WOMENS HUMANE SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
3839 RICHLIEU ROAD PO BOX 1470, BENSALEM, PA 19020 www.womenshumanesociety.org

Total Revenue
$2,441,481
Total Expenses
$2,841,144
Net Assets
$10,805,547

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE WOMEN'S HUMANE SOCIETY IS DEDICATED TO THE HUMANE AND COMPASSIONATE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS. AS AMERICA'S FIRST ANIMAL SHELTER FOUNDED IN 1869, WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF ANIMALS AND OFFERING A CONTINUUM OF CARE TO ENSURE THAT ALL ANIMALS ARE TREATED HUMANELY WITH KINDNESS AND RESPECT. WHS SERVES COMMUNITIES IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY BY RESCUING AND SHELTERING UNWANTED ANIMALS, OFFERING HUMANE EDUCATION PROGRAMS, PREVENTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY, AND BY PROVIDING A VETERINARY HOSPITAL, SPAY/NEUTERING OF ANIMALS AND ADOPTION PROGRAM TO MATCH ANIMALS WITH THEIR LIFELONG HOME.

SHELTER SERVICES: THE WOMEN'S HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL SHELTER IS FOCUSED ON LIFESAVING AND OUR GOAL IS TO SAVE ALL HEALTHY AND TREATABLE ANIMALS. SHELTER SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR UNWANTED OR ABANDONED SMALL ANIMALS THROUGHOUT THE PHILADELPHIA REGION. THESE SERVICES INCLUDE: HUMANE TREATMENT OF ALL ANIMALS IN OUR CARE; INTAKE/RECEIVING OF ABANDONED ANIMALS, VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT FOR DISEASES AND INJURIES; AN ADOPTIONS AND ANIMAL LIFESAVING PROGRAM; HUMANE EDUCATION FOR ADOPTION CLIENTS, TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, DOG BEHAVIOR TRAINING, AND FORMAL EFFORTS TO RETURN LOST ANIMALS TO THEIR OWNERS. THE SOCIETY RECEIVED OVER 3,000 ANIMALS IN 2017. IN ORDER TO ASSIST WITH THE SOCIETAL ISSUE OF ANIMAL OVER-POPULATION, THE SOCIETY'S HOSPITAL STAFF PERFORMS SPAY/NEUTER SURGERY FOR ALL SHELTER ANIMALS PRIOR TO ADOPTION, FOR ANIMAL RESCUE PARTNERS, AND COMMUNITY SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAMS. ALL SHELTER ANIMALS ARE SPAYED/NEUTERED PRIOR TO ADOPTION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SPAY/NEUTERING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF WHS'S COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO REDUCE THE OVERALL NUMBER OF HOMELESS ANIMALS ENTERING ANIMAL SHELTERS.

HOSPITAL SERVICES: THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL AT THE WOMEN'S HUMANE SOCIETY IS DEDICATED TO OUR FOUNDER, CAROLINE EARLE WHITE AND CARRIES ON HER LEGACY THROUGH OUR UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTH CARE FOR FAMILY PETS IN THE COMMUNITY. THE WHS VETERINARY HOSPITAL OBTAINED THE DISTINCTION AS AN AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION ACCREDITED HOSPITAL AND COMPLETED A RIGOROUS EVALUATION PROCESS TO MEET THE AAHA STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION, WHICH INCLUDE THE AREAS OF: PATIENT CARE, DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING, LABORATORY, PAIN MANAGEMENT, PHARMACY, SAFETY, SURGERY, CLIENT SERVICE, ANESTHESIA, CONTAGIOUS DISEASE, CONTINUING EDUCATION, DENTISTRY, EXAMINATION FACILITIES, MEDICAL RECORDS, LEADERSHIP, AND EMERGENCY/URGENT CARE. TO MAINTAIN ACCREDITED STATUS, HOSPITALS UNDERGO COMPREHENSIVE ON-SITE EVALUATIONS EVERY THREE YEARS, WHICH ENSURES THAT HOSPITALS ARE COMPLIANT WITH THE AAHA MANDATORY STANDARDS.PET OWNERS CAN OBTAIN SERVICES AT THE WOMEN'S HUMANE SOCIETY VETERINARY HOSPITAL THAT INCLUDE PREVENTATIVE WELL VISITS, SICK VISITS, DENTAL PROCEDURES, SURGERY TO RESOLVE CHRONIC OR LIFE-THREATENING ISSUES AND SPAY/NEUTER SURGERY. IN 2017, 11,000 PATIENTS FROM THE COMMUNITY WERE TREATED IN THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL BY ONE OF THE SOCIETY'S LICENSED VETERINARIANS. THE HOSPITAL STAFF COMPLETED APPROXIMATELY 15,000 EXAMS AND SERVICES FOR THESE PATIENTS. PROVIDING VETERINARY SERVICES FOR THE COMMUNITY IS A FUNDAMENTAL ASPECT OF OUR MISSION AS A HUMANE SOCIETY TO ENSURE THAT PETS RECEIVE HUMANE TREATMENT AND REGULAR VETERINARY CARE SO THEY CAN LIVE HEALTHY LIVES.

HUMANE EDUCATION: THE SOCIETY'S FOUNDERS BELIEVED THAT OUR ANIMAL SHELTER SHOULD PROVIDE HUMANE EDUCATION TO ADVANCE THE SOCIETY'S MISSION TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF ALL ANIMALS, PREVENT ANIMAL CRUELTY, AND REDUCE THE OVERALL NUMBER OF HOMELESS ANIMALS THAT ARE SURRENDERED TO ANIMAL SHELTERS IN THE REGION. WHS BELIEVES THAT EDUCATION IS A POWERFUL AND POSITIVE TOOL IN PREVENTING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND IN HELPING ANIMALS IN OUR COMMUNITY. WHS IS PROUD TO OFFER HUMANE EDUCATION CLASSES AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES, GROUPS, AND BUSINESSES, FROM PRE-K CLASSES AND HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS TO ADULT GROUPS WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ANIMAL WELFARE. WHS PROVIDES THESE EDUCATION SESSIONS IN BUCKS COUNTY AND THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA REGION. THE CURRICULUM IS DELIVERED VIA WORKSHOPS, FACILITY TOURS, AND CLASSROOM AND ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY. 2500 INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATED IN OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN 2017. AND OUR STORYTAILS PROGRAM HAD OVER 1100 SESSIONS WHERE CHILDREN VISITED THE SHELTER TO READ TO ANIMALS IN OUR COMMUNITY CAT ROOM TO HELP SOCIALIZE AND REDUCE STRESS FOR OUR HOMELESS ANIMALS.THE SOCIETY'S PROGRAMS ARE FUNDED WITH MODERATE FEES FOR SERVICES AND DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS, ESTATES, BEQUESTS, BUSINESSES AND PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Catherine MalkemesCEO40$130,000
Kim GronendahlMEMBER1$0
Anne LafriniereMEMBER1$0
Candace DeckerMEMBER1$0
Emily FrenzelMEMBER1$0
Deanna TeleseMEMBER1$0
Alane Sica GephartMEMBER1$0
Carol MckinneyMEMBER1$0
Donna Dougherty EsqMEMBER1$0
Terri AlbertsonMEMBER1$0
Lyn MontgomeryMEMBER1$0
Alice RandMEMBER1$0
Karen RobbinsMEMBER1$0
Janet WallaceTREASURER1$0
Ellen LeaSECRETARY1$0
Susan L Anderson EsqVICE-PRESIDENT1$0
Suzanne BushPRESIDENT1$0

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