T-Town TNR, Inc

"Feed 'em, Fix 'em"

aka T-Town TNR   |   Tulsa, OK   |  www.ttowntnr.com

Mission

Mission: “To resolve the feline overpopulation crisis in the City of Tulsa, OK through spay and neuter of Community Cats, utilizing humane Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) protocols.”

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Samantha B Polen

President

Laura B Redemann

Main address

PO Box 703013

Tulsa, OK 74170 USA

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EIN

83-0922383

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The city of Tulsa, OK has a severe overpopulation problem of breeding Community cats.

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?

TNVR Tulsa

Spay or neuter and vaccinate all free roaming cats within the City of Tulsa.

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.

Number of animals vaccinated

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

TNVR Tulsa

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This annual metric is the number of community cats that we have taken into our program for TNVR: trap, spay/neuter, vaccinate, and return to their original outdoor home.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

TNVR Tulsa

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

There are a negligible number of cats in each of these counts that may have been trapped and found to be already spayed or neutered, at which time they were ear-tipped, vaccinated and returned.

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 goals are to reverse Tulsa’s unthinking and cruel policy of eliminating community cats through education and the establishment of a Community Cat Program for Tulsa; and to make our community cats and our neighborhoods kinder, healthier and safer for both cats and citizens.

Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return is a proven and humane effective approach to cat population management.

Some people are under the mistaken impression that there is a choice between having cats in their neighborhoods and not having cats. Catching and killing cats has failed for decades. It does not decrease feral cat populations. Trap-Neuter-Return does effectively reduce and stabilize feral cat populations.

We will continue to TNVR until the save rate for cats and kittens at the municipal shelter is at a nationally acceptable level.

Our 2021-22 goal is 120 community cats Trapped-Neutered-Vaccinated-Returned (TNVRed) per month.

Using national humane protocols, cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and microchipped for identification, and then returned to their outdoor homes. T-Town TNR works with clinics that can accommodate low cost, high volume, and high-quality sterilization.

This in turn reduces the euthanasia rates in the city shelters and allows more resources to be directed to the adoptable cats.

Education is critical to dispell myths and propaganda that may mislead our neighbors on this strategy to manage and stabilize the breeding cat population.

T-Town TNR, Inc. has a sound organizational and financial base.

Our support system is critical to our success and sustainability. The support system for our volunteer team members include our partnerships with local veterinarians, spay/neuter clinics, animal welfare groups, including those with adoption programs, and our relationships with our municipal shelter and city leaders.

In addition, for each project, we identify and maintain contact with the caretakers who are a crucial element to the success of each project in the TNVR event and ongoing with feline welfare.

We also partner with national and other successful city programs to help us do our job better. These include OK Humane in OK City, Alley Cat Allies, the Humane Society of the United States, and Best Friends Animal Society.

Because we do not have and adoption program, we maintain strong colaborations with local adoption partners to rehome the 25-30% of cats that are adoptable or displaced that we find doing our TNVR work.

Finally, and possibly most important, is our public which supports us financially.

We have spayed and neutered more than 6,800 cats since 2015.

2018 - 920
2019 - 1377
2020 - 1643
2021 - 1431

Financials

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T-Town TNR, Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laura Redemann

Retired, US Army Corps of Engineers

Term: 2018 -

Julie Foote

Self employed

Carol Benway

Retired, St. Francis Hospital

Elaine Spencer

Retired, Software Consultant

Samantha Polen

Self Employed, Financial and Property Mgmt

Melanie Gardner

UPS, IT Systems Engineer

Laura Redemann

Retired, US Army Corp of Engineers

Kathleen Scott

DVM, Affordable Pet Care

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/3/2022

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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
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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