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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Save-A-Pet Adoption Center

Finding loving, quality homes for each cat and dog in our care

four stars

90.74

31664 North Fairfield Road Grayslake, IL 60030
tel: (847) 740-7788   Web Site
EIN: 23-7304570

Board Leadership
Lillian Messner
President

CEO
Pat Kennedy
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.74 four stars
  Financial 87.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Save-A-Pet Adoption Center, founded in 1972 by Gertrude Maxwell, is a no-kill shelter dedicated to finding loving, quality homes for each cat and dog in its care. Pets are sheltered indefinitely. Our shelter strives to create an environment which enhances both awareness of and support for the humane treatment of animals. We provide comprehensive services including: a caring and safe haven for cats and dogs, medical and behavioral assistance to mend broken spirits and bodies, adoption services, long term care for residents who are not adopted, community education, community leadership through alliances with other humane organizations, and community referral to low cost spay/neuter services.

Save-A-Pet Adoption Center, founded in 1972 by Gertrude Maxwell, is a no-kill shelter dedicated to finding loving, quality homes for each cat and dog in its care. Pets are sheltered indefinitely. Our shelter strives to create an environment which enhances both awareness of and support for the humane treatment of animals. We provide comprehensive services including: a caring and safe haven for cats and dogs, medical and behavioral assistance to mend broken spirits and bodies, adoption services, long term care for residents who are not adopted, community education, community leadership through alliances with other humane organizations, and community referral to low cost spay/neuter services.

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Financial

three stars

87.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.27
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save-A-Pet Adoption Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save-A-Pet Adoption Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save-A-Pet Adoption Center (IL) 90.74 four stars
San Antonio Humane Society (TX) 95.36 four stars
Pets in Need (CA) 92.79 four stars
Animal Rescue, Inc. (PA) 85.43 three stars
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (NY) 91.96 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,101,183
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $60,989
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,162,172
   Program Service Revenue $172,099
Total Primary Revenue $2,334,271
   Other Revenue $334,601
TOTAL REVENUE $2,668,872
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,260,592
   Administrative Expenses $303,800
   Fundraising Expenses $155,928
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,720,320
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $948,552
   
Net Assets $5,777,811

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 Shelter Operation $1,260,592 100.0%

Ratings History
Save-A-Pet Adoption Center has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 90.74 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 91.33 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.18 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 96.65 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 91.05 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.24 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 88.37 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 84.24 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 80.46 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 77.86 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.75 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 72.04 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 85.22 three stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 86.07 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 92.62 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 97.60 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 98.93 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 91.03 four stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 98.69 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 23-7304570
Name in IRS Master File SAVE A PET INC
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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 July, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$76,528 4.44% Pat Kennedy-Pfeifer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save-A-Pet Adoption Center (IL) 90.74 four stars
San Antonio Humane Society (TX) 95.36 four stars
The NOAH Center (WA) 92.40 four stars
Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter (MT) 89.35 three stars
Humane Society of Pulaski County (AR) 93.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Save-A-Pet Adoption Center
31664 North Fairfield Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
tel: (847) 740-7788
EIN: 23-7304570

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 266
Grayslake, IL 60030

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Board Leadership

Lillian Messner
President

CEO

Pat Kennedy
Executive Director

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