter the location, and needs a bit of support to sterilize, vaccinate, to treat emergently or just needs a little extra food for community cats they are caring for, is eligible for assistance through our program. Our core belief is that a community cat in need, no matter the location, is deserving of our assistance wherever possible. Helping the caregivers who support our mission is very important to our culture.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    A person feeding community cats suggested mixing quality cat food with lesser food so that some cats weren't always getting 'the good stuff' and others the 'not so good' food. They all are now getting a more moderate food that is nutritious. A survey identified the average ideal communications they would like to receive from our organization annually. We listened to their comments and adjusted our communications accordingly.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We feel our supporters feel more involved and a true part of our organization when their input is valued and considered.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, 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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SHADOW CATS

Board of directors
as of 10/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sheila Smith

no affiliation

Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Jacki Quaile

no affilation

Term: 2020 - 2021

Jackie Quaile

No affiliation

Sheila Smith

No Affiliation

Susan Vande Vorde

No affiliation

Bryant Barager

No affiliation

Leandra Contreras

No affilation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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 06/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Middle Eastern/Irish
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data