Disable all preview features

Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Citizens for Animal Protection

Serving pets and people in the Greater Houston area since 1972

four stars

91.40

17555 Katy Fwy Houston, TX 77094
tel: (281) 497-0591   Web Site
EIN: 23-7296260

Board Leadership
Sig Cornelius
President

CEO
Sandi Mercado
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.40 four stars
  Financial 87.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1972, a group of concerned Houstonians founded Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) in response to the pervasive problem of thousands of neglected and abused animals in Harris County. CAP is committed to sheltering, rescuing and placing homeless animals in loving homes. 39 years later, after operating in a strip center, CAP has moved into our very own animal shelter facility. CAP advocates respect and compassion for all animal life - we speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. CAP also provides humane education to prevent animal cruelty and raise awareness in the community of the needs of animals. To fulfill our mission, CAP has developed and established many successful programs and services to enhance the lives of pets and people in the Greater Houston Area and surrounding counties. Some of these programs are unique in Houston, such as our Weekend Sponsor Program and our Feral Cat Assistance Program.

In 1972, a group of concerned Houstonians founded Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) in response to the pervasive problem of thousands of neglected and abused animals in Harris County. CAP is committed to sheltering, rescuing and placing homeless animals in loving homes. 39 years later, after operating in a strip center, CAP has moved into our very own animal shelter facility. CAP advocates respect and compassion for all animal life - we speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. CAP also provides humane education to prevent animal cruelty and raise awareness in the community of the needs of animals. To fulfill our mission, CAP has developed and established many successful programs and services to enhance the lives of pets and people in the Greater Houston Area and surrounding counties. Some of these programs are unique in Houston, such as our Weekend Sponsor Program and our Feral Cat Assistance Program.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

three stars

87.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.13
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens for Animal Protection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens for Animal Protection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens for Animal Protection (TX) 91.40 four stars
PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) (WA) 92.49 four stars
Dakin Humane Society (MA) 91.25 four stars
Humane Society of Huron Valley (MI) 92.38 four stars
Potter League for Animals (RI) 88.54 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,851,860
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,851,860
   Program Service Revenue $972,949
Total Primary Revenue $2,824,809
   Other Revenue $900,387
TOTAL REVENUE $3,725,196
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,001,541
   Administrative Expenses $323,042
   Fundraising Expenses $204,849
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,529,432
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $195,764
   
Net Assets $8,461,983

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
Shelter and Care Programs $2,105,970 70.2%
Clinic $567,486 18.9%
Pet Ownership Program $261,949 8.7%

Ratings History
Citizens for Animal Protection has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.40 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.68 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 92.60 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 89.26 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 87.54 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.17 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 89.80 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 94.39 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 92.49 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.46 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.01 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 92.95 four stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 94.30 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 91.92 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 91.74 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 96.41 four stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 93.79 four stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 92.62 four stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 93.29 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 23-7296260
Name in IRS Master File CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION 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 (559) Other matters
(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 June, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,000 2.40% Sandi Mercado Executive Director & Chief Administrative Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens for Animal Protection (TX) 91.40 four stars
Baltimore Humane Society (MD) 86.35 three stars
Beaver County Humane Society (PA) 96.46 four stars
Kentucky Humane Society (KY) 86.22 three stars
San Francisco SPCA (CA) 93.11 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Citizens for Animal Protection
17555 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77094
tel: (281) 497-0591
fax: (281) 497-1537
EIN: 23-7296260

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Sig Cornelius
President

CEO

Sandi Mercado
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.