Financial Reports & Statistics

How are we doing?

At the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County, we believe in being completely transparent and are committed to sharing statistics and data to help you track our performance and the impact we are having on the lives of animals in our local community.

We measure our success, in part, through the “save rate,” which is based on all the cats and dogs we receive, regardless of their age, temperament or physical condition. In the last year alone 2,289 pets were adopted into new homes or reunited with their families. At the end of 2021, our save rate was 90% for all dogs and cats. 

Thanks to our compassionate community, HSVB remains committed to saving pets in our community and beyond.

The no-kill definition

To be considered no-kill, a shelter or rescue has to have at least a 90% save rate for the animals in their care. Since 2020, HSVB has met or exceeded that 90% standard — meaning we meet the qualifications to be considered no-kill. However, we’ve made a deliberate decision NOT to identify as a no-kill organization. It’s language we don’t ― and we won’t ― use, to describe ourselves or any other animal rescue agency.

Financial Reports

The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County is a local 5019c)3 non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID 59-0863199
We are a non-profit organization with our own support foundation. Seventy six percent of our operation revenue comes from private donations, fundraising activities, and revenues from our Thrift and Gift Shops. Our annual operating budget exceeds $4 million and the Humane Society is debt free. A small portion of the annual operating budget is paid by Indian River County, as our organization serves as the County’s animal sheltering service provider.

HSVB is committed to organizational transparency both financially and in the reporting of our shelter statistics.