Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Houston SPCA

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

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four stars

91.01

7007 Old Katy Road Houston, TX 77024
tel: (713) 869-7722   Web Site
EIN: 74-1287171

Board Leadership
Douglas Clarke
Board Chair

CEO
Patricia Mercer
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.01 four stars
  Financial 87.29 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1924, the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (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. The Houston SPCA provides quality, humane care to companion, farm, equine, wild, and exotic animals. All programs offered by the Houston SPCA -- excluding adoptions, relinquishment, and Critter Camp -- are free of charge. We proudly place 100% of our healthy adoptable animals into new homes.

Founded in 1924, the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (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. The Houston SPCA provides quality, humane care to companion, farm, equine, wild, and exotic animals. All programs offered by the Houston SPCA -- excluding adoptions, relinquishment, and Critter Camp -- are free of charge. We proudly place 100% of our healthy adoptable animals into new homes.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of animals rescued
7,274
Number of animal adoptions
7,016
Number of animals spayed and neutered
4,885
Number of animals placed in foster care
2,168
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

three stars

87.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.11
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,089,003
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $765,046
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,854,049
   Program Service Revenue $843,028
Total Primary Revenue $20,697,077
   Other Revenue $1,843,954
TOTAL REVENUE $22,541,031
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,462,367
   Administrative Expenses $896,532
   Fundraising Expenses $1,179,805
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,538,704
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,002,327
   
Net Assets $59,110,564

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$291,000 2.76% Patricia E. Mercer President

Mission

Founded in 1924, the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (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. The Houston SPCA provides quality, humane care to companion, farm, equine, wild, and exotic animals. All programs offered by the Houston SPCA -- excluding adoptions, relinquishment, and Critter Camp -- are free of charge. We proudly place 100% of our healthy adoptable animals into new homes.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston SPCA (TX) 91.01 four stars
Connecticut Humane Society (CT) 89.17 three stars
Oklahoma Humane Society (OK) 89.38 three stars
Humane Pennsylvania (PA) 86.38 three stars
Animal Humane Society (MN) 85.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Houston SPCA
7007 Old Katy Road
Houston, TX 77024
tel: (713) 869-7722
fax: (713) 869-5857
EIN: 74-1287171

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Board Leadership

Douglas Clarke
Board Chair

CEO

Patricia Mercer
President & CEO