The Halifax Humane Society prides itself on being a financially accountable organization while being responsible stewards of the gifts we receive. As an open-door shelter, we never turn away an animal in need. Because the need in our community is so great, we provide shelter, food, and medical care for over 15,000 animals. We serve an additional 5,000 animals through various programs such as low-cost spay/neuter, low cost vaccinations, emergency medical fund, and more. If we spent a mere $100 on every animal we come in contact with each year, our expenses would exceed $2 million. As you can see, the financial burden is enormous.
Included on our website is a general overview of how funds were spent the previous two years as well as detailed financial information. Additional years financial records can be requested from the Development Department. The HHS undergoes an independent audit each year and submits the IRS mandated Form 990. These detailed financial records can sometimes be confusing. If you have any questions regarding our financials, please feel free to contact Bryan Williams, Development Director, 386-274-4703 x322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HHS is proud to exceed the industry benchmark of 75 cents per dollar being spent on programs and services. In 2009, 81 cents of every dollar went to animal care and related expenses and in 2010 that increased to 83 cents of every dollar. We hope the trend continues in 2011, and our ultimate goal is to see every penny of the donations we receive spent on programs and services.
2011 Financial Records
2010 Financial Records
2009 Financial Records
How Your Money Was Spent in 2010
Animal Care and Shelter Programs - $1,443,223
Management and General Expenses - $235,277
Fundraising Expenses - $67,625
Total Budget - $1,746,125
How Your Money Was Spent in 2009
Animal Care and Shelter Programs - $1,445,929
Management and General Expenses - $265,269
Fundraising Expenses - $73,871
Total Budget - $1,785,069