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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Lexington Humane Society

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four stars

93.10

1600 Old Frankfort Pike Lexington, KY 40504
tel: (859) 233-0044   Web Site
EIN: 61-0444762

Board Leadership
Anne Gorham
Chairman

CEO
Susan Malcomb
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.10 four stars
  Financial 90.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission: To advocate the compassionate treatment of animals; educate the community on responsible, lifelong pet ownership; and promote adoption as the best option when searching for a new pet.

The Lexington Humane Society cares for over 5,000 homeless animals every year, has an exceptional save rate of 98% for animals in care, and is the largest pet adoption agency in Central Kentucky. Our adoption specialists are trained to help you find the perfect pet and to Adopt Love, while our Finders-Keepers program is designed to help you maintain a healthy, lifelong relationship with your new best friend. We believe education is key to improving the lives of animals, and daily we work to educate the public on the importance of pet spay/neuter as well as our free and low-cost Spay'sTheWay program; the compassionate treatment of all animals; and responsible, lifelong pet ownership.

Mission: To advocate the compassionate treatment of animals; educate the community on responsible, lifelong pet ownership; and promote adoption as the best option when searching for a new pet.

The Lexington Humane Society cares for over 5,000 homeless animals every year, has an exceptional save rate of 98% for animals in care, and is the largest pet adoption agency in Central Kentucky. Our adoption specialists are trained to help you find the perfect pet and to Adopt Love, while our Finders-Keepers program is designed to help you maintain a healthy, lifelong relationship with your new best friend. We believe education is key to improving the lives of animals, and daily we work to educate the public on the importance of pet spay/neuter as well as our free and low-cost Spay'sTheWay program; the compassionate treatment of all animals; and responsible, lifelong pet ownership.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of animal adoptions
4,522
Number of sheltered animals
4,920
Number of animals euthanized
134
Average number of days of shelter stay for animals
13
Number of owned pets and community cats assisted through spay/neuter program.
3,558
Number of animals provided lifesaving in-home foster care by volunteer foster parents.
650
This impact information is current as of March 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

90.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lexington Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lexington Humane Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lexington Humane Society (KY) 93.10 four stars
San Diego Humane Society (CA) 92.49 four stars
Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc. (PA) 91.92 four stars
Animal Humane New Mexico (NM) 94.47 four stars
Capital Area Humane Society, MI (MI) 89.92 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $723,914
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $754,719
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,478,633
   Program Service Revenue $2,158,295
Total Primary Revenue $3,636,928
   Other Revenue $79,064
TOTAL REVENUE $3,715,992
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,287,084
   Administrative Expenses $158,205
   Fundraising Expenses $177,759
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,623,048
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $92,944
   
Net Assets $4,715,875

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 Control $1,154,704 35.1%
Humane Services $1,118,472 34.0%
Adoption Services $1,013,908 30.8%

Ratings History
Lexington Humane Society has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.10 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.85 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 93.38 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.39 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 90.21 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 92.27 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 95.52 four stars
2011-06 12/20/2012 89.63 three stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 88.33 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 81.90 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.97 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 80.44 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 79.42 two stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 81.76 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 86.29 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 98.90 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 84.81 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 90.88 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 61-0444762
Name in IRS Master File LEXINGTON HUMANE SOCIETY
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 November, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,851 2.31% Susan Malcomb Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lexington Humane Society (KY) 93.10 four stars
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (PA) 86.84 three stars
Humane Society of Charlotte (NC) 87.18 three stars
Animal Allies Humane Society (MN) 88.54 three stars
Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (FL) 88.41 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lexington Humane Society
1600 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, KY 40504
tel: (859) 233-0044
fax: (859) 259-1598
EIN: 61-0444762

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Board Leadership

Anne Gorham
Chairman

CEO

Susan Malcomb
President

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