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


(DALLAS, TX); December 10, 2018– 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' fourth consecutive 4-star rating (2014- 2017). Charity Navigator reported that only 16% of the charities they evaluate earn a fourth consecutive 4-star rating.

"The SPCA of Texas is honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four out of four stars,” said James Bias, 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 93.79 in 2016 to 95.77 in 2017. 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.




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SPCA of Texas Voices

"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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