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Humane Society Rated Among Top 4% Nationally

For the seventh year in a row, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton has been named as a 4-star Charity Navigator nonprofit organization, a feat that only 4 percent of nonprofits have received on a national level.

“According to Charity Navigator, only 4 percent of organizations have received seven consecutive 4-star ratings, making this accomplishment extremely rare,” said Ashley Post, a spokesperson for Charity Navigator. “A 4-star legacy proves that the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is committed to upholding the best practices for financial health while remaining accountable and transparent to those they serve and the people who support their work.”

Charity Navigator is the largest and most-utilized charity evaluator in America. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability and transparency of more than 9,000 charities and provides basic data on 1.8 million nonprofits across the United States.

“Fiscal responsibility is something we take very seriously at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton,” said Brian Weltge, President & CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. “As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that relies solely on donations to fund all of our programs and services it is important for us to be transparent with our supporters. We want the community to know that we are not only grateful for their generosity, but that we do everything we can to show them that their donations are being used responsibly, ethically and that every dollar given to us directly impacts the lives of thousands of animals here in the Miami Valley.”

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton also has received other numerous awards for being fiscally sound. From their continuous top-rating as a Platinum nonprofit by national group Guidestar to being named a BBB Eclipse Integrity winner, groups on both a local and national level have recognized the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s commitment to being good stewards of the donations they receive.

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