Charity ReviewIssued: November 2014 Expires: December 2016
Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Standards for Charity Accountability
Homeward Pet Adoption Center does not meet the following 1 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Standard 11: Audit Report - Make available to all, on request, complete annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. When total annual gross income exceeds $500,000, these statements should be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $500,000, a review by a certified public accountant is sufficient to meet this standard. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $250,000, an internally produced, complete financial statement is sufficient to meet this standard.
Homeward Pet Adoption Center does not meet this standard because:
Homeward Pet Adoption Center does not meet Standard 11 because it states that it does not have audited financial statements for the past fiscal year. The organization has indicated, however, that they intend to have an audit completed for their 2014 fiscal year.
The mission of Homeward Pet Adoption Center is to give homeless animals a second chance through our rescue, shelter, and adoption programs.
Incorporated: 1991 in WA
Also Known As: Hooterville Pet Safehaus
Homeward Pet Adoption Center is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter serving the greater Seattle. It's primary program service is to help as many homeless cats and dogs within the community and state in finding their forever homes. Programs and services offered include: Adoption - With as many as 50 dogs and cats available at any given time and over 1,400 animals adopted out annually, Homeward Pet seeks to promote no-kill alternatives through innovative programs. All of the animals receive full medical and behavioral evaluations, and the adoption staff is adept at working with people to ensure their new family member's successful transition into a permanent, loving home. Animal Rescue and Transfers - Homeward Pet takes animals in from a number of places - overcrowded area shelters, surrenders from local families that can no longer care for their dog/cat, and rescue groups throughout the state. They focus on giving homeless, abandoned, and sometimes abused animals a second chance at a healthy, happy life with a caring guardian. Rehabilitation - While at Homeward Pet, animals that have any behavioral issues coming out of animal shelters are retrained and rehabilitated to become better companions in their new homes. After the adoption, Homeward is always there to help with behavior consultations, positive reinforcement dog training classes, and any other advice an adopter may need. Medical and Spay/Neuter Clinic - Homeward's on-site veterinary team assesses the health of each animal and provides appropriate treatment and vaccinations. In addition, they spay/neuter all of the animals that come through our shelter, so that future guardians can be educated about and benefit from this service that prevents more animals from ending up in shelters around the country. Volunteering and Foster Care - Homeward Pet Adoption Center simply could not survive without the help of dedicated, caring animal lovers who generously volunteer at the shelter each week. From bottle-feeding motherless kittens to answering phones and offering foster care to our special needs animals, our volunteers improve the quality of life for the homeless pets that are sheltered at Homeward every year. Continued Care - In case of death or illness, Homeward Pet can be named as a pet's guardian. Pet owners in the community can bequeath their animals to us in a will and we'll make sure they find a wonderful new home (some restrictions apply). Community Awareness - At Homeward Pet, staff strives to provide a safe and healthy transition home to the animals rescued and adopted out, but hopes that their mission inspires others in the Seattle community to learn more about animal needs and how to raise and live with a healthy and happy animal. To this end, Homeward Pet regularly sends out tips on animal safety and care, as well as makes its services, like the clinic and animal trainers, available to members of the community.
Homeward Pet Adoption Center utilizes direct mail appeals, invitations to fundraising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, and cause-related marketing as its methods of fundraising.
Homeward Pet Adoption Center receives support from fundraising events and contributions. According to its IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, its fundraising expenses, $108,199, were 14.3% of related contributions, $754,797.
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 Homeward Pet Adoption Center IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ending Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
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