Patches Place Cat Rescue
4021 Belle Orchard Drive
Fayetteville TN 37334-9278
Mission Statement
Patches Place Cat Rescue provides a temporary home for stray/unwanted/abandoned cats and kittens until they are adopted into permanent loving homes.  Our future plans include opening a pet food pantry and acquiring grants to spay/neuter feral and free roaming cats.  Lincoln County has an overpopulation problem with too many feral and free roaming cats, the only way to solve the problem is through spaying and neutering.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gail E. Wilbur
Co-CEO/Executive Director Mr. Steven D Keiser
Board Chair Ms Gail Ellen Wilbur
Board Chair Company Affiliation US ARMY Corp.of Engineers
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $5,325.00
Projected Annual Revenue 5500 (2018)
Statements
Mission Patches Place Cat Rescue provides a temporary home for stray/unwanted/abandoned cats and kittens until they are adopted into permanent loving homes.  Our future plans include opening a pet food pantry and acquiring grants to spay/neuter feral and free roaming cats.  Lincoln County has an overpopulation problem with too many feral and free roaming cats, the only way to solve the problem is through spaying and neutering.
Background This area of Tennessee does not have any cat only rescues and some neighboring counties have no shelters at all.  I was fostering for a local spay/neuter group and decided to form my own rescue when the spay/neuter group discontinued their adoption agreement with PetSmart. Our plan is to expand our services by opening a Pet Food Pantry to help low income, elderly, disabled and feral cat caretakers feed their animals. 
Impact
Accomplishments:
We placed 17 cats/kittens into permanent homes in 2017.
Participated in the Big Payback
Applied for 3 grants 
We now have the cat habitat at Petco in Huntsville, AL 
Goals: 
Secured our Tennessee Charitable Solicitations Permit 
Goals:
Increase out adoption rate
Increase our donations of food, litter etc.
Apply for more grants 
Find volunteers to help with adoptions 
 
Needs
Funds for vet expenses $3,700; Spay/neuter expenses $500, plus food, and other supplies inlcuding flea treatment $2,600.
Attend conferences to network and learn better adoption strategies 
Hire a photographer or have someone teach me how to take better pictures 
Purchase a better camera for taking pictures of the cats/kittens
Recruit volunteers to research grants, fill out applications and care for the cats that are located at Petco in Hintsville, AL
 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
 Sign up for Amazon Smile and choose Patches Place Cat Rescue . We now have a PayPal account to make donating easier:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/patchesplace. Food and supplies such as cat litter are always appreciated as well as gift cards to Tractor Supply or Amazon are always welcome.  Please mail checks  or send shipments to Patches Place Cat Rescue, 4021 Belle Orchard Dr., Fayetteville, TN 37334.   If you would like to volunteer we need help with adoption events, cleaning litter boxes, playing with the cats/kittens and fundraisers. Call 931-625-9128 if you would like to volunteer. 
 
 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Protection & Welfare
Secondary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Protection & Welfare
Tertiary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Protection & Welfare
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN
All counties in TN.
Board Chair Statement It has been a challenge to find the funds for our rescue, state registration and the fee for our 501(c)(3), were paid for from board members personal funds.  This area has a huge pet overpopulation problem.  I worked with the local spay/neuter group to raise funds and help trap feral cats and kittens.  Many of the cats/kittens we have taken in are the offspring of some of these feral cats; some were left behind when the owners moved.  No cat is adopted until it has been vetted, vaccinated, etc. and spayed/neutered.  Spay/neuter is the only way to end the problem of unwanted cats and kittens.
CEO Statement We are a small rescue that has limited space.  Most of us work full time as well as take care of all the cats waiting to be adopted.  Every cat/kitten is given a complete examination, all vaccinations including the Leukemia vaccine, is spayed/neutered if required, wormed and micro chipped.  There is a big problem in this area with cat overpopulation.  We plan to apply for spay/neuter grants to address this problem.
Programs
Description The Wellness program covers all required vaccinations, worming and treatment for other injuries and illnesses as required.  It also includes an initial vet check for every cat/kitten that enters Patches Place as well as testing for FeLV and FIV.
Budget 1800
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short Term Success Will be able to continue providing shelter and vetinary care for cats until they are adopted.
Long term Success Will be able to provide shelter for and adopt a larger number of cats.  The goal is to adopt at least 20 cats per year.
Program Success Monitored By The only measure of success is how many cats are adopted.  Records will be maintained to track adoptions.
Examples of Program Success During the past year, Patches Place Car Rescue has been able to adopt 9 cats and/or kittens to families in the Tennessee and the Madison County Alabama area.
Description All cats and kittens at Patches Place are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.  We feel this is a key part of our program to help lower the number of unwanted cats and kittens in our area.
Budget 700
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short Term Success All cats and kittens are currently spayed or neutered prior to adoption.  They will not be returned due to unwanted pregnancies or other behaviors releated to breeding.
Long term Success This program prevents any cats adopted from Patches Places reproducing and leading to more unwanted cats and kittens.  Therefore lowering the number of unwanted animals in our area.
CEO Comments Veterinary care and spay/neuter account for almost half of our yearly budget.  We have applied for grants and are waiting to hear if we will be accepted.  Since we are a small organization, we do not qualify for many grants for vaccines because we do not have a veterinarian on staff.  We continue to research grants and apply for those that we qualify for.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Gail Ellen Wilbur
Company Affiliation US ARMY Corp.of Engineers
Term Aug 2013 to Aug 2023
Email gewilbur@fpunet.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. Beth L Cain Voting
Mr. Steven D Keiser Voting
Ms. Gail E Wilbur Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 20
Board Term Limits 20
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 66%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 66%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr Steven Dale Keiser
Company Affiliation Patches Place Cat Rescue
Term Aug 2013 to Aug 2023
Email sdkeiser@fpunet.com
CEO Comments Finding homes for our cats/kittens is our biggest challenge.  We are a small organization that depends on donations to cover expenses; any shortages are covered by Board members.  We attended both PetSense adoption events last year and in May of this year to help promote Patches Place.  We have been able to secure the cat adoption habitat at Petco in Huntsville, Al to aide in find homes for our cats.  We have a Facebook page as well as our own website: www.Patchesplacecatrescue.org.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Gail E. Wilbur
Term Start Aug 2012
Email gewilbur@fpunet.com
Experience I serve as President of Patches Place Cat Rescue and I have worked with Southern Alliance for Animal Welfare, Lincoln County.  I work full time for the Army Corps of Engineers as a Project Management Specialist assisting Project Managers with the financial and technical aspects of their projects.  I have been in this position for over 15 years.
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Mr. Steven D Keiser
Term Start Aug 2012
Email sdkeiser@fpunet.com
Experience I serve as the Vice-President of Patches' Place Cat Rescue.  I have been a cat lover my entire life and have nearly always had at least one cat.  I enjoy helping with the many tasks involved in running a cat rescue.  I am now retired, and was employed in my last position since 1987.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 2
Contractors 0
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $5,500.00
Projected Expenses $5,325.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$0$0$0
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
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Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
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
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2019
Organization Comments This year we applied for the Treated With Love By Bayer grant and  will be applying for a grant from the Hugs and Kisses Foundation and the Rescue Bank for our pet pantry project once we have a storage place .  We are continuing to look for other grant opportunities. Finding grants for our small rescue is a challenge.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments

This organization filed a 990-N form with the IRS, which does not provide specific financial information. Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less ($25,000 for tax years ending after December 31, 2007 and before December 31, 2010) are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.

Comment Provided by Kathryn Bennett 7/5/18.
Nonprofit Patches Place Cat Rescue
Address 4021 Belle Orchard Drive
Fayetteville, TN 37334 9278
Primary Phone (931) 625-9128
Contact Email gewilbur@fpunet.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gail E. Wilbur
Board Chair Ms Gail Ellen Wilbur
Board Chair Company Affiliation US ARMY Corp.of Engineers
Year of Incorporation 2013

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