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 Free To Live, Inc. is a no-kill animal sanctuary that houses approximately 150 dogs and 150 cats that previously were lost, abandoned or abused. Total care is provided for their health and well-being.  Adoptions are the first and third Saturdays at the Edmond PetSmart and 5 days a week directly from the facility. Free To Live encourages people to adopt pets from local animal shelters and promotes awareness about responsible pet ownership, spaying/neutering and the tragedy of pet overpopulation.
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
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Ways in which you can donate to the animals at Free To Live: Online at , personal check, business check, money order or phone donations using VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  Volunteer by helping our staff with the daily cleaning, feeding, grooming; come out for the Dog and Cat Fun Day, held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 1pm to 3 pm; help at the Petsmart or Petco Adoption Booth each Saturday; help at Free To Live Booth at special events; help with ground maintenance.
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
Mission Free To Live, Inc. is a no-kill animal sanctuary that houses approximately 150 dogs and 150 cats that previously were lost, abandoned or abused. Total care is provided for their health and well-being.  Adoptions are the first and third Saturdays at the Edmond PetSmart and 5 days a week directly from the facility. Free To Live encourages people to adopt pets from local animal shelters and promotes awareness about responsible pet ownership, spaying/neutering and the tragedy of pet overpopulation.
Background Free To Live opened its doors to the public in August of 1984.  We are a true no-kill sanctuary. The only time euthanasia is ever practiced is when an animal is incurably ill and suffering.
Free To Live is situated on 20 acres and consists of several buildings for the animals, including an isolation unit for both dogs and cats, large kennels with spacious outdoor runs, senior areas and special needs facilities. All of our animal facilities have indoor and outdoor areas. All cat buildings and the senior building for the dogs are air conditioned, and the remaining dog kennels all have large fans to help keep the air circulating and the dogs cool in the summer.
All kennel and cattery areas are cleaned and sanitized each day and the animals are given nutritionally balanced food, with special diets supplied to those who need it. Excellent medical care is provided by two Edmond veterinary clinics. All animals at Free To Live are spayed or neutered, wormed and given vaccinations and health tests before being put up for adoption.
We have two homes on our grounds, one for the kennel coordinator and one for the cattery coordinator, so someone is on the grounds 24 hours a day. Someone is always available for emergencies or to care for animals that need special care or watched over.
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 2 full-time employees living on the premises. Facility is open to the public from 10:00am to 5:00pm 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 No
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, 2018
Board of Directors List
Lori Baer Voting
Virginia Brown
Frances Bryan
Julie Costilla
Karrin Ferguson No AffiliationVoting
Fred Fieth
Liz Hoffmeister
Kellie Keefe Voting
Mike Kelley
Marilyn Kraemer No AffiliationVoting
Jodi Padilla
Kevin Putt No AffiliationVoting
Angela Roberts Voting
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, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$76,086$79,692$31,800
Unrealized Gain/Loss$125,835($35,631)($14,313)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$35,991$50,127$61,643
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$807,979$761,201$778,328
Administration Expense$9,705$11,628$12,528
Fundraising Expense$10,539$7,892$12,824
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.961.040.88
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%97%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%9%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$3,005,761$3,040,725$2,995,489
Current Assets$2,329,066$1,898,411$1,842,991
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$31,280$37,225$21,484
Total Net Assets$2,974,481$3,003,500$2,974,005
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities74.4651.0085.78
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $523,997Contributions $679,836Contributions $579,612
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $76,086Investment Income $79,692Special Events $61,643
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $35,991Special Events $50,127Indirect Public Support $33,838
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
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Reagan Hamlin
Board Chair Kevin Putt
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation