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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Pets in Need

Adoption is the only option

four stars

92.71

871 Fifth Avenue Redwood City, CA 94063
tel: (650) 367-1405   Web Site
EIN: 94-6139667

Board Leadership
Rob Kalman
President

CEO
Al Mollica
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.71 four stars
  Financial 90.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

90.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.92
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pets in Need on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pets in Need on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pets in Need (CA) 92.71 four stars
Gulf Coast Humane Society (FL) 91.45 four stars
Furkids (GA) 92.38 four stars
Humane Animal Rescue (PA) 89.45 three stars
Save-A-Pet Adoption Center (IL) 96.65 four stars

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Pets In Need is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1965
as Northern California's first "No-Kill" animal shelter. The Pets In
Need mission is to rescue dogs and cats that are in danger of being
killed in public facilities and find them new, loving homes.

For 50 years, our staff and volunteers have been committed to doing everything in our power to save as many animals as possible.
All animals rescued by Pets In Need are spayed or neutered, micro-
chipped and fully vaccinated before being put up for adoption.

Pets In Need provides free spaying and neutering for the pets of all California residents. We receive no government funding; we are completely supported by donations from the general public.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,366,534
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,366,534
   Program Service Revenue $91,667
Total Primary Revenue $1,458,201
   Other Revenue $249,580
TOTAL REVENUE $1,707,781
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,448,854
   Administrative Expenses $193,200
   Fundraising Expenses $154,695
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,796,749
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-88,968
   
Net Assets $10,287,828

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
Animal Care $1,179,222 81.4%
Adoption and Development $264,564 18.3%
Community Services $5,068 0.3%

Ratings History
Pets in Need has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-04 05/01/2017 92.71 four stars
2015-04 06/01/2016 91.53 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-04 02/01/2016 90.52 four stars
2014-04 06/01/2015 89.00 three stars
2013-04 10/01/2014 89.20 three stars
2012-04 07/01/2013 87.24 three stars
2011-04 03/01/2012 87.25 three stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 79.54 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 06/01/2011 81.95 three stars
2009-04 05/01/2010 69.28 one star
2008-04 07/01/2009 78.32 two stars
2007-04 06/01/2008 78.48 two stars
2006-04 06/01/2007 83.08 three stars
2005-04 09/01/2006 89.02 three stars
2004-04 05/01/2005 87.81 three stars
2003-04 08/01/2004 99.50 four stars
2002-04 08/01/2003 97.01 four stars
2001-04 04/15/2003 99.64 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 94-6139667
Name in IRS Master File PETS IN NEED
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 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 May, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013
  • April, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,000 8.68% Al Mollica Executive Director

Pets In Need is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1965
as Northern California's first "No-Kill" animal shelter. The Pets In
Need mission is to rescue dogs and cats that are in danger of being
killed in public facilities and find them new, loving homes.

For 50 years, our staff and volunteers have been committed to doing everything in our power to save as many animals as possible.
All animals rescued by Pets In Need are spayed or neutered, micro-
chipped and fully vaccinated before being put up for adoption.

Pets In Need provides free spaying and neutering for the pets of all California residents. We receive no government funding; we are completely supported by donations from the general public.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pets in Need (CA) 92.71 four stars
Gulf Coast Humane Society (FL) 91.45 four stars
Lange Foundation (CA) 92.22 four stars
Animal Rescue, Inc. (PA) 93.82 four stars
Northwest Organization for Animal Help (WA) 91.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pets in Need
871 Fifth Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
tel: (650) 367-1405
EIN: 94-6139667

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Board Leadership

Rob Kalman
President

CEO

Al Mollica
Executive Director

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