Free to Live, Inc.
P. O. Box 5884
Edmond OK 73083-5884
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Free to Live Animal Sanctuary
Mission Statement We rescue stray, abused and abandoned dogs and cats and give them care and sanctuary until they are placed in forever homes. Those who are not adopted due to severe medical and/or temperament needs live their life with companionship, care and love from our team of devoted volunteers and staff. Through these life commitments to animals in need we teach humane animal care to our community, state and beyond.
Ace is one of our many adoptable dogs on property. We have up to 150 dogs and 150 cats on nearly 20 acres!
Contact Information
Contact Name Reagan Hamlin
Contact email
Address P. O. Box 5884
Edmond, OK 73083 5884
Phone (405) 282-8617
Fax 405-282-3334
County Logan County
How to Give
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Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
We accept checks and cash by mailing directly to: 
PO Box 5884
Edmond, OK 73083
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Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,470,000.00
Projected Expenses $830,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1984
IRS Ruling Year 1984
State Registration Expiration July 2020
Mission We rescue stray, abused and abandoned dogs and cats and give them care and sanctuary until they are placed in forever homes. Those who are not adopted due to severe medical and/or temperament needs live their life with companionship, care and love from our team of devoted volunteers and staff. Through these life commitments to animals in need we teach humane animal care to our community, state and beyond.
Free To Live is a non-profit sanctuary for stray, abandoned and mistreated dogs and cats. It is the largest no-kill sanctuary in Oklahoma. Nearly 70 animals are adopted out to loving homes each year. At the sanctuary, animals that are not adopted live out their lives with healthy food, shelter and medical care. Euthanasia is not practiced.
Free To Live began as a dream of Bill and his late wife Pat Larson. In 1982, the Edmond couple purchased 20 acres of land north of Edmond and began construction. The Larsons and a handful of dedicated volunteers did much of the work. On August 7, 1984, Free To Live opened its doors and the Larsons’ dream became a reality.
Free To Live has a professional salaried staff that includes an animal care manager, animal care coordinator, executive director and full and part-time maintenance and kennel/cattery staff. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the organization. FTL is staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year; the manager and coordinator live on-site in order to provide complete care. Free To Live takes in as many dogs and cats as possible; space and funds are currently available to care for approximately 150 dogs and 150 cats. Animals brought to FTL are initially placed in isolation for a minimum of 14 days. During this time they are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and given general physical examinations.
Most animals at Free To Live are available for adoption. Those seeking to adopt a Free To Live animal are screened to help ensure suitable placement of our animals. Our adoption fee is $80. Free To Live maintains a no-questions-asked return policy for any animal adopted from the shelter for the life of the animal. All animals receive their vaccinations and are spayed or neutered before they can be adopted. The sanctuary is open to the public every day of the week except Wednesdays. We show animals for adoption between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Mobile adoption, curriculum, and event-based education and outreach. Freedom Tales is a new initiative made possible by grants from the Gaylord Foundation, the Lockhardt Foundation and the Edmond Women’s Club. It will be anchored by the Mutt-Grees curriculum, developed by the North Shore Animal League and the Yale School of the 21st Century. This curriculum focuses on social and emotional learning, anti-bullying, animal welfare and reading. We will visit schools, as well various social events. A key element of the program will be for students to interact with animals while learning key concepts.
CEO/Executive Director Statement We care for every animal from the moment they step paw on property. From vet care to compassion, those animals who do not get adopted live out their days with us. We are currently at 50 percent seniors (aged seven and older) and with this comes significant additional costs to include senior wellness checks, supplements and dentals. We never discriminate based on age, temperament or medical need. We believe all of these animals deserve the opportunity to live!
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Central Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Animal Related/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Animal Related/Animal Protection & Welfare
Description Free To Live animal sanctuary operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides housing, food, and medical care for approximately 150 dogs and 150 cats. Care for the animals is always available, with two full-time employees living on the premises. Facility is open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm all days except Wednesdays and holidays.
Population Served General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Reagan Hamlin
Start Date Aug 2017
Reagan Hamlin serves as the executive director of Free to Live Animal Sanctuary. She has more than 10 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and communications with her most recent position as assistant vice president for development at the University of Central Oklahoma. Through this role she managed the communication goals and outreach for the development office, focusing specifically on brand awareness and support of annual giving goals. She has a passion for animal welfare and local nonprofits, and hopes to help Free to Live increase its presence in the state and ensure its sustainability moving forward. A graduate of OKConnect Class 9, she is a board member for PAMBE Ghana, an innovative school for bilingual child-centered education from pre-kindergarten to grade 6 in Northern Ghana. She received her master’s degree from Oklahoma State University.
Reagan lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, Jason, and their 5 ½ rescue fur kids. She says the half is for a dachshund neighbor dog who has decided Reagan’s house is just more fun.
Number of Full-time Staff 13
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 300
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Name Kevin Putt
Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Term May 2012 to May 2021
Board of Directors
List Current as of Mar 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Lori BaerVoting
Frances Bryan
Julie Costilla
Glenda Crochett
Karrin FergusonNo AffiliationVoting
Fred Fieth
Liz Hoffmeister
Kellie KeefeVoting
Mike Kelley
Marilyn KraemerNo AffiliationVoting
Jodi Padilla
Kevin PuttNo AffiliationVoting
Angela RobertsVoting
Julie Trigloff
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 11
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Harriet Adams
Amber Cole
Connie Reed
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019-Dec 31, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,470,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $830,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$75,011$69,765$46,801
Unrealized Gain/Loss$8,417$125,835($35,631)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$41,181$35,991$50,127
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$635,498$807,979$761,201
Administration Expense$72,026$9,705$11,628
Fundraising Expense$38,556$10,539$7,892
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.330.961.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%98%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$3,991,455$3,005,761$3,040,725
Current Assets$3,297,148$2,329,066$1,898,411
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$25,335$31,280$37,225
Total Net Assets$3,966,120$2,974,481$3,003,500
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities130.1474.4651.00
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $1,556,868Contributions $523,997Contributions $679,836
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $75,011Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $125,835Special Events $50,127
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $41,181Investment Income $69,765Investment Income $46,801
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
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Address P. O. Box 5884
Edmond, OK 73083 5884
Primary Phone 405 282-8617
Contact Email
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CEO/Executive Director Reagan Hamlin
Board Chair Kevin Putt
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation