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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Austin Pets Alive

Helping people help pets

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four stars

99.10

1156 West Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78703
tel: (512) 961-6519   Web Site
EIN: 74-2893360

Board Leadership
Rusty Tally
President

CEO
Ellen Jefferson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.10 four stars
  Financial 98.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Austin Pets Alive! fills critical gaps in Austin's animal live-outcome rate by identifying the key groups of animals that are typically euthanized in a shelter setting and maintaining comprehensive, innovative programs to address the problems these key groups face. Using best practices from around the country, APA! developed programs to care specifically for these groups, thereby reducing their staggering over-representation on euthanasia lists and directly increasing the city's save rate. With a safety net for homeless pets now established and sustainable in Austin, Austin Pets Alive! is now scaling its impact by helping other communities replicate its successes through mentorship and education. This takes place chiefly through the Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy, which brings apprenticeships from across the country to Austin to learn hands-on and through classwork directly from Austin Pets Alive! Leaders how to create a safety net for all shelter pets in their own communities.

Austin Pets Alive! fills critical gaps in Austin's animal live-outcome rate by identifying the key groups of animals that are typically euthanized in a shelter setting and maintaining comprehensive, innovative programs to address the problems these key groups face. Using best practices from around the country, APA! developed programs to care specifically for these groups, thereby reducing their staggering over-representation on euthanasia lists and directly increasing the city's save rate. With a safety net for homeless pets now established and sustainable in Austin, Austin Pets Alive! is now scaling its impact by helping other communities replicate its successes through mentorship and education. This takes place chiefly through the Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy, which brings apprenticeships from across the country to Austin to learn hands-on and through classwork directly from Austin Pets Alive! Leaders how to create a safety net for all shelter pets in their own communities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of animals rescued
10,491
Number of animal adoptions
9,416
This impact information is current as of July 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

four stars

98.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.04
  Program Expenses Growth 32.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Pets Alive on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Pets Alive on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Pets Alive (TX) 99.10 four stars
League for Animal Welfare (OH) 93.36 four stars
Lange Foundation (CA) 96.22 four stars
Humane Animal Rescue (PA) 92.59 four stars
Wayside Waifs (MO) 87.73 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,301,716
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $145,313
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,447,029
   Program Service Revenue $1,224,731
Total Primary Revenue $16,671,760
   Other Revenue $839
TOTAL REVENUE $16,672,599
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,353,070
   Administrative Expenses $823,696
   Fundraising Expenses $720,613
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,897,379
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,775,220
   
Net Assets $11,823,913

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
Education and Resources $4,736,602 74.6%
Hurricane Harvey disaster $970,802 15.3%
Learning experiences for staff & volunteers $645,666 10.2%

Ratings History
Austin Pets Alive has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 99.10 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.92 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 83.84 three 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 74-2893360
Name in IRS Master File AUSTIN PETS ALIVE
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 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 February, 2000
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$92,750 1.17% Ellen Jefferson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Pets Alive (TX) 99.10 four stars
Greenville Humane Society (SC) 98.07 four stars
San Antonio Humane Society (TX) 95.34 four stars
Save-A-Pet Adoption Center (IL) 91.33 four stars
Cat Adoption Team (OR) 89.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Austin Pets Alive
1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703
tel: (512) 961-6519
fax: (866) 760-9101
EIN: 74-2893360

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6247
Austin, TX 78762

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Board Leadership

Rusty Tally
President

CEO

Ellen Jefferson
Executive Director

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