A TIME TO LIVE
P.O.Box 4412
Winchester KY 40392
Contact Information
Nonprofit A TIME TO LIVE
Address P.O.Box 4412
Winchester, KY 40392
Phone (859) 771-2833
Fax 859
Contact Name Adreanna Wills
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2011
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Supporters can donate via our website www.atimetolive.net, by mail, or in person at any of our events. We are always looking for volunteers for events, fosters, transport loading and driving, supply drives, and fundraising along with many other areas. Our volunteer and donation needs change according to the needs of the shelter animals.
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement A Time To Live is an Animal Shelter support group that stands beside Clark County Animal Shelter in Winchester, KY by helping with the needs of shelter animals. Our volunteers are focusing on decreasing the shelter's population by placing animals to reputable rescues or responsible forever homes. Volunteers organize events that raise public awareness for adoptable animals at the shelter. Volunteers work with rescues and transport shelter animals. ALL funds raised go towards helping the Clark County Shelter animals.
Background Statement
 A Time To Live, Inc. was founded in January 2011 by a group of volunteers that had been working behind the scenes to help the shelter for several years.  Our main focus has always been and will continue to be to save lives at  the Clark County Animal Shelter.  A Time To Live, Inc. works with our county and city government, shelter staff, local businesses, individuals and rescue groups with the goal of saving the shelter animals.  We have established programs that promote adoptions at the shelter, foster shelter animals in need, provide medical treatment, reduce animal overpopulation in our community and transport animals in and out of state to no kill rescue facilities.  Clark County is our home.  Clark County Animal Shelter is our shelter.  Our animals are dying at the shelter due to illnesses and injuries and being euthanized due to lack of space.  A Time to Live, Inc. believes that most of the deaths at the shelter do not have to happen.  We are working together with our local government and shelter staff to decrease the lives lost.  We have experienced successes and failures.  We are encouraged by our successes and more determined because of our failures.  A Time To Live, Inc. is the lifeline for many animals at the Clark County Animal Shelter.  Our goal is to continue to expand and improve to save more lives each year.   

 

Impact Statement  In 2013 A Time To Live, Inc.'s accomplishments included:

·         Completion of $15,000 grant by the East Hill Foundation to provide a low cost spay and neuter program to low income Clark County households. This grant provided funding for 355 dogs and cats to be altered.

·         Hosted 1st Annual Cruisin’ for Critters Motorcycle Charity Ride in order to raise funds to continue the low income spay and neuter program.

·         Completed 36 transports to get animals from the Clark County Animal Shelter to forever homes or no-kill rescues. These transports resulted in 341 Clark County Shelter Animals being saved!

·         Nearly tripled our foster home base through outreach using social media and networking. Approximately 16 families have applied and been approved as foster homes. This is a vital resource to reduce overcrowding at the shelter as well as getting animals out of the shelter that are very young, ill, injured or not responding well to the stress of being in a shelter environment.

·         65 Clark County Shelter animals adopted to local families via A Time To Live sponsored adoption events and A Time To Live’s foster program.

In 2014 A Time To Live, Inc. hopes to:

·         Continue to provide medical assistance to the animals at the Clark County Animal Shelter

·         Continue to provide low cost spay and neuter to Clark County residents, thus reducing intake at the Clark County Animal Shelter

·         Increase shelter adoptions through promoting awareness and adoption events. Also continue to work with no-kill rescues to place animals that are not adopted locally through our foster program or shelter adoptions.

·         Increase our volunteer and foster base through awareness and community involvement.

·         Partner with other community organizations to meet shelter needs such as pet food, litter, bedding, and cleaning supplies. This will be done through fundraising or supply drives.

 

Needs Statement
  • Medical funding for animals at the Clark County Shelter. A variety of treatable illnesses are seen at the shelter. The county does not provide medical funding for the shelter animals. It is estimated that $8,000 is needed annually to treat these conditions.
  • Continued spay and neuter funding. We continuously apply for grants as well as plan fundraisers to raise funds for spay and neuter. It is estimated $15,000 is a reasonable amount to devote to spay and neuter annually.
  • Financial support for transports. The number of animals taken in at the shelter far exceeds the number that are adopted by the community. In order to save these animals we must transport them to no-kill rescues. Transport expenses include gas and van maintenance and insurance. In 2013 transports cost over $16,000.
  • Funding for supplies. The Clark County Animal Shelter is funded by the county. Kentucky state law does not make it mandatory for shelters to accept cats therefore there is no funding designated for their care. The shelter does get many donations of food and litter for cats but sometimes they run out of supplies. Supplementing when needs are not met by donations is estimated to cost $1,500
  •  .Be recognized as A Time To Live. Many people think we are shelter employees. 

CEO/Executive Director Statement

A Time To Live, Inc. is the lifeline for most animals at the Clark County Shelter. We are surprised at the number of people within the community that misunderstand and think the Clark County Shelter is a no-kill shelter. We are even more surprised at the number of people that have lived in Clark County their entire lives and have no idea where the shelter is located. Our number one goal has to be to raise awareness and educate. Through off site adoption events where volunteers promote shelter animals at events throughout the community we are able to connect with those that may otherwise never visit the shelter. Through social media we are able to stay in touch with our followers and supporters and immediately communicate needs. Adopters that visit the shelter must realize that time is not on our side and unless we act quickly animals may be euthanized to make room for new ones. Stray animals are held for 5 days to allow the possibility of an owner claiming them, owner surrender animals have no hold time and by law can immediately be euthanized. We do not want people to think that we are “taking” all the adoptable animals from the shelter. We are always happy to see an animal adopted locally. Our community can simply not support the number of adoptions needed to keep animals from being euthanized so we must reach out to others that can help us. We have developed relationships with several reputable rescues that save Clark County animals on a regular basis. These rescues are in areas with much more strict animal laws and therefore do not have the overpopulation issues that we have locally. There are many parts that make up A Time To Live, Inc., each member and volunteer can choose their “specialty” or what they like to help with most. The one thing we want people to understand about A Time To Live, Inc. is that we are all volunteers, we are not paid to do this. We donate thousands of hours each year to save every animal that enters the shelter. Every person, every minute and every penny is given and used with the best interest of the animals in our hearts. 

Board Chair Statement   A Time to Live, Inc. saves lives. Three years of life saving programs have resulted in 1.404 Clark County shelter animal lives saved. Each program is designed to save lives. The Medical Program provides funding for medical treatments from minor to major illnesses for shelter animals giving them the opportunity for a forever home. The Foster Program provides a safe and secure home environment for animals that would not survive in the shelter setting due to age, disability, illness or lack of shelter space. The Community Outreach Program networks the adoptable animals at the shelter and educates the public on a variety of animal related issues including the sad reality that our shelter is a kill facility. The Shelter to Rescue Program coordinates with no kill rescues and transports animals that do not get adopted at our shelter. Animals that would euthanized due to lack of space at the shelter. The Spay and Neuter Program addresses the overpopulation problem in our community. By reducing the number of animals born in our area then it will in time decrease the number of animals taken to the shelter via owner surrender or stray.  A Time to Live, Inc. has been successful saving many lives BUT not all animals get to walk out of the shelter gates.  In 2011, 417 animals died at our shelter. In 2012, 311 animals died at our shelter.  Most of them had once been a part of a family. Ages ranged from newborn to seniors. A Time to Live, Inc. has accepted the challenge to end death of innocent adoptable animals at our shelter. Yes, our programs are working but must be expanded with a broader reach to our community for more volunteers, more education concerning spay and neuter and continued funding to support the programs. Deaths were reduced by 106 lives in one year. In 2013, lives lost must decrease more.  We walk through our shelter and see so many hopeful and trusting eyes. We are motivated by the fact that we can make a difference.  We will use individual and group resources to make the difference for many lives. We have been challenged by the daily work required to make a difference.  We have been challenged by emotions both heartbreak and joy! Joy when you see our van leave the shelter loaded with animals that will go to forever homes.  Heartbreak when you visit the shelter and see an empty kennel and know that we failed to save a deserving life.  Heartbreak when you hold a sick dying animal and wonder "if only." We have been challenged by the physical requirements such as every two hour feedings for orphans, cleaning, walking ten dogs or driving several hours after working all day.  We have been challenged by the financial needs for fostering, medical treatments, supplies and transport cost.  We have been challenged but we have survived over tgree years as an organization in addition to shelter volunteering in the years before.  We will continue to evaluate and improve because our successes result in life, our challenges result in growing and our failures result in death....so our choice is to make a difference.  A difference already made for 1,404 lives saved. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Protection & Welfare
Tertiary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Services NEC
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Clark County/ Winchester 40391
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. A Time To Live is a rescue and support group that works to save every animal at the Clark County Animal Shelter. The number of animals that enter our shelter far exceeds the number that are adopted out locally. We continuously apply for grants to provide low cost spay and neuter surgeries to low income families in our area. Spay and neuter is the only way to directly impact the over population in our area and at our shelter. We work with many other rescues to get animals from our shelter to safety thus greatly reducing and even eliminating the need for euthanasia on some occasions. All animals that leave our shelter are spayed or neutered so these animals will not be a part of overpopulation locally or in other areas once they are adopted . Animals that go to rescues are paid for at the same adoption rate as animals that are adopted locally. The fees are paid by the receiving rescue or by A Time To Live. All rescues must go through a screening process and be approved before we will release any animals to them. A Time To Live was awarded a grant for $25,000 to purchase a van. The van is used to transport animals to rescues or approved adopters. Our drivers are volunteer. The Clark County Animal Shelter is owned and funded by the county.  The county pays the shelter employees, the utilities, provides the building and other basic operational costs.  The county provides funding to purchase dog food, but due to current state laws our shelter is not required to house cats and therefore does not provide funding for the needs of cats. At our shelter there is a room specifically for cats but all needs such as food and litter are provided through donations. A Time To Live collects supply donations for the shelter and delivers donations when needed. A Time To Live strives to meet all supply needs for the shelter when we are made aware of them, this can range from blankets to food to cleaning supplies and anything in between. The county also does not provide funding for any extra medical care an animal may need while it is at the shelter. A Time To Live covers these expenses to help ensure that no animal at the shelter must suffer. Having healthy animals boosts the chances of each animal being placed in a forever home either locally or through a rescue partner. Extra medical can be an existing condition an animal enters the shelter with or can develop after the animal arrives. These conditions include but are not limited to upper respiratory infections, eye and ear infections, dental disease, parvovirus, broken bones and heartworms. A Time To Live is also working to expand a foster based to get animals out of the shelter as soon as possible. If we can place an animal in a foster home, that opens a spot for the next animal that enters the shelter. We never want an animal to be euthanized due to lack of space. Because we are a support group for the shelter animals our goals change based on the needs of the shelter animals. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Adreanna Wills
Company Affiliation Director
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2014
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Leslie Baumgardner Grant CoordinatorVoting
Dee Fletcher SecretaryVoting
Brittney Hayden Fundraising CoordinatorVoting
Leslie Lindle Foster CoordinatorVoting
Kim Moore TreasurerVoting
Jennifer Rose Public Relations CoordinatorVoting
Linda Spargo Adoption Event CoordinatorVoting
Abigail Thompson Rescue CoordinatorVoting
Adreanna Wills DirectorVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Standing Committees
Volunteer
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Program / Program Planning
Project Oversight
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Heather Carter Local Business Advisor
Dr. Carla Crane Grant Writing Advisor
Miss Rebecca Crump Publishing Advisor
Mrs. Tonya Park Clark Co. C.A.R.E.S Advisor
Miss Kendall Sparks Community Outreach Advisor
Comments
CEO Comments A Time To Live, Inc. has the opportunity to help Clark County Animal Shelter become a low kill shelter.  A low kill shelter is a place where adoptable animals are not euthanized.  Animals that would not be adoptable would include animals that are a danger to people and other animals and animals with terminal illnesses or injuries too severe to survive.  The Clark County Animal Shelter is an open admission shelter required to accept all strays and owner surrendered animals.  The shelter houses homeless cats and dogs.  Low kill sheltering has been achieved in other communities in our country by reducing the animal population through spay and neuter programs, community awareness of the advantages of adopting a shelter animal, local fostering, no kill rescue support in areas with higher adoption rates and medical treatment for the shelter animals. A Time To Live, Inc. has implemented the best practices in their current programs to achieve the ultimate goal of a low kill shelter in our community.  It is a challenge that we accept because we know it is possible. 
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Adreanna Wills
Term Start Jan 2014
Email adreanna.wills@atimetolive.net
Experience

Growing up, I always knew I that an animal related career was in my future. In high school I began volunteering at one of the local veterinary clinics, and eventually was offered a job. While working at the vet clinic I encountered a wide range of owners, some were good and others were a challenge to deal with. Day in and day out the flyers and phone calls about “Free Kittens” and “Free Puppies” would make my stomach turn because I knew that more than likely most of those animals would end up at the shelter, in a week when they couldn’t be given away or in a few months when they “got too big” or just weren’t cute enough anymore. These discouraging situations only reinforced my drive to get involved and make a difference. Through working at the vet clinic I met a lady named Dee. She, her husband and several other volunteers were in regularly bringing animals for checkups and health certificates. The more I ran in to this lady and we talked, our few short sentence conversations grew into lengthy discussions about our local shelter, the conditions, the over population, the community that had such a misconception of the shelter. It was apparent to me that this lady, shared my vision for what needed to be done. I was completely on board for this mission when she founded, A Time To Live, Inc. Six years of experience in a mixed practice vet clinic has certainly helped me in the rescue field. I feel completely comfortable fostering injured or sick animals. Now that I am a stay at home mom, this has allowed me to become even more involved with the behind the scenes part of the rescue world. Paperwork and fundraising are hugely time consuming but without those, we would not be able continue the work that we do. In this short time that I have been a part of A Time To Live, Inc. so much has been accomplished. We are confronting animal related problem at our shelter and in our community and offering solutions for those problems. To the animals, we are their ray of hope.

Co-CEO
Co-CEO Dee Fletcher
Term Start Jan 2014
Email dee.fletcher@atimetolive.net
Experience

I have worked with the public in the field of education for 33 years.  My experience includes working in the home and school environment with families to solve issues related to their child's development, education and needs. Finding solutions to family and children issues have been a constant challenge in my professional career.  My personal belief is to confront the issue and look for a solution.   My family  and I moved to Winchester, KY in 1996.  We visited our shelter for the first time in 2002.  I was not prepared for the conditions at the shelter.  We adopted one dog and a kitten.  Then we went back the next day to adopt an adult cat.  The sights, smells and sounds of the shelter never left me. The conditions needed change.  Each time I looked into the eyes of our adopted animals, I knew that I had to do something.  In 2003, I joined a local rescue group hoping to help the shelter.  The group provided me with a network of animal lovers but their board did not allow members to work with the shelter. I knew there were problems at our shelter and so I left the group after a year and went to the shelter to help. For the next few years, my family and I worked with the shelter along with friends to save animals.  We joined local networking groups to educate ourselves on best practices in animal rescue.  We saved animals but knew that more could be saved if we organized.   In 2011, we formed A Time To Live, Inc. to implement what we had learned.  My days are filled with working with children, families and animals now.  I have accepted the challenge of confronting the issues with both and finding solutions.  The sights, sounds and smells at our shelter are changing.  They are changing for the better for which I am very grateful.  
 

Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 45
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 37
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Comments
CEO Comments
All our members are volunteers. Our volunteer base is small in comparison to the work that has to be accomplished weekly.  Each member has a family and a job.  A Time To Live is their second job after work hours.  Consideration must be given to the fact that everyone works overtime to accomplish the responsibilities that we have accepted.  Appreciation for their service and celebration of their successes must be noted frequently to encourage all to continue.
Description
Transporting animals from the shelter to no-kill rescues can be very costly. Gas alone costs approximately $500 per transport plus the expense of insurance and van upkeep (oil changes, brakes, tires, etc.). In 2013 total transport costs were over $16,000. Without this program, in 2013, 351animals would not have made it out of the shelter.
Budget 15000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Program Long term Success For now, we must reach out to rescues in other areas to help with our local overpopulation. Through raising awareness and education about spay and neuter we hope to eventually eliminate the need for this program. Currently, every animal leaving the shelter going to a home or a rescue is spayed or neutered.
Examples of Program Success If this program were not available 351 additional animals would have been euthanized at our shelter in 2013.
Description
Medical funding is needed to treat a variety of conditions in shelter animals. The needs change as the animals come in and we can never predict what we will encounter each year. Needs range from flea preventatives and dewormers to tumor removals, heartworm treatments and broken bones.
Budget 8000
Category
Population Served , ,
Description
 In 2012 A Time To Live, Inc. started a program to provide low cost spay and neuter surgeries to Clark County residents. This program is for owned animals. We ask the owner to pay $10 per animal and receive a voucher that will cover the cost of altering the animal and the one year rabies vaccine required by state law. Through working with the local vet clinics and considering the limits on the number of vouchers they have allowed us to distribute each month, we believe that approximately 340 animals can be altered through this program annually.
Budget 15000
Category
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments Our programs are extremely important for us to save the lives of homeless animals.  Many animals will be euthanized at the shelter if the support provided by A Time To Live, Inc. is taken away. Financial difficulties with our economy have forced more owners to surrender their animals at the shelter.  Funding is our greatest challenge in helping these animals.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2014
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $45,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense------
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.43----
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$30,703----
Current Assets$7,703----
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$30,703----
Form 990s
2013 Form 990
2012 990ez 2012
2011 990EZ TTL
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
Fundraising is a constant challenge due to the time commitment that is required to support the life saving programs that are in place. Each board member chairs at least one program and coordinates all required to make it successful.  The director oversees all programs.  We have an ongoing Tabs for Tails Recycling Program that provides some of the funding required for the yearly insurance on our transport van.  We attend community events such as the Beer Cheese Festival, Pioneer Festival and Scarecrow Festival to promote the animals and raise funds.  Support from our area includes fundraising by  Walden's Photography, Seton Basketball Team,  A Diamond in the Ruff and Created By You.  Roger's Rescue in New Jersey gave us a memorial donation in honor of one of their volunteers.  The donation was used to furnish the Clark County Shelter Puppy Room.  East Hill Foundation provided the funding for the spay and neuter program.  A Time to Live, Inc. is organizing a charity run in June 2013 with all proceeds going to our spay and neuter program.  The Blue Grass Community Foundation provided most of the funding for the medical needs of the shelter animals in 2012 and at the beginning of 2013.  Funds are raised for medical needs through fundraising events such as t-shirt, coffee sales and raffles.  Our organization knows that without the funding for the programs, then lives will be lost.  Our members have taken on the task of organizing events throughout 2013 with each event proceeds going to a designated purpose. 
Foundation Staff Comments
990EZ 2012   201This organization filed the 990N in 2011, which contains no financial information. All financial information for 2011 is unaudited and was submitted by the agency. 
Address P.O.Box 4412
Winchester, KY 40392
Primary Phone 859 771-2833
Contact Email info@atimetolive.net
CEO/Executive Director Adreanna Wills
Board Chair Mrs. Adreanna Wills
Board Chair Company Affiliation Director