Our Mission Statement and Vision for the Future

Hearts That Purr Feline Guardians is a nonprofit organization dedicated to:

  • Providing shelter and loving care for felines made homeless due to the terminal illness, incapacitation or death of their owners.
  • Educating the public about the importance of planning for the ongoing care of their beloved companion animals should a time come when they are no longer able to do so themselves.

Hearts That Purr Feline Guardians envisions a future where all companion animals are considered valued family members and have loving homes for the duration of their lifetimes. We hope our efforts in this regard will help people understand that their responsibilities to their pets go beyond the basics of food, shelter and care. It also includes planning for their future without you to ensure no companion animal ever winds up in a shelter or loses its life simply because their owner passed away or became physically or mentally unable to care for them any longer.

Board of Directors

Jeanmarie Schiller-McGinnis, President and Founder

Patty Furman, Vice President

Dr. Cheryl Winsten-Bartlett, Secretary

Kelly McGinnis, Treasurer

Catherine Caputo, Director

Allan Bartlett, Director

Jill Vida-Goodwin, Director

Marlene Atwood, Director


Financial Transparency: GuideStarSilverHearts That Purr Feline Guardians is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Arizona in 2013. We are committed to fiscal responsibility and transparency. We are proud to have been awarded a Silver participation level through the GuideStar Exchange, as a testament to this commitment.

Hearts That Purr Feline Guardians is recognized as exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. IRS Determination Letter 

Where the money went: 20132014,  2015, 2016

Tax Filings

2013 Form 990-N, 2014 Form 990-N2015 Form 990-N, 2016 Form 990-N


Shelter Statistics – Our Impact     2016

2 thoughts on “About Hearts That Purr”

  1. Linda Pustola says:

    1. Need updated 2017 shelter stats
    2. Where are the official tax filings 2015,2016 ,2017 showing the actual financials .
    Would like to see and review. Same with AZ Form 990 2015,2016,2017
    3. Please email me a copy of those documents

    1. Dear Linda:

      May I ask what specific shelter stat info you are looking for, so I may help you better? Also, our tax filings are on our website. We are exempt from filing 990 and file the EZ form. Let me know if I can help you further.

      Thank you,

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