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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Animal Welfare League

Chicagoland's largest humane society

10305 Southwest Highway Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
tel: (708) 636-8586   Web Site
EIN: 36-2235155

Board Leadership
Linda Estrada

Linda Estrada
Executive Director



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On February 27, 2018, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Animal Welfare League, is the subject of an investigation by the DEA according to an article titled, "DEA, state officials investigate controversial Chicago Ridge animal shelter." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the WGN9 article.

  • On March 1, 2018, The Chicago Tribune published an article titled, "Amid protests over conditions, authorities investigate Chicago Ridge animal shelter." For more information, please see The Chicago Tribune article.

The nature of these allegations of illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 10/01/2017 94.35 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 92.99 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.40 four stars
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 88.66 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 88.38 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 93.32 four stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 86.46 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 89.60 three stars
CN 1.0
2010-09 06/01/2011 95.53 four stars
2009-09 06/01/2010 90.41 four stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 79.57 two stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 70.91 two stars
2006-09 04/01/2008 82.99 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 79.18 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 87.27 three stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 89.37 three 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 36-2235155
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)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 January, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Welfare League
10305 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
tel: (708) 636-8586
fax: (708) 636-9488
EIN: 36-2235155

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Board Leadership

Linda Estrada


Linda Estrada
Executive Director

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