Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue’s mission is to care for and shelter homeless cats and kittens until we can find them a permanent, loving home.
As a 501(c)(3) Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue relies primarily on fundraising and revenue from recurring events. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact has also meant a loss of significant income for the shelter due to canceled fundraising events and reduced adoptions. The income for events averages $1,700 per week while our adoption income averages $3,500 per week.
Many of our community members and donors are experiencing, or are expected to experience, financial hardship due to the massive changes in the workforce. As a result, we anticipate a reduction in donations and individual giving, projecting a loss of $2,300 per week. The impact of COVID-19 has created an anticipated decrease in revenue of $7,500 per week or $28,300 per month.
Additionally, unexpected expenses have occured with the implementation of program modifications and new program initiatives. In the efforts to ensure quality care alongside limiting exposure we have leveraged our considerable foster network to ensure that each cat in our shelter has a temporary home leading up to the re-opening of the shelter to the public. This rapid response program modification has led to an anticipated increase in expenses of $3,750 per week towards administration, data entry, medical needs, volunteer hours, and miscellaneous expenses.
The increased expenses is projected to equal $15,000 per month. The net loss for our organization is projected to be $43,000 per month.
Please consider donating to offset the cost of the shelter, food and medical needs for all of the cats in our care. We truly appreciate the support of our community.