2013 Annual Report

Our Mission

FieldHaven promotes the care and safety of animals in need. We inspire positive change through innovative solutions for the lives of animals and the community.

What's New in 2013?

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary

FieldHaven marked our tenth year of operation by changing our name from FieldHaven Feline Rescue to FieldHaven Feline Center, effective January 1, 2013. We also updated our mission.

FieldHaven promotes the care and safety of animals in need. We inspire positive change through innovative solutions for the lives of animals and the community.

As we entered our tenth anniversary year, we found that while we still perform the core services of rescue and adoption, we have grown vastly in what we do for the animals and people of our community. Our new, stronger mission statement is a reflection of our growth.

New Programs

Destination FieldHaven Spa

For every cat adopted, FieldHaven is offering a free “spa day” per month for an entire year! Adopters receive a voucher for a free kitty weigh-in, nail trim, and topical flea treatment. We want our cats to start off their new lives in the best way possible!

Purrfectly Priceless Adoption Program

When adopting a kitten or cat six months of age or older, a FieldHaven adopter can name their own adoption fee by way of donating any amount they find comfortable.

A Venture Into Dog Rescue

Volunteer Janice Covington holds a small dog.

Janice Covington with Sophie

A frightened and hungry Sophie was found wandering the streets near Sterling Point by a nice lady named Brittney who took her home, check all of the lost dog ads, scanner her for a microchip, and was unable to find her owner. Days turned into weeks, and after numerous Facebook posts, Brittney was faced with having to make the decision to take Sophie to the shelter.

A couple of FieldHaven volunteers had been following the story on Facebook and were already in love with Sophia. We said, “Yes, we’re a cat shelter, but what the heck? She’s not much bigger than a cat.” Brittney and Sophie came to FieldHaven and Sophie was adopted within the week.

FieldHaven Opens a Thrift Shop

Snap It Up! Thrift Shop
In October 2013, we launched Snap It Up! Thrift Shop, located at 590 McBean Park Drive in Lincoln, California. The story will benefit the programs of FieldHaven Feline Center. We have an adoption center located within the store to showcase adoptable cats and kittens to shoppers.

In the News

  • Survivor Finds Strength in Volunteering – Lincoln News Messenger, December 19, 2013 (About Scout Valentine, our most inspirational volunteer who underwent lung transplant surgery this year)
  • Santa Paws Pet Food Pantry – Press Release, December 19, 2013 (FieldHaven gives away pet food to the Lincoln Community)

People

Board of Directors

Officers

Joy Smith, President
Kristi Pawlowski, Vice President
Diane Lamkin, Treasurer
Jennifer Tindall, Secretary

Members at Large

Courtney Coburn
Kimberly Davy
Sabina Pelissier
Vicki “Scout” Valentine

Awards

Still Going Strong in 2013

Programs

Barn Cats

Our barn cat coordinator matches under-socialized cats with barn home settings.

Community/Cat Assistance Team (CAT)

Our Community/Cat Assistance Team comprises a fabulous volunteer base of experts in cat behavior, medical assessment, feral cats, and much more. In 2013, we reorganized and enhanced our CAT page in order to highlight the growing trend towards caring for the stray or community cats in lieu of bringing them to a municipal shelter where they would most likely be euthanized.

Foster Program

Our foster care “parents” take in cats and kittens needing temporary refuge while awaiting adoption.

Mature Cats for Mature People

Adoption fees are waived when mature people (eligible for AARP) adopt mature cats.

Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) & Trap, Neuter Return (TNR)

Our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) helps members of the community and caretakers of feral cat communities with spay and neuter funding, trapping, and resources.

Partnerships

Thank you to our veterinary partners, Animal Spay and Neuter, Banfield Pet Hospital Lincoln, and VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic. We continue to value our business partnerships with PetSmart Lincoln, which continues to host our satellite adoption center. We continue to be a training and observation site for visiting veterinarians from the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program.

Fundraising Campaigns

Our Monthly Giving Program letter writing campaign was reorganized to offer a different cat story each month. To accompany the story, we also began including a monthly FieldHaven Journal entry written by our president, Joy Smith, in which she discusses her personal thoughts and reflections on subjects from cat stories to shelter management issues. Program subscriptions held steady in 2013.

The Buy-a-Brick Program is a great way to visibly memorialize a friend, relative, or favorite pet and be reminded of them at the entrance to FieldHaven’s shelter.

Workplace Giving is where companies match employee donations made to the non-profit organization of one’s choice. Many local companies offer these programs.

The Tenth Life Club Fund provides life-saving veterinary care to cats in crisis.

Classics, Cats & Cabernet is our very successful annual on-site fundraiser. This year, we made over $80,000 – nearly half of the annual funds needed for operations.

Our First Ten Years

Adoptions

2,802

Spays/Neuters

3,227

Fundraisers & Outreach Events

Financials

Income

Adoption Fees: $12,128
Donations: $99,838
Fundraising Events: $85,401
Thrift Store: $30,511
Grant: $20,00
Other: $14,946

Total Income: $262,824

Expenses

Animals and Shelter: $71,288
General and Administrative: $46,644
Fundraising: $41,391
Program Expenses: $31,614
Staff: $78,893
Thrift Store: $23,214

Total Expenses: $293,044

*This is a partial, unaudited financial presentation for FieldHaven Feline Center, Inc. Additional information regarding the financial condition of the organization is available upon request.

A Special Thanks to Our Volunteers

We couldn’t survive without our volunteers! Each one brings their own unique brand of experience, knowledge, talent, and skills to perform a variety of much needed tasks at FieldHaven, including:

Our volunteers are the heart of our day-to-day operations at FieldHaven – we love them!

Special Happenings

Scout gets a lung transplant!
After 561 days at FieldHaven, Iradessa finally finds her fabulous forever home.
Eagle Scout Jacob Sherer and his team remodel our office!
Twenty cats are rescued from a hoarding situation. All were eventually placed into homes.
Jared Hill voted Volunteer of the Year!
After nine months of treatments for ringworm, the “Hawaiian Girls” are adopted.