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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Citizens for Animal Protection

Serving pets and people in the Greater Houston area since 1972

83.07

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

Board Leadership
Mary Kenner
President

CEO
Sandi Mercado
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.07
  Financial 85.45
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

85.45

Accountability & Transparency

81.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.68
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.9%
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) 83.07
Humane Fort Wayne (IN) 89.28
spcaLA (CA) 86.68
Animal Protective Association of Missouri (MO) 95.09
Humane Society of Westchester (NY) 91.89

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,604,220
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $650,147
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,254,367
   Program Service Revenue $1,015,073
Total Primary Revenue $3,269,440
   Other Revenue $6,958
TOTAL REVENUE $3,276,398
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,114,380
   Administrative Expenses $671,394
   Fundraising Expenses $165,906
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,951,680
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-675,282
   
Net Assets $7,989,635

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 $1,881,275 60.4%
Clinic $959,821 30.8%
Pet Ownership Program $273,284 8.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2022 83.07
2019-06 05/01/2021 81.34
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.40
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.68
2016-06 02/01/2018 92.60
2016-06 12/22/2017 89.26
2015-06 10/01/2016 87.54
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.83
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.17
2013-06 11/01/2014 89.80
2012-06 10/01/2013 94.39
2011-06 03/01/2013 92.49
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.46
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.01
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 92.95
2009-06 09/01/2010 94.30
2008-06 10/01/2009 91.92
2007-06 11/01/2008 91.74
2006-06 08/01/2007 96.41
2005-06 10/01/2006 93.79

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
$82,313 2.08% Sandi Mercado Executive Director & Chief Administrative Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens for Animal Protection (TX) 83.07
Humane Rescue Alliance (DC) 91.13
Humane Society of Manatee County (FL) 92.69
Animal Friends Alliance (CO) 89.83
The Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (NY) 89.03

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Mary Kenner
President

CEO

Sandi Mercado
Executive Director

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