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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Save-A-Pet, Inc.

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

four stars

90.46

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

Board Leadership
Dominique Allion
President

CEO
Pat Kennedy-Pfeifer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.46 four stars
  Financial 86.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Save-A-Pet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and one of the largest no-kill cat and dog rescues in Lake County, Illinois. We provide a safe haven for abused, neglected, injured, lost, or animals that have escaped euthanasia. We never put a limit on the amount of care we provide for an animal and we never give up on them. Save-A-Pet offers rescued dogs and cats the greatest opportunity for a second chance. We take great pride in practicing our no-kill mission and in stewarding our donors' contributions; both of which have led to the successful adoption of more than 65,000 dogs and cats.

Save-A-Pet is a true no-kill rescue. We do not temperament test our dogs and cats, nor do we discriminate against age, health, or any breeds. We do whatever it takes to provide an animal with a second chance and to help that cat or dog find its forever home.

Founded in 1972 by Gertrude Maxwell, we have been saving the lives of vulnerable animals for nearly 50 years.

Save-A-Pet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and one of the largest no-kill cat and dog rescues in Lake County, Illinois. We provide a safe haven for abused, neglected, injured, lost, or animals that have escaped euthanasia. We never put a limit on the amount of care we provide for an animal and we never give up on them. Save-A-Pet offers rescued dogs and cats the greatest opportunity for a second chance. We take great pride in practicing our no-kill mission and in stewarding our donors' contributions; both of which have led to the successful adoption of more than 65,000 dogs and cats.

Save-A-Pet is a true no-kill rescue. We do not temperament test our dogs and cats, nor do we discriminate against age, health, or any breeds. We do whatever it takes to provide an animal with a second chance and to help that cat or dog find its forever home.

Founded in 1972 by Gertrude Maxwell, we have been saving the lives of vulnerable animals for nearly 50 years.

Financial

three stars

86.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.07
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save-A-Pet, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save-A-Pet, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save-A-Pet, Inc. (IL) 90.46 four stars
Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (PA) 94.37 four stars
Faithful Friends Animal Society (DE) 89.95 three stars
Little Traverse Bay Humane Society (MI) 85.66 three stars
Animal Rescue, Inc. (PA) 85.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,526,899
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $100,793
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,627,692
   Program Service Revenue $213,005
Total Primary Revenue $2,840,697
   Other Revenue $150,438
TOTAL REVENUE $2,991,135
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,512,380
   Administrative Expenses $290,018
   Fundraising Expenses $155,689
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,958,087
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,033,048
   
Net Assets $7,374,317

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 $1,512,380 100.0%

Ratings History
Save-A-Pet, Inc. has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 90.46 four stars
2019-12 06/01/2021 90.05 four stars
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

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
$76,263 3.89% Pat Kennedy-Pfeifer Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save-A-Pet, Inc. (IL) 90.46 four stars
MaxFund (CO) 97.94 four stars
IndyHumane (IN) 94.69 four stars
League for Animal Welfare (OH) 88.04 three stars
Jacksonville Humane Society (FL) 91.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Save-A-Pet, Inc.
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

Dominique Allion
President

CEO

Pat Kennedy-Pfeifer
Executive Director

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