Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

PAWS Chicago

Pets are worth saving

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four stars

96.50

1997 North Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (773) 935-7297   Web Site
EIN: 36-4219778

Board Leadership
Paula Fasseas
Founder and Chair

CEO
Kristin Leonard Pearson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.50 four stars
  Financial 95.06 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PAWS Chicago is the city's largest no kill humane organization, focused on implementing solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Since PAWS Chicago's founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped by nearly 80 percent: from more than 42,000 homeless pets killed in 1997 to under 10,000. PAWS Chicago is working to build a no kill Chicago - a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless. PAWS Chicago will find new homes for nearly 6,000 homeless pets this year at the state-of-the-art Pippen Fasseas Lincoln Park Adoption, the satellite Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center and nearly weekly on- and off-site adoption events. The PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, the largest free spay/neuter clinic in Midwest, will sterilize more than 18,000 pets of low-income families this year.

PAWS Chicago is the city's largest no kill humane organization, focused on implementing solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Since PAWS Chicago's founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped by nearly 80 percent: from more than 42,000 homeless pets killed in 1997 to under 10,000. PAWS Chicago is working to build a no kill Chicago - a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless. PAWS Chicago will find new homes for nearly 6,000 homeless pets this year at the state-of-the-art Pippen Fasseas Lincoln Park Adoption, the satellite Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center and nearly weekly on- and off-site adoption events. The PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, the largest free spay/neuter clinic in Midwest, will sterilize more than 18,000 pets of low-income families this year.

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Financial

four stars

95.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.82
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PAWS Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PAWS Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,313,505
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,963,774
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,277,279
   Program Service Revenue $2,071,074
Total Primary Revenue $16,348,353
   Other Revenue $1,508,611
TOTAL REVENUE $17,856,964
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,465,544
   Administrative Expenses $724,835
   Fundraising Expenses $440,182
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,630,561
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,226,403
   
Net Assets $57,734,599

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,127 1.70% Kristin Pearson Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$177,986 1.84% Jessica Von Waldau Chief Veterinarian

Mission

PAWS Chicago is the city's largest no kill humane organization, focused on implementing solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Since PAWS Chicago's founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped by nearly 80 percent: from more than 42,000 homeless pets killed in 1997 to under 10,000. PAWS Chicago is working to build a no kill Chicago - a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless. PAWS Chicago will find new homes for nearly 6,000 homeless pets this year at the state-of-the-art Pippen Fasseas Lincoln Park Adoption, the satellite Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center and nearly weekly on- and off-site adoption events. The PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, the largest free spay/neuter clinic in Midwest, will sterilize more than 18,000 pets of low-income families this year.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PAWS Chicago (IL) 96.50 four stars
Richmond SPCA (VA) 91.87 four stars
Geauga Humane Society (OH) 91.88 four stars
Humane Animal Welfare Society (WI) 89.77 three stars
Lange Foundation (CA) 96.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

PAWS Chicago
1997 North Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (773) 935-7297
fax: (773) 281-8146
EIN: 36-4219778

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Board Leadership

Paula Fasseas
Founder and Chair

CEO

Kristin Leonard Pearson
Chief Executive Officer