Better Business Bureau Report for
Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, Inc.
Address: P. O. Box 7047
  Charlottesville, VA 22906
Phone: 434-973-5959
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1954, Virginia

Mission: To provide a safe and nurturing environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle and to increase the number of these animals being placed in appropriate, loving and permanent homes through adoptions, foster care, and outreach. To set a standard of excellence and leadership in shelter animal care, humane education and progressive animal welfare programs.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, Inc. (CASPCA) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA (the "SPCA") is a nonprofit animal welfare organization whose mission is to provide a safe environment for the lost, abandoned and homeless animals of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and place them in good homes. In addition, we strive to set a standard of excellence and leadership in shelter animal care, human education and progressive animal welfare programs. Founded in 1955, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA has come a long way. From its initial grass roots efforts, the SPCA has grown into a national model for animal welfare organizations. For the past eight years, we have achieved over a 90% save rate. The SPCA continues to save all the animals that come through our doors that can be saved, with the exception being those animals too ill to save or with serious aggression issues that may pose a public health and safety risk

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, CASPCA's program expenses were:

Program services 2,433,093
Total Program Expenses: $2,433,093
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Program Highlights


Since embarking on our No Kill mission in 2005, with the support of the community SPCA has improved the lives of so many animals and has:

  • Found homes for over 26,800 animals;
  • Spayed and Neutered over 45,500 animals;
  • Provided life-saving medical care for thousands of animals;
  • Reunited more than 5,300 lost pets with their grateful guardians; and
  • Maintained a greater than 90% community-wide save rate.
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Chief Executive : Leslie Hervey, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Rhonda Quagliana
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney, St. John, Bowling, Lawrence & Quagliana

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 60

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fundraising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, and website & email appeals.
Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,982,806, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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The following information is based on Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and gifts 980,607
Local government appropriations 708,873
Bequest 595,679
Program services fees 511,945
Rummage store sales 471,607
Special events, net of related expenses of $117,125 233,753
Realized and unrealized gains on investments 135,471
Grants 132,000
Change in value of beneficial interest in Bleecker Trust 55,453
In-kind contributions 40,767
Investment income 28,572
Income distributions from the Bleecker Trust 22,942
Miscellaneous income 659
Loss on disposal of assets -9,243
Total Income $3,909,085


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $3,909,085
Program expenses $2,433,093
Fund raising expenses 165,222
Administrative expenses 201,237
Total expenses $2,799,552
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,109,533
Beginning net assets 6,513,147
Ending net assets 7,622,680
Total liabilities 2,856,910
Total assets $10,479,590

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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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