Henrico Humane Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 28014
Richmond VA 23228
Mission Statement The mission of Henrico Humane Society is to address the enormous population of homeless animals in the greater Richmond area.  
CEO/Executive Director No CEO
Board Chair Shannon Troyka
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 28014
Richmond, VA 23228
Telephone 804 262-6634
Fax 804 xxxxxxx
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $280,055.00
Projected Expenses $280,055.00
Mission The mission of Henrico Humane Society is to address the enormous population of homeless animals in the greater Richmond area.  

Top Accomplishments from 2013: 


  1. The organization's top accomplishment in 2013 was the re-establishment of a strong team of volunteers dedicated to cat rescue. 
  2. With the help of dedicated individuals, HHS was able to find homes for 341 cats in 2013 compared to 207 in 2012 (a 65% increase). 
  3. Henrico Humane Society adopted 700 dogs and cats in 2013 compared to 518 in 2012, a 35% increase and all-time record.  Almost every  animal in the organization's care stays in a foster home until they are placed in a permanent home; HHS has no shelter and no paid staff.



Top Goals for 2014:


  1. HHS committed to participating in a city-wide event called Maddie’s Fund in 2014.  It required volunteers to work all weekend to place as many dogs and cats as possible.  Through the tremendous efforts of many individuals, HHS was able to adopt over 100 dogs and cats in two days which resulted in a grant of over $70,000.
  2. The biggest fundraiser for HHS is Pet Expo, which has been held in February for the last 14 years.  Our venue closed and we have to move the event to a different location (Richmond Raceway Complex) at a different time (October).  Our goal is to raise as much money, if not more, at this event as we have in the past, even though it’s at a different time and place.
  3. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, we have sometimes struggled to have resources to allow us to participate in different community events.  In 2014, we have committed to participating in The Amazing Raise and are tapping into volunteers who have committed to help, even though many of them are also involved in adoption and/or fundraising activities that are scheduled during the same time.




  1. Volunteers to foster dogs and cats until they can be adopted.
  2. Funds to pay medical expenses that are not covered by adoption fees, donations or fundraising efforts.
  3. Funds for food and medical expenses to help owners care for their pets during times of financial hardship.  This will prevent them from having to turn their pet into a shelter.
  4. Funds for animals in need of expensive and/or emergency medical care due to severe cases of neglect or abuse.
  5. Funds for a professional trainer to provide rehabilitative services for dogs who lack the social skills to live as an indoor family pet due to neglect or abuse.
  6. Funds to spay and/or neuter pets belonging to people in the community who cannot otherwise afford the procedure.



HHS was founded in 1991 by several volunteers, all of whom lived in Henrico County.  We have always been an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.  The majority of animals in our care stay in foster homes until they can be adopted as we have no facility.  Over the years, HHS has expanded its scope well beyond Henrico County and currently rescues from, and adopts to families in, several surrounding counties.

In 2013, the organization found homes for 700 dogs and cats which was an all-time record.  In addition to rescuing animals from local shelters and taking in strays, HHS also accepts animals from owners who can no longer keep their pets so they don’t have to take the animal to a shelter.
Board Chair Statement

2013 was a great year for Henrico Humane Society. We were able to place 700 dogs and cats, which was an all-time adoption record going back to when we started in 1991. Along with the success of finding so many homes comes the challenge of managing volunteer efforts and medical expenses associated with caring for all of these animals. We are constantly challenged with finding more volunteers and raising more money and, as an all-volunteer organization, finding the resources to meet both of these challenges.

We continue to look for ways to raise funds and were successful with increasing income raised by Bark in the Park last year by 175% over the prior year with heightened volunteer involvement. In 2014, we participated in the Maddie’s Fund event and were able to raise over $70,000 which will go a long way to help cover medical expenses (which are budgeted for $132,000 in 2014). We have also committed to participating in the Amazing Raise in 2014 with the hopes of raising funds to further support our cause of rescuing animals and placing them in permanent, loving homes.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Powhatan County
Louisa County
Charles City County
New Kent County
Board Chair
Board Chair Shannon Troyka
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2017
Email shannon.troyka@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Melaine Cale Community Volunteer
Ryan Elithorpe Community Volunteer
Pam Enroughty Community Volunteer
Nikki Ganzert Community Volunteer
Melissa Golden community volunteer
Kathy Hieber community volunteer
Debbie Messmer community volunteer
Courtney Morano Community Volunteer
David Nelms Community Volunteer
Valerie Paul Community Volunteer
Cara Salman Community Volunteer
Shannon Troyka community volunteer
Kate Walser community volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 12
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director No CEO
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 100
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 0
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $280,055.00
Projected Expenses $280,055.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$178,379$194,237$167,970
Administration Expense$25,875$12,730$6,242
Fundraising Expense$16,941$7,465$462
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.101.750.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%91%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%2%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$266,770$238,528$83,667
Current Assets$49,507$197,261$82,620
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$10,818$4,085$10,820
Total Net Assets$255,952$234,443$72,847
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.5848.297.64
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 prepared by Cherry Bekaert, LLP.
  • Financial statements prepared internally by the organization.
  • Financial analysis preformed with Form 990, with supplemental information provided by the financial statements.