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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Pet Helpers

Helping the community, one pet at a time.

two stars

71.97

1447 Folly Road Charleston, SC 29412
tel: (843) 795-1110   Web Site
EIN: 57-0802283

Board Leadership
Carol Linville
President

CEO
Alan Berger
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.97 two stars
  Financial 67.72 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pet Helpers is a private, Adoption Center and Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic that services communities across the Lowcountry. Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal welfare legislation.

Pet Helpers is a private, Adoption Center and Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic that services communities across the Lowcountry. Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal welfare legislation.

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Financial

one star

67.72

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
68.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.33
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.00
  Program Expenses Growth -9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pet Helpers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pet Helpers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pet Helpers (SC) 71.97 two stars
Helen Woodward Animal Center (CA) 85.43 three stars
Catskill Animal Sanctuary (NY) 96.35 four stars
Days End Farm Horse Rescue (MD) 90.30 four stars
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center (NJ) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $941,583
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $105,500
   Government Grants $4,000
Total Contributions $1,051,083
   Program Service Revenue $413,309
Total Primary Revenue $1,464,392
   Other Revenue $198,445
TOTAL REVENUE $1,662,837
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,153,971
   Administrative Expenses $388,995
   Fundraising Expenses $292,843
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,835,809
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-172,972
   
Net Assets $3,657,721

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
Humane Education $530,827 46.0%
Adoption $346,191 30.0%
Spay and Neuter Services $276,953 24.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 71.97 two stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 73.66 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 75.59 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 82.67 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 81.45 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.44 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 72.99 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 83.69 three stars

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

EIN 57-0802283
Name in IRS Master File PET HELPERS INC
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 (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,000 4.35% Alan Berger Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pet Helpers (SC) 71.97 two stars
Humane America Animal Foundation (Adopt-a-Pet.com) (CA) 89.37 three stars
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (VA) 85.68 three stars
Homeward Pet Adoption Center (WA) 86.92 three stars
Idaho Humane Society (ID) 93.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pet Helpers
1447 Folly Road
Charleston, SC 29412
tel: (843) 795-1110
fax: (843) 795-8090
EIN: 57-0802283

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Board Leadership

Carol Linville
President

CEO

Alan Berger
Executive Director

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