Better Business Bureau Report for
Humane Society of North Texas

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2016

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: Humane Society of North Texas
Address: 1840 E Lancaster
  Fort Worth, TX 76103
Phone: (817) 332-4768
(817) 332-2164
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1905, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "to act as an advocate of all animals, provide for abandoned, injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; promote appreciation of animals, and to instill respect for all living things."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Adoptions Humane Investigations, Animal Surrender/Admission, Emergency Rescue (K911), Spay & Neuter Program Vaccinations and Testing, Lost & Found, Animal Education, and Microchip.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, HSNT's program expenses were:

Animal Care 2,007,902
Cruelty Investigations 353,964
Education 122,279
Total Program Expenses: $2,484,145
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Chief Executive : Ann Barnes, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Martha York
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Volunteer

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 72

*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, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,056,585, 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 HSNT's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Bequest 2,545,786
Interest and Dividend Income 589,697
Animal Adoption 550,358
Realized Gain on Sale of Investments (net) 483,299
Unrealized Gain on Investments (net) 423,206
Plea Letter 423,205
Special Events 48,414
Service Fees 31,941
Prospect 29,831
Newsletter 9,349
Other 2,789
Total Income $5,137,875


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $5,137,875
Program expenses $2,484,145
Fund raising expenses 127,001
Administrative expenses 347,612
Total expenses $2,958,758
Income in Excess of Expenses 2,179,117
Beginning net assets 12,996,686
Ending net assets 15,175,803
Total liabilities 124,883
Total assets $15,300,686

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