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

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

Board Leadership
Patricia Mercer
President

CEO
Patricia Mercer
President

  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 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of animals rescued
7,274
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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 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston SPCA (TX) 91.01 four stars
Humane Pennsylvania (PA) 86.38 three stars
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (PA) 85.34 three stars
Dane County Humane Society (WI) 87.15 three stars
MSPCA-Angell (MA) 92.20 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

Patricia Mercer
President

CEO

Patricia Mercer
President