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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Defenders of Animal Rights

The scales of justice must be equal for all God's creatures

three stars

83.40

14412 Old York Road Phoenix, MD 21131
tel: (410) 527-1466   Web Site
EIN: 52-1061126

Board Leadership
Mary Jo Kovic
President

CEO
Mary Jo Kovic
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.40 three stars
  Financial 91.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Defenders of Animal Rights is dedicated to eliminating cruelty to all animals. In 1988, our shelter opened in the middle of a 35.8 acre wildlife sanctuary in Northern Baltimore County. We hold adoptable animals for as long as it takes to find each and every one a forever home. We have adopted out almost 24,000 animals. Our adoption rate is about 97%. Defenders of Animal Rights offers a variety of programs to benefit both the animals and the community. They include a pet adoption center; wildlife and farm animal sanctuary; animal rescues and veterinary care; rehabilitation of abused, neglected and abandoned animals; low cost spay/neuter program; grief counseling; and humane education.

Defenders of Animal Rights is dedicated to eliminating cruelty to all animals. In 1988, our shelter opened in the middle of a 35.8 acre wildlife sanctuary in Northern Baltimore County. We hold adoptable animals for as long as it takes to find each and every one a forever home. We have adopted out almost 24,000 animals. Our adoption rate is about 97%. Defenders of Animal Rights offers a variety of programs to benefit both the animals and the community. They include a pet adoption center; wildlife and farm animal sanctuary; animal rescues and veterinary care; rehabilitation of abused, neglected and abandoned animals; low cost spay/neuter program; grief counseling; and humane education.

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Financial

four stars

91.82

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.44
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Defenders of Animal Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Defenders of Animal Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Defenders of Animal Rights (MD) 83.40 three stars
Animal Welfare Association (NJ) 89.41 three stars
Petfinder Foundation (AZ) 95.38 four stars
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (MD) 87.25 three stars
Main Line Animal Rescue (PA) 86.15 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,031,309
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,031,309
   Program Service Revenue $30,805
Total Primary Revenue $1,062,114
   Other Revenue $75,820
TOTAL REVENUE $1,137,934
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $953,961
   Administrative Expenses $87,854
   Fundraising Expenses $82,440
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,124,255
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,679
   
Net Assets $8,429,146

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 Rescue, Shelter, & Care $742,690 77.9%
Humane Education $211,271 22.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 83.40 three stars
2016-12 08/01/2017 81.28 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 83.61 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 83.09 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 80.85 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 81.34 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2012 82.51 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 82.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-12 07/01/2011 83.06 three stars
2009-12 09/01/2010 79.04 two stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 87.98 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 95.04 four stars
2006-12 08/01/2007 98.84 four stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 96.85 four stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 89.95 three stars
2003-12 08/01/2004 86.16 three stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 94.16 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 52-1061126
Name in IRS Master File DEFENDERS OF ANIMAL RIGHTS 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 (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 October, 1976
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,409 10.44% Mary Jo Kovic President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Defenders of Animal Rights (MD) 83.40 three stars
RedRover (CA) 96.95 four stars
Animal Welfare Association (NJ) 89.41 three stars
Mercy For Animals (CA) 85.19 three stars
Animal Welfare League (IL) 89.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Defenders of Animal Rights
14412 Old York Road
Phoenix, MD 21131
tel: (410) 527-1466
EIN: 52-1061126

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Board Leadership

Mary Jo Kovic
President

CEO

Mary Jo Kovic
President

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