Better Business Bureau Report for
Humane Society of Moab Valley

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2019

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Humane Society of Moab Valley
Address: 956 Sand Flats Rd.
  Moab, UT 84532
Phone: 435-259-4862
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2000, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "To provide publication education for the humane treatment of animals, to provide safe shelter for animals, and to provide the community with a low-cost spay/neuter program."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Humane Society of Moab Valley (HSMV) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Adoption Program: The organization places homeless animals into permanent homes. HSMV spay/neuters all City Animal Shelter and foster animals, advertises City Shelter and fostered dogs/cats in the local papers and on social media, and provides staff and volunteers to transport animals to adoption days four Saturdays each month. Foster agreements are required with specific criteria including bringing fostered animals to adoption days. Signed adoption agreements are required along with an adoption fee. Moab is a no-kill community. Community and feral cat program: provides food and medical services for cat colonies in the Moab area. Volunteers oversee colonies by placing food and water, trapping reproducing cats, and transporting them to a veterinarian. Cats are neutered or spayed and returned to their colony (TNR = trap neuter return). The program addresses overpopulation of homeless cats, reduces fighting and associated health issues, and keeps cats out of shelters. Low cost spay/neuter programs: HSMV subsidizes public low-cost spay and neuter clinics in Grand County (4 per year) and San Juan County (at least 2 per year). The Moab Veterinary Clinic and Mill Creek Animal Hospital provide discounted services to clients and HSMV pays a portion of the cost. It also subsidizes spay/neuter incentive program (SNIP): free spay/neuter for pets of families in need. It receives some funding for this program from No More Homeless Pets in Utah.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, HSMV's program expenses were:

Programs 71,451
Total Program Expenses: $71,451
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Chief Executive : Leigh Ryan, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Saxon Sharpe
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Volunteer

Board Size: 6

Paid Staff Size: 1

*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, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $88,703, 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 HSMV's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Contributions & Grants 88,703
Investment Income 26,496
Other Revenue 11,179
Program Service Revenue 3,955
Total Income $130,333


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 67%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 24% 

Total income $130,333
Program expenses $71,451
Fund raising expenses 9,269
Administrative expenses 24,893
Total expenses $105,613
Income in Excess of Expenses 24,720
Beginning net assets 504,163
Ending net assets 428,858
Total liabilities 2,302
Total assets $431,160

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