The DCIN Board of Directors would like to announce a transition in our leadership team. Jenna Watts, who has served with deep commitment as Executive Director since leading the DCIN relaunch in January 2015, will be succeeded in the ED role by Amy Sikes, who has also served on the core leadership team since the DCIN relaunch in January 2015. Dr. Sikes is joined by Jillian Rosile as Deputy Director and T Hamboyan Harrison as Director of Case Management; Sue Luhrs will remain as our Finance Director, and Lisa Sorini will remain as our Director of Diabetic Cat Rehoming.
Amy began her volunteer work with DCIN in 2015 as our Supplies Manager, adding the roles of Ground Transport Coordinator and Development Director in subsequent months. As DCIN’s needs changed and grew, she also added Acting Social Media Director and Deputy Director to her roles. Dr. Sikes holds a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.
Jillian joined DCIN in 2016 as a Case Manager and was quickly promoted to Director of Case Management due to extensive experience with feline diabetes care. Jillian’s professional experience in organizational and people management will support DCIN’s operational needs.
T joined DCIN in 2020 as a Case Manager. They have a deep knowledge of feline medical care from their years of volunteer work overseeing feline medical at a rescue and managing complicated medical needs of their own cats at home. T is also a cat behavior consultant at A Cat’s Purrspective, LLC, with certifications through IAABC (Associate Certified Shelter Behavior – Cat) and Fear Free Pets (animal trainer certification).
The whole DCIN Team thanks Jenna for her 7.5 years of dedicated service as our ED, leading DCIN through a challenging transition period when the organization was in danger of shuttering altogether, revamping our assistance programs, and growing the number of cats helped each year from dozens to hundreds. While Jenna’s intense schedule of saving human lives and training the next generation of human life-savers makes it too challenging for her to remain in the role of ED, she will continue in a role as Board member, along with Amy, Jillian, T, Sue, and Lisa.
Thank you for your continued support of extra-sweet kitties!
Hello, DCIN Friends! The DCIN Team is asking for goods and services to be donated for our 5th annual online auction.
Auction items should sell at a reasonable price: $8 to $100, including postage. We are looking for services of any kind that might have international appeal and items in good to excellent condition that are not so fragile they might break with mailing through the United States Postal Service. We especially love items with a cat theme or that are for cats (catnip toys, mats, and blankets are always big hits!). You can see the types of items donated and sold in last year’s auction album. PLEASE NOTE: This year, we will be vetting each item offered to be sure it has a good chance of selling based on previous years’ results. We appreciate all offers, but with such a small team to handle all the work, we need to make sure we spend our time creating item entries for things that are likely to sell.
Donors keep their items until there is a successful auction winner who has paid DCIN directly for their items. A DCIN Auction Team member will then contact the donors to let them know that the items are ready to mail and provide them with the name and mailing address of their item’s winner.
To list items in the auction, the Auction Team needs the following from the donors emailed to Auction@dcin.info:
- A clear photo of the individual goods being donated, displayed in an appealing manner. Multiple photos of the same item are welcome, especially those that show different sides of the same item.
- A brief but detailed description of the goods or services being donated, including condition and size.
- The minimum bid amount for the individual goods or services being donated. If you know the regular retail value or the item, please include that.
- Whether you also will be donating the cost of postage for the goods mailed within your country.
- If you will not be donating the cost of postage, the approximate mailing costs.
Currently, we plan to start the auction on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at noon Eastern and end on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 3 PM Eastern. We MUST HAVE your photos and information about your auction donations by Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Thanks so much to all who are considering donating items for this auction!
~Amy, DCIN Development Director
We are now accepting orders for the 2018 8.5″ by 11″ full-color twelve-month Extra-Sweet Kitties wall calendar! The prices listed below include mailing costs. To order, please PayPal the appropriate amount for the number of calendars you wish to order and the location where they will be sent to email@example.com by choosing the “pay or send money” option, then selecting “send money to friends and family.” If you fund your payment with a credit card, please also pay the credit card fee on the final PayPal screen. (If you don’t, DCIN will have to make that payment.) In the “Write a note (Optional)” section, please include your full mailing address or that of the recipient.
If you do not use PayPal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your intent to pay by check and include the number of calendars you’re ordering and your/your recipient’s mailing address. Then send your full payment to
Diabetic Cats in Need
P.O. Box 21
Minot, ME 04258-0021
Pricing (includes postage):
- US mailings —$27 per calendar
- Canadian mailings — $32 per calendar – please pay in US$!
- Other international mailings –– $37 per calendar – please pay in US$!
The higher costs for Canada and other international locations are because of the higher mailing costs to those places.
DCIN is accepting orders for the 2018 calendar through December 10, 2017 (HARD DEADLINE).
Thank you all so much for supporting DCIN’s 2017 Extra-Sweet Kitties Calendar!
If you have questions, please contact me at email@example.com.