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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Houston Humane Society

Dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals

four stars

93.57

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

Board Leadership
Connie Cooke
President

CEO
Gary Poon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.57 four stars
  Financial 94.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

94.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.11
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
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) 93.57 four stars
Houston SPCA (TX) 91.01 four stars
Humane Society of North Texas (TX) 94.34 four stars
The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County (WA) 91.13 four stars
Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA (OR) 86.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,108,334
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,108,334
   Program Service Revenue $3,079,827
Total Primary Revenue $12,188,161
   Other Revenue $348,712
TOTAL REVENUE $12,536,873
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,280,686
   Administrative Expenses $139,447
   Fundraising Expenses $531,341
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,951,474
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,585,399
   
Net Assets $22,238,557

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 $2,516,720 47.7%
Shelter $2,464,377 46.7%
Cruelty Investigation $299,589 5.7%

Ratings History
Houston Humane Society has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 93.57 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.38 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,192 2.60% Sherry Ferguson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Humane Society (TX) 93.57 four stars
Animal Protective Association of Missouri (MO) 92.72 four stars
Animal Refuge League (ME) 86.09 three stars
Placer SPCA (CA) 90.22 four stars
Dane County Humane Society (WI) 87.15 three 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

Gary Poon
Executive Director

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