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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals

Protecting the health and welfare of homeless companion animals since 1941

four stars

93.06

1010 Route 601 Skillman, NJ 08558
tel: (609) 309-5214   Web Site
EIN: 22-6082741

Board Leadership
Pamela Murdoch
Chair

CEO
Heather Achenbach
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.06 four stars
  Financial 91.05 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1941, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals is a 501(c)3 independent non-profit animal shelter dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of homeless companion animals in the greater Princeton area. SAVE depends primarily on private contributions to supports its six core programs of Rescue, Shelter, Health and Welfare, Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education. SAVE focuses on the rehabilitation and successful placement of treatable and adoptable animals. SAVE endeavors to build, foster, and strengthen the human-animal bond. SAVE operates as a limited admission shelter with contracts to serve Princeton Township, Princeton Borough, Montgomery, Hopewell, Cranbury, and Lawrence Township animal control centers. The shelter facility houses approximately 100 dogs and cats at a time, and helps an average of 500 animals a year.

Founded in 1941, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals is a 501(c)3 independent non-profit animal shelter dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of homeless companion animals in the greater Princeton area. SAVE depends primarily on private contributions to supports its six core programs of Rescue, Shelter, Health and Welfare, Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education. SAVE focuses on the rehabilitation and successful placement of treatable and adoptable animals. SAVE endeavors to build, foster, and strengthen the human-animal bond. SAVE operates as a limited admission shelter with contracts to serve Princeton Township, Princeton Borough, Montgomery, Hopewell, Cranbury, and Lawrence Township animal control centers. The shelter facility houses approximately 100 dogs and cats at a time, and helps an average of 500 animals a year.

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Financial

four stars

91.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
71.2%
  Administrative Expenses 22.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.37
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals (NJ) 93.06 four stars
Humane Society of Elkhart County (IN) 92.17 four stars
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society (MI) 94.63 four stars
Baltimore Humane Society (MD) 85.88 three stars
PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) (WA) 92.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $493,005
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $493,005
   Program Service Revenue $145,564
Total Primary Revenue $638,569
   Other Revenue $320,596
TOTAL REVENUE $959,165
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $934,002
   Administrative Expenses $316,155
   Fundraising Expenses $81,872
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,332,029
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-372,864
   
Net Assets $8,016,955

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
Operate Shelter $934,002 100.0%

Ratings History
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 93.06 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.29 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 80.62 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 76.99 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 76.90 two stars
2014-06 08/01/2015 77.72 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 78.40 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 70.07 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 22-6082741
Name in IRS Master File S A V E - A FRIEND TO HOMELESS ANIMALS 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 that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Heather L. Achenbach Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals (NJ) 93.06 four stars
Monadnock Humane Society (NH) 85.84 three stars
Roanoke Valley SPCA (VA) 92.12 four stars
Capital Area Humane Society, MI (MI) 89.92 three stars
Louisiana SPCA (LA) 93.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals
1010 Route 601
Skillman, NJ 08558
tel: (609) 309-5214
fax: (609) 921-6013
EIN: 22-6082741

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Board Leadership

Pamela Murdoch
Chair

CEO

Heather Achenbach
Executive Director

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