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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc.

We envision a world where people are empowered to respect and care for all animals with love and kindness.

99.87

58 Kennel Road Birdsboro, PA 19508
tel: (610) 373-8830   Web Site
EIN: 23-1417505

Board Leadership
Shelly Nowotarski
President

CEO
Alexis Pagoulatos
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.87
  Financial 99.82
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We protect animals, provide a safe haven and promote innovative programs and services to help both people and animals in need throughout Berks County.

We protect animals, provide a safe haven and promote innovative programs and services to help both people and animals in need throughout Berks County.

Financial

99.82

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Community meetings or town halls, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
In 2017 the ARL mistakenly euthanized two owned cats within one month of each other, calling into light the shelter’s euthanasia rates and policies, which created community outrage Shelter leadership began reevaluating its euthanasia policies and practices in response to the overwhelming demand from our community to shift our operational structure In 2018, the Animal Rescue League of Berks County announced it would be adopting a “no-kill” philosophy and would no longer euthanize treatable and adoptable animals when it runs out of kennel space The ARL dramatically increases its cat live release rate from 44% in 2017 to 85% in 2018 and its dog live release rate from 86% in 2017 to 96% in 2018 This change prompted the creation of several different programs aimed at improving live release
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. (PA) 99.87
Humane Society of Sarasota County (FL) 100.00
Berkshire Humane Society (MA) 86.53
Providence Animal Center (PA) 94.48
Animal Protective Association of Missouri (MO) 95.09

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,314,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $100,146
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,414,488
   Program Service Revenue $624,838
Total Primary Revenue $3,039,326
   Other Revenue $59,361
TOTAL REVENUE $3,098,687
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,209,982
   Administrative Expenses $400,526
   Fundraising Expenses $63,384
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,673,892
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $424,795
   
Net Assets $6,825,443

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
Care and Treatment of Animals $2,209,982 100.0%

Ratings History
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 08/03/2021 99.87
2018-12 11/01/2020 100.00
2018-12 03/01/2020 90.10
2017-12 03/01/2019 91.92
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.26
2015-12 04/01/2017 89.36
2014-12 11/01/2016 85.77
2013-12 06/01/2016 84.83
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.15
2012-12 02/01/2014 81.22

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

EIN 23-1417505
Name in IRS Master File ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF BERKS COUNTY INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children
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 June, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$48,870 1.82% Alexis Pagoulatos Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. (PA) 99.87
spcaLA (CA) 86.68
Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary Animal Society (NV) 85.49
Humane Society of Manatee County (FL) 92.69
Asheville Humane Society (NC) 90.25

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc.
58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508
tel: (610) 373-8830
fax: (610) 372-6374
EIN: 23-1417505

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Board Leadership

Shelly Nowotarski
President

CEO

Alexis Pagoulatos
Executive Director

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