Charity Review

Issued: June 2016 Expires: June 2018

Charity Seal Holder

Licking County Humane Society

Meets Standards
(740) 522-7297 825 Thornwood Dr, Heath OH 43056-9320
  1. Conclusions
  2. Complaints
  3. Purpose
  4. Programs
  5. Governance & Staff
  6. Fund Raising
  7. Tax Status
  8. Financial
  9. BBB Comment

Licking County Humane Society meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1



The Licking County Humane Society seeks to improve the lives of animals and people through advocacy, education, and support.

Incorporated: 1966 in OH

Also Known As: Homeward Bound Humane Society



 * Foster Care Program

 * Pet Food Pantry Program

 * Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

 * Obedience Classes

 * Pet Respite Program

 * Low Cost Vaccine Clinic

Governance & Staff

Board Chair: Ms. Amy Davison Esq., Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Business Affiliation: City of Newark, Ohio

CEO: Ms. Lori Carlson, Executive Director

Board Size: 13

Staff: 20

Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Direct Mail Appeals Invitations to Fundraising Events Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.) Television Appeals Radio Appeals Grant Proposals Internet Appeals Planned Giving Arrangements Appeals via Social Media (Facebook, etc.)

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 14.40%

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on Licking County Humane Society Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Thursday, December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds
Legacy and Bequest Donations $176,194
Sponsor-A-Pet Donations $28,029
Adoption Fees $156,271
Special Events Income $120,964
Other Donations $161,930
Capital Campaign $2,970
Investment Income ($186)
Grant Income $6,230
Other Income $87,690
Total Income: $740,092
Fusion Chart
Program Expenses: $421,258
Fundraising Expenses: $71,456
Administrative Expenses: $91,198
Total Expenses: $583,912
Income in Excess of Expenses: $156,180
Beginning Net Assets: $2,119,562
Ending Net Assets: $2,275,742
Total Liabilities: $230,756
Total Assets: $2,506,498

BBB Comment

A BBB Accredited Charity since June, 2016. BBB accreditation does not mean that this charity's programs or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB or that BBB has made a determination as to this charity's competency in performing services.

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