Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

5215 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest
Montreal, QC H4P 1X4
Executive Director: Benoit Tremblay
Chairman: Isabelle Brodeur

Charitable Reg. #: 11921 9954 RR0001
Sector: Animal Welfare
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #45

Avg. Compensation $44,029

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 1
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2011

About Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

Founded in 1869, the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Montreal SPCA) is Canada's first animal protection charity and the largest humane society in Quebec. Montreal SPCA is dedicated to protecting animals against negligence, abuse, and exploitation; representing their interests and ensuring their well-being; and raising public awareness. Montreal SPCA’s services include: running a shelter for lost and abandoned animals, facilitating animal fostering and adoption, educating the public about wildlife and pet sterilization, and responding to animal cruelty cases. In addition to its main shelter, Montreal SPCA also runs the Annex, an emergency shelter for special needs animals and large groups of animals from puppy mill seizures and extreme hoarding situations.

Montreal SPCA receives and cares for over 15,000 pets each year and sterilizes 5,000 animals each year. In addition, it provides emergency medical care to injured pets. Since the opening of the Annex in 2008, 2,500 animals have been rescued through the program. Montreal SPCA is currently campaigning for cage free chickens used in the egg industry and supporting Humane Society International Canada's certification of egg labeling. Montreal SPCA is rallying its community to oppose municipal proposed laws banning certain aggressive dog breeds - laws that it reports are ineffective in reducing dog bites. Montreal SPCA effectively pushed for the ban of Montreal carriage horses that Montreal council overturned. Montreal SPCA finds carriage horses suffer extreme temperature conditions, pollution and walking on hard surfaces.

Financial Review:

Fundraising costs are 42% of donations and administrative costs are 9% of revenue. The charity has negative funding reserves of ($1.2m), due to long-term debt of $1.9m and bank loan of $280k. Excluding long-term debt and bank loan, the charity has enough funding reserves to cover 30% of its annual program costs.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.3%4.5%2.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 42.1%45.6%56.2%
Program cost coverage (%) (32.3%)(32.1%)(28.8%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,9236,1086,850
Fees for service 1,4041,0871,124
Business activities (net) 244950
Investment income 435
Total revenues 7,3557,2478,029
Program costs 3,5823,4232,784
Administrative costs 682326224
Fundraising costs 2,4922,7853,851
Cash flow from operations 5997131,170
Funding reserves (1,158)(1,099)(801)
Note: Ci reported fundraising revenue gross of related costs and added these costs to expenses. Ci reported business revenue (sale of accessories) net of related costs. The net impact on both revenue and expenses was $2.4m in F2012, $3.3m in F2011, and $3.8m in F2010. Ci removed amortization of $47k in F2012, $364k in F2011, and $678k in F2010 from administrative costs.

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