R.E.A.L. Cruzan Cats

Rescue. Educate. Adopt. Love.

aka REAL Cruzan Cats   |   Lexington, MA   |  http://www.realcruzancats.org

Mission

R.E.A.L. Cruzan Cats is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats on St. Croix through Rescue Education Adoption and Love.

We are committed to a single goal - to improve the lives of cats living on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Explore our website to learn more about everything that we are doing to evoke a change. We are a private, non-profit organization dedicated to working with devoted volunteers and concerned individuals to help these cats in need to get neutered/spayed, vaccinated, and ultimately off the streets and into loving homes!

Ruling year info

2016

CEO, President

Christine Southworth

Vice President

Lana Homnick-Lee

Main address

65 Turning Mill Rd

Lexington, MA 02420 USA

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EIN

81-4059184

NTEE code info

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

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Our programs

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

Cat Rescue and Care

Our primary objective is to rescue cats in need. St. Croix is a tropical island, so the breeding season never ends. Working with other organizations and TVNR (Trap Vaccinate Neuter Return) programs, we aim to control the overpopulation on the island, while taking in adoptable cats and kittens and working with no-kill shelters and rescue groups on the mainland to find loving forever homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The goal is to teach as many people as we can to value and respect the lives of all animals. Our focus is to train individuals or groups of people how to trap cats, proper feral cat colony management, bottle feeding and raising kittens who have lost their mothers, animal introductions so that our fosters and adoptions are successful, and how to foster cats and kittens.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Ultimately we want all domestic cats in great forever homes! We work to find wonderful adopters for the felines that we rescue, both on the island of St. Croix and on the mainland. Our screening process assures that every animal is placed in a compassionate home. We support our adopters every step of the way, giving advice to make the transition for the felines and their new families is a smooth one.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Financials

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R.E.A.L. Cruzan Cats

Board of directors
as of 8/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Christine Southworth

R.E.A.L. Cruzan Cats

Term: 2016 - 2026


Board co-chair

Lana Homnick-Lee

R.E.A.L. Cruzan Cats

Term: 2021 - 2026

Marcia Brisbois

R.E.A.L. Cruzan Cats

Lea Knapik

R.E.A.L. Cruzan Cats

Evan Ziporyn

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's 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

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

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Gender identity

 

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Disability