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.

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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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,000 2.40% Sandi Mercado Executive Director & Chief Administrative Officer

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens for Animal Protection (TX) 91.40 four stars
Kentucky Humane Society (KY) 86.22 three stars
Humane Society of Missouri (MO) 91.89 four stars
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (NY) 88.91 three stars
Whidbey Animals Improvement Foundation (WA) 98.04 four stars

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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

Sig Cornelius
President

CEO

Sandi Mercado
Executive Director