Better Business Bureau Report for
Kentucky Humane Society

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Kentucky Humane Society
Address: 241 Steedly Drive
  Louisville, KY 40214
Phone: 502-366-3355
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1943, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Kentucky Humane Society advocates the humane treatment of companion animals through leadership and proactive solutions to pet overopopulation, including adoptions, spay/neuter, and humane education.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Kentucky Humane Society meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Kentucky Humane Society provides dog and cat adoptions, humane education and spay/neuter programs, as well as behavior training, boarding, grooming, and doggie daycare.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, Kentucky Humane Society's program expenses were:

Program services 4,136,947
Total Program Expenses: $4,136,947
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Chief Executive : Lori Kane-Redmon, President/ CEO

Chair of the Board: Brink Bloembergen
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President/General Manager, United Foodservice Purchasing Co-op

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 110

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


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing, and memberships.
Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,845,391, 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 Kentucky Humane Society's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $5,878,698 in unrestricted net assets, $350,465 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $3,409,262 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $6,321,701 invested in land, building and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Program Fees 2,869,493
Contributions and bequests 2,586,857
Distribution from and change in value of perpetual trusts 461,744
Special events, net of direct expenses 258,534
Realized/unrealized gains (losses) 188,448
Investment income 52,105
Gain (loss) on disposition of assets -241
Total Income $6,416,940


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $6,416,940
Program expenses $4,136,947
Fund raising expenses 353,416
Administrative expenses 374,782
Total expenses $4,865,145
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,551,795
Beginning net assets 8,086,630
Ending net assets 9,638,425
Total liabilities 2,622,391
Total assets $12,260,816

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