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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas

Providing a safe and caring environment for exotic animals

88.86

P.O. Box 637 Boyd, TX 76023
tel: (940) 433-5091   Web Site
EIN: 75-2283460

Board Leadership
Pat Craig
Chair

CEO
Jeremy Vargo
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.86
  Financial 95.22
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas was founded in Boyd, Texas in 1988. The inhabitants include bobcats, cougars, lions, tigers, and bears among other species. The purpose and goals of IEAS are to provide a permanent sanctuary for exotic animals that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, confiscated, or previously owned by people unwilling or unable to provide for these magnificent beings. Additionally, TWAS educates the public through school programs, tour lectures, support for conservation programs, and public appearances about the value and worth of these sensitive, intelligent and perceptive animals, so that their future, as an important part of our world, is insured. We are committed to strengthening and promoting conservation education and other avenues to foster conservation in which we can participate. Our major goal is to give the resident animals the best quality of life we can give them in captivity through our Emotional Enrichment Program, which deals with the emotional well-being of each individual animal and its individual emotional needs.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas was founded in Boyd, Texas in 1988. The inhabitants include bobcats, cougars, lions, tigers, and bears among other species. The purpose and goals of IEAS are to provide a permanent sanctuary for exotic animals that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, confiscated, or previously owned by people unwilling or unable to provide for these magnificent beings. Additionally, TWAS educates the public through school programs, tour lectures, support for conservation programs, and public appearances about the value and worth of these sensitive, intelligent and perceptive animals, so that their future, as an important part of our world, is insured. We are committed to strengthening and promoting conservation education and other avenues to foster conservation in which we can participate. Our major goal is to give the resident animals the best quality of life we can give them in captivity through our Emotional Enrichment Program, which deals with the emotional well-being of each individual animal and its individual emotional needs.

Financial

95.22

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

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)
93.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas (TX) 88.86
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (CO) 92.92
Animal Place (CA) 90.80
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 97.03
Performing Animal Welfare Society (CA) 96.06

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,070,911
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,070,911
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,070,911
   Other Revenue $5,600
TOTAL REVENUE $1,076,511
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $960,994
   Administrative Expenses $25,629
   Fundraising Expenses $23,216
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,009,839
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $66,672
   
Net Assets $739,688

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 88.86
2018-12 05/01/2020 71.30
2017-12 06/01/2019 71.04
2016-12 06/01/2018 70.36
2015-12 06/01/2017 73.13
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.39
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 82.71
2013-12 12/22/2015 73.01
2013-12 08/01/2015 70.90
2012-12 08/01/2014 82.29
2012-12 06/01/2014 80.32
2011-12 03/01/2014 67.25
2011-12 07/01/2013 61.63
2010-12 04/01/2012 62.96
2009-12 11/01/2011 64.69
2008-12 09/20/2011 72.14
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 06/01/2010 89.61
2007-12 05/01/2009 74.31
2006-12 04/01/2008 74.78
2005-12 03/01/2007 82.92

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

EIN 75-2283460
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL EXOTIC FELINE SANCTUARY INC
NTEE Code D31
NTEE Classification Protection of Endangered Species
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (355) Wildlife sanctuary or refuge
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 September, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$68,000 6.73% Jeremy Vargo Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas (TX) 88.86
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary (NY) 93.10
Center for Great Apes (FL) 99.17
Our Companions Animal Rescue (CT) 97.17
American Eagle Foundation (TN) 97.03

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Charity Contact Info

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Texas
P.O. Box 637
Boyd, TX 76023
tel: (940) 433-5091
fax: (940) 433-5092
EIN: 75-2283460

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Board Leadership

Pat Craig
Chair

CEO

Jeremy Vargo
Executive Director

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