The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Celebrating Three Years of Saving Lives One Animal At a Time Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Celebrating Three Years of Saving Lives One Animal At a Time  Annual Report  2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. A comprehensive report for fiscal years 2013, 2014 and 2015 (Our fiscal year runs from June to May) Table of CONTENTS A Message from Our Founder………………………………pg. 2 Mission Statement……………..……………………………….pg. 3 Why We Do What We Do………………………….pg. 3 Our Lifecycle Timeline………………………………………….pg. 4 2013 – 2016 Summary………………………………………….pg. 5 Intakes………………………………………………………pg. 5 Intake Statistics………..…………………..pg. 5 Shelter Animals Count Stats….………pg. 6 Intake Source Statistics……………………………..pg. 7 Volunteer Statistics…………………………………..pg. 8 Education and Outreach…………….…pg. 8 Programs & Accomplishments……………………………..pg. 9 Animal Intake Standards……………………………pg. 9 Emergency Rescue…………………………….…….pg. 10 “Before & After” Emergency Rescues……...pg. 11 Bessie the Basset Hound…………….pg. 11 Goofy the Pit Bull Terrier…………….pg. 11 Emergency Veterinary Safety Net..............pg. 12 Specialized Care………………………………pg. 13 & 14 Holistic Care………………………………………….…pg. 15 Community Outreach………………………………pg. 16 Lost & Found Services…………………pg. 16 Pet Rehoming Services…….…………pg. 16 Pet Food Bank…………………………………………pg. 17 Community Events & Fundraising…………..….pg. 18 & 19 Tragedy Strikes………………………………………..………..pg. 20 Rising From the Ashes………………….………….pg. 21 Social Media & Education…………………………..………pg. 22 Facebook………………………….................…….pg. 23 Reviews & Testimonials…………………………..pg. 24 Partnerships & Corporate Support……………….…….pg. 25 Business Recognition……………………………….pg. 26 Donor Recognition…………………………………..pg. 27 Financials……………………………………………………..……pg. 28 2013 Fiscal Year Revenue & Expenses….….pg. 28 2014 Fiscal Year Revenue & Expenses….….pg. 28 2015 Fiscal Year Revenue & Expenses….….pg. 28 2013 – 2015 F.Y. Pie Graphs……………..…....pg. 29 GuideStar Information…………………………….pg. 30 Board Member & Contact Info……………………..……pg. 31 Our Thanks……………………………………………………..…pg. 32 Special Tribute……………………………………………back cover Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. A comprehensive report for fiscal years 2013, 2014 and 2015  Our fiscal year runs from June t...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. From Our FOUNDER Dear Friends, After three years of operation, this is our very first annual report. Being able to slow down long enough to finally put it together has been a challenge. I hope you find it informative and compelling, and I trust it will enhance and strengthen your understanding of our mission, our goals, and our progress. The journey that finally brings us to this point in our mission has been physically demanding, emotionally draining, and has consumed every spare second of my life. But speaking for myself, I can say that I have never garnered such deep personal rewards. Right behind the animals, I am the most blessed one of all. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to give them a voice. Cara Bryant and her dog, Leeah Our rescued animals are heroes – each and every one of them. They give an entire new meaning to resilience, courage and ability – the resilience to overcome serious illnesses and injuries, the courage to trust hands that formerly were so unkind, and the ability to enrich our lives beyond measure. The lessons in forgiveness and resilience they teach us will stay with us forever. They give us motivation to keep going when times get tough, and the desire to continue our mission against all odds. It is an amazingly fulfilling and special experience to be on this journey. To our followers, volunteers and supporters: you are the livelihood of this organization. The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. would not exist without you; the cats and dogs we have been able to help would have never had the chance to enjoy life as a member of a loving family. To all of you who have stepped up to support our efforts in so many ways, my gratitude is truly immeasurable. My most sincere thanks, Cara Bryant Founder & President Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  From Our  FOUNDER Dear Friends, After three years of operation, this is our very first annua...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Mission STATEMENT It is our purpose and mission to stand up for the rights of all animals, protect them from inhumane treatment, and strengthen the welfare of those animals in our community. We are dedicated to combating animal neglect and cruelty, promoting the importance of companion animal population control, and improving the lives of animals and people through legislation, advocacy, education, and support. We are a voice for the voiceless. We are a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization based out of Parke County, Indiana, serving surrounding counties: Clay, Fountain, Montgomery, Putnam, Vermillion, and Vigo; and Edgar County, Illinois. WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. was established in 2013 in honor of a little Beagle-mix dog named Otis who, sadly, wasn’t given a second chance. A small group of concerned citizens came together simply because they thought what happened to Otis wasn’t right. Otis was hit by a car just a couple of blocks from his home on the evening of May 10, 2013 after escaping his back yard. Due to having no tags on his harness, Otis was presumed a stray and denied a veterinary medical evaluation to determine the extent of his injuries. There are no ordinances established in our community regarding animal welfare nor are there protocols to follow for injured stray animals, and this is what we are striving to change. Because the police who responded to the situation thought Otis was unable to be saved, he was transported to an area behind the Rockville Fire Department and killed by a single gunshot to the head. No attempt to locate Otis’ owner was made prior to making the decision to end his life. We believe that every sick or injured stray animal deserves a chance even if euthanasia cannot be avoided, but that decision should be made only by a licensed veterinarian, and all attempts to locate an owner should be exhausted. When there is no one to accept responsibility, financially or otherwise, this is when we step in and take the animal on as our own. These animals need someone to stand up for them, advocate for them, and accept them. Although our mission and goals have grown and evolved tremendously in the past three years, we do what we do so people’s pets – whether owned or stray – will get a second chance. The “real” Otis Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Mission  STATEMENT  It is our purpose and mission to stand up for the rights of all animals,...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Our Lifecycle Timeline June 11, 2013: first organizational meeting June 14, 2013: Articles of Incorporation accepted and approved by the Indiana Secretary of State February 2014: Established and adopted Bylaws and a Conflict of Interest Policy. May 3, 2014: Mailed Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code to the IRS. July 22, 2014: Form 1023 approved by the IRS, effective June 14, 2013. We are now a tax-exempt nonprofit public charity under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. February 2015: We survived our first IRS audit with ease and were found to be in compliance with all tax-exempt requirements. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Our  Lifecycle Timeline  June 11, 2013  first organizational meeting June 14, 2013  Articles...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Fiscal Year Summary 93 Intakes Cats: 57 Dogs: 36 Intake Statistics Adoptions - 39 Cats: 17 Dogs: 22 Returned to Owner - 10 Cats: 2 Dogs: 8 Deceased - 11 Cats: 9 Dogs: 2 Released Feral Cats: 2 Transferred - 13 Cats: 11 Dogs: 2 Free-Roaming and/or Strayed Cats: 16 Available for Adoption - 2 Cats: 0 Dogs: 2 Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Fiscal Year Summary  93 Intakes Cats  57 Dogs  36  Intake Statistics Adoptions - 39 Cats  17...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. We participate in Shelter Animals Count Shelter Animals Count is a new, collaborative initiative formed by a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts, and enabling insights that will save lives. We report our intake and live release rates on a monthly basis. www.shelteranimalscount.org. Please Note The numbers listed in these charts do not reflect animal intakes or live release rates from January 2016 – May 2016, which are included in our intake statistics on page 5. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. We participate in Shelter Animals Count Shelter Animals Count is a new, collaborative initiat...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Intake Source Statistics Abandoned/Dumped - 23 Cats: 19 Dogs: 4 Born in Rescue - 5 Kittens: 5 Owner Surrender - 26 Cats: 13 Dogs: 13 Stray Surrender - 16 Cats: 11 Dogs: 5 True Stray - 22 Cats: 9 Dogs: 14 Of the 19 abandoned cats, 15 were taken in from a hoarding situation in Jessup, IN. in which the owners moved out and left the cats. The other four, abandoned in a box on a covered bridge by Midway, were taken in at the request of Parke County Sheriff’s Department. Of the four abandoned dogs, three were siblings from a litter of puppies dumped in Rosedale, IN. The fourth dog was a Pit Bull (featured on the cover) who was beaten and stabbed in a domestic dispute at Raccoon Lake. The dog was left to die and Parke County Sheriff’s Department requested our assistance due to a veterinary emergency. Of the stray animals, four cats and six dogs were veterinary emergencies upon intake. Of those ten animals, one cat and two dogs were reported to us by the Rockville Police Department. Our intakes do not include animals we have helped transport elsewhere at the request of either police department or the humane society. Intakes also do not include animals we have rehomed for individuals. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Intake Source Statistics Abandoned Dumped - 23 Cats  19 Dogs  4 Born in Rescue - 5 Kittens  5...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Volunteer Statistics 100% volunteer-based Volunteers (including fosters, active and inactive): 40-50 Logged hours: unfortunately, we do not have this information due to a total-loss structure fire in January 2016 which destroyed nearly all of our records. Education & Outreach Community Events: 13 Media appearances: 2 Website: www.otisindiana.org Social Media: Facebook page: facebook.com/otisindiana: 3,164 likes  highest post reach to date: 45.6k  average post reach: 800  average monthly reach: 50k Facebook groups created and managed by us:  Lost & Found Pets of Parke/Vermillion Counties: facebook.com/groups/ParkeLostAndFoundPets -Open/Public group 1,444 members and growing daily  Adoptable Pets of Parke, Vermillion & Surrounding Counties: facebook.com/groups /parkeadoptables -Closed/Private group 576 members Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Volunteer Statistics 100  volunteer-based Volunteers  including fosters, active and inactive ...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Programs & ACCOMPLISHMENTS Animal Intake We accept animals whose lives are in immediate danger, animals who are victims of neglect or cruelty, animals who are reported to us by the police department, true strays, stray animals in need of emergency veterinary care, and Amish breeder (puppy mill) surrenders. Because we do not have a facility, we no longer take in owner Rambo's USDA breeder tag. Dogs have numbers, surrenders or stray/feral not names. cats that are not in danger. Instead, we utilize our skills and offer resources in ways that help individual pet owners and the community as a whole. The majority of animals that we do take in are sent to volunteer foster homes. Our standard intake protocol for dogs includes spay or neuter, deworming, heartworm test, Seresto 8-month flea and tick collar (depending on time of year), and permanent microchip identification. We use nanoCHIP microchips with Fetch-ID registration service. We do not vaccinate sick, injured or adult dogs. Instead, when a dog’s vaccination history is unknown, and as a part of our holistic approach to animal care, we recommend that new adopters wait at least one year to vaccinate their new pet. This is because the risks of overvaccination are far more dangerous than the diseases the vaccinations intend to prevent. Puppies, if they have not been vaccinated before, will receive one DHPP core vaccine and one rabies vaccine at sixteen weeks of age. Our standard intake protocol for cats includes spay or neuter, deworming, feline leukemia and AIDS combo test, topical flea and tick treatment (such as Advantage Multi), one FVRCP core vaccine at twelve weeks of age and one rabies vaccine at sixteen weeks of age. If the cat is an adult with an unknown vaccination history, we will recommend to the new adopter to wait at least one year before vaccinating. Many of our intakes require extensive rehabilitation and/or emergency surgeries and veterinary care. We rely heavily on foster homes for these cases because we believe one-on-one quality care is of the utmost importance for the animals. Throughout their entire stay with us, from rescue through rehabilitation and adoption, our animals are lovingly cared for and treated as a part of the family. Millie’s first Christmas In September 2015, Millie and Rambo were both surrendered to us by an Amish Breeder. Millie was too old to have any more litters and Rambo was “too big” to breed because people want tea-cup Yorkies, not standard-sized. We had them fixed and both dogs were quickly adopted into loving families. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Programs   ACCOMPLISHMENTS Animal Intake We accept animals whose lives are in immediate dang...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Emergency Rescue We step in and take on emergencies when an animal is injured and there is no owner present. We ensure that the animal receives emergency veterinary care no matter what time of day, night or circumstance. From fiscal years 2013 to 2016, we incurred $4,283.36 in veterinary emergency expenses (42% of all veterinary expenses and 18% of total expenses). “Bug,” a female beagle was hit by a car and suffered several lifethreatening lacerations. Rockville Police Department requested our assistance to which we responded and transported Bug to the vet on emergency. Her family was located by the next morning. She was eventually released to go home, but due to the severity of her injuries, her tissues started to die, the stitches wouldn’t hold and she developed a systemic infection. The family opted to have her humanely euthanized. “Judah,” a six-month old female boxer was found wandering down a country road with a broken femur. There was no indication of her being hit by a car and no owner ever came forward. She had surgery so a pin could be placed in her bone, which was later removed once it healed. Judah spent over five months with us while she healed and was eventually adopted. “Joe” (above), a senior boxer, was hit by a car and Rockville Police Department requested our assistance to which we responded and transported Joe to the vet on emergency. Despite being banged up pretty good, he suffered no serious injuries. His owners were located by the next morning and Joe was released to go home. “Buddy” the cat was hit by a car and reported to us by a school crossing-guard. We located and transported Buddy to the vet on emergency. Although he was bleeding from the mouth and we suspected internal damage, it turns out that Buddy had only bit through his tongue and lost some teeth in the accident. He was one lucky cat! Buddy’s owner was located by the next morning and he was released to go home. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Emergency Rescue We step in and take on emergencies when an animal is injured and there is no...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. “Before and After” Emergency Rescues Goofy the Pit Bull Terrier Bessie the Basset Hound In early 2016, “Bessie,” a senior Basset Hound, was reported to us as a stray by a rural postal carrier. Bessie was suffering from a very infected, baseball-sized, ulcerated tumor on her head which was also affecting her eye. She was also covered in fleas, suffering from ear infections and heartworm positive. Bessie underwent a successful tumor-removal surgery three days after we picked her up and is living happily with her foster family who plan to adopt her. She is also being treated for her heartworms. Above: In July of 2015, we were requested by the Parke County Sheriff’s department to assist in the rescue of “Goofy,” a male Pit Bull, who was stabbed in the neck and nearly beaten to death during an altercation between two individuals. Goofy’s owner left him for dead after the incident, so we did everything we could to see that Goofy would never go back to that person. Our vet was very gracious in allowing us to board him for nearly two weeks, free of charge, while we worked to gain legal custody of the dog. Goofy was eventually adopted by his amazing foster mom. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.    Before and After    Emergency Rescues  Goofy the Pit Bull Terrier  Bessie the Basset Hound...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Emergency Veterinary Safety Net Program (EVSN) We privately offer financial assistance to qualifying low-income pet owners who have a veterinary emergency. We use our own screening process which includes an application for assistance and required documentation. Our screening process uses the most current Federal Poverty Guidelines to determine qualification of 50, 75 or 100% of our $500 maximum award amount. From fiscal years 2013 to 2015, we funded $1,722.38 to individuals through our EVSN program (17% of all veterinary expenses and 40% of all emergency expenses). Freckles’ family couldn’t afford the surgery to have his badly damaged eye removed, so without our help, their only option would have been to have him euthanized. The family was approved for 100% of our maximum award, which covered the $370 surgery. Freckles had a successful surgery and a swift recovery! Above: Khali, a chocolate lab-mix puppy, was shot in the leg, which shattered her tibia. She needed surgery for amputation, which her family could not afford. We covered all of the cost ($555.00) and since the person who shot her was prosecuted, we were later reimbursed by courtordered restitution. Bones, a local humane society adoption, was shot three times – in the jaw, the back, and in the leg. His family reached out for help with the multiple reconstructive surgeries he needed. We were able to help cover over $500 of the cost. Above: Thor, a young Rottweiler-Pit Bull mix contracted the deadly parvo virus and needed immediate treatment, which his family could not afford. We stepped in and Thor was hospitalized for a few days, but he pulled through and is alive and well today! Thor’s treatment was $250. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Emergency Veterinary Safety Net Program  EVSN  We privately offer financial assistance to qua...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Specialized Care We take on difficult, special-needs and otherwise, undesirable animals that are less likely to be adopted. We do not euthanize for space and the animals we take in are welcomed into our families for as long as needed – even if that means for the rest of their lives. “Hobbles” was rescued by OTIS VP, Amber Woodyard, after convincing his owner to surrender him so he would not have to live defenselessly outside. He has a congenital condition called cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), which affects kittens in the womb and causes their cerebellum to be underdeveloped. The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls coordination and motor skills, so cats with CH, depending on the severity, are uncoordinated and permanently off-balance. They are not in any pain and they have normal life spans, but unfortunately, since the condition is uncommon and not well understood, most CH cats are needlessly euthanized. Hobbles was adopted by his wonderful, caring foster mom and lives happily indoors with his 3 adopted feline siblings. Above: “Lucy” was found as a stray in November of 2013. We thought she had mange, but it turned out that she was suffering from a systemic yeast infection of the skin (no mange!). Her coat was extremely thin and brittle and her skin was very red and inflamed. She was also covered in ticks. We put her on a fish oil supplement and a good, grain-free diet, which quickly turned her into a new dog! Lucy went into foster in January 2014 and her foster mom eventually adopted her. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Specialized Care We take on difficult, special-needs and otherwise, undesirable animals that ...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Specialized Care Continued… Because every animal deserves a chance In August of 2013, very early in our mission as an organization, we took in fifteen cats from a hoarding situation in which they were abandoned when their owner moved away. The entire colony was infected with the protozoan parasite Giardia, which is usually contracted by drinking contaminated water and causes severe, uncontrollable diarrhea. Of the two strains of Giardia, the cats were infected with the strain that can be passed to other animals and humans. We were not aware of the problem during the first few months, so unfortunately every cat we took in after the first fifteen was exposed to the parasite. Our highest number of cats at one time was thirtysix. It took us nearly six months of 24/7 care and home-cooked, specially prepared meals for the cats to gain control of the disease and nurse them back to a healthy state. Above: Hoarding situation where the majority of our first fifteen cats came from; Jessup, IN. This was a very difficult and frustrating time in our life as an organization, but never once did we consider the alternative – euthanasia. The cats were always in good spirits despite their ailments. Our hard work eventually paid off and every cat gained his or her health back. A few of them are even still with us as our free-roaming “resident” cats! Right: “Butterscotch” (featured on the cover) was by far the worst case from the hoarding situation, but he made an amazing recovery and transformed into a big, beautiful, gentle soul before we lost him to a tragic accident in May 2014 . As long as they will keep fighting to live, we will always fight with them. Butterscotch is dearly missed. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Specialized Care Continued     Because every animal deserves a chance In August of 2013, very...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Holistic Care Below: Rufus, a senior coonhound, came to us as a stray in December 2014. His bloodwork showed that he was in the advanced stages of renal failure and we also suspect he was suffering from canine lymphoma. Despite Rufus’ ailing body, he was always happy and in good spirits. We kept Rufus comfortable for as long as we could until he eventually succumbed to his failing kidneys and we had to end his suffering. Rufus crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully with his head resting in OTIS President, Cara’s lap. The photos below show the random sores that would develop, seemingly out of nowhere on Rufus’ body, and the stages of healing over a three-week period. This particular sore was on his foreleg. We treated him with nothing but essential oils. As shown in the first two photos, the dead tissue and infection was almost completely cleared overnight, which is extremely significant for a dog with a failing immune system. We are firm believers in natural healthcare for humans and animals alike, and we opt for natural treatments (such as essential oils and herbal treatments) whenever possible. We use as little synthetic medications as possible for our animals, we employ a limited vaccination protocol and all of our adoptions come with a 30-day health guarantee. OTIS president, Cara Bryant and VP Amber Woodyard are both wellness advocates for dōTERRA® Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Cara is also certified in using essential oils with animals. Day 1 Day 11 Day 2 Day 14 Annual Report Day 8 Day 26 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Holistic Care  Below  Rufus, a senior coonhound, came to us as a stray in December 2014. His ...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Community Outreach Not having a facility makes it difficult for us to take in as many animals as we are called on to help. We struggle daily to meet the community’s demands, but we must remain vigilant in taking in only those animals who are truly in need. If we take on more than we can handle, we would not be doing ourselves or the animals any good. Due to our limitations, we no longer accept owner surrenders (except in extreme circumstances), but we can be a resource for people and their pets in other ways. Lost & Found Services In 2013, we created a ‘lost and found pets’ Facebook group for our local community. It is a public group that anyone can join. It was a little slow to take off, but we are now up to over 1,400 members and growing daily. The group is heavily utilized and has been responsible for hundreds of reunited pets. The group is monitored and managed daily by volunteers who are very diligent in keeping up with the posts. The local humane society also uses our group to post some of their animals who come in as strays. Aside from the group, we also do courtesy posts for individuals. On Pet Rehoming Services We are adamant about the dangers of offering pets through “free to good home” ads, so we offer assistance to people who need to find a new home for their pet. To do this, we have a “rehome” form on our website that people can fill out which tells us everything we will need to know about the animal when informing potential adopters. We then use our own adoption application and screening process to ensure the safety of the animal and that the new home and new family will be a good fit. Below: One of our most successful and memorable courtesy rehomes was for a purebred white German Shepherd named Ninja who we rehomed for an officer of the Rockville Police Department. After an overwhelming response of applications and lots of screening, we chose a new home for Ninja. Two years later, Ninja happily remains a very important part of a loving family and we know that we could not have made a better choice for him! our website at www.otisindiana.org, we have a form people can fill out and submit for lost or found pets and we will post the information for them. Facebook lost and found pets group: facebook.com/groups/ParkeLostAndFoundPets Ninja celebrating Christmas with his family in 2015 Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Community Outreach Not having a facility makes it difficult for us to take in as many animals...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Pet Food Bank We operate an ongoing pet food drive with donation barrels at three public businesses in Rockville, Indiana – West Central Veterinary Services, Rockville Feed Center & Farm Supply, and IGA. We have distributed over 1,000 pounds of cat and dog food to pet owners in need. We will also donate pet food to other shelters and rescues when needed. For example, we sent a truck load to Owen County Humane Society in response to a plea when they were inundated with 80+ dogs from a hoarding situation. Our pet food bank program is intended for local pet owners who are struggling to provide for and meet the basic needs of their pets. If we are able to help provide some of these basic needs, that's one more pet we are able to keep in its home and out of the shelter. We understand that sometimes food is the only barrier between a pet owner and their ability to keep their pet. Above: With 215 shares and a post reach of over 12k, our most recent pet food post on our Facebook page clearly shows the irrefutable power of social media as well as the overwhelming need for this program. Left: our donation barrels were decorated by (from left to right) Tori’s Daycare, Rockville Head Start, and Country Kids Family Childcare. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Pet Food Bank  We operate an ongoing pet food drive with donation barrels at three public bus...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Community Events & Fundraising Above (left to right): September 2013 - Children from “Tori’s Day Care” learn about animals at a 2013 field trip to “OTIS Land”; Volunteer, Donnie Peters shows a little girl some kittens; “Winston” and his owner visit with others at our 2015 “Dog Days of Summer” event, which took place at Billie Creek Village in Rockville, IN. Above (left to right): 2014 OTIS board members and volunteers host a “McNight” fundraiser at McDonald’s in Clinton, IN; “Boomer” and his owner, Lloyd Zuber at our 2015 “Dog Days of Summer” event; OTIS board member, Dona Bryant teaches some children about chickens; volunteer, Nick Sparks greets guests at a McNight fundraising event. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Community  Events   Fundraising  Above  left to right   September 2013 - Children from    To...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Above (left to right): March 2014 - OTIS VP, Amber Woodyard’s daughter, Ashlyn, helps collect donations at a McNight fundraiser; August 2015 - OTIS board member, Dona Bryant and OTIS President, Cara Bryant pose for a picture with Boomer and Winston, the winners at “Dog Days of Summer” event; October 2014 - OTIS members and volunteers (and a few cute pups!) at a “Howl-O-Ween” fundraiser hosted at Billie Creek Village; March 2014 – OTIS VP, Amber Woodyard’s son, TY, helps collect donations at a McNight fundraiser. Above (left to right):OTIS members and volunteers show their support for Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society at a special screening of ‘The Champions’ (an inspirational story about the pit bulls rescued from the brutal fighting ring of former Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback Michael Vick, and the organizations who risked everything to save them); September 2013 - OTIS members, volunteers and children from Tori’s Day Care during a “learning about animals” field trip; October 2014 – OTIS member, Debra Foxworthy’s grandsons pose with “Pixie” the Pug for a photo at “Howl-OWeen” fundraiser. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Above  left to right   March 2014 - OTIS VP, Amber Woodyard   s daughter, Ashlyn, helps coll...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Tragedy Early morning of January 29 2016, tragedy struck. The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc., along with Founder, Cara Bryant and the rest of her family who also inhabited the homebased rescue, endured a total-loss house fire. The home and all rescue supplies were lost along with six beloved pets who, heartbreakingly, did not make it out of the home before the fire destroyed everything in its path. The family and remaining pets were displaced for three months following the devastation. Despite the irreparable damage and loss of everything we had accumulated for the past three years as an organization, we did not let it stop us. We kept going, determined to continue in our mission and come back even stronger than before. We are grateful beyond words for the way our community – people near and far – came together to support us in such a desperate time of need. The outpouring of help, support, encouragement and inspiration enabled us to continue our mission for saving animals. We could not have done it without the selfless, wonderful people of our community, and to them, we are forever indebted. WTHI news channel 10, WTWO news channel 2, WAXI radio station, Terre Haute Tribune Star newspaper, and several other local media outlets picked up the story in an effort to spread the word and help us gain back some of what was lost. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Tragedy Early morning of January 29 2016, tragedy struck. The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc., alon...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. From the Ashes On February 20 2016, less than one month after the devastating fire, an amazing group of volunteers and OTIS members put together a successful benefit dinner and silent auction at the Rockville Elks Lodge to raise funds for the rescue. Items were donated from several local businesses for the silent auction and the food was prepared by long-time OTIS volunteer, Susan Sexton. The event had a great turnout of people coming to show their support, and raised nearly $3,000 in three hours. Our gratitude to all involved with this event is truly immeasurable! It gave us the head start we desperately needed to be able to continue our mission. Above (front row left to right): Volunteer Gayle Walter, OTIS VP Amber Woodyard, members Debra Foxworthy and Kathy Tomasi, volunteer Becky Martin; (back row left to right): volunteers Lori Harney and Susan Sexton, OTIS President Cara Bryant, volunteer Lesa Bilskie and member Lynda Gray. Left (top to bottom): OTIS member Debra Foxworthy and husband, Jim visit with guests; OTIS VP Amber Woodyard and daughter, Ashlyn, greet guests at the door; volunteers Susan Sexton, Gayle Walter and Becky Martin serve food; members Lynda Gray, Kathy Tomasi and Debra Foxworthy socializing. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  From the Ashes  On February 20 2016, less than one month after the devastating fire, an amaz...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Social Media & Education Prevention and education are truly the long-term solutions to controlling the overpopulation of pets and bringing much needed awareness to all animal welfare-related issues. Our most effective tools in reaching the public are our social media platforms. Our website contains a plethora of resources including spay/neuter info and the importance of getting pets fixed, information on puppy mills and backyard breeders, dog fighting, research labs, pet-flipping, and more. We include a list and contact information for low-cost spay and neuter options throughout our area, information on fostering, volunteering and adopting, several donation options, and a comprehensive list with contact info for all local shelters and rescues. We also include a self-updating Petfinder.com- generated and searchable compilation of ALL adoptable cats and dogs from all shelters & rescues in West Central Indiana and surrounding areas. Our website contains fillable forms for reporting lost and found pets (including helpful tips on what to do and who to contact if a pet is lost or found), and a pet rehoming form for those who wish to utilize our rehoming services. Because we are a registered nonprofit, we also include our governing policies (Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Conflict of Interest Policy) and board info on our website. www.otisindiana.org Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Social Media   Education Prevention and education are truly the long-term solutions to contr...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Facebook is by far our most effective medium for reaching a large public audience. This is our main source for reaching the public immediately for urgent issues, raising awareness and advocating for animals. Using this outlet for public broadcasting enables us to reach people from all over the world. Above: Our highest post reach to date @otisindiana Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Facebook is by far our most effective medium for reaching a large public audience. This is ou...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Reviews & Testimonials Annual Report 2013-15
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The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Partnerships & Corporate Support  The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. is proud to be a partner of BISSELL Partners for Pets program, which is designed to help its customers support their local animal welfare organizations by simply entering a special coupon code at checkout when they purchase qualifying products from BISSELL.com.  By partnering with the BISSELL Pet Foundation, we are also automatically teamed up as a partner with LostPetUSA.net, a free online and mobile nationwide registry service for lost and found pets.  We are also a Pet Charity Program Affiliate of BringFido.com, a petfriendly travel directory.  The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. is a registered charitable organization on AmazonSmile.com. Anyone who shops on Amazon can choose to support our organization at no additional cost and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Partnerships   Corporate  Support       The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. is proud to be a partner...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. We are very grateful for the generosity and support of the following businesses: Antiques on York Lake Waveland Back to Basics Lori Elmore Barnes & Rice Funeral Home McVay Family Chiropractic Billie Creek Village Mike Watts Bloomin’ Barn Antiques New Horizons Farms LLC Ceres Solutions Parke Co. Sentinel Chuck-A-Lucks Autos PVCHS CVS Peaceful Waters Campground Drunk Tank Winery Pearson Sports DQ Grill & Chill The Red Raccoon Edward Jones Investments REMC Elks Lodge #2471 Rick’s Auto Service Farm Bureau (Diane Rowe) Rockville Feed Center First Financial Bank The Shop Salon & Spa Furnas Pet Care Sourire Photography Futurex Industries State Farm Ins. (Cathie Preston) Gobbler’s Knob Terre Haute Children’s Museum The Hair Lair Terre Haute Humane Society Heritage Animal Hospital Thirty-Six Saloon Hobbs & Co Turkey Run Gas & Grill IGA Under the Arch Restaurant Special Thank You We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Scott Pet Products for believing in our mission from the very beginning and extend our profound appreciate for their continued support. West Central Veterinary Services Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. We are very grateful for the generosity and support of the following businesses  Antiques on ...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. To Our Donors… Thank You!! Your generosity inspires us! You help us care for every animal with compassion and kindness. Your belief in our efforts enables us to reach new levels of excellence in providing a safe haven for the homeless, ill, injured, and abused animals in our care, and a second chance for them to go home with a family who loves them. Please forgive us in advance if we miss anyone on the following donor list!                                 Carolyn Barth Jenni Bigham Doug Bohannon Shaun Boylan Dona Bryant Nancy Burger Marsha Camp Celia Case Brenda Clayton Rhoda Corby Alane & Steven Cottingham Will Decker Tammy Deuster JoAnn Differding Melissa Ditman Zachary Doan Jackie Donald Carol Ealey Janetta England Margaret Ferguson Matt Fields Jim & Debbie Foxworthy Debbie Fyfe Kathy Gedrick Laura Gilbert Carolyn Gillio Lynda Gray Genene Greenwell Lynelle Gurley Gibson Teldata, Inc. Carla Hamman Terri Harlos  Lori & Brittney Harney  Ben Hartman  Michelle Hasenour  Isabelle Hassler  Carol Heischmidt  Mary Hetreed  Alyson Hilligoss  Charity Hirose  Martha Holaday  Sonya Holmes  Michele Huffman  Brenda Irelan  Meta Jeffries  Tim Jones  Tim Judy  Della Kish  Camie Lady  Melissa Lamb  Tammy Lambert  Totie Lambert  Bryan Lewis  Tori Lewis  Roxanne Ling  Meredith Loden  Patty Long  Sara Loudermilk  Jenny Lowe  Rebecca Lowry  Roberta Marietta  Aleigha Martin  Amy Martin  Becky Martin  Mary McCall                              Chris McCann Jada McKenzie Steve Melega Melvin Michael Toni Minniear Stephanie Moore Wendi Morgan Stephanie Newcomb Ron Oday Nancy Oard Emilee Pierce Kimberly Perry Donnie Peters Cindy Peterson Mike Phillips Kathy Pigman Lance & Nicci Potter R & J Unlimited Jane & Robert Pound Roy & Brenda Rhoads Cheryl Richards Virgil Ryan Wanda Ryan Angie Sanchez Save-A-Mutt Shelter & Rescue Korena Schefke Susan Seitz Susan Sexton Sharon Shake Annual Report                             Cathy Simmons Mary Ann Simmons Amy Sims Mark Southwick Delores Soyack Kelly Sparks Arlene Staggs Lindsay Stevenson Bob & Missy Stites Fred Strohm Andrew Stuht Angela & Sam Swaim Deborah Szothowski Bailey Tait Linda Thomas Kathy Tomasi Tammy Turnbull Julie Uselman Cheryl Waelbroeck Charles Wagoner Christa Waldbieser Robert & Alta Walls Sandy & Lexi White Debby EilbrachtWittenmyer Amber Woodyard Chelsea Wyatt Virginia Yancey Kathy York 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. To Our Donors     Thank You    Your generosity inspires us  You help us care for every animal...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Financials Fiscal Year 6/2013 – 5/2014 (-$2,031.82 LOSS) REVENUE EXPENSES Public Support Fundraising Board Support Other $2,776.11 $2,500.46 $2,075.89 $278.62 TOTAL $7,631.08 36% 33% 27% 4% 100% Administrative Animal Supplies Veterinary Other $1,491.17 $3,562.23 $3,545.37 $1,064.13 15% 37% 37% 11% TOTAL $9,662.90 100% Fiscal Year 6/2014 – 5/2015 (-$390.71 LOSS) REVENUE EXPENSES Public Support Fundraising Board Support Other $3,371.68 $1,381.61 $257.47 $136.20 TOTAL $5,146.96 65% 27% 5% 3% 100% Administrative Animal Supplies Veterinary Other $1,844.10 $1,118.67 $1,874.80 $700.10 33% 20% 34% 13% TOTAL $5,537.67 100% Fiscal Year 6/2015 – 5/2016 (+$1,464.56 PROFIT) REVENUE EXPENSES Public Support Fundraising Board Support Other $5,757.22 $2,879.03 $477.94 $754.17 TOTAL $9,868.36 58% 29% 5% 8% 100% Administrative Animal Supplies Veterinary Other $1,995.08 $1,335.46 $4,669.26 $404.00 24% 16% 55% 5% TOTAL $8,403.80 100% Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Financials Fiscal Year 6 2013     5 2014  - 2,031.82 LOSS   REVENUE  EXPENSES  Public Suppor...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. TOTAL EXPENSES FOR FISCAL YEARS JUNE 2013 – MAY 2016: $23,604.37 Admin: $5,330.35 Fiscal Years June 2013 - May 2016 Expenses Animal Supplies: $6,016.36 Veterinary Care: $10,089.43 9% 23% Admin Animal Supplies 43% 25% Veterinary Other/Misc.: $2,168.23 Other/Misc. TOTAL REVENUE FOR FISCAL YEARS JUNE 2013 – MAY 2016: $22,646.40 Public Support: $11,905.01 Fiscal Years June 2013 - May 2016 Revenue Fundraising: $6,761.10 Board Support (out of Pocket): $2,811.30 12% 5% Public Support 53% 30% Fundraising Board Support Other Other: $1,168.99 Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. TOTAL EXPENSES FOR FISCAL YEARS JUNE 2013     MAY 2016    23,604.37 Admin   5,330.35  Fiscal ...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. We are a Gold-Level GuideStar Participant… …demonstrating our commitment to transparency Our GuideStar profile can be viewed here: http://www.guidestar.org/profile/61-1715352 Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. We are a Gold-Level GuideStar Participant       demonstrating our commitment to transparency ...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. 2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cara Bryant Amber Woodyard Dona Bryant Lori Harney Cheryl Richards Founder & President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Director 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cara Bryant Amber Woodyard Dona Bryant Lori Harney Cheryl Richards Bryant Lewis Shaun Boylan Founder & President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Director Director Director 2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cara Bryant Angelic Ross Dona Bryant Lynda Gray Donnie Peters Angie Sanchez Founder and President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Member Member CONTACT INFO MAILING ADDRESS 797 S WEST ST BLOOMINGDALE, IN 47832 PHONE: (765) 592-1070 WEBSITE: WWW.OTISINDIANA.ORG FACEBOOK PAGE: FACEBOOK.COM/OTISINDIANA EMAIL: CARA.OTISINDIANA@GMAIL.COM THEOTISFOUNDATION@GMAIL.COM Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cara Bryant Amber Woodyard Dona Bryant Lori Harney Cheryl Richards  ...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Our Most Heartfelt Thanks The board of directors extends its deep appreciation to all who helped make the OTIS Foundation Inc. become a successful organization. Words cannot adequately express our gratitude to everyone who helped keep us afloat financially, made in-kind contributions, and all who devoted countless hours in volunteering, rescuing, nurturing, medically treating, fostering and finding homes for so many of our precious cats and dogs. Thank you all for believing in us and our mission. Sincerely, All of us at the O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Above: Oscar’s “freedom” ride on July 24, 2015. Rescued from solitary confinement and lack of basic care. Left to right: Rockie, Cole, Clover & Rascal (four of our twelve OTIS resident cats). “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the wellbeing of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Our Most Heartfelt  Thanks  The board of directors extends its deep appreciation to all who h...
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc. Annual Report 2013-15
The O.T.I.S. Foundation Inc.  Annual Report  2013-15