aka Parma Animal Shelter Inc.   |   Parma, OH   |
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EIN: 02-0693967


Mission and Vision Discover the Mission and Vision of the Parma Animal Shelter. The Parma Animal Shelter, Inc. (“PAS”), a 501(c)(3) organization, has been organized for the purpose of staffing the City of Parma Animal Shelter with volunteers, paying certain expenses of operating the Shelter, and generally promoting the following objectives: Work to prevent animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect. Educate the public on the importance of spaying/neutering to control pet over-population. Increase public awareness and appreciation of companion animals. Assist in providing a stress-free, healthy environment for lost, abandoned, neglected, and stray animals. To provide emergency and wellness medical care for PAS, Inc. animals. To find permanent placement into new homes.

Ruling year info



Barbara Heath

Main address

6260 State Road

Parma, OH 44134 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info



NTEE code info

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At our shelter, we prioritize finding good homes for the animals in our care and reuniting lost animals with their families. To ensure the well-being of our animals, we spay or neuter them prior to adoption, keep them up to date on vaccinations, and microchip them. We even share our petlists on multiple websites to increase their chances of finding a forever home. In addition, we have found permanent foster homes for many hard-to-adopt animals and provide them with necessary veterinary care and special diets. However, with an increasing number of animals with special medical needs, we are working hard to raise funds to cover our vet bills. To combat the issue of stray cats, we have started educational events to promote TNR. Despite the year-round kitten season, we remain committed to promoting adoptions and ensuring the best possible care for our animals, even if it means spending four times the adoption fee.

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?

Find homes for lost, abandoned, and stray animals

The Parma Animal Shelter finds homes for lost, neglected, abandoned, and stray animals.  The Shelter provides emergency and wellness care for all cats and dogs while in the shelter or in foster care.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Outstanding Citizen Award 2023

Parma City Council, Law Director

Proclamation honoring Parma Animal Shelter and Volunteers 2023

Tim DeGeeter, Mayor, City of Parma

Resolution Honoring Parma Animal Shelter No. 281-13 2023

Parma City Council

Certificate of Appreciation 2023

Ohio House of Representatives

Certificate of Congratulations 2023

Parma City Auditor

Certificate of Honor 2023

Parma City Treasurer

Certificate of Appreciation 2023

Office of the Mayor

Letter of Recognition 2023

Rep Nicholas Celebrezze

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Numbered of staff who are satisfied to be an employee of the institution

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Find homes for lost, abandoned, and stray animals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

We are ALL volunteers. We love seeing lost animals find their way home and pairing those we care for with loving pet parents. We use social media to post pictures and search for lost pet posts.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Finding good, permanent homes for our animals.
Returning lost animals to their families.
Altering animals so they don't add to the problem of overpopulation of pets.
Educating the public on proper care, the importance of vaccinations, and spay/neuter.

We use social media to help identify lost or found pets and return them to owners. We share with the public tips for finding a lost pet, tips for finding a home for their pet using the Re-Home link to Adopt-A-Pet on our website, and our adoption counselors spend a lot of time with clients discussing how to socialize their new pet and introduce it to other pets in the household. Our Human Education committee makes appearances at the schools and on television to promote our mission.

We are all volunteers who love animals and want to give them the best chance possible at a happy life. We work hard to raise funds to pay for their medical needs and to operate the shelter. Working together as a team of more than 200 individuals who dedicate themselves to the mission, Parma Animal Shelter has had a lot of happy endings. We have a small building and our rooms are tinier than we'd like but we make it work. Each year we strive to do better. We are ever hopeful to make improvements in the building. We are always looking to improve our policies and procedures by learning from new ideas. We are enthusiastic, always, and determined to do our best for our animals.

We have been making improvements to the shelter to enrich the experience for our animals. Recently we created large exercise areas that can be used year round outdoors for the dogs and created climbing walls and cubbies for the cats. We set up bird feeders outside the windows so the cats could watch the birds while they spend time in the exercise room.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 33.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 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


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of PARMA ANIMAL SHELTER 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$48,353 $283,613 $76,804 $71,295 $484,836
As % of expenses -22.8% 365.0% 36.2% 43.7% 167.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$48,353 $283,613 $76,804 $71,295 $484,836
As % of expenses -22.8% 365.0% 36.2% 43.7% 167.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $192,320 $361,311 $289,243 $234,567 $755,960
Total revenue, % change over prior year -21.6% 87.9% -19.9% -18.9% 222.3%
Program services revenue 32.6% 20.0% 26.2% 23.9% 5.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 7.0% 4.0% 5.1% 0.0% 1.4%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 15.4% 10.7% 30.4% 11.6% 92.0%
Other revenue 45.0% 65.2% 38.2% 58.4% 0.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $211,916 $77,698 $212,439 $163,272 $289,774
Total expenses, % change over prior year 3.4% -63.3% 173.4% -23.1% 77.5%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees -1.4% 0.2% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 23.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 101.1% 99.8% 99.5% 100.0% 76.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $211,916 $77,698 $212,439 $163,272 $289,774
One month of savings $17,660 $6,475 $17,703 $13,606 $24,148
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $229,576 $84,173 $230,142 $176,878 $313,922

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 19.2 96.2 32.8 47.9 32.7
Months of cash and investments 19.2 96.2 32.8 47.9 46.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 19.2 96.2 32.8 47.9 46.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $339,211 $622,824 $580,429 $651,724 $789,184
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $330,412
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $339,211 $622,824 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $339,211 $622,824 $580,429 $651,724 $1,119,596

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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


Barbara Heath

Barbara Heath has been a dedicated volunteer for many years for Parma Animal Shelter. She is a retired RN and brings a great deal of compassion for people and animals to her work at the shelter.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Barbara Heath

Parma Animal Shelter

Term: 2023 - 2025

Board co-chair

Loretta Dahlstrom

Parma Animal Shelter

Term: 2023 - 2025

Shirley Palumbo

Danielle Soucek

William Ross

Lynn Konecek

Linda Elliott

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? No