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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Vanderburgh Humane Society

Providing protection for homeless animals

three stars

86.01

400 Millner Industrial Drive Evansville, IN 47710
tel: (812) 426-2563   Web Site
EIN: 35-1068837

Board Leadership
Josh Howe
President

CEO
Kendall D. Paul
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.01 three stars
  Financial 81.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Vanderburgh Humane Society (VHS) was founded in 1957 to provide protection for homeless animals, intervention for animals in abusive environments, and community education to encourage prevention of animal abuse and pet overpopulation. The VHS serves as a surrender and adoption agency for unwanted pets. In addition to finding homes for animals, the VHS also works to build public awareness of the problem of homeless and abandoned pets. Through special events, media coverage and other outreach activities we hope to reduce the flow of animals to our shelter. VHS is committed to the elimination of pet overpopulation in our community, the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect, and the promotion of the animal-human bond.

The Vanderburgh Humane Society (VHS) was founded in 1957 to provide protection for homeless animals, intervention for animals in abusive environments, and community education to encourage prevention of animal abuse and pet overpopulation. The VHS serves as a surrender and adoption agency for unwanted pets. In addition to finding homes for animals, the VHS also works to build public awareness of the problem of homeless and abandoned pets. Through special events, media coverage and other outreach activities we hope to reduce the flow of animals to our shelter. VHS is committed to the elimination of pet overpopulation in our community, the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect, and the promotion of the animal-human bond.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Average number of animals spayed and neutered per day
27
Number of animals rehomed
2,458
Number of animals euthanized
324
Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst
3,428
Number of animals vaccinated
9,634
Average number of days of shelter stay for cats and small animals
36
Number of students educated through field trips
3,241
This impact information is current as of August 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

three stars

81.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vanderburgh Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vanderburgh Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vanderburgh Humane Society (IN) 86.01 three stars
Dane County Humane Society (WI) 90.79 four stars
Humane Society of West Michigan (MI) 86.86 three stars
Animal Protective Association of Missouri (MO) 96.79 four stars
Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA (OR) 86.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $721,180
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,190
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $725,370
   Program Service Revenue $578,940
Total Primary Revenue $1,304,310
   Other Revenue $189,942
TOTAL REVENUE $1,494,252
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,337,366
   Administrative Expenses $113,744
   Fundraising Expenses $78,393
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,529,503
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-35,251
   
Net Assets $1,942,336

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
Sheltering Program $784,210 58.6%
Spay/Neuter Clinic $479,697 35.9%
Education and Volunteer Program $49,422 3.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 86.01 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.73 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.37 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 87.59 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.05 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.78 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 82.63 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 82.24 three stars
2010-12 10/01/2011 91.45 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.94 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 93.05 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.77 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 67.52 one star
2006-12 12/15/2007 89.92 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 79.86 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 86.55 three stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 80.26 three stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 93.41 four stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 95.31 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 35-1068837
Name in IRS Master File VANDERBURGH COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC
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 that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$54,370 3.55% Kendall D. Paul Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vanderburgh Humane Society (IN) 86.01 three stars
Coulee Region Humane Society (WI) 91.19 four stars
Nebraska Humane Society (NE) 93.16 four stars
Toledo Area Humane Society (OH) 90.02 four stars
Humane Society of Utah (UT) 91.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vanderburgh Humane Society
400 Millner Industrial Drive
Evansville, IN 47710
tel: (812) 426-2563
fax: (812) 402-3337
EIN: 35-1068837

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6711
Evansville, IN 47719

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Board Leadership

Josh Howe
President

CEO

Kendall D. Paul
Executive Director

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