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Humane Society of Elkhart County


A BBB Accredited Charity since 05/01/2010.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Humane Society of Elkhart County
Phone: (574) 848-4225
Address: 54687 County Road 19
Bristol, IN 46507-9170
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Website: www.elkharthumanesociety.org
https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyElkhartCounty
Report Issued Date: January 4, 2013
Report Expiration Date: January 31, 2015
Principal: Ms. Anne Reel, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Anne Reel, Executive Director - (574) 848-4225
File Open Date: December 2008
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Charity - Animal Protection
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

The Humane Society of Elkhart county is dedicated to promoting respect and responsibility for all animals and to the prevention of suffering and neglect through education,public service and adoption.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to this BBB Accredited Charity, please visit the organization's website at www.elkharthumanesociety.org or contact them at 574-848-4225.


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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Programs

The Humane Society of Elkhart County is an open admission shelter that serves as animal control for Elkhart County. The major purposes of the shelter are:
Serves as an advocate for animal issues and concerns participating in state and local initiatives.
Takes in and provides shelter for homeless, stray and abandoned animals
Provides adoption services for animals taken into the shelter
Promotes and coordinates collaboration with rescue groups, wildlife rehabilitators and other shelters to increase animal rescue impact
Provides animal control services to investigate animal cruelty and neglect, impound stray animals and respond to injured domestic animals and injured wildlife
Provides educational services throughout the county to support responsible pet ownership and to increase awareness of animal welfare issues
Provides pet food assistance to families experiencing financial difficulty
Provides scholarships to help offset costs for spay/neuter of pets of low income families in attempt to reduce pet overpopulation.
Provides internship opportunities for a select number of high school and college students seeking careers in animal oriented careers.
Oversees a volunteer program to support the services provided by the humane society.

Total Program Expenses:$752,749

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Anne K. Reel
Chair of the Board:Stephanie Krol
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Stephanie Krol Publice Relations
Board Size:12
Paid Staff Size:15 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Humane Society of Elkhart County raises funds through direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events and Internet appeals.

Related contributions include special events, donations, grants and contributions in kind.


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.


Financial

According to Humane Society of Elkhart County's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011:

Income
 Elkhart County contracts$365,244
 Annual Fund$70,021
 Special events$20,463
 Adoption and other shelter fees$99,379
 Land lease income$3,200
 Donations$276,195
 Grants$48,550
 Miscellaneous$2,963
 Euthanasia fees$14,605
 Interest Income$4,219
 Membership Income$1,325
 Sales of Merchandise$34,871
 Cemetary plots$1,095
 Equipment rental fees$945
 Contributions In Kind$23,919
 Total Income:$966,994
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$752,749 90.67%77.84%
 Fund Raising:$34,168 4.12%3.53%
 Administrative:$43,288 5.21%4.48%
 Total Expenses:$830,205
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$136,789
Beginning Net Assets$792,296
Ending Net Assets:$929,085
Total Assets$1,086,383
Total Liabilities$157,298

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Report as of January 26, 2015 15:32
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