Woodford Humane Society, Inc.
PO Box 44
265 Thomas Lane
Versailles KY 40383
Contact Information
Nonprofit Woodford Humane Society, Inc.
Address PO Box 44
265 Thomas Lane
Versailles, KY 40383
Phone (859) 873-5491
Fax 859 873-0301
Contact Name Katie Hoffman
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Adoption Center
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1982
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Financial Summary
Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the well-being of animals through SAVE: Spay/Neuter, Adopt, Volunteer and Educate.

Background Statement

The Woodford Humane Society provides extraordinary care for hundreds of homeless pets every day. Our average placement rate is 93% - three times the national average. With no government funding, we are completely dependent on private contributions to continue to provide excellent care to our pets.

 Our open-door policy means that we take in animals in need, regardless of their temperament, health, age or breed as long as we have the room to accommodate them. All of our animals are evaluated based on health, known history and temperament before being placed for adoption. We get to know our animals well and provide the enrichment and the playtime they need to stay happy.

Adoptable animals are held for as long as health, behavior and space permit. We never set a time limit for adoptable animals to find a new home -- in fact, many animals have remained here a year or more while awaiting their new home. Cageless cat rooms and spacious play yards for our dogs keep our pets happy while they await adoption.


Impact Statement

2015 was a successful year!  Our placement rate continues to be roughly 93%, in an industry where 25% is seen as a success. We receive no government funding at any level, and are completely dependent on contributions to provide the level of care for which we are known. This year we expect to spend more than $525,000 for regular operating expenses, which includes medical care, housing, and staff support for the animals. Our SAVE Matching Gift & Endowment Fund provides donors with an opportunity to double their gift, because three generous sponsors have pledged a combined $55,000 in funds to match gifts made to this fund in 2016.

Needs Statement

Monetary donations

Wet cat food

Dog and cat treats


Paper towels

Geographic Areas Served
Located in Woodford County, the Woodford Humane Society serves all of central Kentucky and beyond. We receive no government funding and are not a county agency; we rely 100% on private donations to fulfill our mission. We have accepted animals from all over the state, and have placed pets in homes in at least 15 states in the US.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. David A. Franklin
Company Affiliation Franklin and Rapp
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Board Members
Susan Adams Summit Family ChiropracticVoting
Casey Ecker-Kight DVMSouthland Veterinary HospitalVoting
Rena Elswick VolunteerVoting
David A. Franklin Franklin & RappVoting
Susan Kennedy Fowler Bell, PLLCVoting
Margaret Price Swim attorneyVoting
Steve South retiredVoting
Donna Sturgeon Jack Kain FordVoting
Christine Winter ABC 36Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 98%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Donna Sturgeon
Company Affiliation Jack Kain Ford
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
Josephine Abercrombie Pin Oak Stud
Alice Chandler Mill Ridge Farm
Dr. Dale Eckert VCA Woodford Animal Hospital and Woodford Veterinary Clinic Kennel
Dr. William D. Fishback Jr.Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates
Debbie P. Graviss Graviss Studios
Julia Hahn founder, Woodford Humane Society
George and Lori Hall Annestes Farms
Libby Jones Airdrie Stud
DeeDee Lloyd community volunteer
J.C. Moraja retired, United Bank & Trust
Steve Renshaw Gray Construction
Dr. W. Thomas Riddle Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
James D. Rouse Rouse & Rouse
John E. Soper IIICommunity Volunteer
Fran Taylor Keeneland Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Katie Hoffman
Term Start June 2012
Email katie@woodfordhumane.org
Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 9
Volunteers 150
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 72%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 16
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Manager
Title Assistant Manager
Title Marketing Manager
Title Community Outreach Director
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Our adoption program matches people with pets. At any given time we are home to over 200 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens. We provide comfortable housing, medical care and plenty of love while they await their forever homes.

Humane Education
Our Humane Ed team focuses on encouraging responsible pet ownership. We are available to make presentations to classrooms, civic groups and others on a variety of age-appropriate topics. Our website offers resources to pet owners on behavioral and nutritional issues.
Our volunteer program involves the community. Monthly Volunteer Orientation sessions introduce potential volunteers to the many ways they can help the animals. Volunteers can work directly with the animals, or support our efforts through committees and fundraising work. There's a place for anyone who wants to help the animals!
All of our animals are sterilized upon arrival to minimize health or behavioral issues, and they are ready to go home right away without having to wait for surgery. Our spay/neuter voucher program offers low cost surgery to pet owners who otherwise could not afford the surgery.
Population Served , ,
Program Long term Success We continue to place approximately 90% of our pets into new homes
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2003
Chamber of Commerce2003
U.K. Nonprofit Leadership Initiative2004
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $550,000.00
Projected Expenses $550,000.00
Endowment Value $135,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$3,100$1,625$0
Individual Contributions$350,595$546,070$208,662
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$22,337$15,785
Membership Dues------
Special Events$187,765$203,123$247,994
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$545,249$533,955$480,067
Administration Expense$24,586$23,723$24,883
Fundraising Expense$62,316$61,418$65,097
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.510.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%98%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%8%14%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$1,303,265$1,310,480$1,107,427
Current Assets$135,545$457,349$46,114
Long-Term Liabilities$5,856$6,678$8,020
Current Liabilities--$213$213
Total Net Assets$1,297,409$1,030,589$1,099,194
Form 990s
2014 2014 WHS 990
2013 WHS 990
2012 990
2011 Form 990
2010 990
2009 990
2008 Form 990
2007 2007-990
2006 2006-990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Yes
Address PO Box 44
265 Thomas Lane
Versailles, KY 40383
Primary Phone 859 873-5491
Contact Email katie@woodfordhumane.org
CEO/Executive Director Katie Hoffman
Board Chair Mr. David A. Franklin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Franklin and Rapp