Save-A-Pet earns 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Marker is evidence of sound fiscal practices, commitment to accountability, transparency

GRAYSLAKE – Save-A-Pet’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Save-A-Pet, which rescues dogs and cats and gives them an opportunity to be adopted into a forever home, has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a four-star rating, a news release stated. The accountability and transparency metrics, which account for 50% of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors.

“Save-A-Pet’s exceptional four-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, said in the news release. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our four-star rating. This adds Save-A-Pet to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its four-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Save-A-Pet.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our pure no-kill mission,” Save-A-Pet Executive Director Pat Kennedy said in the release. “Our four-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

Save-A-Pet’s rating and information about charitable giving are available at Detailed information about Save-A-Pet’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, which is a free service.