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
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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 is a non-profit animal adoption center in Versailles, Kentucky. We care for the homeless and unwanted animals in Woodford County, surrounding counties, as well as animals from other states. We have welcomed thousands of animals since 1975 and strive to find good, loving homes for all of them. A careful screening process helps us match the right animals to the right adoptive homes.

With no government funding, we are completely dependent on private contributions to continue to provide care to 1,200 animals each year. Since 2007, we have placed 90% of our animals into their forever homes! The national average is around 25%.

At any given time, we are home to over 200 animals available for adoption. Adoption counselors are on staff to assist with the selection of a new pet. We maintain a "wish book" for people seeking a particular breed and let them know when a match has been made.

Adoption fees include spay or neuter surgery, a Home Again microchip, vaccinations and deworming, feline leukemia and FIV screening for cats, heartworm screening for dogs, rabies vaccination, a free veterinary checkup and dog training DVD.

We provide counseling and offer advice on topics such as obedience training, housebreaking, helping your pet adapt to a new home and other behavioral issues.

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

2014 was a successful year!  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 2015.

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 2015 to Dec 2016
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 Jack Kain FordVoting
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 Jack Kain Ford
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2016
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 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 2
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
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, 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2015
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,625$0$0
Individual Contributions$546,070$208,662$303,908
Investment Income, Net of Losses$22,337$15,785$13,907
Membership Dues------
Special Events$203,123$247,994$212,790
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$533,955$480,067$503,580
Administration Expense$23,723$24,883$24,265
Fundraising Expense$61,418$65,097$58,542
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.510.931.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%84%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%14%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$1,310,480$1,107,427$1,147,970
Current Assets$457,349$46,114$68,740
Long-Term Liabilities$6,678$8,020$6,107
Current Liabilities$213$213$213
Total Net Assets$1,030,589$1,099,194$1,141,650
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2147.18216.50322.72
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%1%1%
Form 990s
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