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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Pennsylvania SPCA

The Advocate for Animals Since 1867

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three stars

89.57

350 East Erie Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19134
tel: (215) 426-6300   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352269

Board Leadership
Jeffrey W Griffiths
Chair

CEO
Julie Klim
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.57 three stars
  Financial 85.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) is the state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization, and the nation's second oldest. We are so much more than a shelter. Throughout the years we have been dedicated to improving the lives of Pennsylvania's animals through our core programs, including:


-A Humane Law Enforcement department that enforces state laws and responds to situations of animal cruelty and neglect;

-Four shelters to house the animals we have rescued and find them a forever home;

-Low-cost Veterinary Clinics providing medical and spay/neuter services;

-Humane Education and Community Outreach programming to help prevent cruelty before it begins;

-An In-House Shelter Hospital treating horrific cruelty and neglect cases;

-A Behavior and Enrichment program to assess and train our animals and provide public training classes; and

-A robust Volunteering and Fostering program providing nearly 32,000 hours of service in 2017.

The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) is the state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization, and the nation's second oldest. We are so much more than a shelter. Throughout the years we have been dedicated to improving the lives of Pennsylvania's animals through our core programs, including:


-A Humane Law Enforcement department that enforces state laws and responds to situations of animal cruelty and neglect;

-Four shelters to house the animals we have rescued and find them a forever home;

-Low-cost Veterinary Clinics providing medical and spay/neuter services;

-Humane Education and Community Outreach programming to help prevent cruelty before it begins;

-An In-House Shelter Hospital treating horrific cruelty and neglect cases;

-A Behavior and Enrichment program to assess and train our animals and provide public training classes; and

-A robust Volunteering and Fostering program providing nearly 32,000 hours of service in 2017.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of Wellness Visits Performed at our Community Wellness Clinic
10,387
Number of Animal Adoptions
5,001
Number of animals spayed and neutered
7,791
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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

three stars

85.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pennsylvania SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pennsylvania SPCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pennsylvania SPCA (PA) 89.57 three stars
Humane Society of Boulder Valley (CO) 88.19 three stars
Humane Pennsylvania (PA) 86.38 three stars
Capital Area Humane Society, MI (MI) 89.92 three stars
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 88.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,271,387
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $715,114
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,986,501
   Program Service Revenue $2,218,293
Total Primary Revenue $8,204,794
   Other Revenue $464,856
TOTAL REVENUE $8,669,650
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,571,154
   Administrative Expenses $571,263
   Fundraising Expenses $980,552
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,122,969
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-453,319
   
Net Assets $26,123,388

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
Adoptions, Foster, and Rescue $4,165,333 55.0%
Surgical Services $1,952,091 25.8%
Humane Law Enforcement $1,281,051 16.9%
Net Inventory Sales $172,679 2.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 89.57 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.78 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.81 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 90.87 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.45 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 81.96 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 87.22 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 91.50 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.82 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.48 four stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 83.50 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 73.69 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.50 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 96.08 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.45 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 94.38 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 82.36 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 73.87 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 73.40 two 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 23-1352269
Name in IRS Master File PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
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 October, 1935
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$221,996 2.43% Julie Klim CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pennsylvania SPCA (PA) 89.57 three stars
Brandywine Valley SPCA (PA) 91.36 four stars
Blue Mountain Humane Society (WA) 96.82 four stars
SPCA Serving Erie County (NY) 86.67 three stars
Sacramento SPCA (CA) 87.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pennsylvania SPCA
350 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
tel: (215) 426-6300
fax: (215) 426-5848
EIN: 23-1352269

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey W Griffiths
Chair

CEO

Julie Klim
Chief Executive Officer

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