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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Purrfect Pals

Because every cat matters

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four stars

90.92

230 McRae Road, NE Arlington, WA 98223
tel: (360) 652-9611   Web Site
EIN: 94-3127448

Board Leadership
Jeanne Lind
President

CEO
Kathleen Olson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.92 four stars
  Financial 87.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Through placement and prevention programs, Purrfect Pals works to end cat homelessness in the Puget Sound region - Because every cat matters. At Purrfect Pals, our highest priority is taking in the cats and kittens who need us most… those who other shelters and rescue groups might not have the resources to help. This includes older cats, cats with major medical needs, cats with chronic illnesses (including FIV and Feline Leukemia) and those with behavioral challenges. Our cat adoption and rehabilitation programs help us place homeless cats, including those with special needs, in loving homes. We believe that every cat is adoptable; some just need more time than others to find the right match. Our ultimate goal is to place them, but these cats have a loving home in our Arlington sanctuary for as long as they need us. Our sanctuary is currently home to cats positive for FIV and Feline Leukemia, feral cats, geriatric cats and cats with chronic illnesses.

Through placement and prevention programs, Purrfect Pals works to end cat homelessness in the Puget Sound region - Because every cat matters. At Purrfect Pals, our highest priority is taking in the cats and kittens who need us most… those who other shelters and rescue groups might not have the resources to help. This includes older cats, cats with major medical needs, cats with chronic illnesses (including FIV and Feline Leukemia) and those with behavioral challenges. Our cat adoption and rehabilitation programs help us place homeless cats, including those with special needs, in loving homes. We believe that every cat is adoptable; some just need more time than others to find the right match. Our ultimate goal is to place them, but these cats have a loving home in our Arlington sanctuary for as long as they need us. Our sanctuary is currently home to cats positive for FIV and Feline Leukemia, feral cats, geriatric cats and cats with chronic illnesses.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of animal adoptions
912
Number of sheltered animals
1,024
Number of volunteers
434
Number of pets served by pet food bank
1,964
Number of cats in permanent foster program
254
Number of cats and kittens in temporary foster program
371
Number of animals rehomed
912
Number of animals euthanized
53
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

three stars

87.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Purrfect Pals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Purrfect Pals on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Purrfect Pals (WA) 90.92 four stars
Friends for Life (TX) 90.85 four stars
Greenville Humane Society (SC) 98.07 four stars
Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (CA) 88.17 three stars
MaxFund (CO) 93.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,371,830
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $256,820
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,628,650
   Program Service Revenue $82,705
Total Primary Revenue $1,711,355
   Other Revenue $-47,637
TOTAL REVENUE $1,663,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,224,484
   Administrative Expenses $278,821
   Fundraising Expenses $167,332
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,670,637
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,919
   
Net Assets $1,901,437

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
Clinic $1,200,350 98.0%
Adoption $24,134 2.0%

Ratings History
Purrfect Pals has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.92 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 92.17 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.73 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 94.90 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 94.16 four 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 94-3127448
Name in IRS Master File PURRFECT PALS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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 March, 1991
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
$64,800 3.87% Linda Benson Interim Ed
Other Salaries of Note
$11,025 0.65% Terri Inglis Interim Ed

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Purrfect Pals (WA) 90.92 four stars
Jacksonville Humane Society (FL) 87.54 three stars
Friends for Life (TX) 90.85 four stars
Richmond SPCA (VA) 91.87 four stars
Operation Kindness (TX) 90.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Purrfect Pals
230 McRae Road, NE
Arlington, WA 98223
tel: (360) 652-9611
EIN: 94-3127448

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Board Leadership

Jeanne Lind
President

CEO

Kathleen Olson
Executive Director

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