Wayside Waifs Inc.
3901 Martha Truman Road
Kansas City MO 64137
Strutt With Your Mutt is our annual 5k run / 3k walk held in Brookside.

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 761-8151
Mission Statement
Preparing pets and people for the bond of their lives.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Geoff Hall
Board Chair Mr. Perry Brandt
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1940
Former Names
Jackson County Animal Betterment
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer There are many ways to support Wayside Waifs. Become a monthly donor, make a one-time memorial/honorarium gift to remember/honor a loved one, make a planned gift through your Will or Trust, or attend one of our fun special events – like the Fur Ball Gala or Strutt With Your Mutt Run/Walk. Supporters can mail a check donation to 3901 Martha Truman Road, KCMO 64137. We also accept gifts by credit cards over the phone at 816-986-4410 and online gifts at www.waysidewaifs.org. Wayside Waifs also accepts in-kind donations of dog and cat crates, new and used bath towels, wet dog/cat food, toys and other items on our Wish List. To view the entire Wish List, visit www.waysidewaifs.org. We have many volunteer opportunities that provide hands-on interaction with the animals, as well as support roles at special events, photography/video of the animals, etc. Visit www.waysidewaifs.org or call 816-986-4410 for more details.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
Preparing pets and people for the bond of their lives.
Background Statement On June 5, 1940, the Jackson County Animal Betterment Association was incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri. In 1944 our name changed to Wayside Waifs, Inc. The shelter was built in southeast Kansas City, Missouri, in 1945 and was enlarged several times. Wayside Waifs’ history is rich with stories of animals rescued from danger and hardship during times of disaster. During the 1951 flood, Wayside was on duty day and night. In May 1957, the agency participated in rescue work following the Ruskin Heights and Martin City tornado. In the spring of 1990, Wayside served as an evacuation center for animals from the Kansas City, Missouri, Animal Control facility when that shelter was threatened by rising floodwaters, and again in 1993 when floodwaters were rising, Wayside met the challenge and accepted hundreds of animals in need. In recent years, Wayside has participated actively in raids of illegally operated “puppy mills,” and it rescued animals from Joplin, Missouri, after the devastating tornado struck in May 2011. Since March 1999, Wayside Waifs has operated with a 32,700 square foot building with space to shelter up to 800 animals. In most years, 6,000 animals will find refuge at Wayside Waifs' no-kill facility. Wayside also offers many other services including humane education for adults and children, an anti-violence humane education program for grades 3-5 entitled "No More Bullying!," a robust volunteer program, shelter for the pets of families in domestic violence shelters or suffering through other family crisis, a behavior helpline for frustrated pet owners, a five-acre off leash park, the country's largest pet cemetery and more. Wayside Waifs is a non-profit organization. It is not supported by local, state or federal funds, nor does it receive financial support from any national humane organizations. Its support comes primarily from general donations, memberships, bequests, the pet cemetery, adoptions, and gifts from foundations, businesses and civic organizations.
Impact Statement
2018 Accomplishments:
  • Adopted 5,668 animals into forever, loving homes
  • Reached 11,349 Kansas City area school children through Humane Education Programs, including Wayside Waifs' violence prevention program, "No More Bullying!"
  • 1,393 volunteers donated 127,596 hours of service
  • 3,189 animals were spayed or neutered
2019 goals:
  • Adopt 5,200 animals into forever, loving homes
  • Reach 11,000 Kansas City area school children through Humane Education Programs, including Wayside Waifs' violence prevention program, "No More Bullying!"
  • 1,400 volunteers donating 100,000 hours of service
  • 2,500 animals spayed or neutered
Needs Statement
Charitable giving accounts for 80 percent of our budget. Broadening our base of support is our greatest need. Adoption fees only cover a small portion of the investment we make in each shelter animal.
Service Categories
Animal Protection & Welfare
Youth Development Programs
Youth Violence Prevention
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement Wayside Waifs is a leading animal welfare agency for the Kansas City metropolitan area and has a 75 year history of partnering pets and community for life. More than 6,000 animals are rescued, sheltered, healed, rehabilitated, and adopted annually through the collective work of 75 passionate employees and more than 1,300 dedicated volunteers on our 50 acre campus located in south Kansas City, Missouri. We provide a full circle of care to dogs, cats, and rabbits and small mammals that find their way to our shelter through transfers from over-crowded shelters, found as a stray on the streets of our municipal partners, and through the often difficult choice to surrender a loved pet by the pet’s owner.
We have made important investments of facilities and staff within the last few years to better meet the ever-growing challenges of pet abandonment, cruelty, overpopulation and neglect. Our 11,000 square foot veterinary hospital, built in 2012, provides greatly expanded and improved space for our team of three full-time veterinarians . Their primary focus is to care for the high volumes of animals that enter our facility by providing all the necessary vaccinations, spaying and neutering procedures, and managing the health of both the overall population as well as individual animals within our shelter.
The psychological needs of all the animals are overseen by our Behavioral Management team including the large number of primary care staff and volunteers who assist on various special teams to help individual animals through their behavioral issues.We are currently constructing a separate building, the Canine Behavior Center, to address the needs of dogs that need extra behavior rehabilitation.  Although we currently work with such dogs, the new space will provide a quiet and controlled environment.
Our Humane Education programs are important tools to inspire and inform animal lovers of all ages about our responsibilities to all the pets we love everywhere in our community. One program specifically, No More Bullying!, is a compelling week-long program for students in grades 3 through 5 to demonstrate compassion to animals and therefor reduce the incidents of bullying behavior of the students when they grow older. Each year 3,000 students participate in the No More Bullying! program locally and we are excited to now provide this curriculum at a national level. We are also expanding our Education and Training Center, which will allow for more education space as well as other needs.
I encourage you to explore our agency’s website (WaysideWaifs.org) and social media pages to learn more about the wide spectrum of programs and services we provide to both pets and people throughout our community. Wayside Waifs will continue to be a resource to shelter management professionals, veterinarians, and every person who cherishes the bond between people and animals. We simply cannot accomplish our ambitious mission without the generosity of philanthropically minded individuals, families and corporations within our community who recognize that all of our lives are made better through the companionship of animals.
Geoff Hall
Description Wayside Waifs' people-friendly, innovative adoption program is designed to facilitate the best match possible between available shelter animals and their potential adopters. Our knowledgeable adoption counselors match pets with the lifestyles and preferences of adopting families. Placing adoptable pets in loving homes with responsible guardians is Wayside Waifs' primary goal. In addition to our adoptions counselors, Wayside Waifs has a complete staff of behavior specialists for dogs and cats that are available for consultation.
Program Budget $622,986.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Ownership
Population Served Families, General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

We placed 5,668 homeless animals into new, loving homes in 2018.

Long-Term Success

To educate the public, staff, and volunteers about all shelter animal needs and that people will be healthier and happier as a result of owning a pet.

Program Success Monitored By

We monitor customer satisfaction of our adopting families. Post adoption phone calls are made to adopters as well as an on line survey sent to adopters asking them about their experience. We monitor the number of animals that are placed for adoption and the percentage returned to the shelter due to a "mismatch."

Examples of Program Success

96.6% of customers indicated they would recommend Wayside Waifs for adoption of an animal to others in 2018. 95.6% would return to Wayside Waifs in the future. In 2018, we placed 5,668 animals into loving, permanent homes.

Description Wayside Waifs comes to the rescue when area families are experiencing crisis through domestic violence, natural disaster, fire or other causes that make caring for family pets an issue. Families are referred by area social service agencies when they require special support and care for beloved pets.
Program Budget $0.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served Victims, Homeless
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed No
Short-Term Success Families in crisis referred by the Red Cross or area domestic violence shelters who need temporary shelter for their pets can bring them to Wayside for two weeks. The pets will be held in an area not accessible to the public.
Long-Term Success Those who have been victimized by others or by fire or other family tragedies are not forced to part with their beloved pets as they pull their lives back together.
Program Success Monitored By Wayside staff will work with the families and other social service agencies to determine the best possible outcome for their pet.
Examples of Program Success When domestic violence occurs, often women are afraid to leave their abuser due to threats against their family pet. Wayside Waifs is often the only link between these women and their children living a life free of abuse.

One of Wayside Waifs' goals is to educate the public, particularly children, about the humane treatment of pets. Studies show there is a strong relationship between a child's awareness of the proper way to treat animals and their ability as an adult to relate humanely not only to animals but to society as a whole. A wide variety of quality programs are delivered to more than 11,000 participants each year. These programs are done both onsite and throughout the community. The violence prevention curriculum, No More Bullying!, is the cornerstone of our Humane Education program. No More Bullying! is an in-school program that teaches 3rd-5th grade students the importance of practicing compassion, self-control, responsibility and integrity. All programs are offered free of charge and are supported entirely by private grants and donations.

Program Budget $242,351.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Humane Education has been part of Wayside Waifs’ mission since its inception. About 300 Schools and other community institutions contact Wayside Waifs yearly to schedule programming. Our No More Bullying! curriculum has been featured as an effective program for anti-bullying education in USA Today, Animal Sheltering magazine, KC Parent Magazine, Family Circle, and more than 72 other media outlets around the country.

Long-Term Success

It is our goal to teach responsible pet ownership, educate the community on animal welfare concerns, and help children grow into kind and contributing members of society. Our humane educators, staff and volunteers, and their companion animals present curriculum lessons that teach children about caring for a pet, how to safely greet a dog, and help students practice compassion, self-control, responsibility and integrity.

Program Success Monitored By

Information is collected to help us identify where we impact our community and the number of people who use our programming yearly. We log schools/institutions who schedule our programming, the number of participants – both children and adults – who have benefited, and the No More Bullying! curriculum uses pre and post testing to see how effective the sessions are in helping students grasp the core concepts.

Examples of Program Success

Wayside Waifs is recognized throughout the country for their exceptional and well developed programming. The No More Bullying! violence prevention curriculum is available for purchase nationwide and Wayside Waifs is regularly contacted for information about how to bring this nontraditional approach to bullying prevention to other communities. Nationally, the No More Bullying! curriculum has been purchased by shelters and schools in 20 states. Locally, Wayside Waifs has become the premiere partner for the Kansas City girl scouts and the only place recommended to troops who are looking to complete their Animal Badge. Adult tours and programming continued to match short term shelter needs with community resources. Over 100 corporate, college and other adult groups effectively supported shelter needs in 2018.


Wayside Waifs has been helping families for generations with compassionate aftercare for cherished family pets. The staff at Wayside Waifs truly understands the pain of losing a family pet. We are here to support you during this time of sorrow and help make final arrangements for your pet. Unlike most pet cemeteries, all revenue from Wayside Waifs’ Pet Memorial Services goes to help the shelter provide loving care for its current residents until permanent homes can be found. We hope the clients we serve will find comfort in knowing that your pet, even in death, is helping another animal. Additionally, Wayside Waifs has added a Pet Loss Support Group that meets on site at no cost to those participating.

Program Budget $101,775.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Ownership
Population Served Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

As part of our enhanced marketing program, Pet Memorial Services is offering more retail products for pet owners to memorialize their deceased pet’s memory.

Long-Term Success

People in the Greater Kansas City Area will have knowledge of accessible and compassionate aftercare for cherished family pets at Wayside Waifs Pet Memorial Park. The Pet Memorial Services program generates excess revenue which can be used to support non-revenue generating shelter services.

Wayside Waifs Pet Memorial Services is one of Kansas City’s largest end of life provider for companion pet burial, cremation and memorial services and all revenue generated supports the mission of Wayside Waifs.

Program Success Monitored By

Number of clients served and revenue generated for support of the other programs at Wayside Waifs.

Examples of Program Success

The following are examples of the types of comments we receive after a client experiences the services and staff at Pet Memorial Services.

“Thank you so much for making such a difficult time easier on my family. We now have six pets buried at Wayside Waifs. Each time we used the services, the staff was wonderful. They do a great job in keeping the cemetery grounds looking great. I’m very thankful that we have the cemetery available to us and thankful for the wonderful group that keeps it running.”

Wayside Waifs received a phone call from a woman who has buried several of her pets at Wayside Waifs. She had already been a monthly donor to Wayside Waifs, but after her most recent experience with Pet memorial Services, she was so impressed with the kind and caring high level of service that she received, she wanted to increase the amount of the monthly donation she was currently making to Wayside Waifs.

Description Wayside Waifs has over 60 transfer partners throughout the region and beyond. In 2012 Wayside Waifs expanded our life-saving programs to include a 12-person FEMA trained Rescue and Response Team. The Rescue and Response Team assists with local and national rescue efforts resulting from natural disasters, hoarding situations, and puppy mill raids.
Program Budget $142,166.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

In 2018 we transferred in 2,530 animals from shelters locally and across the country. 2017 was a busy year for our rescue program with three hurricanes and numerous hoarding cases. Our rescue truck was deployed twice for Hurricane Harvey; first to Louisiana to rescue animals from a shelter before it got flooded; then to Houston to rescue animals found after the Hurricane in a hoarding situation. Twice we sent teams of four staff and volunteers to assist the ASPCA at shelters set up to care for animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Long-Term Success

That no adoptable animals will ever be euthanized locally or from areas where we are capable of rescuing and transporting them to Wayside Waifs.

Program Success Monitored By

We use a web-based system to record every animal that enters and leaves Wayside.

Examples of Program Success

2,530 animals were transferred from other shelters in 2018.

CEO Comments Wayside Waifs is transforming its 50-acre campus into a regional resource for animals and their owners and building a national reputation for best practices and a trained response team that can mobilize at a moment's notice to assist other organizations in time of disaster. We are proud of the reputation we have built over the years as the place where animal have the best chance of survival and finding a forever home. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Geoff Hall
Term Start Oct 2013

Before joining Wayside Waifs as President in 2013, Mr. Hall served as Assistant Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Kansas City Zoo. In addition to his experience with the Kansas City Zoo, Geoff has served as General Curator of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and as Executive Vice President/General Curator of the Phoenix Zoo.

Former CEOs
Ms. Patti GlassAug 2003 - Feb 2010
Ms. Cynthia SmithMar 2010 - Feb 2013
Senior Staff
Title Vice President of Donor Relations and Communications

Robin Rowland joined the Wayside Waifs team in 2014. She is a certified fund raising executive and brings 20 years of combined experience in fund raising and public relations to Wayside Waifs. Robin is responsible for leadership and direction to Wayside Waifs' advancement, communication, and marketing efforts. Prior to joining Wayside Waifs, she was the Executive Director of Development at Avila University and the Vice President of Fund Development for The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. Robin holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master’s in Management, with an Emphasis in Fund Raising, from Avila University. In addition to her professional role, she has been a long-time volunteer in various organizations, including: The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, Big Brothers Big Sisters, YouthFriends, and Girl Scouts.

Title VP of Operations

Wayside Waifs welcomed Alison Reder to their staff on Monday, September 11, 2017. Reder is the Vice President of Operations and leads Wayside’s Adoptions, Pet Memorial Services, Facilities and Whiskers & Wags retail store teams.

Reder holds a BA from Wellesley College, a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver and a Certificate in Shelter Management from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. She is an advocate for all animals but specifically for bully breeds. She writes the dog blog Sarcastic Dog, which was a 2017 BlogPaws award nominee in the Best Cause Blog category. She previously served as the adoptions, foster and event coordinator for ColoRADogs, a foster-based rescue out of Ft. Collins, Colorado.

As a native Bostonian, Reder has always had pets in her life. Her love and admiration for them has grown over the years. Outside of animals, she enjoys baking, has served on the board of several organizations and has been a CASA volunteer for abused and neglected children. She currently resides with her daughter and two dogs, Simon (a Yellow Lab) and Piper (a Pit Bull mix).

Title VP of Finance and Administration
Paid Full-Time Staff 47
Paid Part-Time Staff 27
Paid Contractors 1
Volunteers 1393
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 66
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 1
Other (Please Specify) 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 62
Male 11
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Wayside Waifs collaborates with animal welfare organizations both locally, regionally, and nationally. In recent years, Wayside has worked directly with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to aid in the rescue of animals from illegally run "puppy mills" and from many disasters affecting the Midwest, including the devastating tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011, and Wayside has worked with the Humane Society of the United States. Locally, Wayside Waifs collaborates with Spay and Neuter Kansas City, Great Plains SPCA, and Kansas City Pet Project, which often includes the transfer of animals from those facilities to Wayside Waifs. In addition, Wayside organizes animal transfers from approximately 60 different regional (and beyond) animal shelters when their animals have “run out of time or space.” Through the generosity of our supporters, Wayside Waifs is able to be a no kill shelter – keeping animals until their forever family is found and they are adopted.
October 12 through 14, 2018, the Kansas City MegaMatch was held by Wayside Waifs, Great Plains SPCA, Kansas City Pet Project, and Lawrence Humane Society.  This involved planning meetings, jointly applying for sponsorship funds, and producing joint promotional materials and advertising, as well as joint social media efforts.
Best NonprofitThe Pitch - Readers' Choice2015
Best Organized Foot Race/Run (for Wayside's Strutt With Your Mutt)The Pitch - Readers' Choice2015
Best Dog Park - Third Place (For Wayside's Bark Bark)The Pitch - Readers' Choice2015
Best Benefit Party - Second Place (For Wayside's Fur Ball)The Pitch - Readers' Choice2015
Best Pet Retail (For Wayside's Whiskers & Wags)The Pitch - Readers' Choice2015
Best Place to Adopt a PetThe Pitch - Readers' Choice2015
Best Way to Find LoveThe Pitch - Critics' Choice2015
Best Place to Adopt a PetThe Pitch - Reader's Choice2016
Best Place to Adopt a PetThe Pitch2017
Best Pet Retail - third place tie (For Wayside's Whiskers & Wags boutique)The Pitch2017
Best Charitable Event - Third Place (for Fur Ball)Ingram's Magazine2017
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments We are proud of the record of fiscal responsibility and growth that Wayside Waifs has accomplished. Wayside Waifs' Board and staff work hand-in-hand to ensure that our financial structure is as strong as our quality of service to the community.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Perry Brandt
Company Affiliation Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Email perry.brandt@bclplaw.com
Board Members
Ms. Ruth BrackneyLathrop & Gage LLP
Mr. W. Perry BrandtBryan Cave LLP
Ms. Becky Turner Chapman
Mr. Andy EllebrechtDST
Ms. Ellen T. HansonRetired
Mrs. Sandy JohnsonCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Kostas Kontopanos
Mr. Harold MelcherRetired
Ms. Jodi RobinsonCBIZ MHM LLC
Ms. Lisa RolfHallmark
Mrs. Betty ScottCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Rusty SmithRetired
Mrs. Jill TurnerCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Craig WallaceCeva Animal Health
Mrs. Susan WallyPrep KC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 77%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Advisory Board Members
Ms. Shannon BarksBryan Cave LLP
Mr. Peter BrownLathrop & Gage LLP
Mr. Bill BurtonGreat-West Financial
Mrs. Laura Bynum Tucker
Mr. Kristopher DabnerThe Greensman
Ms. Jill EmbryCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Laurie FranklinCommunity Volunteer
Mr. John GoodmanPareto Marketing
Ms. Melanie HepperlyRetired
Mrs. Martha Immenschuh
Ms. Peggy Kroesch
Ms. Jan Kyle
Mrs. Joyce Letts
Mrs. Peggy LyonsCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Darlene McCluskey
Ms. Barbara Mueth
Ms. Susan Palmer
Ms. Ashlee Parker-OsborneHoneywell
Mrs. Beverly Rose
Mr. Bill Scott AIASFS Architecture
Ms. Susan SightRob Sight Ford
Ms. Susan SuszCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Chris Trainer
Mr. Gary WolfMobank
Ms. Jeanna WolfeCommunity Volunteer
CEO Comments We are proud of the record of fiscal responsibility and growth that Wayside Waifs has accomplished. Wayside Waifs Board of Directors and staff work hand-in-hand to ensure that our financial structure is as strong as our quality of service to the community. We routinely receive clean audits and management letters.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $5,534,750
Projected Expenses $6,193,757
Endowment Value $98,000
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$360,538$239,231$189,053
Membership Dues--($95,784)$0
Special Events$1,087,117$878,829$873,186
Revenue In-Kind$95,479$89,873$80,594
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$4,376,095$4,301,755$4,262,063
Administration Expense$543,170$487,254$538,424
Fundraising Expense$847,435$751,780$782,221
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses3.850.991.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses186%78%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$21,393,113$17,174,688$17,000,642
Current Assets$3,524,823$858,639$964,077
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$428,696$433,201$577,652
Total Net Assets$20,964,417$16,741,487$16,422,990
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.221.981.67
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Anonymous $522,498
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Anonymous $200,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Anonymous $134,689
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose
The Building Dreams and Transforming Lives Campaign delivers innovation and state-of-the-art facilities to bring solutions to our community for both pets and people.
The Behavior Center will include 21 individual indoor-outdoor kennels, 3 real-life rooms, indoor and outdoor play and training areas, a dedicated medical exam room with grooming space, and a training classroom for visiting animal welfare colleagues. This building and program will be the second of its kind in the nation, something we're proud to bring to the Midwest.  

With only one modest-sized public meeting room in our current shelter, our staff and volunteers are constantly juggling the needs of our campus. The classrooms in the Education and Training Center Expansion will allow Wayside to expand the reach and scope of our Humane Education curriculum that teaches responsible pet care and our signature No More Bullying! violence prevention program.  

Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

Philanthropic funding provides 80 percent of Wayside Waifs’ revenue. The remaining 20 percent of our revenue comes from adoption fees, sales in our Whiskers & Wags Boutique, and burials and cremations through our Pet Memorial Services.

Our staff and volunteers take great care in being good stewards of donated dollars. We value our donors and are honored that they choose to support the life-saving efforts at Wayside Waifs. We encourage donors to visit Wayside Waifs in person to see first-hand how their donations are making a difference for homeless animals.

Other Documents
Scratching Post2017View
Annual Impact Report2017View
Wayside Waifs Agency Brochure2015View
Annual Impact Report2015View
Organization Name Wayside Waifs Inc.
Address 3901 Martha Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64137
Primary Phone (816) 761-8151
Contact Email info@waysidewaifs.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Geoff Hall
Board Chair Mr. Perry Brandt
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Year of Incorporation 1940
Former Names
Jackson County Animal Betterment