Nova Scotia SPCA
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X2
CEO: Elizabeth Murphy
Board Chair: Jim Kochanoff
Charitable Reg. #: 13470 4741 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #16
Avg. Compensation $59,940
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Nova Scotia SPCA:
Founded in 1877, the Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nova Scotia SPCA) runs animal shelters, offers medical care and conducts cruelty investigations to fight for animal welfare across the province. The charity has 11 branches, located in Dartmouth (provincial headquarters), Cape Breton, Antigonish, Pictou, Colchester, Hants, Kinds, La Baie, Lunenburg, Yarmouth and Queens.
Nova Scotia SPCA’s major program is its shelter services, which accounted for 55% of program costs in F2015. The charity reports total intake of 5,743 animals across its six shelter locations in F2015 – the Antigonish shelter doubled its intake from the year before. Nova Scotia SPCA facilitated 4,777 adoptions in F2015, equal to 83% of total intake for the year.
Through its Cruelty Investigations team, Nova Scotia SPCA has the mandate to enforce animal protection laws and conduct animal investigations in the province. Cruelty Investigations made up 26% of program costs in F2015. Nova Scotia SPCA reports that its team responded to 1,626 calls of suspected mistreatment in F2015, up 34% from the year before. The team acted on behalf of 4,387 animals in F2015 and removed 167 animals from their homes.
Nova Scotia SPCA runs a veterinary hospital in Cape Breton (newly opened in 2015) and SPCA clinic in Dartmouth that offer medical services for animals in need. Veterinary services and medications made up 19% of program costs in F2015. The charity’s spay and neuter clinics performed 3,465 surgeries in F2015. Nova Scotia SPCA reports that its spay/neuter activities reduced the stray cat population by 504 cats. In the coming year, the charity hopes to start its new SPCA Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic. Nova Scotia SPCA hopes that this new service will help combat feral cat overpopulation and provide care to other high-risk animal populations in the province.
Nova Scotia SPCA is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.3m in F2015. Administrative costs are 17% of revenues and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. $0.35 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Nova Scotia SPCA funding reserves of $998k can cover only 88% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Nova Scotia SPCA. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 19, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||16.6%||19.0%||6.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||18.2%||26.9%||3.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||87.7%||61.8%||60.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||11,000||24,000||23,639|
|Fees for service||554,348||526,738||494,322|
|Cash flow from operations||490,738||(36,302)||466,228|