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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Friends Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 42 Newport, TN 37822

EIN: 58-2025936

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On December 10, 2018, The Knoxville News Sentinel reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Friends Animal Shelter in an article titled, "Dog was 'starving for food, water': Newport animal shelter director charged with animal cruelty." 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 Knoxville News Sentinel article.

  • On December 12, 2018, The Knoxville News Sentinel published an article titled, "Newport animal shelter director fired after being charged with animal cruelty." For more information, please see The Knoxville News Sentinel article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 58-2025936
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE ANIMAL SHELTER
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
(927) Fundraising
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 March, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

Friends Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 42
Newport, TN 37822
EIN: 58-2025936


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