Better Business Bureau Report for
Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society
Address: PO Box 94
205 S Cook St
  Barrington, IL 60011
Phone: 847-382-0503
Web Address:
Also known as:HARPS
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2001, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society (HARPS) believes in championing the Humane Care of Equines and other Hooved Animals Through Legislation, Investigation, Impoundment, Rehabilitation, Education, and Community outreach

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Evaluation Conclusions


Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society (HARPS) has a longstanding reputation of being the resource for horse and farm animal rescue. On a daily basis, HARPS receives calls from concerned citizens about possible cases of neglect and starvation. Each call is screened, and if warranted, state certified investigators are sent to the location of the animal(s) in jeopardy. HARPS works closely with animal control, law enforcement, and the Illinois Department of Agriculture to secure justice for abused animals. If owners refuse to abide by the state humane laws the animal may be impounded and a hearing in the circuit court may be set. Impounded neglected and abused animals are taken to our rehabilitation farm where they are assessed, and then provided all necessary veterinary treatment and starvation refeeding diet. Once they have physically recovered, they received basic training, and are then placed for adoption into appropriate and permanent homes.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Donna Ewing, President

Highest Paid Executive: Jason Bitton,Executive Director
Compensation*: $44,880

Chair of the Board: board of directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Businessperson

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 3

*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, grant proposals, membership
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $271,011, 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 Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
contributions 151,838
grants and donations 44,017
bequests 38,636
in-kind income 35,401
membership dues 3,885
sundry income 598
investment income 521
adoption fees 200
Total Income $275,096


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $275,096
Program expenses $326,985
Fund raising expenses 39,724
Administrative expenses 26,160
Total expenses $392,869
Expenses in Excess of Income (117,773)
Beginning net assets 476,326
Ending net assets 358,553
Total liabilities 129,016
Total assets $487,569

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