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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Connecticut Humane Society

Enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them.

83.51

701 Russell Road Newington, CT 06111
tel: (800) 452-0114   Web Site
EIN: 06-0667605

Board Leadership
Ellen Sharon
President

CEO
James Bias
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.51
  Financial 76.69
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare; enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty. Four core values bring this mission to life: stewardship, quality care, community, and respect.

In recent years, CHS has responded to the growing trend of pets living in poverty, providing vital resources to pet owners: donor subsidized veterinary care, a pet food pantry, and training on pet enrichment and behavior.

With 40% of Americans unable to cover an unexpected bill of $1,000.00, strategies to keep pets in homes are now an active part of the CHS mission.

The Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare; enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty. Four core values bring this mission to life: stewardship, quality care, community, and respect.

In recent years, CHS has responded to the growing trend of pets living in poverty, providing vital resources to pet owners: donor subsidized veterinary care, a pet food pantry, and training on pet enrichment and behavior.

With 40% of Americans unable to cover an unexpected bill of $1,000.00, strategies to keep pets in homes are now an active part of the CHS mission.

Financial

76.69

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
72.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.41
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Humane Society (CT) 83.51
Humane Society of Greater Dayton (OH) 90.16
Capital Humane Society (NE) 90.55
Longmont Humane Society (CO) 86.48
Humane Society for Southwest Washington (WA) 87.92

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,829,657
   Federated Campaigns $114,185
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $37,853
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,981,695
   Program Service Revenue $1,400,367
Total Primary Revenue $8,382,062
   Other Revenue $6,687,835
TOTAL REVENUE $15,069,897
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,797,951
   Administrative Expenses $999,792
   Fundraising Expenses $1,704,135
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,501,878
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,568,019
   
Net Assets $96,753,854

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Animal Shelter and Adoption $5,079,394 74.7%
Veterinary Clinic Services $1,112,981 16.4%
Community & Educational Services $605,576 8.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 83.51
2018-12 12/01/2019 81.94
2017-12 12/21/2018 89.17
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.93
2015-12 04/01/2017 96.88
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.26
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 91.43
2013-12 02/01/2015 94.72
2012-12 12/01/2013 95.34
2011-12 11/06/2012 93.02
2010-12 09/20/2011 82.57
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 06/22/2010 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for the Connecticut Humane Society in  September 2011 because the Connecticut attorney general closed an investigation into the handling of charitable funds by the Connecticut Humane Society (in July 2011). The attorney general also indicated that it will take no further action at this time against the Society. For more information, please see the attorney general's press release.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  1. It had been reported that the Connecticut Humane Society was the subject of an investigation by the Connecticut attorney general concerning allegations of financial irregularities. For further information, please see the Associated Press news coverage.
  2. While the investigation was ongoing, the Connecticut attorney general's released an interim report of its findings and recommended corrective action. For further information, please see the Interim Report Of The Office Of The Attorney General and the Related Press Release.
  3. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration had cited the Connecticut Humane Society for workplace safety violations and fined the organization $6,800. For further information please see the Hartford Courant news coverage.
  4. An article made claims that the charity was improving. For further information, please see the CTWatchdog article.
2008-12 05/01/2010 81.05
2007-12 07/01/2009 90.90

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-0667605
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT HUMANE SOCIETY
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1933
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,429 1.86% Gordon G. Willard Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Humane Society (CT) 83.51
Humane Society of Missouri (MO) 90.13
Virginia Beach SPCA (VA) 85.57
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (FL) 90.01
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (CO) 92.79

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Charity Contact Info

Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111
tel: (800) 452-0114
fax: (860) 665-1478
EIN: 06-0667605

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Board Leadership

Ellen Sharon
President

CEO

James Bias
Executive Director

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