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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Dane County Humane Society

Helping people help animals

four stars

90.79

5132 Voges Road Madison, WI 53718
tel: (608) 838-0413   Web Site
EIN: 39-0806335

Board Leadership
Joseph S. Goode
President

CEO
Pam McCloud Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.79 four stars
  Financial 86.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Dane County Humane Society provides refuge, healing and new beginnings to over 9,000 companion animals, exotic species, farm animals and injured or orphaned wild animals every year.

DCHS is a private, non-profit, community-supported organization and is not affiliated with any government agency or national animal welfare organization. We are an open admission shelter accepting all animals that need assistance regardless of age, health status or temperament. DCHS has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home.

As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, DCHS offers humane education programs, community-based care for pets, foster care for animals for victims of domestic abuse, a pet food pantry, dog training classes, wildlife rehabilitation and much more. Our volunteers and professionals come together to create a culture of compassion, empathy, integrity and accountability.

Dane County Humane Society provides refuge, healing and new beginnings to over 9,000 companion animals, exotic species, farm animals and injured or orphaned wild animals every year.

DCHS is a private, non-profit, community-supported organization and is not affiliated with any government agency or national animal welfare organization. We are an open admission shelter accepting all animals that need assistance regardless of age, health status or temperament. DCHS has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home.

As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, DCHS offers humane education programs, community-based care for pets, foster care for animals for victims of domestic abuse, a pet food pantry, dog training classes, wildlife rehabilitation and much more. Our volunteers and professionals come together to create a culture of compassion, empathy, integrity and accountability.

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Financial

three stars

86.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.08
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dane County Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dane County Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dane County Humane Society (WI) 90.79 four stars
Humane Society of Westchester (NY) 90.33 four stars
Dakin Humane Society (MA) 91.25 four stars
The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County (WA) 93.13 four stars
Macomb County Humane Society (MI) 97.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,032,696
   Federated Campaigns $180,394
   Membership Dues $49,690
   Fundraising Events $258,839
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,521,619
   Program Service Revenue $1,335,842
Total Primary Revenue $4,857,461
   Other Revenue $-16,786
TOTAL REVENUE $4,840,675
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,983,101
   Administrative Expenses $411,467
   Fundraising Expenses $510,429
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,904,997
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $935,678
   
Net Assets $7,594,733

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 Services $1,618,942 54.3%
Adoption Services $613,052 20.5%
Wildlife Rehabilitation Program $340,188 11.4%
Volunteer Program $128,760 4.3%
Education and Outreach Services $282,159 9.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 90.79 four stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 90.36 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 87.15 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 87.88 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 84.03 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 87.54 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 88.24 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 85.12 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 93.50 four stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 88.76 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 87.72 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.11 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 82.02 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 77.77 two stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 66.47 one star
2006-12 08/01/2007 87.49 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 93.67 four stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 83.10 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 79.07 two 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 39-0806335
Name in IRS Master File DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
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, 1965
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
$118,923 3.04% Pam McCloud Smith Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dane County Humane Society (WI) 90.79 four stars
National Mill Dog Rescue (CO) 97.62 four stars
Baltimore Humane Society (MD) 86.35 three stars
Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA (OR) 86.97 three stars
Brandywine Valley SPCA (PA) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dane County Humane Society
5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718
tel: (608) 838-0413
fax: (608) 838-0368
EIN: 39-0806335

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Board Leadership

Joseph S. Goode
President

CEO

Pam McCloud Smith
Executive Director

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