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Charity Navigator Awards SPCA of Texas with Fifth Consecutive 4-Star Rating

(DALLAS, TX); April 28, 2020– The SPCA of Texas' strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the SPCA of Texas' fifth consecutive 4-star rating (2016-2020). Charity Navigator reported that only 15% of the charities they evaluate earn a fifth consecutive 4-star rating. The SPCA of Texas has also earned GuideStar's Platinum Seal of Transparency by voluntarily sharing the measures of progress and results they use to pursue their mission. Organizations earn Platinum Seals by selecting from a catalog of over 900 expert recognized metrics or by creating a new metric that best fits their work. 

The SPCA of Texas is honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four out of four stars,” said Karen Froehlich, President and CEO of the SPCA of Texas. “It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to provide every animal with exceptional care and a loving home. Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

The SPCA of Texas' score increased from a 95.77 in 2018 to 95.93 in 2020. The SPCA of Texas' rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on

“The SPCA of Texas’ exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds the SPCA of Texas to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the SPCA of Texas.”

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter and wellness clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an emergency animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. For more information, visit


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