I started this financial year so stressed and worried about how Bali Pet Crusaders would survive financially. Unfortunately, my own personal finances had been drained supporting the project and I needed to gain more public support. I was heartbroken to think I would need to close the project and could no longer help the beautiful local Bali dogs and cats and the many wonderful individuals and groups that we work with.
I shouldn’t have worried because I have so many caring friends and family, you know who you are, and animal loving Facebook friends who just wouldn’t let Bali Pet Crusaders close! With so much hard work and support we have made it through this financial year and we will be ok for another 3 – 6 months if we continue doing what we are doing.
Our income this financial year was predominantly comprised of donations of $45,326.63 and sales of auction items, merchandise and raffles of $21,531.38. In addition to this, we recouped $1,600.10 in postage costs and received $1,188.00 in GST refunds from the Australian Taxation Office for goods purchased in Australia. I personally donated $6,600 to cover the cost involved in the rental and running of our BPC HQ as I believe that all donations need to go directly to the sterilisation project. BPC HQ encompasses an air conditioned store room for veterinary supplies, a garage for the Mobile Sterilisation Unit, storage for our equipment, an office for our administration assistant and as a ‘base camp’ for our team. It is my pleasure to provide this for our team. A fundraiser for the Mount Agung Disaster Relief Appeal run by Mission Pawsible raised $4,000.00 and a further $2,000.00 was donated through Toni Cruikshanks. The full amount of $6000.00 was transferred to Bali and used to purchase urgent food and supplies for the animals affected by Mount Agung. A complete report of expenditure for the Mount Agung Disaster Relief Appeal was presented to Mission Pawsible.
Income 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018
Donations = $45,326.63
Sales = $21,531.38
Mt Agung Disaster Relief Appeal = $6,000.00
Postage Recouped = $1,600.10
Bank Interest = $0
GST Refund = $1,188.00
BPC HQ = $6,600.00
Total Income = $82,246.11
Our expenditure this year was dominated by the salary of our Indonesian team, Drh Nana Dianita, Drh Adhie Fendri, Drh Karina Wijayanthi, Drh Dewa Adi Mahardika, Ketut and Nilla. Salary for the full financial year totalled $30,165.70 and is worth every cent for the amazing, dedicated team we have. Our operating expenses included unavoidable website fees and subscriptions, office supplies, purchase of new surgical instruments, equipment, medication and veterinary supplies, printing and advertising materials, donation boxes and compulsory public liability insurance. As stated above, the full amount of $6,000.00 raised and for the Mount Agung Disaster Relief Appeal was transferred to Bali and expended on animal food and supplies. Bali Pet Crusaders covered the administrative costs of transfers and PayPal fees to ensure that all the $6,000.00 went directly to the fund. We spent a grand total of $3,440.72 on freight and postage. This amount comprises of freight for veterinary supplies and purchase of postage supplies through Australia Post. $1600.10 of this expenditure was recouped through our auction. Bank Fees totalled $257.98 and mainly comprised of international transfer fees when we transfer funds from Australia to Bali. PayPal Fees totalled $302.47 and are unfortunately unavoidable. The only way of reducing these fees is if our donors choose to donate by direct bank deposit. Stripe is a relatively expense for BPC but it is simply the cost involved in receiving payments and donations via peoples credit cards on our website and Facebook. Unfortunately, this is once again the cost of doing online business and without it we could not receive donations via credit card. BPC HQ expenses, as I explained in the ‘Income’ section is completely covered by my personal donations and is put through our BPC accounting system for transparency. Please rest assured that your hard earned donations are never wasted and go directly to the chore of our project, sterilisation of local Bali dogs and cats.
Please note that all donations made in Bali go directly to Yayasan Seva Bhuana as the Indonesian registered charity and are not Bali Pet Crusaders funds. However, these funds cover the cost of purchase of veterinary supplies that we cannot purchase in Australia and take in to Bali due to legal regulations, weight and cost. These items include medication for sedation, antibiotics, pain relief, highly consumable products such as underpads, scalpels, creams, adhesive wound dressing etc. Yayasan Seva Bhuana is responsible for reporting to the Indonesian Government for income received, expenditure and paying the necessary taxes.
Expenditue 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018
Salary = $30,165.70
Operating Expenses = $5,295.57
Mt Agung Disaster Relief Appeal = $6,000.00
Stock Purchases = $8,203.64
Postage/Freight = $3,440.72
Bank Fees = $257.98
PayPal Fees = $302.47
Stripe = $155.83
BPC HQ = $6,588.00
Total Expenditure = $60,409.91
Together, we raised $82,246.11 in income and spent $60,409.91 on necessary expenditure. We have a FY 2017/208 surplus of $21,836.20.
We are in the process of ordering our veterinary supplies and expect a significant cost in this acquisition. My estimation is approximately $10,000.00 – $15,000.00 will be spent on essential purchases such as sutures, sterile surgical gloves, replacement of broken and worn out veterinary instruments, consumable veterinary supplies, medications and equipment in the next few months. Unfortunately, running a sterilisation project is not cheap and to continue we need to purchase supplies regularly and maintain our equipment. This will leave between $5,000.00 – $10,000.00 to cover the salary of our Indonesian Team (approximately $3,000.00 – $3,500.00 per month) for 2 to 3 months, depending on the available balance after stock purchases.
Last but not least, because the number we sterilise is not as important to us as the safety of the animals and our team, we sterilised a total of 3,455 dogs and cats this year. That is an amazing number and will prevent so much unnecessary suffering on the streets of Bali and will vastly improve the health and well being of the dogs and cats and the communities they live in.
Dogs Male = 728
Dogs Female = 1368
Cats Male = 533
Cats Female = 826
Total = 3,455
The Directors of Bali Pet Crusaders, Helen Montgomery, Pam Ramsay, Fe Hooper, Indelle Challans, Maree Elrington, Sara Skjoldborg-Chapple and Lauren Ellis and I sincerely thank you all for your support, financially, physically and emotionally and truly appreciate everything you do for us.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful team in Bali, the Directors of Yayasan Seva Bhuana, the Indonesian Government, DISNAK, the Indonesian Veterinary Medicine Association, the amazing collaborating vets and animal loving communities that make this project possible. Together we can make a difference!
From the bottom of my heart and from the chore of my soul I personally thank each and every one of you for your support, love and dedication. I am truly blessed to have you all in my life.
Bali Pet Crusaders
WE NEED YOU! If you would like to sponsor the sterilisation of a local Bali dog or cat for just $22AUD or rp220,000 per dog or cat, please follow the link below to our quick and easy payment portal on our website.