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Cape Coral Animal Shelter Corporation

EIN: 81-3632884


Mission

To engage a special bond between people and animals by means of adoption services, medical care, education and training for the prevention of cruelty and abandonment. A safe place, where animals will remain in our care until they are placed in a qualified, forever home.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter is making a huge impact in the lives of animals and pet owners throughout Florida. With over 2,250 adoptions in our first two years and 5,000 new clients in our low cost-veterinary clinic, we are poised to be one of the largest shelters in Florida over the next 10 years. Plans are underway for a brand new 14,000 square foot shelter which will increase our life saving capacity by 300%. This will also allow us to expand our clinic to accommodate more patience who rely on us for low cost veterinary care. We are a leader in saving animals in our community and beyond.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Liz McCauley

Main address

325 SW 2nd Avenue

CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 USA

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EIN

81-3632884

Subject area info

Education

Animal adoptions

Animal population control

Animal rescue and rehabilitation

Humane education

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Population served info

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A large part of our program includes taking in owner surrenders, similar to most shelters. But unlike others, CCAS wants to be able to help pet owners find a way to keep their pet. Contrary to popular belief, most pet owners do not want to relinquish their pet. They think they have no other choice. CCAS can be the difference to those community members that want to keep their pet but need help doing so. Our Have a Heart Fund allows us to provide low cost and free medical services to pet owners who would otherwise have to surrender their pets. We have partnered with several local human food pantries to provide food and free vaccines to pets in at risk homes. We never want an animal to be surrendered if we can provide food or medical care to keep it in a loving, happy home.

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?

No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility

The Cape Coral Animal is a leader in animal life-saving efforts throughout Florida. We save at-risk animals from county and local municipal shelters including Lee, Collier, DeSoto, Hendry, Hardee, Polk, and Miam-Dade Counties, and the cities of Clewiston and Bowling Green.

We partner with many small rescues and rescue partners to save unwanted and abandoned animals, bring them into our loving shelter, provide veterinary care, and find them qualified forever homes. We also take in animals that owners can no longer care for and give them refuge until we can find their new forever family.

Since our inception, we average 120 animals in our care on any given day and 1,200 adoptions each year. Our state-of-the-art facility provides the greatest comfort and care available in a shelter environment. We are in the planning stages of a major expansion that will more than triple our shelter capacity and expand our clinic.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CCAS has a full-service veterinary clinic that provides low cost veterinary care to the community and helps to sustain our shelter. Our services are not limited to low income clients and many people in the community use our clinic specifically to support the life-saving efforts of our shelter. Thanks to generous donors, our clinic uses the latest technology, includes a digital x-ray machine, a digital dental x-ray machine, ultrasound, and cold laser. We also perform inhouse diagnostics, which includes bloodwork and urinalyses. This is vital to the care of the animals that come into our clinic.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

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

Related Program

Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of public animals spayed and neutered in our low cost veterinary clinic.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Adults

Related Program

No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We opened and did our first adoption on March 19, 2020.

Number of volunteers

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

No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the number of volunteers who have attended our Volunteer Orientations and are approved. It also includes foster families.

Number of patient visits

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

Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of patients that use our low cost veterinary clinic.

Number of approved foster families

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of approved foster families who have attended orientation and have fostered animals prior to adoption.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

CCAS strives to see a community more knowledgeable about the importance of spaying and neutering, how to properly care for a pet, and the responsibility that lies with the pet owner when deciding to adopt. There needs to be a paradigm shift stressing that pets are forever and CCAS can be the catalyst for change. By spreading these educational messages in a constructive and encouraging manner, CCAS has seen an increase in pets being spayed/neutered, an increase in the number of pets being cared for properly, and more people being informed on how to be a responsible pet owner, so they are able to keep their pet. CCAS fully supports the notion that pets are a commitment for the lifetime of the pet. CCAS strives to improve not only the well-being of Cape Coral’s pet population, but it will serve its residents in an encouraging way. CCAS will help owners identify ways in which they may be able to keep their pets rather than having to surrender them.

CCAS provides a model for other shelters, including animal control facilities, to emulate by providing a much-needed service to sustain and support the shelter and to keep animals out of the shelter in the first place. From its inception, the Cape Coral Animal Shelter has been welcomed and strongly supported by the city, the residents of Cape Coral, the veterinary community, other rescue organizations, and our surrounding communities. All
funds raised to date have come from individuals in our community, community support organizations, local
businesses, school groups, civic organizations, and various other grass roots groups. We expect that to
continue.

CCAS opened March 19, 2020—just four days before the entire world shut down due to Covid-19. We persevered and proceeded to find loving, forever homes for over 4,500 animals in our first four years of operation. These pets enter their new homes already spayed/neutered, vaccinated and with registered microchips.

With skyrocketed unemployment, a primarily senior population, and the devastating effect of Covid on our economy, the need for our low-cost veterinary clinic is greater than ever. We average 350appointments per week, have seen over 6,500 new patients since opening in 2020. We have performed thousands of spay/neuter surgeries, hundreds of dental procedures, and administered thousands of vaccines and implanted thousands of microchips. Our mission to improve the health of pets in our community is being realized every single day and our impact has far exceeded our expectations.

CCAS as exceeded all expectations during our first four years of operation, proving there is a desperate need for both an animal shelter and a low cost clinic in our community.

From the very beginning, Phase II was planned, although we are looking to start it much sooner than anticipated. We knew we would outgrow our shelter and clinic quickly and we surely did. The planning has begun for a new 19,000 square foot shelter on the same property adjacent to the current building. Shelter operations will move to the new building and will more than double our intake capacity for cats and dogs. Our existing building will be refitted to expand the clinic operations and increase our capacity to see even more patients weekly.

Our goal has always been to impact the lives of animals far beyond Cape Coral, and as we continue to expand, will be able to assist other shelters and rescue partners throughout Florida--even more than we already are. Expanding our clinic will allow more pets to receive veterinary care that may not prior to our existence.

We will once again be asking for this community to support us as they have so wholeheartedly from the very beginning. Our donors, volunteers, and supporters continue to amaze us as they help us thrive in so many ways. We have a wonderful “village”, and we would not be where we are today or able to look toward the future without the unwavering support of this community. We are truly grateful.

Financials

Cape Coral Animal Shelter Corporation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Cape Coral Animal Shelter Corp 2020 Cape Coral Animal Shelter Audited Financial Statements
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

24.77

Average of 9.85 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

24

Average of 343 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17%

Average of 8% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Cape Coral Animal Shelter Corporation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Cape Coral Animal Shelter Corporation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $420,428 $229,627 $1,538,993 $1,961,925 $630,534
As % of expenses 2561.6% 307.5% 241.3% 155.6% 36.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $420,276 $229,508 $1,469,633 $1,849,534 $514,955
As % of expenses 2537.1% 306.8% 207.9% 134.7% 27.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $844,709 $743,497 $1,434,877 $3,218,756 $2,380,769
Total revenue, % change over prior year 65.0% -12.0% 93.0% 124.3% -26.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 19.1% 31.2% 51.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.5% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.4% 99.6% 80.7% 67.5% 48.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $16,413 $74,678 $637,686 $1,261,037 $1,729,676
Total expenses, % change over prior year 150.4% 355.0% 753.9% 97.8% 37.2%
Personnel 0.0% 56.4% 56.0% 52.4% 55.8%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 4.6% 0.0%
Occupancy 3.2% 9.6% 4.8% 3.8% 4.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 96.8% 34.0% 39.0% 39.2% 39.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $16,565 $74,797 $707,046 $1,373,428 $1,845,255
One month of savings $1,368 $6,223 $53,141 $105,086 $144,140
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $35,043 $0
Fixed asset additions $31,750 $0 $1,890,947 $123,646 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $49,683 $81,020 $2,651,134 $1,637,203 $1,989,395

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1058.1 148.7 21.1 26.7 24.0
Months of cash and investments 1058.1 148.7 21.4 28.0 24.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 746.7 201.0 16.9 26.0 23.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,447,173 $925,279 $1,123,609 $2,809,098 $3,456,032
Investments $0 $0 $12,871 $135,111 $99,523
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $18,150 $5,100
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $32,577 $32,577 $1,923,523 $2,047,170 $2,070,247
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.8% 1.2% 3.6% 8.9% 14.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.6% 5.3% 5.3% 3.4% 2.7%
Unrestricted net assets $1,053,654 $1,283,162 $2,752,795 $4,602,329 $5,117,284
Temporarily restricted net assets $407,868 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $407,868 $847,060 $123,306 $137,725 $154,146
Total net assets $1,461,522 $2,130,222 $2,876,101 $4,740,054 $5,271,430

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Liz McCauley

Liz McCauley, a native of Pennsylvania, became the first Executive Director of CCAS in June 2019. With over 30 years of experience and a master’s degree in Business with a specific concentration in Non-profit Leadership and Management, Liz was instrumental in setting up all aspects of the shelter prior to opening in March of 2020. In 2007, while adopting her first dog from a local shelter, a staff member told her he was most likely a “puppy mill breeder dog”. From that moment, Liz’s life was forever changed, and she has spent the last 14 years fighting to strengthen the animal cruelty laws nationwide through tougher legislation and educating people about animal neglect and abuse. Her passion for animals, experience in rescue, and education in the non-profit sector will help guide CCAS as we fulfil our mission to save and protect the animals of our region and find them forever homes. Liz resides on Pine Island with her husband Bobby and three misfit rescue dogs.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Cape Coral Animal Shelter Corporation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

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Cape Coral Animal Shelter Corporation

Board of directors
as of 05/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

JoAnn Elardo

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Gloria Tate

Pamela Aubuchon

Alvaro Sanchez

Nancy Monteith

Tami Cindrich

Susan Thrasher

JoAnn Elardo

Elyzabeth Spires

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 ? 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? 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? Yes