Better Business Bureau Report for
Citizens for Animal Protection, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Citizens for Animal Protection, Inc.
Address: 17555 Katy Frwy.
  Houston, TX 77094
Phone: 281-497-0591
Web Address:
Also known as:Citizens for Animal Protection
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1973, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To shelter, rescue, and place homeless animals: to relieve animal suffering by preventing animal cruelty; to provide education to develop an aware and responsive community; to advocate respect and compassion for animal life by speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Citizens for Animal Protection, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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CAP promotes a variety of programs stressing both the moral and the practical need for public concern in the area of animal protection. We promote responsible pet guardianship including the importance of spay/neuter to reduce the animal overpopulation crisis. In 2013, CAP adopted 5,175 animals into new homes, reunited 527 lost pets with families, transferred 168 animals to adoption partners and trapped/neutered/returned 2,954 feral cats to their community colonies. Additionally, CAP provided humane education to 29,645 children and adults. The Education Program includes speaking at schools, special interest groups, conferences and seminars. Other programs include Foster Homes for sick/injured or young animals, Volunteer Program, Pet Assisted Therapy Program and Lost and Found services.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Citizens for Animal Protection, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Animal Processing 2,265,624
Pet Ownership Programs 155,371
Feral Cat Program 110,727
Total Program Expenses: $2,531,722
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Chief Executive : Kappy Muenzer, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Linda Schmuck, President,
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Schmuck, Smith Tees & Co., PC, CPA

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 63

*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, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,190,337, 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 Citizens for Animal Protection, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Special events 863,421
Individuals and matching gifts 647,803
Net assets released from restrictions 480,109
Bequests, memorial & honorariums 393,524
Adoptions 342,752
Individuals from mail appeals 205,523
Thrift Store Sales 200,915
Drop - Off donations 133,780
Pet Supply sales 133,488
Feral cat assistance 55,880
Private organization grants 39,000
In-Kind Contributions 22,534
Combined Federal Campaign 18,532
Clinic Support 3,830
Miscellaneous Income 2,462
Investment Income 538
Total Income $3,544,091


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 10%  Other Expenses: 6%

Total income $3,544,091
Program expenses $2,531,722
Fund raising expenses 314,278
Administrative expenses 320,249
Other Expenses 191,556
Total expenses $3,357,805
Income in Excess of Expenses 186,286
Beginning net assets 6,428,010
Ending net assets 6,295,644
Total liabilities 2,081,770
Total assets $8,377,414

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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