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PURRFECT PALS EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR

PURRFECT PALS EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR

ARLINGTON, WA – October 23, 2017 – Purrfect Pals’s 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 first time that Purrfect Pals has been rated by Charity Navigator.

Since 2002, using objective, data-driven 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. On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator updated their methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiate the financial health of their four star charities.

“Purrfect Pals’s 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 Purrfect Pals 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 Purrfect Pals.”

“It’s critical that our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely in the fight to end cat homelessness in the Puget Sound Region,” said Jeanne Lind, Board President of Purrfect Pals. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our governance responsibilities and financial accountability very seriously.”

Purrfect Pals’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about Purrfect Pals’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.


ABOUT CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.


ABOUT PURRFECT PALS
Purrfect Pals, a non-profit organization in Arlington, WA, was founded in 1988 on the belief that every cat matters. Purrfect Pals operates a no-kill sanctuary for cats with special medical and behavioral needs. The sanctuary is currently home to cats positive for FIV and Feline Leukemia, feral cats, geriatric cats and cats with chronic illnesses. In addition to caring for these cats and finding homes for the cats and kittens in their eight Puget Sound adoption centers, Purrfect Pals provides a free spay and neuter voucher program and community pet food bank for low-income cat owners. To learn more, visit http://purrfectpals.org.


MEDIA CONTACT
Connie Gabelein
Director of Community Engagement
(360) 926-8447
connieg@purrfectpals.org

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