PO Box 4304
Winchester KY 40392
Contact Information
Address PO Box 4304
Winchester, KY 40392
Phone (859) 433-0574
Contact Name Laura Humphreys
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IRS Ruling Year 2000
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Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

LIFE for Pets’ mission is to decrease and eliminate euthanasia of adoptable pets in Central Kentucky by offering a low-cost spay/neuter program and education to the public as to why you should spay/neuter your pets. 

Background Statement
L.I.F.E. for Pets was created at the urging of a local vet who witnessed the overpopulation of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens every year. We are committed to controlling those litters by spaying and neutering through our outreach programs and educating the public on the importance of spay/neuter. 
We rescue unwanted dogs, cats, kittens and puppies every week and through our adoption program, we find them a caring and loving home they can spend the rest of their life in. Our group is made up of all volunteers who donate their time, patience, love and money to help these animals get a better life.
Ours is a simple group with simple goals.  We spay/neuter everything we can and rescue those in need. 
Impact Statement
1 - Provide spay/neuter services for Central Kentucky residents
2 - Maintain feral cat trap and release program
3 - Provide food and veterinarian care for low-income residents
4 - Continue our spay/neuter education programs
5 - Maintain our foster and adoption program in Central Kentucky
Needs Statement
Our most pressing need is money to maintain our low-cost spay/neuter program.  It costs an average of $46 a dog and $36 a cat to spay/neuter, vaccinate, heartworm test if needed and microchip.  We average 224 cats and around 118 dogs a year but we are limited by our funding.  If we had a grant of $5,000, we could spay/neuter an average of 125 animals.  We can average between 12 to 22 animals a month depending on the season. 
Geographic Areas Served
We serve Central Kentucky mostly but are willing to help any animal in any county that we can feasibly transport to and from.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. LIFE for Pets primary goal is to lower the number of animals that end up in shelters.   We can accomplish this through community outreach and awareness of the importance of spaying or neutering their pets.  Each year endless litters of puppies and kittens end up in shelters or abandoned because a pet was unaltered.  We can help stop this cycle. 
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? LIFE for Pets has advocates in many areas of the community to help get the message out that spaying and neutering your pet is very important.   We have advocates with the local utilities company, needs center, housing centers, local officials and vet clinics.  We operate our feral program through vet clinics and they give our information to citizens who have a feral cat problem.  We have found that word of mouth in the smaller communities work best.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?  LIFE for Pets has maintained our feral trap and release program for over ten years and our spay/neuter program for over five years.  We have 10-15 volunteers who help operate  our feral trap and release program in three counties.  We have advocates in at least five counties that help people access our spay/neuter program.  We also operate our food drive program on an as needed basis but primarily staying in Clark County.  
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?

As far as our feral program, we can measure our successes with colony population stabilization.  Once all of the females are spayed, the numbers of litters will decline. 

As for the spay/neuter program, it seems like there is a never ending need for this service.  Although, in small areas or neighborhoods that we have canvased, we can measure our success there within that area.

There is an never ending need for our food drive and that success is immeasurable but the need is great.  We don't purchase this food though.  All of the food in our bank is donated.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? As I said, the need for spay/neuter never ends within the population.  Breeders and shelters that don't alter before adoptions contribute to this problem.  We continue to strive toward our goals each year.
Board Chair
Board Chair Sue Jewell
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Members
Laura HumphreysCommunity VolunteerVoting
Sue JewellCommunity VolunteerVoting
Susan RussellLife for PetsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 4%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 5%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director NA NA
Term Start Jan 2012
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 27
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 100
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 90
Unspecified 0
This is our spay/neuter program for feral cats that we trap and release back into the colony.  These cats lead healthy lives and important roles in society with pest and rodent control at factories, shopping centers and farms.
Budget 2500.00
We offer spay/neuter services to residents of Central Kentucky who can't py for this service.  We try to encourage a donation to go back into our fund. 
Budget 10000
We offer low-income residents a food service to help feed their animals and help with veterinarian care for their animals.  It may be a vaccination, arthritis medicine or amputation of a leg. 
Budget 5000.00
Program Comments
CEO Comments
One challenge we encounter daily is educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their animals.  Education is the key to preventing litters of of unwanted animals each year.  We continually offer education materials, programs and public events to pass along this information.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $20,000.00
Projected Expenses $19,200.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$15,988$15,018$14,209
Administration Expense$494$400$479
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.311.451.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%97%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$31,204$9,554$2,578
Current Assets$25,906$3,614$2,578
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$31,204$9,554$2,578
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Foundation Staff Comments
LIFE files the 990EZ, which does not break down expenses into programs, administration and fundraising. Those breakdowns were provided by the organization.
Address PO Box 4304
Winchester, KY 40392
Primary Phone 859 433-0574
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director NA NA
Board Chair Sue Jewell
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer