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Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

A BBB Accredited Charity since 06/07/2012.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Phone: (260) 744-0454
Address: 4914 S. Hanna St
Fort Wayne, IN 46806-3127
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Report Issued Date: June 14, 2013
Report Expiration Date: August 1, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1950
Principal: Jessica Henry, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Jessica Henry, Executive Director - (260) 744-0454 or
Email Address:
Entity: Non-Profit Domestic Corporation
Incorporated: January 1971, IN
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Animal Shelters, Charity - Animal Protection
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Allen County S.P.C.A

Stated Purpose

The Allen County SPCA will promote the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing a safe haven for animals, an effective and comprehensive adoption program, education and outreach programs for the community and deep and broad membership and volunteer programs.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to this BBB Accredited Charity, please visit the organization's website at call their office at 260 744-0454.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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The Allen County SPCA, located on Fort Wayne's southeast side, is an adoption center for the region's homeless cats and dogs. We accept owner-surrendered animals on a limited basis, and we transfer-in animals from high-volume shelters in the area to reduce the incidence of euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. We are a limited-intake facility and can only accept animals when we have space. We have grown substantially over the last few years and have experienced a 91% increase in animal adoption in the last two years alone. In 2013, we hope to place 1,000 animals in their forever homes. We have a thriving volunteer program, and we offer weekly outreach to the public by providing a pet food pantry to the area's indigent. We also present educations to area children and groups about the humane treatment of animals and the need for pet adoption in our community.

For the year ended December 31, 2011, Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals's program expenses were:

Intake Shelter Program:$412,995
Total Program Expenses:$412,995


Chief Executive Officer:Jessica Henry, Director
Chair of the Board:Mick Stewart
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:President, Stewart Brimner Peters Insurance
Board Size:14
Paid Staff Size:12 full time and 2 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Fund raising methods include: Invitations to Fund Raising Events, Television, Grant Proposals, Internet, Planned Giving Arrangements, Cause-Related Marketing, and Membership Appeals.

Related contributions include Donations, grants, and bequests, in-kind donations, membership dues, and special events.

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.


According to Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals's IRS Form 990 for the year ended December 31, 2011:

 Contributions and Grants$518,116
 Program service revenue$30,900
 Investment income$53,575
 Other revenue$8,901
 Total Income:$611,492
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$412,995 73.42%67.54%
 Fund Raising:$71,279 12.67%11.66%
 Administrative:$78,245 13.91%12.80%
 Total Expenses:$562,519
Excess of Income over Expenses$48,973
Beginning Net Assets$1,363,412
Ending Net Assets:$1,268,761
Total Assets$1,295,680
Total Liabilities$26,919

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