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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Houston Humane Society

Dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals

94.46

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 94.46
  Financial 96.51
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

96.51

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.83
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
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) 94.46
Potter League for Animals (RI) 92.91
Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society (NM) 88.82
Animal Allies Humane Society (MN) 90.34
Montgomery County Humane Society (MD) 86.24

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,810,670
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,810,670
   Program Service Revenue $3,738,393
Total Primary Revenue $6,549,063
   Other Revenue $310,802
TOTAL REVENUE $6,859,865
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,615,395
   Administrative Expenses $166,197
   Fundraising Expenses $443,936
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,225,528
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $634,337
   
Net Assets $22,967,539

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 $3,433,678 61.1%
Shelter $1,952,192 34.8%
Cruelty Investigation $229,525 4.1%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 10/01/2021 94.46
2018-12 07/01/2020 94.53
2017-12 06/01/2019 93.57
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.38
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.34
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.72
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.42
2012-12 04/01/2014 95.27
2011-12 12/20/2012 93.96
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.45
2009-12 12/01/2011 90.38
2009-12 11/01/2011 88.66
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.39
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 89.07
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.87
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.46
2006-12 08/01/2007 93.99
2005-12 09/01/2006 98.96
2004-12 11/01/2005 96.51
2003-12 12/01/2004 96.53

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
$130,373 2.09% Gary Poon Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$120,062 1.92% Sherry Ferguson Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Humane Society (TX) 94.46
Animal Humane New Mexico (NM) 90.47
Humane Society of Utah (UT) 92.61
SPCA of Anne Arundel County (MD) 99.73
Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (MI) 92.43

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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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