EIN 74-1287171

Houston SPCA

IRS 501(c) type
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For nearly 100 years the Houston SPCA has been Houston’s first and largest animal protection agency in the Gulf Coast region, providing more than a dozen vital services and programs for our community.
Also known as...
Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals
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Program areas at Houston SPCA

the mission of the Houston spca is To improve and protect the lives of Animals in our community and To alleviate their suffering and abuse. Founded in 1924, the Houston spca provides the most comprehensive arrayof animal adoption, shelter, rescue, rehabilitation, education, and other programs benefitting the Animals and people in the gulf coast region. We help nearly 60,000 Animals each year, including dogs and cats, horses and farm Animals, native wildlife, and exotic species. Almost all programs and services offered by the Houston spca are free of charge (except adoptions, relinquishments, and critter camp) and we proudly place 100 percent of our healthy Animals into new homes. the Houston spca is the largest animal welfare organization in the state of Texas.

Who funds Houston SPCA

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
William and Evelyn Griffin FoundationFund Programs$3,000,000
The Carruth FoundationGeneral Support$240,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$182,209
...and 89 more grants received totalling $4,538,301

Personnel at Houston SPCA

Patricia E MercerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$298,000
Anthony HedgerVice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer / Vice President of Finance and Administration$60,524
Craig FelderhoffChief Financial and Administrative Officer$25,846
Jonelle SulllivanChief Community and Development Officer$95,585
Jamie SpivaInterim Chief Development Officer$110,785
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for Houston SPCA

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$25,309,106
Program services$1,488,663
Investment income and dividends$317,809
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$13,812
Net income from fundraising events$-134,123
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$511,653
Total revenues$27,506,920

Form 990s for Houston SPCA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-03990View PDF
2021-122022-11-07990View PDF
2020-122021-10-26990View PDF
2019-122021-03-30990View PDF
2018-122019-10-30990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 18, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 10, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 27 new grant, including a grant for $3,952,418 from Ruby McKibben Foundation for the Protection of Animals
December 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $67,500 from Petsmart Charities
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsAnimal organizationsAnimal sheltersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
7007 Old Katy Rd
Houston, TX 77024
Metro area
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Harris County, TX
Website URL
(713) 869-7722
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D20: Animal Protection and Welfare
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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