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Española Humane Receives Highest 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

on April 13, 2019 - 10:17am
Española Humane News:
For the fourth consecutive year, Española Humane, an animal welfare organization serving some of northern New Mexico’s poorest communities, has received the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.
This coveted honor is given for consistently adhering to best practices and demonstrating strong financial health and transparency. Charity Navigator is the leading independent charity evaluator in the U.S. and has been lauded by Forbes, Business Week, and others for its data-driven analysis of the charitable sector.
According to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, only 18% of the more than 8,000 charities they evaluate across the country have received four consecutive 4-star ratings. “Española Humane outperforms most other charities in America,” he explains. “Its 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public. It belongs to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. People can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Española Humane.”
“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by such a respected organization,” says Bridget Lindquist, Executive Director of Española Humane. “The hard work and dedication of our staff and our supporters has really paid off, both in the results we’ve been able to achieve for the animals in our community and in awards such as this one. Our 4-star rating reinforces the trust donors have placed in us that we are using their donations wisely.”
The mission of Española Humane is to improve the lives of animals in underserved communities. The organization now provides over 5,300 free spay/neuter surgeries every year and rescues over 3,000 stray animals annually. “The rapid growth of our free spay/neuter surgeries has been a huge factor in reducing the number of unwanted and abandoned animals in our community,” explains Lindquist. “We literally go door-to-door to ensure that people know this service is available to them. Given that just one unspayed female will generate thousands of animals from her offspring, it is critical that we spay/neuter as many animals as possible.”
Another factor in the financial strength of the organization is that their facility is provided free of charge by the city of Española. That means that 90% of every dollar raised goes directly to animal services.
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