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 Diane Baker
Web and Social Media
Adoption Center
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1975
IRS Ruling Year 1982
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 was incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 1975 and has operated in its current location since 1981.


Our open-door policy means that we accept all owner-surrendered animals in need, regardless of their temperament, health, origin, age or breed, so long as space allows. We receive over twelve-hundred animals each year from locations throughout Kentucky and other states.


We take pride in caring for each of our animals as individuals and strive to make their living conditions better each day rather than allowing their personality, training and love for life to deteriorate.


We are home to more than two hundred animals at any given time. Adoptable animals are held at our facility or in foster homes for as long as health and behavior permit. We have no time limit for adoptable animals to find their new home.


When animals are turned in to us, we ask the relinquishing owner to fill out an information form about the animal in order to help us get a clear picture of the animal. In addition, we employ temperament testing on dogs in order to assess each dog’s personality so we can do our best to match them to their ideal home. We also use a three-page adoption application that helps us identify issues that could prevent a successful adoption.


Adoption fees vary depending on the season, but generally, the fees range from $20-$70 for cats and kittens, and are $60-$140 for dogs and puppies. The adoption fee includes the spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, disease and heartworm testing, deworming and a coupon for a free rabies shot and veterinary exam. We offer post-adoption counseling and obedience training to help new adopters settle in with their new family member.

Impact Statement
2012 was a successful year despite a challenging local economy and we look forward to 2013. Our placement rate continues to be roughly 90%, 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 $500,000 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 2013.
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 2014 to Dec 2015
Board Members
Susan Adams Summit Family ChiropracticVoting
Rena Elswick VolunteerVoting
David A. Franklin Franklin & RappVoting
Susan Kennedy Fowler Bell, PLLCVoting
Etta Ruth Kepp retiredVoting
Margaret Price Swim attorneyVoting
Steve South retiredVoting
Donna Sturgeon ABC 36Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
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 11
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Donna Sturgeon
Company Affiliation ABC 36
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2015
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 WS 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 Diane Baker
Term Start Feb 2003
Email diane@woodfordhumane.org
Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 7
Volunteers 150
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Manager
Title Assistant Manager
Title Community Outreach Director
Title Public Relations 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, 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2014
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) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$208,662$303,908$236,427
Investment Income, Net of Losses$15,785$13,907$12,573
Membership Dues------
Special Events$247,994$212,790$238,149
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$480,067$503,580$483,682
Administration Expense$24,883$24,265$24,798
Fundraising Expense$65,097$58,542$57,881
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.931.011.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%86%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%11%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$1,107,427$1,147,970$1,142,370
Current Assets$46,114$68,740$263,344
Long-Term Liabilities$8,020$6,107$0
Current Liabilities$213$213$6,632
Total Net Assets$1,099,194$1,141,650$1,135,738
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities216.50322.7239.71
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%1%0%
Form 990s
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