Better Business Bureau Report for
Animal House Shelter, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Animal House Shelter, Inc.
Address: 13005 Ernesti Rd
  Huntley, IL 60142
Phone: 847-961-5541
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2002, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for abused and neglected animals.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Animal House Shelter, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for abused and neglected animals.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Animal House Shelter, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program Expenses 1,027,636
Total Program Expenses: $1,027,636
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Chief Executive : lesley irwin, president

Chair of the Board: Michelle Butera
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 13

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, internet
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $190,676, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on Animal House Shelter, Inc.'s audited financial statements - combined for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Adoptions 825,361
Unrestricted Donations Received - Cash 190,676
Less Refunds -4,016
Total Income $1,012,021


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 98%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 1% 

Total income $1,012,021
Program expenses $1,027,636
Fund raising expenses 11,730
Administrative expenses 12,000
Total expenses $1,051,366
Expenses in Excess of Income (39,345)
Beginning net assets 91,085
Ending net assets 51,740
Total liabilities 867,525
Total assets $919,265

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