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Pet Orphans of Southern California

A home for every pet starts with a place in the heart

one star

69.57

7720 Gloria Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91406
tel: (818) 901-0190   Web Site
EIN: 23-7267769

Board Leadership
Suzanne Allison
President

CEO
Suzanne Allison
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.57 one star
  Financial 86.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 59.00 one star
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1973, Pet Orphans of Southern California (POSC) has been dedicated to combating the national crisis of overpopulation, abandonment and euthanasia through extensive education programs. While focusing on the universal concern, POSC is committed to serving its community by rescuing and rehabilitating homeless dogs and cats, providing them with exceptional care and then carefully matching them with suitable adoptive families. In addition to education and rescue, POSC provides broad community support by offering a wide range of services including medical/financial, spay/neuter and training assistance, encouraging responsible pet guardianship thus reducing abandonment and other consequences that deepen the national crisis.

Since its founding in 1973, Pet Orphans of Southern California (POSC) has been dedicated to combating the national crisis of overpopulation, abandonment and euthanasia through extensive education programs. While focusing on the universal concern, POSC is committed to serving its community by rescuing and rehabilitating homeless dogs and cats, providing them with exceptional care and then carefully matching them with suitable adoptive families. In addition to education and rescue, POSC provides broad community support by offering a wide range of services including medical/financial, spay/neuter and training assistance, encouraging responsible pet guardianship thus reducing abandonment and other consequences that deepen the national crisis.

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Financial

three stars

86.96

Accountability & Transparency

one star

59.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.21
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pet Orphans of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pet Orphans of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pet Orphans of Southern California (CA) 69.57 one star
Kansas Humane Society (KS) 86.50 three stars
Humane Society Silicon Valley (CA) 88.03 three stars
Rancho Coastal Humane Society (CA) 100.00 four stars
Kentucky Humane Society (KY) 86.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $439,045
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $439,045
   Program Service Revenue $109,129
Total Primary Revenue $548,174
   Other Revenue $6,090
TOTAL REVENUE $554,264
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $791,121
   Administrative Expenses $203,562
   Fundraising Expenses $29,827
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,024,510
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-470,246
   
Net Assets $2,311,699

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
Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Adoption $791,121 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 69.57 one star
2017-08 12/21/2018 69.43 one star
2016-08 03/01/2018 70.90 two stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 77.45 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 79.25 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 75.02 two stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 77.08 two stars
2012-08 06/01/2013 70.51 two stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 81.24 three stars
2010-08 10/01/2011 84.20 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 71.54 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 07/01/2010 95.54 four stars
2008-08 07/01/2009 98.70 four stars
2007-08 05/01/2008 77.29 two stars
2006-08 02/01/2007 73.26 two stars
2005-08 03/01/2006 94.88 four stars
2004-08 03/01/2005 98.90 four stars
2003-08 10/01/2004 85.41 three 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 23-7267769
Name in IRS Master File PET ORPHANS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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 (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$29,444 2.87% Suzanne Allison Witkin President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pet Orphans of Southern California (CA) 69.57 one star
SPCA Serving Erie County (NY) 87.90 three stars
Placer SPCA (CA) 96.11 four stars
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (VA) 92.80 four stars
Cat Welfare Association (OH) 85.68 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pet Orphans of Southern California
7720 Gloria Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406
tel: (818) 901-0190
fax: (818) 901-0011
EIN: 23-7267769

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Board Leadership

Suzanne Allison
President

CEO

Suzanne Allison
President

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