Overpopulation... We can "fix" it!

Winston Salem, NC   |
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EIN: 56-2136479


To end euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets by providing affordable spay-neuter costs to pet owners.

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Michelle Whiteheart

Main address

PO Box 20712

Winston Salem, NC 27120 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info


Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Spay-Neuter Voucher Program

Humane Solution offers low-cost vouchers for spay-neuter surgeries that can be used at over 20 participating veterinary hospitals in central North Carolina. These vouchers go to help low-income pet owners afford the surgeries.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Humane Solution’s mission is to end euthanasia as a means to control the pet overpopulation crisis. This philosophy applies to feral cats, also referred to as community cats. Humane Solution believes that community cats should be able to live out their lives in their habitat and that controlling their population is crucial to their health and welfare.
Trap, neuter, return (TNR) is a universally recognized means of managing community cat populations. Humane Solution offers Feral Cat vouchers, which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations (rabies and FVRCP), ear tip (mandatory), and flea treatment to those who are willing to practice TNR and continue to feed and maintain a colony. We loan traps and offer trapping instruction to the public for those who would like to maintain their colony. Microchips may be purchased for an additional cost.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work


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 5 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

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Average of 3 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

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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 31 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of HUMANE SOLUTION SPAY-NEUTER PROGRAM’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 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $179,948
As % of expenses 218.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $179,948
As % of expenses 218.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $262,217
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 10.6%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 89.1%
Other revenue 0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $82,269
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 0.0%
Professional fees 73.1%
Occupancy 1.6%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 25.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $82,269
One month of savings $6,856
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $126,600
Total full costs (estimated) $215,725

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019
Months of cash 15.1
Months of cash and investments 15.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 15.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019
Cash $103,276
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $126,600
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $229,476
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $229,476

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019
Material data errors No


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

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Michelle Whiteheart

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 02/05/2024
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Board chair

Michelle Whiteheart

Dr. Lorna McLeod

Amber Shew

Leila Warren

Carla Johnson

Lauren Stevenson

Dianne Brammer

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/9/2021

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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

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