The Animal Defense League of Texas receives highest rating in fiscal responsibility for second consecutive year.
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Animal Defense League of Texas Receives 4-Star Rating for 2nd Consecutive Year in Sound Fiscal Responsibility
San Antonio, Texas – November 2, 2015
The Animal Defense League of Texas’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second consecutive time that the Animal Defense League of Texas has earned this top distinction.
“The Animal Defense League of Texas’ coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars — a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. The Animal Defense League of Texas’ supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”
Only 21% of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that the Animal Defense League of Texas outperforms most charities in America.
Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.
The Animal Defense League of Texas’ rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about The Animal Defense League of Texas’ rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.
About the Animal Defense League of Texas
Chartered in 1934, the Animal Defense League is a non-profit organization that is a true no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused, or neglected dogs and cats. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for these animals by providing needed medical care, including spaying and neutering. While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, the Animal Defense League consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal.
Supported by contributions and directed by a volunteer board, the Animal Defense League provides programs and services which strengthen the bond between animals and people. Through grassroots advocacy, education, and rescue, the organization is the leading voice for dogs and cats in crisis throughout south Texas.