The Cat Shoppe Rescue, Inc.
2824 Bransford Avenue
Nashville TN 37204
Mission Statement
Reduce the suffering of cats and kittens through spay, neutering, rescue and adoption initiatives.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Chris Achord
Board Chair Chris Achord
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Cat Shoppe/Dog Store
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2009
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $10,191.00
Projected Annual Revenue $33,901.00 (2017)
Mission Reduce the suffering of cats and kittens through spay, neutering, rescue and adoption initiatives.
Background Began in July 2009 to fulfill a need in our community to educate people on the overpopulation of pets in our area as well as to rescue those cats/kittens by offering advice and hands-on help with trapping strays.
2016 Accomplishments:
  1. Recruited new individuals for our Board in order to make it more assertive and effective
  2. Organized more successful fundraisers
2017 Goals:
  1. Assist local community to do round-up of groups of strays
  2. Expand the foster program
  3. Reach out to vets to help lower costs of vet care
  4. Brainstorm other avenues for fundraising 
  1. More exposure for the Rescue
  2. More foster homes
  3. Recruit more volunteers
  4. Funds for spays and neuters
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations may be made by mailing a check or in person at The Cat Shoppe retail store.  Several fundraising events held each year requiring volunteers. Also volunteers to come in The Cat Shoppe to help socialize the cats/kittens up for adoption.  Please call The Cat Shoppe at 615.787.7877 for more opportunities to volunteer.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Protection & Welfare
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
Berry Hill/Nashville, 37204
Board Chair Statement The Cat Shoppe Rescue has been successful due to the fact the Cat Shoppe was established 17 years prior to the Rescue being formed.  We are challenged because the cats/kittens are sometimes viewed as an impulse "purchase" when they are roaming The Cat Shoppe, instead of being seen as a long-term commitment.
CEO Statement The Cat Shoppe Rescue is blessed to be located inside a retain business, The Cat Shoppe, which allows greater exposure for our rescued cats.  The cats are fortunate to be allowed to roam the retail shop and have direct contact with customers versus being housed in cages.
Description Event (usually held at Monell's on Murfreesboro Road) offering food, beer, wine, tea and live auction.
Budget between 800-100
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments
The biggest challenge is finding enough devoted volunteers to help with programs such as trapping, fundraising, taking cats/kittens to/from the vet, etc.
 An immediate opportunity for The Cat Shoppe Rescue is to be selected to participate in the Big Payback as well as the exposure for future donations, whether they are monetary or supplies such as food and litter. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Chris Achord
Company Affiliation The Cat Shoppe/Dog Store
Term July 2009 to Dec 2025
Board Members
Carol Collins Petra Capital PartnersVoting
Jessica Mallum Hairdresser
Kirra Menees Ronald McDonald House CharitiesVoting
Tammy Swartwood Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
CEO Comments Our biggest challenge is finding dedicated volunteers who have the time and commitment to serve as Board members.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Chris Achord
Term Start Jan 2009
Experience Owner and Operator of The Cat Shoppe retail store since its inception.  Founder of The Cat Shoppe Rescue in 2009.  
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 6
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Best of Nashville: Best Cat Shoppe/RescueNashville Scene2014
Senior Staff
Title Dog Store Manager
Experience/Biography Worked in The Cat Shoppe and managed The Dog Store since inception.
Title Driver to/from Vets
Experience/Biography None needed
CEO Comments
Our biggest challenge is retaining volunteers and Board members due to the exhausting work of rescue, i.e. the need for constant education, emergency situations, endless requests for housing cats/kittens from owners who can no longer take care of them.
Opportunities:  the experience the staff acquires will be beneficial to them in future non-profit endeavors.  Also, we share our knowledge of all elements of rescue with our staff in order to facilitate their understanding of the cats/kittens we take in. 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $33,901.00
Projected Expenses $10,191.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$54,597$48,304$60,893
Administration Expense$569$1,268$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.781.030.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%97%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$2,492$14,683$11,122
Current Assets$2,492$14,683$11,122
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,000$2,000$0
Total Net Assets$492$12,683$11,122
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.257.34--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $38,764Contributions, Gifts and Grants $43,625Contributions, Gifts and Grants $44,173
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $4,130Program Revenue $4,836Program Revenue $8,029
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $81Fundraising Events $2,282Other Revenue $3,110
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018
Solicitations Permit
CS Permit 2018
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2017 Budget2017
Organization Comments Our rescue is committed to providing the very best quality care for our cats/kittens, whether it is medical or otherwise.  It is always challenging to raise enough money to house them until adopted, provide quality food and any necessary medications/shots. Financial Comments Financial figures taken from Form 990.
Form 990 was prepared internally by the nonprofit.
Comments provided by Nicole Rose 11/21/2017. 
Nonprofit The Cat Shoppe Rescue, Inc.
Address 2824 Bransford Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
Primary Phone (615) 297-7877
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Chris Achord
Board Chair Chris Achord
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Cat Shoppe/Dog Store
Year of Incorporation 2009

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