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Whiskers-n-Paws Inc

HELPING COMMUNITY CATS AND COMPANION ANIMALS BE SAFE, HAPPY, AND HEALTHY

NEWNAN, GA   |  WWW.WHISKERS-N-PAWS.ORG

Mission

We are a prevention-based, all volunteer organization committed to helping community cats and companion animals be safe, happy, and healthy. Through a collaborative effort with other local animal welfare organizations and concerned citizens, we will help provide programs for both cats and dogs. Our three program areas include: 1) Spay-Neuter ("Snip, Snip, Hooray!") 2) Food Connection plus Heartworm and Flea-Tick Prevention ("Healthy Hearts") 3) Mental Enrichment ("Just Play!")

Ruling year info

2017

PRESIDENT

CINDY L LAUER

Main address

PO Box 71536

NEWNAN, GA 30271-1536 USA

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EIN

81-1051826

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Other Services (D60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The reasons for pet overpopulation of cats and dogs locally is multifaceted resulting in local municipalities and animal welfare organizations being overrun with cats and dogs on an ongoing basis. The reasons for so many homeless animals may include: financial limitations, socioeconomic issues, ignorance and/or beliefs regarding what is best for their pet, lack of awareness about adoptable animals available at the local municipal shelter, lack of knowledge regarding affordable spay-neuter and vaccination options, and quite simply life's events that occur such as, the arrival of a new baby, divorce, pet incompatibility, job relocation, foreclosures, and death. The citizens within the community also are not aware of the human and financial resources that are available to help them with their pet's needs. There is quite literally a general lack of knowledge that low-cost, high-quality option exist and what the benefits are in combating a multitude of health and potential behavior issues.

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?

Snip, Snip, Hooray!

Spay-Neuter for community cats and companion animals.
1) Leading the community cat TNVR program for Coweta County GA.
2) Helping to educate and train residents on how to humanely trap cats.
3) Collaborating with other animal welfare organizations to provide low cost surgery options for both cats and dogs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Food Connection plus Heartworm and Flea-Tick Prevention.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Mental enrichment for companion animals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
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.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Snip, Snip, Hooray!

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of community cats or owned cats and dogs in Coweta & Fayette County GA that were spayed/neutered through a Trap Neuter Return or Snip, Snip, Hooray! program.

Number of kitten births prevented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Snip, Snip, Hooray!

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The estimated number of kitten births prevented through either our Trap-Neuter-Return or Snip, Snip, Hooray! program for Coweta & Fayette Counties (GA) .

Cats saved through our Barn Buddies program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Snip, Snip, Hooray!

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By placing the feral cats from Coweta County Animal Services into our Barn Buddies placement program, CCAS was able to achieve a "NO KILL" status (90% save rate) for the first time in history!

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.

WNP wants to implement preventive measures to slow the influx of homeless animals into the shelter and other animal welfare organizations; to stop the problem of pets becoming homeless in the first place.
Whether it is from an “oops" litter, a medical or behavioral issue, WNP wants to connect people and the animals to the spay-neuter, wellness, and enrichment resources they need to help their pets; or, in the case of community cats, assists the caretakers with the medical needs of their colony.
It is our hope that through the implementation of our programs that our local municipal shelter and animal rescue organizations will see a decline in the number of homeless animals year-after-year; that if WNP can help plug the holes to some degree in these problematic areas, that the steady stream of animals flowing into the shelter will slow down; that our community can become a blueprint for how to save more animal lives and enhance the quality of the others.

WNP will:
• Collaborate with the local spay-neuter clinic and participating veterinary practices in the area to offer affordable spay neuter and vaccines to pet owners.
• Provide educational workshops and clinics to the community regarding trap-neuter-vaccinate-return; the health and behavioral benefits of spay-neuter; and the benefits of enrichments activities for your pet; collaborate with local volunteer organizations on making toys for cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies.
• Collaborate with local animal welfare partners who have grant funds available for use specifically for Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return or Community Cat diversion Programs.
• Apply for grants in all areas of our work including: Spay-Neuter, Heartworm-Flea-Tick Preventatives, and Enrichment Programs for dogs and cats.

Key individuals have been recruited to implement each program.

Community Cats - Cindy Lauer has expertise in the realm of Community Cats and has been conducting Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return since 2012. Collectively, she and a small group of volunteer trappers have TNVR'd over 1400 cats in one county. Funding sources to pay for the spay-neuter surgeries have been made available through collaborations with local animal welfare organizations and through the local Spay-Neuter Clinic.

Heartworm-Flea-Tick Prevention – An experienced volunteer will be leading this program. Through her work for the Humane Society of the United States and her involvement with the dog team through the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society, she is well-versed in working with the dogs. Through her dedication volunteering at the local municipal shelter on a nearly weekly basis, she has witnessed firsthand the adoption barrier created for those wonderful dogs that have sadly been diagnosed with heartworm and the expensive treatment necessary to make them well. Through her passionate work, she recently influenced the shelter director in implementing heartworm preventatives in the shelter environment. We want to continue this quest and not only offer heartworm preventative, but also flea and tick, to people in the community so that they can help keep their pets safe, happy, and healthy in their own home.

Enrichment – Jennifer Kline has attending numerous conferences and participated in a wealth of on-learning on the topic of mental enrichment and is prepared to lead this program. Through her creativity and gentle demeanor, she will help bring enrichment ideas to the public to help ensure that pets are engaged in daily play with their pet parents.

• The president of WNP has led the grassroots effort on implementing trap-neuter-vaccinate-return for Coweta County since January 2012. WNP plans to continue these efforts, targeting large cases for the greatest impact.
• Provide heartworm-flea-tick preventatives to low-income pet owners to help keep the pets safe, happy, and healthy in their home.
• Teach people the value and need for partaking in mental enrichment programs for dog and cats.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Whiskers-n-Paws Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

CINDY LAUER

JENNIFER L KLINE

MY CPA SERVICE LLC

DANIEL L LAUER

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? Yes
  • 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 10/31/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data