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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Houston SPCA

Promoting commitment to and respect for all animals and freeing them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.

four stars

95.65

900 Portway Drive Houston, TX 77024
tel: (713) 869-7722   Web Site
EIN: 74-1287171

Board Leadership
Martha Seng
Chairman

CEO
Patricia Mercer
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.65 four stars
  Financial 93.85 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1924, the Houston SPCA is Houston's first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation, and our vision is that we will lead our community to appreciate the value of animals. Committed to all animals, the Houston SPCA provides quality, humane care to dogs and cats, rabbits and other small mammals, birds, horses, farm animals and more. We also facilitate the protection and rehabilitation of injured, ill, orphaned and oiled native wildlife through our affiliate, Wildlife Rehab & Education. We are also the only shelter in the Greater Gulf Coast area with the ability to provide humane, temporary shelter to big cats and other exotic animals. All programs offered by the Houston SPCA-excluding adoptions, pet-training classes and Critter Camp-are free of charge, a service to our community and its animals, and we place 100% of our adoptable animals.

Founded in 1924, the Houston SPCA is Houston's first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation, and our vision is that we will lead our community to appreciate the value of animals. Committed to all animals, the Houston SPCA provides quality, humane care to dogs and cats, rabbits and other small mammals, birds, horses, farm animals and more. We also facilitate the protection and rehabilitation of injured, ill, orphaned and oiled native wildlife through our affiliate, Wildlife Rehab & Education. We are also the only shelter in the Greater Gulf Coast area with the ability to provide humane, temporary shelter to big cats and other exotic animals. All programs offered by the Houston SPCA-excluding adoptions, pet-training classes and Critter Camp-are free of charge, a service to our community and its animals, and we place 100% of our adoptable animals.

Financial

four stars

93.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.03
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston SPCA (TX) 95.65 four stars
Nashville Humane Association (TN) 93.86 four stars
The Maryland SPCA (MD) 94.22 four stars
Humane Society of Sonoma County (CA) 88.60 three stars
The Anti-Cruelty Society (IL) 92.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,186,364
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $812,841
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,999,205
   Program Service Revenue $1,031,759
Total Primary Revenue $13,030,964
   Other Revenue $1,765,571
TOTAL REVENUE $14,796,535
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,499,929
   Administrative Expenses $706,288
   Fundraising Expenses $973,999
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,180,216
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,616,319
   
Net Assets $45,459,022

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 Adoption, Shelter, Rescue, & Rehabilitation $7,499,929 100.0%

Ratings History
Houston SPCA has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 95.65 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 96.82 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.80 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 88.64 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 85.85 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 83.85 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 81.71 three stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 79.40 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.75 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 89.08 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 93.03 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 95.70 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 92.96 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 98.69 four stars
2004-12 09/01/2006 98.78 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 90.58 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 87.34 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 93.50 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 92.27 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 74-1287171
Name in IRS Master File HOUSTON SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
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 (59) Other school related activities
(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 September, 1948
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

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$216,000 2.35% Patricia E. Mercer President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston SPCA (TX) 95.65 four stars
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (FL) 90.33 four stars
Lexington Humane Society (KY) 94.85 four stars
Potter League for Animals (RI) 88.01 three stars
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (NY) 92.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Houston SPCA
900 Portway Drive
Houston, TX 77024
tel: (713) 869-7722
fax: (713) 869-5857
EIN: 74-1287171

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Board Leadership

Martha Seng
Chairman

CEO

Patricia Mercer
President

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