Pets Are Wonderful Support-Los Angeles

Keeping people and pets together

aka PAWS/LA   |   Los Angeles, CA   |
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Pets Are Wonderful Support-Los Angeles

EIN: 95-4178092


PAWS/LA is dedicated to keeping people and pets together. We assist low-income elderly and other individuals debilitated by a life-threatening illness care for their companion animals. To that end, we provide veterinary care, pet food & supplies, temporary foster care, grooming and volunteer assistance for homebound clients, including pet food delivery and dog walking.

PAWS/LA currently serves more than 1,200 people and 2,000+ animals in Los Angeles County, California.

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Executive Director

Pamela Magette

Main address

150 W. 24th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA

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Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Special population support

Population served info


People with HIV/AIDS


NTEE code info

Other Services (D60)

Programs and results

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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?

Client Services Program

A comprehensive range of services to assist people and pets in need. Services provided include: client case management; housing rights advocacy; veterinary care, pet food & supplies; pet grooming; pet foster care; volunteer services for homebound clients.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS

Where we work

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 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 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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


Pets Are Wonderful Support-Los Angeles
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 3.48 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Pets Are Wonderful Support-Los Angeles

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Pets Are Wonderful Support-Los Angeles

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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Pets Are Wonderful Support-Los Angeles

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Pets Are Wonderful Support-Los Angeles’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 -$98,992 $40,329 -$77,047 $290,356 $362,852
As % of expenses -6.7% 3.2% -5.5% 23.1% 25.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$103,870 $36,939 -$83,185 $284,240 $354,101
As % of expenses -7.0% 2.9% -5.9% 22.5% 24.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,426,106 $1,316,717 $1,331,469 $1,547,353 $1,803,106
Total revenue, % change over prior year -15.4% -7.7% 1.1% 16.2% 16.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.8% 8.7% 11.2% 2.2% -8.0%
Government grants 36.5% 43.9% 44.1% 45.0% 35.6%
All other grants and contributions 61.7% 47.3% 44.7% 52.8% 72.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,476,214 $1,276,388 $1,408,516 $1,256,997 $1,440,254
Total expenses, % change over prior year 21.1% -13.5% 10.4% -10.8% 14.6%
Personnel 39.6% 48.7% 45.8% 47.9% 45.4%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 60.3% 51.0% 54.1% 52.1% 54.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,481,092 $1,279,778 $1,414,654 $1,263,113 $1,449,005
One month of savings $123,018 $106,366 $117,376 $104,750 $120,021
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $21,246 $8,927 $9,415
Total full costs (estimated) $1,604,110 $1,386,144 $1,553,276 $1,376,790 $1,578,441

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.8 1.6 1.6 3.2 1.1
Months of cash and investments 8.9 10.8 10.3 12.1 8.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 10.6 12.7 10.6 14.6 15.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $94,966 $171,755 $193,476 $330,996 $130,695
Investments $1,003,764 $976,891 $1,019,536 $931,484 $839,563
Receivables $156,105 $141,641 $151,724 $119,046 $908,655
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $69,927 $69,927 $89,541 $98,467 $107,883
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 81.8% 86.6% 72.7% 72.3% 74.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.7% 3.9% 12.1% 2.3% 16.1%
Unrestricted net assets $1,318,847 $1,355,786 $1,272,601 $1,556,841 $1,910,942
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 $1,318,847 $1,355,786 $1,272,601 $1,556,841 $1,910,942

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.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Pamela Magette

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Pets Are Wonderful Support-Los Angeles

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Pets Are Wonderful Support-Los Angeles

Board of directors
as of 12/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Steve Wayland

Bernard Bierman

Nadia Sutton

Tomm Wells

Scott Mazer

Jill Schuberth

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 12/12/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/12/2023

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  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.