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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

PAWS/LA

Keeping people and pets together

three stars

81.59

2121 South Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90007
tel: (213) 741-1950   Web Site
EIN: 95-4178092

Board Leadership
Jill Schuberth
President

CEO
Pamela Magette
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.59 three stars
  Financial 98.83 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PAWS/LA was founded in 1989 in response to the companion animal-related crises faced by residents of Los Angeles county who were financially and physically debilitated by HIV/AIDS. PAWS/LA is dedicated to preserving the loving bond between people and their companion animals. To that end, we provide services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness keep and care for their pets.

PAWS/LA was founded in 1989 in response to the companion animal-related crises faced by residents of Los Angeles county who were financially and physically debilitated by HIV/AIDS. PAWS/LA is dedicated to preserving the loving bond between people and their companion animals. To that end, we provide services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness keep and care for their pets.

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Financial

four stars

98.83

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PAWS/LA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PAWS/LA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Our staff, Our board
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We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PAWS/LA (CA) 81.59 three stars
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 89.39 three stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 96.93 four stars
Guide Dogs of the Desert (CA) 87.81 three stars
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (CA) 94.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $844,264
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $520,950
Total Contributions $1,365,214
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,365,214
   Other Revenue $60,892
TOTAL REVENUE $1,426,106
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,261,022
   Administrative Expenses $143,955
   Fundraising Expenses $76,115
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,481,092
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-54,986
   
Net Assets $1,318,847

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
Companion Animal Care Assistance $1,261,022 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 81.59 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 80.63 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 78.74 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 78.22 two stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 79.28 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.40 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 74.77 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 79.25 two stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 78.63 two 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 95-4178092
Name in IRS Master File PETS ARE WONDERFUL SUPPORT-LOS ANGELES
NTEE Code P44
NTEE Classification Homemaker, Home Health Aide
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
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 July, 1996
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
$97,500 6.58% Pamela L. Magette Exec. Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PAWS/LA (CA) 81.59 three stars
NEADS Inc. (MA) 96.76 four stars
BraveHearts (IL) 92.22 four stars
Can Do Canines (MN) 96.19 four stars
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 87.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

PAWS/LA
2121 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
tel: (213) 741-1950
fax: (213) 741-1640
EIN: 95-4178092

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Board Leadership

Jill Schuberth
President

CEO

Pamela Magette
Executive Director

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