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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Humane Society of Sarasota County

Engaging the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.

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four stars

100.00

2331 15th Street Sarasota, FL 34237
tel: (941) 955-4131   Web Site
EIN: 59-6014943

Board Leadership
John Raleigh
President

CEO
Christen Benson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

OUR MISSION
As the area's premier no-kill shelter, the Humane Society of Sarasota County engages the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.

OUR VISION
A community where all animals are cared for and loved.

OUR VALUES
We achieve our mission by providing compassionate care to our shelter pets, finding them permanent homes, and promoting responsible pet ownership in our community.

Incorporated in 1952 as Sarasota's first nonprofit animal welfare organization, the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) has grown to be the area's premier no-kill shelter. A home is found for every adoptable pet in our care.

We take tremendous pride in being the area's premier no-kill shelter, and with that comes the responsibility to lead by example. Our mission will always be focused on saving the lives of cats and dogs and enriching human lives along the way.

OUR MISSION
As the area's premier no-kill shelter, the Humane Society of Sarasota County engages the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.

OUR VISION
A community where all animals are cared for and loved.

OUR VALUES
We achieve our mission by providing compassionate care to our shelter pets, finding them permanent homes, and promoting responsible pet ownership in our community.

Incorporated in 1952 as Sarasota's first nonprofit animal welfare organization, the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) has grown to be the area's premier no-kill shelter. A home is found for every adoptable pet in our care.

We take tremendous pride in being the area's premier no-kill shelter, and with that comes the responsibility to lead by example. Our mission will always be focused on saving the lives of cats and dogs and enriching human lives along the way.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Average number of days of shelter stay for animals
26
Number of animal adoptions
1,521
Number of animals spayed and neutered
907
Number of trained volunteer dog-and-handler teams
82
Number of volunteers
483
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
29,000
Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service
40
Number of individuals attending community events or trainings
171
Total numbers of veterinarians registered/licensed by the veterinary statutory body of the country
3
Number of site visits by dog-and-handler teams.
30
Number of clients participating in educational programs
98
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.43
  Program Expenses Growth 21.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of Sarasota County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Humane Society of Sarasota County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of Sarasota County (FL) 100.00 four stars
Oklahoma Humane Society (OK) 87.66 three stars
Michigan Humane Society (MI) 87.19 three stars
Nebraska Humane Society (NE) 93.58 four stars
Houston SPCA (TX) 95.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,497,198
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $74,255
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,571,453
   Program Service Revenue $750,804
Total Primary Revenue $2,322,257
   Other Revenue $504,685
TOTAL REVENUE $2,826,942
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,042,365
   Administrative Expenses $147,531
   Fundraising Expenses $97,029
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,286,925
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $540,017
   
Net Assets $12,843,965

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
Clinic $782,721 38.3%
Kennel $674,142 33.0%
Community Outreach $313,588 15.4%

Ratings History
Humane Society of Sarasota County has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 11/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 97.44 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.85 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 93.93 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2016 88.10 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 84.31 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.21 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 77.54 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 76.82 two stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 79.27 two stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 77.30 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.64 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 88.61 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 98.60 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 98.44 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 98.72 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 75.88 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 90.59 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 75.94 two 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 59-6014943
Name in IRS Master File HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY 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
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 September, 1954
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,876 3.62% Christen Benson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$120,678 5.27% Nicolas Caceres-Calderon Medical Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of Sarasota County (FL) 100.00 four stars
Animal Protective Association of Missouri (MO) 90.35 four stars
Pennsylvania SPCA (PA) 88.78 three stars
Anderson Animal Shelter (IL) 92.98 four stars
Charleston Animal Society (SC) 94.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Humane Society of Sarasota County
2331 15th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
tel: (941) 955-4131
fax: (941) 955-3715
EIN: 59-6014943

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Board Leadership

John Raleigh
President

CEO

Christen Benson
Executive Director

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