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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Maryland SPCA

Feel the warmth of a cold nose

four stars

95.26

3300 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21211
tel: (410) 235-8826   Web Site
EIN: 52-6001558

Board Leadership
David Imre
President

CEO
James Peirce
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.26 four stars
  Financial 93.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1869, the Maryland SPCA is dedicated to helping animals and people. Our mission is to improve the lives of pets and people in the community by fostering healthy animal-human relationships. We operate primarily in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. Our adoption center adopts out over 3,000 needy and unwanted pets each year. We focus on being progressive in the way we run our adoption center. We also work to prevent pet abandonment by being a resource for the community. We offer behavior counseling and training courses to help keep pets in homes. Spay/neuter is also critical to our mission and we provide these services to: our adopted animals, to animals from area rescue groups and shelters, and, in partnership with other groups, to feral cat colonies to reduce overpopulation and suffering.

Founded in 1869, the Maryland SPCA is dedicated to helping animals and people. Our mission is to improve the lives of pets and people in the community by fostering healthy animal-human relationships. We operate primarily in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. Our adoption center adopts out over 3,000 needy and unwanted pets each year. We focus on being progressive in the way we run our adoption center. We also work to prevent pet abandonment by being a resource for the community. We offer behavior counseling and training courses to help keep pets in homes. Spay/neuter is also critical to our mission and we provide these services to: our adopted animals, to animals from area rescue groups and shelters, and, in partnership with other groups, to feral cat colonies to reduce overpopulation and suffering.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of animals rescued
3,000
Wellness Care
5,000
Pet Behavior Assistance
979
People Reached Through Education Programs
7,000
Pets Transported from other Shelters
1,348
This impact information is current as of October 2019, 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

four stars

93.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.99
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Maryland SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Maryland SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Maryland SPCA (MD) 95.26 four stars
National Mill Dog Rescue (CO) 95.99 four stars
Humane Society of South Mississippi (MS) 89.35 three stars
Sacramento SPCA (CA) 87.77 three stars
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (FL) 98.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,627,293
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $625,108
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,252,401
   Program Service Revenue $1,901,208
Total Primary Revenue $7,153,609
   Other Revenue $998,630
TOTAL REVENUE $8,152,239
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,422,935
   Administrative Expenses $595,483
   Fundraising Expenses $813,813
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,832,231
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,320,008
   
Net Assets $26,609,958

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
The Maryland SPCA has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 95.26 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 95.12 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.22 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 93.15 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.26 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 94.93 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 87.10 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.94 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 90.07 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 87.81 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 85.98 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.09 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.89 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.90 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 89.80 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 88.33 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 81.01 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 81.01 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 82.29 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 86.53 three 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 52-6001558
Name in IRS Master File MARYLAND SPCA 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 (59) Other school related activities
(900) Cemetery or burial activities
(927) Fundraising
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 January, 1939
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
$130,040 1.90% James Peirce Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Maryland SPCA (MD) 95.26 four stars
MSPCA-Angell (MA) 89.57 three stars
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society (MI) 94.63 four stars
PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) (WA) 92.49 four stars
Oregon Humane Society (OR) 94.85 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Maryland SPCA
3300 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
tel: (410) 235-8826
fax: (410) 235-1053
EIN: 52-6001558

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Board Leadership

David Imre
President

CEO

James Peirce
Executive Director

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