Humane Society of Manatee County Inc

Saving Lives Four Paws at a Time

Bradenton, FL   |
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Humane Society of Manatee County Inc

EIN: 59-1819652


The Humane Society of Manatee County is committed to leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for animals through care, education and collaboration.

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Executive Director

Rick Yocum

Main address

2515 14th Street West

Bradenton, FL 34205 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Veterinary medicine

Human-animal interactions

Population served info



Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

We provide low-to-moderate cost spay and neuter services to the general public.In addition to low-to-moderate cost spay and neuter services no cost spay and neuter services are offered throughout the year that are funded by grants.  Manatee County provides limited funding for services for low income families each year.  HSMC also provides low-to-moderate cost vaccine clinics bi-monthly for cats and dogs.

Population(s) Served

Humane Society of Manatee County’s Second Chance Adoption Shelter found new homes for 753 cats and dogs in 2018.  Many of the animals arriving at our shelter have medical and behavioral issues and truly need a second chance.  Our shelter staff and medical team work with each animal to prepare them for adoption.  All animals adopted into new homes are spayed / neutered and fully vaccinated and all dogs receive heartworm prevention meds.

Population(s) Served

Humane Society of Manatee County Pet Food Pantry provides dog and cat food to pet owners experiencing temporary economic challenges to ensure their animal companions can stay with their families.  Low income families, senior citizens and young working families all have visited our Pet Food Pantry in times of need.  In 2018 over 2000lbs of cat and dog food was distributed to those in need.All of the pet food distributed through the Pet Food Pantry is food that was donated by our community.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Humane Society of Manatee County collaborates with members of our community and other animal welfare agencies in Manatee County in providing spay and neuter services for feral (free-roaming) cats.  The TNR (trap-neuter-return) program in addition to spay and neuter includes vaccines, and identifying ear tipping.  We make feral traps available through a loaner program for community members volunteering to assist in trapping unaltered cats.  TNR is the proven humane solution to control the population of feral (free-roaming) cats in the community.

Population(s) Served

PROGRAM INFORMATION Thank you for opening your heart and home to one of our shelter’s orphaned dogs. Your generosity will provide you and old, injured and sick, abused and under-socialized dogs a chance to grow or heal before finding their forever homes. Dogs needing foster homes • Puppies too young and/or immature to be adopted. • Puppies and young dogs that require more socialization than available at HSMC. • Older or senior dogs that will be more comfortable in a home environment. • Injured dogs and/or those recovering from surgery. • Neglected or abused dogs that need tender loving care. • Dogs suffering from “shelter stress” in need of a calming home environment. • Dogs with colds or with special medical needs. • Abandoned mothers with litters of puppies. Reasons to foster Fostering is a wonderful experience for you and your family -- you can feel good knowing you have helped save a dog’s life. Even better, you’ve created space in the shelter to accommodate other homeless dogs. Foster dogs provide companionship and purpose -- your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words. We hope you save this information as it will answer many questions that will arise when fostering (printed handouts are provided at orientation meetings). When in doubt, please e-mail HSMC. Orientation meetings are given for new foster parents by appointment. Please contact HSMC to be added to the list for the next orientation -- you will be notified as to when the meeting will be held. Attendance is a requirement for continued fostering. However, we can get you on our active list and even fostering your first case if we've received your application, signed foster parent agreement, and have talked with you by phone. If we haven't already spoken with you, we hope to soon and get you ready for your first foster case!

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating 2021


Non Profit of the Year 2018

Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations 2022

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2022

Best Friends Animal Society Network Partner 2022

Economic Development Corporation of Manatee County 2022

Manatee Chamber of Commerce 2022

ASPCA 2022

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Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations 2019

American Humane Association 2019

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance 2022

Manatee Tiger Bay 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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Totals By Year
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Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Number of animal adoptions

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Second Chance Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

The Pandemic impacted the number of adoptions we had in the year 2020 and 2021 because we met with potential adopters by appointment only. The other impact of the pandemic was the effect on staffing.

Total pounds of pet food and litter distributed

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Pet Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Second Chance Adoptions

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


Context Notes

The numbers listed to the left are a combination of dogs & cats. The breakdown is as follows: 2021: Dogs - 27.9 ; Cats - 38.7 2020: Dogs - 28.9; Cats - 48.8 2019: Dogs - 34.8; Cats - 47.9

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Humane Society of Manatee County is committed to leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for all animals through care, education and collaboration. The philosophy of the Humane Society of Manatee County is that the treatment of animals is a reflection of our community, and our four core programs serving the animals continue to grow. The Humane Society actively collaborates with other animal welfare organizations within the community to reduce euthanasia of animals as a means of population control. We are committed to providing the highest quality medical care and related services for all of the animals in Manatee County, including those animals in families facing economic challenges.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The Humane Society of Manatee County (HSMC) veterinary clinic has been in operation for more than five years. During that time, the clinic has been able to help many animals with various medical conditions, from routine procedures and vaccinations, to treating sick and injured animals. Over these past five years trends in requested services have been followed to determine need. Based on those findings if was abundantly clear that we needed to make changes in our veterinary clinic to enable us to meet the growing demand for wellness services. Last year, the first thing we did was convert the community room in our Veterinary clinic into an expanded wellness clinic. We created various stations within this room which enabled us to care for the increase in clients.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have developed a rapport and respect within the community. We have a thorough understanding of our clientele and their needs based on data collected research. Our business model has enabled us to operate successfully within the community and address their needs. Our clientele feel validated because we ALWAYS follow up AND, in many cases, they see their input in action.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 21.49 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Humane Society of Manatee County Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Humane Society of Manatee County Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Humane Society of Manatee County Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $666,183 -$267,851 $699,225 -$89,215 $1,243,577
As % of expenses 35.3% -13.5% 33.2% -4.3% 60.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $574,707 -$361,819 $605,847 -$186,374 $1,134,946
As % of expenses 29.0% -17.4% 27.6% -8.7% 52.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,142,456 $1,622,838 $2,839,973 $1,884,841 $3,107,737
Total revenue, % change over prior year 39.2% -24.3% 75.0% -33.6% 64.9%
Program services revenue 37.8% 48.4% 39.5% 55.5% 33.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.1% 1.2% 2.1% 2.3% 1.6%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 56.6% 43.1% 52.8% 35.8% 59.7%
Other revenue 4.5% 7.3% 5.6% 6.5% 5.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,887,837 $1,982,176 $2,104,664 $2,054,295 $2,062,909
Total expenses, % change over prior year 27.6% 5.0% 6.2% -2.4% 0.4%
Personnel 58.8% 61.3% 63.0% 62.6% 64.1%
Professional fees 1.0% 0.4% 0.9% 1.9% 1.8%
Occupancy 3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 3.5% 3.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 36.5% 34.6% 32.2% 32.0% 30.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,979,313 $2,076,144 $2,198,042 $2,151,454 $2,171,540
One month of savings $157,320 $165,181 $175,389 $171,191 $171,909
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $100,868 $0 $0 $109,833 $499,864
Total full costs (estimated) $2,237,501 $2,241,325 $2,373,431 $2,432,478 $2,843,313

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 12.6 10.4 13.3 3.1 6.9
Months of cash and investments 16.6 14.6 17.5 17.4 22.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 16.7 13.9 17.0 16.2 20.5
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $1,987,760 $1,722,793 $2,338,070 $527,821 $1,189,787
Investments $618,611 $691,232 $734,191 $2,443,318 $2,649,028
Receivables $110,205 $20,789 $96,937 $31,663 $32,194
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,255,908 $2,333,746 $2,341,463 $2,430,291 $2,896,746
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 20.0% 23.4% 27.3% 29.4% 27.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.1% 3.2% 2.4% 3.2% 5.2%
Unrestricted net assets $4,438,659 $4,076,840 $4,682,687 $4,496,313 $5,631,259
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $23,218 $84,905 $84,610 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $23,218 $84,905 $84,610 $53,657
Total net assets $4,438,659 $4,100,058 $4,767,592 $4,580,923 $5,684,916

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Rick Yocum

Mr. Yocum comes to the position with extensive animal welfare, public and private experience. He served as president of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for the seven years. In addition, he was a certified humane law enforcement officer who trained other officers and investigated animal cruelty cases. He was also the general sales manager for Warren Distributing Company, New Jersey’s largest beer distributing company, and was president of the Jefferson Township Council for 20 years. HSMC is a non- profit animal welfare organization that operates an important animal shelter located at 2515 14th St. W. and a state-of-the-art Pet Health Center at 2415 14th St. W. The Pet Health Center provides spay/neuter surgeries at little or no cost and also provides high-quality, affordable veterinary care to owners who would not otherwise be able to afford it. The Humane Society adoption program places more than 100 dogs and cats a month in loving, stable homes.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Humane Society of Manatee County Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Humane Society of Manatee County Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/04/2022
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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/4/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/05/2021

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.