Kitty Cat Connection, Inc.
12923 Coble Lane
Smithville MO 64089
Sharon Jones, Board Vice Chair, works at adoption events every weekend, in addition to fostering many kittens
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 510-4400
Mission Statement
Kitty Cat Connection, Inc. is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to:
  1. Reducing suffering and over population among feral and abandoned cats in Jackson, Platte, Clay, Johnson counties.
  2. Fostering and finding caring homes for all rescue cats.
  3. Promoting spay/neuter and adoptions as a way to address the problem of homeless cats in the community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Sandra Coffman
Board Chair Sandra Coffman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2007
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Tax-deductible donations may be given by check and mailed or by credit card. You can sign up for monthly donations directly through the Kitty Cat Connection website at www.kittycatconnection.org/donations/. Checks may be mailed to Kitty Cat Connection, Inc. at 12923 Coble Lane, Smithville, MO 64089. Monetary and in-kind donations may be dropped off at pet adoption events each Saturday at Petsmart Tiffany Springs, 8970 NW Skyview Ave., Kansas City, MO.
 
Kitty Cat Connection offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. For more information on fostering or volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.kittycatconnection.org/volunteer.html.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Kitty Cat Connection, Inc. is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to:
  1. Reducing suffering and over population among feral and abandoned cats in Jackson, Platte, Clay, Johnson counties.
  2. Fostering and finding caring homes for all rescue cats.
  3. Promoting spay/neuter and adoptions as a way to address the problem of homeless cats in the community.
Background Statement Kitty Cat Connection, Inc. was founded in 2006 by a group of caring volunteers, several of whom still lead and serve the organization.
Impact Statement
  1. Rescued, provided foster care, and found caring homes for over 400 kittens and cats in 2017.
  2. Provided barn homes or sanctuary for over 30 feral cats, including spay/neuter services.
  3. Increased donations so that foster families did not have to provide all food, litter, and other expenses from their own funds.
Needs Statement
  1. Part-time intake coordinator.
  2. More foster and barn families.
  3. More funds to be able to provide care to more kitties, including permanent foster-care cats, including veterinary expenses.
  4. Transportation funds to place feral cats in sanctuaries or barn homes.
  5. Advertising expenses for adoptions.
Service Categories
Animal Protection & Welfare
Areas of Service
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
Geographic Area Served Narrative Kitty Cat Connection serves Jackson and surrounding counties, receiving kitties from animal shelters that are at capacity or calls from businesses and the public.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
With a life-time love of cats, twelve years ago I volunteered with a local shelter and found my passion was cat rescue. After discovering that the shelter regulations were adverse to my personal philosophy, I co-founded Kitty Cat Connection.
 
Finding volunteers with the same passion to help with our mission in serving about 450 cats and kittens annually has been an ongoing challenge. We interview people who openly ask to volunteer, as well as recruit people we meet who have had rescue experience and are attracted to our positive reputation in the rescue community.
 
Ongoing funding has been another challenge as well. We do not have a benefactor and are an all-volunteer organization that relies on donations, adoption fees and grants.
Sandra Coffman  
Programs
Description
Cats and kittens that are rescued, spend time with a volunteer foster family who care for health needs and socialization. Semi-feral kitties receive extra care, often through the help our our board member who is a cat behaviorist, with socialization to see if , with time and attention, they will become more social.
 
Adoption events are held weekly at a local pet store.  Kitties are advertised on pet finder, on our social media, in our website, and in our monthly newsletter.
Program Budget $75,000.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success In 2017, over 450 cats and kittens found loving homes after being fostered, vetted, spayed/neutered, and micro-chipped by KCC. We never declaw a cat and advocate against this practice.
Long-Term Success KCC has rescued cats and kittens since 2006.  We have taken in thousands of cats and found homes for them. We are well respected in the veterinary and non-profit community for the work we do.
Program Success Monitored By
Adoption rates - we strive for 100% of our kitties to be adopted.
Examples of Program Success
  • 2017 adoption of 450 cats and kittens
  • 2017 barn home placement of over 30 cats
Description Some kitties we rescue are feral or semi-feral and, as such, not candidates for family adoption.  Because cats are creatures of habit, we give them time to adjust in our care while they are vetted, neutered/spayed, and micro-chipped. Some of these cats come out of their reluctance toward people and become candidates for adoption.  Some need to go to a barn home.  We work with barn home families to insure that the kitties will receive food, water, shelter, and veterinary care.  Please see our video on our barn homes program. 
Program Budget $5,000.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Farm & Domestic Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Successful advertising and inquiry about becoming a barn home is a measure of our success.  We have recently tried to step up our barn home advertising through one of our grantors, The Doris Day Animal Foundation who will publish our video on our barn home program.  We have also begun advertising in rural cafes, feed stores, and farm machinery supply vendors about our barn cat program.  In September, we will have a booth at a rural tractor event about our barn home program.
Long-Term Success
The barn home program is new within the last few years.
 
Finding barn homes that will care properly for a kitty can be challenging.  Placing thirty kitties in barn homes in one year was considered a success for 2017. More barn home are needed as more feral and semi-feral cats come into our care.
Program Success Monitored By KCC volunteers monitor barn home success with the new family for many months following placement. We want to be sure that the cat is being fed, watered, vetted, and protected from the elements.
Examples of Program Success We recently acquired two new barn homes from our advertising; however, more are needed. 
CEO Comments
I have had a lifetime love for cats. Twelve years ago I volunteered for several months with a local shelter and found my passion was cat rescue. Another lady and I co-founded Kitty Cat Connection after finding the rules and regulations of that shelter was too limiting for our mutual cat rescue beliefs.
 
During the years, we have found great satisfaction in growing our group of volunteers to enable us to adopt out 425-450 cats and kittens annually.
 
Finding volunteers with the same passion to help with our mission has been an ongoing challenge. We try to interview people who openly ask to volunteer as well as recruit people we meet that have had rescue experience and are attracted to our strong reputation in the rescue community.
 
Ongoing funding has been another challenge as well. We do not have a benefactor and are an all volunteer organization that relies on donations, adoption fees and grants.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Sandra Coffman
Term Start Jan 2006
Experience Sandy is a founding board member for KCC and has worked in cat rescue and foster care for over twelve years.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Co-CEO Experience Kitty Cat Connection, Inc. is 100% volunteer run and, as such, we do not have a CEO or Executive Director. Sandy Coffman is our volunteer board chairperson.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 50
Retention Rate 90%
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
KCC collaborates with area shelters, with other rescue organizations, and with other non-profits serving animal welfare.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Sandra Coffman
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2010 to Jan 2020
Email sdcoffman_2017@icloud.com
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Sharon Jones
Term Jan 2010 to Jan 2020
Email bsjones007@aol.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Sandra Coffman
Tina Damman
Jeylinne Enriquez
Todd Foltz
Susan Heddings
Britney James
Sharon Jones
Dana Loehrer
Susan Long
Doug Smith
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 10
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
CEO Comments
I have had a lifetime love for cats. Twelve years ago I volunteered for several months with a local shelter and found my passion was cat rescue. Another lady and I co-founded Kitty Cat Connection after finding the rules and regulations of that shelter was too limiting for our mutual cat rescue beliefs.
 
During the years, we have found great satisfaction in growing our group of volunteers to enable us to foster 150+ cats and kittens. We have adopted out 425-450 cats and kittens annually.
 
Finding volunteers with the same passion to help with our mission has been an ongoing challenge. We try to interview people who openly ask to volunteer as well as recruit people we meet that have had rescue experience and are attracted to our strong reputation in the rescue community.
 
Ongoing funding has been another challenge as well. We do not have a benefactor and are an all volunteer organization that relies on donations, adoption fees and grants.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $100,000
Projected Expenses $90,000
Spending Policy Income Only
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$68,539$71,720$75,921
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.051.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$22,368$13,189$9,656
Current Assets$22,368$13,189$9,656
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$22,368$13,189$9,656
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments KCC does use an accountant to informally audit our income and expenses and prepare our 990 submission each year.
Other Documents
August 2018 Newsletter2018View
July 2018 Newsletter2018View
9902017View
Organization Name Kitty Cat Connection, Inc.
Address 12923 Coble Lane
Smithville, MO 64089
Primary Phone (816) 510-4400
CEO/Executive Director Sandra Coffman
Board Chair Sandra Coffman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Year of Incorporation 2007