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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Welfare Society

Providing humane shelter and care to homeless animals and services and resources to pets and the people who love them.

four stars

93.43

46 Holland Road Kennebunk, ME 04043
tel: (207) 985-3244   Web Site
EIN: 23-7018176

Board Leadership
John Rhoades
President

CEO
Abigail Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.43 four stars
  Financial 90.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Animal Welfare Society, incorporated in 1967, is a private humane society and regional leader in companion animal welfare.

AWS operates a progressive animal shelter and adoption center on a 40 acre campus in West Kennebunk and satellite adoption centers throughout northern New England. AWS' community programs include Canine Training, Youth Programs and Community Veterinary Clinic. In 1967, AWS' first year, about 500 animals were served; today, that number is well over 10,000.

The Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization, exists to provide humane shelter and care to companion animals temporarily in need of housing, to assist in disaster response, and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty to and neglect of all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets.

The Animal Welfare Society, incorporated in 1967, is a private humane society and regional leader in companion animal welfare.

AWS operates a progressive animal shelter and adoption center on a 40 acre campus in West Kennebunk and satellite adoption centers throughout northern New England. AWS' community programs include Canine Training, Youth Programs and Community Veterinary Clinic. In 1967, AWS' first year, about 500 animals were served; today, that number is well over 10,000.

The Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization, exists to provide humane shelter and care to companion animals temporarily in need of housing, to assist in disaster response, and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty to and neglect of all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets.

Financial

four stars

90.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.50
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Welfare Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Welfare Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Welfare Society (ME) 93.43 four stars
Catskill Animal Sanctuary (NY) 96.91 four stars
Helen Woodward Animal Center (CA) 85.91 three stars
Mercy For Animals (CA) 87.55 three stars
FixNation (CA) 94.51 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,146,266
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,097
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,181,363
   Program Service Revenue $1,309,916
Total Primary Revenue $2,491,279
   Other Revenue $395,987
TOTAL REVENUE $2,887,266
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,623,747
   Administrative Expenses $411,987
   Fundraising Expenses $296,141
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,331,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-444,609
   
Net Assets $6,242,383

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
Animal Welfare Society has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 93.43 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 95.24 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 93.13 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 95.22 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 94.77 four stars
2016-03 07/01/2017 97.25 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 91.83 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 91.52 four stars
2013-03 02/01/2014 94.90 four stars
2012-03 06/01/2013 91.96 four stars
2011-03 03/01/2012 85.63 three stars
2009-03 09/20/2011 89.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 05/01/2010 86.24 three stars
2008-03 12/17/2008 95.53 four stars
2007-03 12/01/2007 74.08 two stars
2006-03 12/15/2006 81.72 three stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 92.31 four stars
2004-03 05/01/2005 95.11 four stars
2003-03 10/01/2004 91.46 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 23-7018176
Name in IRS Master File ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY 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 April, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,065 4.17% Abigail Smith Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Welfare Society (ME) 93.43 four stars
Equine Advocates (NY) 91.88 four stars
Doris Day Animal Foundation (CA) 85.99 three stars
Animal Welfare League (IL) 89.86 three stars
Animal Welfare Association (NJ) 86.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Welfare Society
46 Holland Road
Kennebunk, ME 04043
tel: (207) 985-3244
fax: (207) 985-1446
EIN: 23-7018176

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 43
West Kennebunk, ME 04094

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Board Leadership

John Rhoades
President

CEO

Abigail Smith
Executive Director

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