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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Houston Humane Society

Dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals

three stars

89.34

14700 Almeda Road Houston, TX 77053
tel: (713) 433-6421   Web Site
EIN: 74-1340341

Board Leadership
Connie Cooke
President

CEO
Sherry Ferguson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.34 three stars
  Financial 84.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

84.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.31
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.97
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Humane Society (TX) 89.34 three stars
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (VA) 91.50 four stars
Humane Society of Berks County (PA) 89.04 three stars
Humane Society of Manatee County (FL) 97.60 four stars
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester (NY) 92.87 four stars

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The Houston Humane Society (HHS) is dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse, and the overpopulation of animals. HHS provides a wide variety of animal welfare programs to Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptions, humane education, and Houston's only $30 spay/neuter clinic that is open to the general public. HHS' R.A.I.D.E.R. Program investigates reports of neglect, abandonment or mistreatment of both companion animals and livestock in accordance with Texas state law. Our R.A.I.D.E.R. Investigators work non-stop to rescue animals in these conditions.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,798,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,667
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,806,374
   Program Service Revenue $3,309,823
Total Primary Revenue $5,116,197
   Other Revenue $368,295
TOTAL REVENUE $5,484,492
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,994,481
   Administrative Expenses $143,904
   Fundraising Expenses $563,741
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,702,126
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $782,366
   
Net Assets $14,876,369

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 Clinic $2,389,644 59.8%
Shelter $1,280,620 32.1%
Cruelty Investigation $277,883 7.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.34 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.42 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 95.27 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 93.96 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.45 four stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 90.38 four stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 88.66 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.39 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 89.07 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.87 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.46 four stars
2006-12 08/01/2007 93.99 four stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 98.96 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 96.51 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 96.53 four stars
2002-12 08/01/2003 84.12 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 98.47 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 74-1340341
Name in IRS Master File HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY
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
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 August, 1960
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Sherry Ferguson Executive Director $151,651

The Houston Humane Society (HHS) is dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse, and the overpopulation of animals. HHS provides a wide variety of animal welfare programs to Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptions, humane education, and Houston's only $30 spay/neuter clinic that is open to the general public. HHS' R.A.I.D.E.R. Program investigates reports of neglect, abandonment or mistreatment of both companion animals and livestock in accordance with Texas state law. Our R.A.I.D.E.R. Investigators work non-stop to rescue animals in these conditions.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Humane Society (TX) 89.34 three stars
Berkshire Humane Society (MA) 93.19 four stars
Humane Society of North Texas (TX) 94.34 four stars
Houston SPCA (TX) 96.82 four stars
Humane Society of Manatee County (FL) 97.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Houston Humane Society
14700 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77053
tel: (713) 433-6421
fax: (713) 433-4325
EIN: 74-1340341

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 450528
Houston, TX 77245

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Board Leadership

Connie Cooke
President

CEO

Sherry Ferguson
Executive Director

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