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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

SPCA International

Global Animal Rescue

two stars

72.62

242 W 30th Street Suite 1503
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 244-7722   Web Site
EIN: 87-0773320

Board Leadership
Pierre Barnoti
President

CEO
Meredith Ayan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.62 two stars
  Financial 61.40 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.) International works to stop the abuse and suffering of animals with innovative programs that serve both animals and their human caretakers. The mission of SPCAI is simple but vast: to advance the safety and well-being of animals. Through programs like Shelter Support Fund, Veterinary Supply Aid, Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide and our education initiatives, we are continually working to save animals from cruelty and neglect around the world.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.) International works to stop the abuse and suffering of animals with innovative programs that serve both animals and their human caretakers. The mission of SPCAI is simple but vast: to advance the safety and well-being of animals. Through programs like Shelter Support Fund, Veterinary Supply Aid, Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide and our education initiatives, we are continually working to save animals from cruelty and neglect around the world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Amount of veterinary supply aid distributed worldwide.
7,669,330
Total dollar amount of grants awarded to shelters
364,489
Total dollar amount of grants awarded to military families
221,036
Number of animal shelters and rescue groups helped
44
Number of animals rescued for U.S. military personel
113
Average grant amount awarded to shelters and rescue groups
8,283
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

one star

61.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 122.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SPCA International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SPCA International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SPCA International (NY) 72.62 two stars
Baltimore Humane Society (MD) 85.88 three stars
Toledo Area Humane Society (OH) 89.32 three stars
Macomb County Humane Society (MI) 94.21 four stars
Houston SPCA (TX) 91.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,645,592
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,645,592
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,645,592
   Other Revenue $1,844
TOTAL REVENUE $15,647,436
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,784,591
   Administrative Expenses $642,883
   Fundraising Expenses $3,246,338
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,673,812
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $973,624
   
Net Assets $-259,169

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
Global Animal Veterinary Assistance $7,192,142 66.7%
Education Programs $1,875,135 17.4%
Shelter and Emergency Grants $364,490 3.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 72.62 two stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 69.88 one star
2016-12 09/01/2018 69.00 one star
2016-12 05/01/2018 63.98 one star
2015-12 02/01/2017 51.81 zero star
2014-12 08/01/2016 47.82 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2010-12 06/20/2012 --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 Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for SPCA International on August 1, 2016 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since June 2012) and previous issues have since been resolved. Please see SPCA International’s most recent Form 990 for more information on the resolution of the material diversion of assets:

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

  • On June 15, 2012, CNN reported the following about this charity:

    • SPCA International raised close to $27 million to help animals, but spent nearly all of that money on fund-raising expenses paid to a direct-mail company.

    • SPCA International misrepresented one of its programs called "Baghdad Pups" on its tax filings.

    • An officer of SPCA International, Terri Crisp, once headed a California-based animal rescue charity, Noah's Wish, that reached a settlement agreement in 2007 with the state of California. According to that settlement in 2007, Crisp  did not admit any wrongdoing, but the charity agreed to return $4 million in donations to California officials. Crisp also agreed not to "serve as an officer, director or trustee or in any position having the duties or responsibilities of an officer, director or trustee, with any non-profit organization for a period of five (5) years from the date of the execution of this Settlement Agreement."

    • Pierre Barnoti, who founded U.S.-based SPCA International in 2006, also has a “questionable record as a charity manager.”

    • For more information, please see the CNN story.

  • On July 13, 2012, CNN reported that "California's attorney general is 'actively reviewing' an animal charity executive [Terri Crisp] who had agreed not to take a higher office with another charity after a state investigation into how her previous employer had spent its donations." For more information, please see the CNN story.

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

EIN 87-0773320
Name in IRS Master File SPCA INTERNATIONAL 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
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 August, 2006
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
$113,438 0.77% Meredith Ayan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SPCA International (NY) 72.62 two stars
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (VA) 90.75 four stars
Capital Area Humane Society, MI (MI) 89.92 three stars
Muttville (CA) 96.73 four stars
Dumb Friends League (CO) 90.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

SPCA International
242 W 30th Street
Suite 1503
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 244-7722
EIN: 87-0773320

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Board Leadership

Pierre Barnoti
President

CEO

Meredith Ayan
Executive Director

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