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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

95.24

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

Board Leadership
John Cavaretta
President

CEO
Abigail Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.24 four stars
  Financial 93.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of animals spayed and neutered
4,338
Number of rescue animals transferred to AWS for adoption
1,753
Number of children reached by Humane Education programs
1,500
Number of program graduates
1,022
Number of medical exams and procedures provided by veterinarians (excluding spay/neuter surgeries)
2,200
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

93.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.86
  Program Expenses Growth 15.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
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) 95.24 four stars
Helen Woodward Animal Center (CA) 85.43 three stars
New England Anti-Vivisection Society (MA) 96.33 four stars
Front Range Equine Rescue (FL) 92.61 four stars
Catskill Animal Sanctuary (NY) 96.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,306,917
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,112
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,342,029
   Program Service Revenue $1,100,286
Total Primary Revenue $2,442,315
   Other Revenue $996,812
TOTAL REVENUE $3,439,127
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,577,538
   Administrative Expenses $346,590
   Fundraising Expenses $297,991
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,222,119
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $217,008
   
Net Assets $6,822,624

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 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$127,438 3.95% Abigail Smith Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Welfare Society (ME) 95.24 four stars
Animal Welfare League (IL) 89.96 three stars
Catskill Animal Sanctuary (NY) 96.35 four stars
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (MD) 87.25 three stars
FixNation (CA) 89.83 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 Cavaretta
President

CEO

Abigail Smith
Executive Director

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