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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Promoting Kindness to Animals

three stars

82.25

5878 East Molloy Road Syracuse, NY 13211
tel: (315) 454-4479   Web Site
EIN: 15-0532072

Board Leadership
Monica Williams
President

CEO
Linda Demuro
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.25 three stars
  Financial 87.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provides many services for the animals in our area, including adoption, education, spay/neuter programs, and investigation into animal cruelty. The Food Pantry for Pets provides a limited amount of pet food for animals. Our public education programs are available to schools, youth and civic groups, promoting kindness to all living creatures and providing instruction on the proper care and treatment of animals.

The Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provides many services for the animals in our area, including adoption, education, spay/neuter programs, and investigation into animal cruelty. The Food Pantry for Pets provides a limited amount of pet food for animals. Our public education programs are available to schools, youth and civic groups, promoting kindness to all living creatures and providing instruction on the proper care and treatment of animals.

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Financial

three stars

87.93

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 82.25 three stars
Animal Protective Association of Missouri (MO) 96.79 four stars
Tri-County Humane Society (MN) 87.47 three stars
Michigan Humane Society (MI) 91.57 four stars
Cleveland Animal Protective League (OH) 90.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $532,996
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $532,996
   Program Service Revenue $404,902
Total Primary Revenue $937,898
   Other Revenue $120,101
TOTAL REVENUE $1,057,999
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $990,333
   Administrative Expenses $133,722
   Fundraising Expenses $76,754
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,200,809
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-142,810
   
Net Assets $3,034,553

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 Care $714,273 72.1%
Cruelty $235,810 23.8%
Education $40,250 4.1%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 82.25 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2019 64.25 one star
2015-12 07/01/2019 64.25 one star
2015-12 07/01/2019 64.25 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 71.62 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 75.93 two stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 77.46 two stars

Historical CN Advisories

09/23/2016-07/01/2019: High Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the High Concern CN Advisory for the Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on July 1, 2019, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since September 23, 2016).
Charity Navigator had published a High Concern CN Advisory on Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:
  • On August 26, 2016, Syracuse.com reported on the operations of Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a charity that has recently experienced a material diversion of assets, in an article titled, "DA: How former CNY SPCA director, vet tech stole nearly $700,000." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the Syracuse.com article.

    • On March 8, 2017, News12 - WBNG published an article titled, "Former Central NY SPCA director sentenced for stealing from agency." For more information, please see the News12 - WBNG article.

09/23/2016-03/23/2017: Moderate Concern Advisory

  • On August 26, 2016, Syracuse.com reported that Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "DA: How former CNY SPCA director, vet tech stole nearly $700,000." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the Syracuse.com article.

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

EIN 15-0532072
Name in IRS Master File CENTRAL NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
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 February, 1954
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
$20,079 1.67% Linda Demuro Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NY) 82.25 three stars
Tri-County Humane Society (MN) 87.47 three stars
Nebraska Humane Society (NE) 93.16 four stars
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society (MI) 92.61 four stars
Cat Welfare Association (OH) 85.68 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
5878 East Molloy Road
Syracuse, NY 13211
tel: (315) 454-4479
fax: (314) 454-4908
EIN: 15-0532072

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Board Leadership

Monica Williams
President

CEO

Linda Demuro
Executive Director

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