Better Business Bureau Report for
Pets In Need

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 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: Pets In Need
Address: P.O. Box 58
  Ringwood, IL 60072-9901
Phone: 815-728-1462
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1991, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: None

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Evaluation Conclusions


Pets In Need does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

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, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 13Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 20.
Pets In Need meets the remaining 6 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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For the fiscal year ended June 11, 2015, Pets In Need's program expenses were:

veterinarian expense 18,100
boarding expenses 15,074
pet maintenance 5,835
telephone/fax 3,273
utilities 3,236
insurance 2,889
vehicle expense 2,886
kennel supplies 2,395
office expenses 2,342
rescue chip program 2,167
computer and website 1,865
bank service charges 1,790
depreciation 1,775
repairs and maintenance 407
outside services 236
interest 167
dues and subscriptions 110
licenses and permits 80
Total Program Expenses: $64,627
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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 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $39,018, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


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The following information is based on Pets In Need's IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended June 11, 2015.

Source of Funds  
contributions 39,018
program service revenue 32,211
investment income 72
Total Income $71,301


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 68%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 32% 

Total income $71,301
Program expenses $64,627
Fund raising expenses 394
Administrative expenses 30,690
Total expenses $95,711
Expenses in Excess of Income (24,410)
Beginning net assets 110,808
Ending net assets 88,031
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $0

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