"A voice for those who cannot speak for themselves"

aka Benld Adopt-A-Pet   |   Benld, IL   |
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EIN: 37-1270051


Adopt-A-Pet is a not-for-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Benld, Illinois and is registered and inspected by the State of Illinois. Our mission is to rescue abandoned and/or abused pets and place them in loving homes.

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Shelter Director

Carol Richards

Main address

P.O. Box 53 807 Stewart Avenue

Benld, IL 62009 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info


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NTEE code info

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

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Our programs

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


We are a no-kill, non profit 501c3 organization that takes in abused, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs and attempt to place them in good permanent homes, while providing for their physical and emotional needs while they are in our care. All animals are given a complete physical examination upon arrival and then provided with any necessary medical care including dental work before being offered for adoption. Any animals not already spayed or neutered upon arrival receive this procedure, as well as being micro-chipped and given any necessary vaccinations, before being adopted.

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Essentially, pet loving people who come to us wanting to enrich their lives by adopting one or more companion animals (cats or dogs).

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    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 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Macoupin County Adopt-A-Pet
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 70.41 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 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


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of MACOUPIN COUNTY ADOPT A PET’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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$103,367 $38,390 -$28,098 -$22,657 $111,048
As % of expenses -28.0% 11.3% -8.6% -6.8% 30.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$121,015 $25,748 -$35,989 -$30,548 $102,406
As % of expenses -31.3% 7.3% -10.8% -9.0% 27.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $265,983 $378,344 $296,798 $308,948 $478,102
Total revenue, % change over prior year -34.3% 42.2% -21.6% 4.1% 54.8%
Program services revenue 13.7% 9.8% 11.1% 9.0% 6.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 3.0% 4.6% 1.1%
Investment income 0.9% 0.5% 0.6% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 49.7% 65.9% 50.6% 53.5% 76.4%
Other revenue 35.8% 23.9% 34.7% 32.8% 16.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $369,350 $339,954 $324,896 $331,605 $367,054
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.1% -8.0% -4.4% 2.1% 10.7%
Personnel 45.2% 42.9% 37.6% 44.9% 49.1%
Professional fees 4.3% 1.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 5.2% 5.1% 5.6%
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 50.5% 56.0% 57.1% 49.9% 45.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $386,998 $352,596 $332,787 $339,496 $375,696
One month of savings $30,779 $28,330 $27,075 $27,634 $30,588
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,392
Total full costs (estimated) $417,777 $380,926 $359,862 $367,130 $427,676

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 2.6 5.0 6.4 5.4 7.8
Months of cash and investments 5.3 7.1 6.4 5.4 7.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.1 6.9 6.2 5.3 7.7
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $78,547 $141,477 $172,096 $149,050 $238,622
Investments $83,996 $59,348 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $311,282 $311,282 $311,282 $293,418 $314,810
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 52.4% 56.4% 59.0% 59.2% 57.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.4% 1.3% 1.2% 1.2% 0.9%
Unrestricted net assets $306,324 $332,072 $296,083 $265,535 $367,941
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $306,324 $332,072 $296,083 $265,535 $367,941

Key data checks

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Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Shelter Director

Carol Richards

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Kyle Hlafka

Macoupin County Adopt-A-Pet

Term: 2021 - 2023

Carol Richards

Lorene K Ortman

Karli White

Bill Castagno

Gina Gucciardo

Trisha Simmons

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/12/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/12/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • 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 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.