Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Humane Society of Sarasota County

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

four stars

100.00

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

Board Leadership
Teresa Jones
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 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 2018
Average number of days of shelter stay for animals
25
Number of animal adoptions
1,721
Number of animals spayed and neutered
889
Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day
32
Number of trained volunteer dog-and-handler teams
94
Number of volunteers
605
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
29,846
Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service
54
Number of individuals attending community events or trainings
150
Total numbers of veterinarians registered/licensed by the veterinary statutory body of the country
3
Number of site visits by dog-and-handler teams.
44
Number of clients participating in educational programs
146
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
89.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.28
  Program Expenses Growth 26.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,492,929
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $72,153
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,565,082
   Program Service Revenue $1,260,826
Total Primary Revenue $2,825,908
   Other Revenue $542,990
TOTAL REVENUE $3,368,898
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,596,870
   Administrative Expenses $169,761
   Fundraising Expenses $138,404
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,905,035
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $463,863
   
Net Assets $13,853,823

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,231 3.41% Christen Benson Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Humane Society of Sarasota County (FL) 100.00 four stars
Monadnock Humane Society (NH) 85.84 three stars
New Hampshire Humane Society (NH) 89.71 three stars
Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia (GA) 92.16 four stars
Citizens for Animal Protection (TX) 91.40 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

Teresa Jones
President

CEO

Christen Benson
Executive Director