F.E.T.C.H. Inc.
5711 Staples Mill Road, Suite 101
Richmond VA 23228
Mission Statement

FETCH a Cure is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization determined to improve quality of life by connecting people and pets through accessible, compassionate treatment and education.

CEO/Executive Director Joanne Silverman
Board Chair Mr. William C. Hall
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 5711 Staples Mill Road, Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23228
Telephone 804 525-2193
Fax 804 525-2193
E-mail info@fetchacure.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2007
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $420,000.00
Projected Expenses $400,000.00
Additional Documents

FETCH a Cure is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization determined to improve quality of life by connecting people and pets through accessible, compassionate treatment and education.

Our vision is simple: A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet due to lack of options, education or funding.
Through community outreach by way of events, campaigns and fundraisers, FETCH is working to promote the need to help pets live long, healthy lives. FETCH continually works to raise awareness and further education about pet cancer prevention, detection and treatment and animal senior care and aging issues. 


We provide financial aid to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer through the Companions in Crisis program. FETCH continues to work towards providing more accessible treatment options for all within our community.


Through the Pen Pals program, FETCH is helping rescue dogs and inmates in Virginia correctional centers have a second chance. By working cooperatively and bonding with the animals, the inmates learn responsibility, patience, tolerance and life-long skills and the trained dogs find life-long homes. 


FETCH a Cure’s Needs Statement:


This year, 12 million dogs and cats, will develop cancer. The disease is evolving faster and affecting more families than ever before. Thankfully, treatment is helping and extending, quality lives to many pets. Cancer is NOT a death sentence. FETCH believes that people should not have to make a choice for treating their beloved pets due to finances. Our ‘Companions in Crisis’ Fund is available for families in Virginia who qualify for funding. This program is unique and exceptional in it’s’ mission and with need so severe, it is imperative that we take on a full – time person for this purpose. A grant of $105,000 would ensure this position for three years.   


Volunteers are essential to our efforts. Community awareness and education of the public ensure that people know the warning signs of cancer and move quickly towards early detection. This is crucial for the health and welfare of the pet. Being able to partner and participate in areas where pet owners frequent enable us to further the cause. Included in our education efforts are continuing education courses for veterinarians. With over a 100 active volunteers, we are a viable resource in this community, but are always looking for passionate people to extend our reach.


Our ‘Pen Pals ‘ program is a unique program that is education based , both for the dogs that we rescue from area shelters but also for the ‘handlers’ that are inmates at Virginia Department of Corrections. Once the dogs are trained they are available for adoption. We currently have four Virginia prisons and are looking to expand give the success of the program.

In July 2006, Hannah was diagnosed with nasal osteosarcoma of the skull. Little information about her condition was available and what information her owner, Mike Holland, could find was hard to understand. So, Mike teamed up with other like-minded Richmond leaders to create FETCH a Cure, a non-profit designed to provide pet owners greater access to information about canine cancer and treatment options. With a  prognosis of only two months left, Mike set out to do as much as he could to help Hannah fight this disease through various treatment measures. Hannah fought against the odds and lost her battle two years later. Her spirit  lives on in the mission of FETCH a Cure. 
FETCH a Cure is a from-the-heart, 501(c)3 non-profit organization determined to improve the quality of life for pets. Founded and run by those who have been faced with cancer and inevitable aging in their own pets, FETCH focuses on issues of pet health, most specifically cancer and aging and provides owners with the resources to recognize symptoms of early cancer detection and the issues regarding senior pet care.


CEO Statement
Board Chair Statement
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. William C. Hall
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2012 to Mar 2018
Email wmchalljr@gmail.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Cynthia Marsteller
Company Affiliation Wells Fargo Advisors
Term July 2014 to July 2016
Email info@fetchacure.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Merrill Cann Davenport
Paul Carr Community Volunteer
Donna Case community volunteer
Brian Forrester Dynamic Web solutions
William C. Hall Dominion Resources
Kasey Herrera Community Volunteer
Michael Holland MOSAIC
Courtney Belden Marsh DVMCVVA
Cynthia Marsteller Wells Fargo Advisors
Matt McDavid Community Volunteer
Joanne Silverman FETCH a Cure Executive Director
Rita M. Smith Retired
Tonie Stevens Style Weekly
Ryan Traylor MOSAIC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 8
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 60
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Joanne Silverman
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description During the month of November, Richmond will be seeing SPOTS! FETCH a Cure is partnering with the business community to help raise awareness and educate pet owners during Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Businesses can participate by becoming a SPOTS sponsor for this important campaign or as a “shop to give” partner. Join us in the effort to increase awareness of this disease and to better the quality of life for our furry family members.
Description Pets on Parade is our largest fundraiser and awareness campaign. The annual walk and festival is held in June at The Science Museum of Virginia. Steel pup sculptures, sponsored by individuals or businesses, are the signature piece of the Pets on Parade campaign. They serve to raise awareness of pet cancer in our community and the benefit raises funds for the Companions in Crisis program.
Description Pen Pals is a nationally recognized program where rescued dogs receive training and socialization from inmates and then are available for adoption. The inmates are guided and educated through the pen pal trainers through a 4-6 week training period. By working cooperatively to help the animals, the inmates learn responsibility, patience, tolerance and life-long problem solving skills and the trained dogs find life-long homes.
Description Richmond area schools and FETCH a Cure are partnering for a community wide campaign, Hannah’s House, to help educate students and raise awareness about canine cancer and the health of our pets. Area students will work together to collect items to be donated to area veterinary treatment facilities and shelters.
Description FETCH a Cure’s Companion in Crisis Program helps to provide financial assistance to families that cannot afford the life-saving treatments and medication for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer.
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $420,000.00
Projected Expenses $400,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$75,000$0$75,000
Individual Contributions$636,796$403,178$360,504
Investment Income, Net of Losses($353)$75$55
Membership Dues------
Special Events$19,169$5,539$127,390
Revenue In-Kind$53,783$34,170--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$299,844$222,207$263,273
Administration Expense$71,290$93,759$103,696
Fundraising Expense$79,922$63,424$37,410
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.751.350.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%59%65%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%16%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$977,243$421,564$254,722
Current Assets$392,111$377,741$246,271
Long-Term Liabilities$304,199$0--
Current Liabilities$5,157$3,723$3,558
Total Net Assets$667,887$417,841$251,164
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities76.03101.4669.22
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets31%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Establishing long term offices and helping to bring radiation therapy to Central VA
Goal $0.00
Amount Raised To Date $1,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2015View
Organization Comments