PLATINUM2023

HOUNDHAVEN INC

A Helping Hand for Dogs

Minneola, FL   |  www.houndhaven.org
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HOUNDHAVEN INC

EIN: 59-3655448


Mission

Houndhaven rescues dogs from suffering, surrender and euthanasia by helping them get needed veterinary care. We work with specialty vets in orthopedics, surgery, opthalmology, dermatology and cancer care to identify good pet owners who are faced with an expensive treatment or surgery that they cannot afford for their dog. The specialist agrees to provide a discount, and we pay up to half the cost, leaving the owner with a bill they can afford. Specialty care is expensive, but we believe every dog deserves it. They give us their best, and they deserve for us to give them the best care they can get.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Linda Coletta

Main address

P. O. Box 185

Minneola, FL 34755 USA

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EIN

59-3655448

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Adults

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Specialized care for dogs is often seen as a luxury. We, however, think nothing of going to a surgeon, dermatologist, opthalmologist, dermatologist, orthopedic doctor or oncologist ourselves when necessary. The days of all treatment being given by a general practitioner are over in the human arena and should be over in the veterinary arena as well. Unfortunately, many owners cannot afford such specialized care, so their dogs go untreated or worse, they are surrendered to a shelter or put to sleep. Houndhaven Helps rescues dogs from suffering, surrender and euthanasia by helping otherwise good owners afford the specialized care necessary to treat their dogs. Our specialists offer a discount, and Houndhaven pays up to 50% of the discounted cost, leaving the owner with a much more affordable bill.

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?

Houndhaven Helps

Our major operating program is to rescue dogs from suffering, surrender and euthanasia by helping them get needed veterinary care. We work with specialists in oncology, orthopedics, surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology to help otherwise good owners get needed care for their dogs. The specialist provides a discount, and Houndhaven pays up to 50% of the discounted price, leaving the owner to pay a much more affordable price.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Top Ranked Nonprofit 2022

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Affiliations & memberships

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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 with freedom from hunger and thirst

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

Houndhaven Helps

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents dogs who are rescued from bad situations and brought to our shelter or foster homes where they receive appropriate amounts of food and water, not to mention treats and love!

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

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

Houndhaven Helps

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the dogs rescued from living in uncomfortable situations and brought to our shelter where they live in air conditioning, have comfortable beds and adequate medical care.

Number of animals placed in loving homes or positive working environments

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

Houndhaven Helps

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the dogs who are able to be returned to health and placed in loving homes or positive working environments such as the USDA Beagle Brigade, Central Florida K9 Academy, etc.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Our goal is to save dogs from suffering, surrender and euthanasia by helping their owners afford needed specialized veterinary care. We want to keep them in their happy homes and out of the overburdened shelters by coming alongside their otherwise good owners and helping them afford necessary care that would otherwise be out of reach. We never want to see a dog euthanized or suffering because a treatment or surgery that would provide a good prognosis is out of reach for the dog's owner.

We have always helped our Houndhaven alums get whatever care they needed, and in 2023 our strategy is to expand that program to other owned dogs, whether or not they came from Houndhaven. Our strategy is also to make the public aware of our efforts through social media, through the specialty vets with whom we work, through fundraising events and through public service announcements and other means. By doing so, we will be pursuing the donations and grants necessary to provide the care these dogs so desperately need and deserve.

We have a six member board of directors with varied skills including legal expertise, lobbying expertise, non profit expertise, property management expertise, animal rescue expertise, veterinary expertise and animal boarding expertise. We also have access to the skills of a large volunteer base including social media skills, photography skills, website administration skills, accounting skills, computer skills, etc.

From Dec. 9, 2000 through 2022, we saved approximately 1,700 canine lives from being ended needlessly. We believe that we have improved each of these lives because even those who did not make it knew love before they died. The others have gone on to loving homes or service related jobs that they enjoy. In 2023 we have focused our efforts on keeping owned dogs out of the overburdened shelter system by helping otherwise good owners get them the specialty vet care that they need. We have helped eight dogs get help in the first three months of 2023, so we anticipate helping an ever increasing number of dogs as the public becomes aware of this Houndhaven Helps project.

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.

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  • 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

  • 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

Financials

HOUNDHAVEN INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

0.00

Average of 0.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

49.3

Average of 28 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

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

HOUNDHAVEN INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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HOUNDHAVEN INC

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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HOUNDHAVEN INC

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of HOUNDHAVEN 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 $23,059 $13,744 $62,643 $59,183 $100,366
As % of expenses 19.1% 8.8% 44.0% 38.5% 79.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$1,480 -$11,392 $47,811 $54,053 $95,586
As % of expenses -1.0% -6.3% 30.4% 34.0% 72.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $143,524 $169,910 $205,022 $213,083 $227,450
Total revenue, % change over prior year -16.6% 18.4% 20.7% 3.9% 6.7%
Program services revenue 14.5% 16.6% 13.4% 15.2% 13.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 84.5% 83.0% 82.6% 84.3% 79.6%
Other revenue 0.5% -0.1% 3.6% 0.3% 6.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $120,465 $156,166 $142,379 $153,900 $127,084
Total expenses, % change over prior year -11.9% 29.6% -8.8% 8.1% -17.4%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 59.0% 69.2% 64.6% 75.9% 67.5%
Occupancy 13.9% 11.8% 14.9% 7.4% 10.8%
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 27.1% 18.9% 20.6% 16.7% 21.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $145,004 $181,302 $157,211 $159,030 $131,864
One month of savings $10,039 $13,014 $11,865 $12,825 $10,590
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $155,043 $194,316 $169,076 $171,855 $142,454

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 29.1 23.2 30.7 32.9 49.3
Months of cash and investments 29.1 23.2 30.7 32.9 49.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 29.1 23.2 30.7 32.9 49.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $292,526 $301,554 $364,197 $421,842 $522,208
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $178,784 $183,500 $183,500 $185,039 $185,039
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 71.4% 83.3% 91.3% 93.4% 95.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $343,666 $332,274 $380,085 $434,138 $529,724
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 $343,666 $332,274 $380,085 $434,138 $529,724

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Linda Coletta

Linda Coletta practiced law for 13 years before entering the world of animal rescue. As a volunteer for a kill shelter, she learned that there is tremendous room for improvement in the world of animal welfare. She established an adoption program for the kill shelter which tripled its adoption rates, then went on to found her own no-kill shelter, Houndhaven, Inc. In the 22 years since Houndhaven's inception, it rescued 1,700 dogs and puppies and now has embarked on a new mission--to rescue dogs from suffering, surrender and euthanasia by helping them get needed veterinary care.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

HOUNDHAVEN INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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HOUNDHAVEN INC

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mrs. Linda Coletta

No Affiliation

Term: 2000 - 2023

Mary Ann Bala

Debra Somersett

Linda Coletta

Michael Coletta

Richard Scott Thompson

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/31/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data