Better Business Bureau Report for
Anderson Animal Shelter

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2017

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Anderson Animal Shelter
Address: 1000 S. LaFox (Rte 31)
  South Elgin, IL 60177
Phone: 847-697-2880
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1966, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: None

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Evaluation Conclusions


Anderson Animal Shelter does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 11: Financial Statements - 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.

Anderson Animal Shelter does not meet this Standard because:

  • It states it does not have audited financial statements for the past fiscal year.
In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, finances, solicitation materials, annual report, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 12Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19.
Anderson Animal Shelter meets the remaining 6 Standards for Charity Accountability. Please note that as of the date of this report 1 out of the 20Standards for Charity Accountability are not currently effective. As a result, this standard has not been applied to this evaluation.
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For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Anderson Animal Shelter's program expenses were:

Other salaries and wages 300,317
Supplies 144,093
Occupancy 96,936
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization 37,764
Other employee benefits 37,074
Payroll Taxes 19,804
Other 8,012
Other 5,432
Office expenses 996
Advertising and promotion 900
Travel 794
Total Program Expenses: $652,122
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Chief Executive :

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*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 20% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $753,058, 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 Anderson Animal Shelter's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 611,629
Other revenue 203,837
Program service revenue 141,429
Investment income 91,544
Total Income $1,048,439


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 68%  Fund Raising: 16%  Administrative: 16% 

Total income $1,048,439
Program expenses $652,122
Fund raising expenses 153,166
Administrative expenses 149,727
Total expenses $955,015
Income in Excess of Expenses 93,424
Beginning net assets 1,933,036
Ending net assets 2,164,245
Total liabilities 312
Total assets $2,164,557

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