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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society)

People helping animals

four stars

92.97

15305 44th Ave W Lynnwood, WA 98087
tel: (425) 787-2500   Web Site
EIN: 91-6073154

Board Leadership
Leslie Chandler
President

CEO
Heidi Wills
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.97 four stars
  Financial 90.07 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PAWS is a champion for animals - rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people.

PAWS has launched a capital campaign to construct a campus with purpose-built animal care facilities and expanded wildlife, companion animal, and human education programs. In 2014, PAWS purchased 25 acres outright as a result of strict fiscal policies implemented by the Board of Directors to ensure the new campus would be built. The capital campaign has surpassed 70 percent of the philanthropic goal and continues to gain momentum. In 2021, we will enter the public phase of the campaign to complete the project - allowing PAWS to help even more cats, dogs, and wild animals get the critical care they need to go home and thrive.

PAWS is a champion for animals - rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people.

PAWS has launched a capital campaign to construct a campus with purpose-built animal care facilities and expanded wildlife, companion animal, and human education programs. In 2014, PAWS purchased 25 acres outright as a result of strict fiscal policies implemented by the Board of Directors to ensure the new campus would be built. The capital campaign has surpassed 70 percent of the philanthropic goal and continues to gain momentum. In 2021, we will enter the public phase of the campaign to complete the project - allowing PAWS to help even more cats, dogs, and wild animals get the critical care they need to go home and thrive.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of animals rehabilitated
1,403
Number of animal adoptions
3,973
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

four stars

90.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.62
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) (WA) 92.97 four stars
Muttville (CA) 96.73 four stars
Animal Humane New Mexico (NM) 89.93 three stars
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals (NJ) 93.06 four stars
Monadnock Humane Society (NH) 85.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,376,676
   Federated Campaigns $18,330
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $627,223
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,022,229
   Program Service Revenue $741,732
Total Primary Revenue $6,763,961
   Other Revenue $102,420
TOTAL REVENUE $6,866,381
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,719,010
   Administrative Expenses $341,230
   Fundraising Expenses $1,018,359
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,078,599
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,787,782
   
Net Assets $27,717,030

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
Companion Animal Services $1,991,326 53.5%
Wildlife Services $1,288,847 34.7%
Education and Outreach $438,837 11.8%

Ratings History
PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 92.97 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 92.49 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.14 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.26 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.17 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 79.86 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 79.08 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 82.96 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 80.16 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.68 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.17 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.75 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 88.50 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 85.27 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 72.67 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 74.15 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 77.45 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 72.26 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 68.64 one star
2002-12 12/01/2003 71.00 two 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 91-6073154
Name in IRS Master File PROGRESSIVE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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 December, 1967
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
$111,788 2.20% Annette Laico CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) (WA) 92.97 four stars
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (VA) 90.75 four stars
Cat Welfare Association (OH) 85.68 three stars
Dumb Friends League (CO) 90.47 four stars
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals (NJ) 93.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society)
15305 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98087
tel: (425) 787-2500
fax: (425) 742-5711
EIN: 91-6073154

Mail donations to:
PO Box 1037
Lynnwood, WA 98046

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Board Leadership

Leslie Chandler
President

CEO

Heidi Wills
Chief Executive Officer

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