Corporate, Financial and General Policy Information

The Humane Society of Westchester is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.

We were first incorporated as the New Rochelle Humane Society in 1922 and received our tax-exempt determination letter from the IRS in 1941. We recently changed our name from the New Rochelle Humane Society, so many of the reports and documentation are listed under our former name.  We file a Form 990 with the IRS and the Annual Filing CHAR 500 with the New York State Attorney General’s office. Our financial statements are audited by a Certified Public Accountant.

Summary of 2017 financial results:

Our balance sheet as of October 31, 2017 showed Assets in excess of $1,660,000 We had revenues of $1,164,000 and expenses of $1,158,000 for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2017. Our auditor issued an unqualified opinion.

For more information, please refer to the report from our CPA for the fiscal year 2017 that includes the details of our revenues and expenses for the year.

The links below are provided to help you, our supporters, clients and members of the public, learn more about the Humane Society of Westchester and our financial and legal status:

Humane Society of Westchester Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us so we do not collect any more information about you than is necessary to help us serve you. Any information that we do collect, or that you provide, is kept in the strictest confidence and not shared with or sold to others without your explicit consent.

The Humane Society of Westchester will never sell, lease, share or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information to any other organization without your explicit written consent, unless compelled by United States or international court or executive order. If we are required by law to disclose any information you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice, unless we are prohibited, in order to give you an opportunity to legally challenge such disclosure.

If you have comments or questions about the HSW privacy policy, please contact Dana Rocco at or call 914.632.2925.

Website Visitors

Our website software does not collect personally-identifiable information. It does, however, record your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. This IP address could be used to identify your computer’s geographic location, but is not linked to any other information about you.

Donations and Communications

The Humane Society is committed to respecting the privacy of its donors and those who elect to receive electronic or paper newsletters from us.

The types of personal information collected and maintained by HSW are as follows: Contact information inclusive of name, address, telephone number and email address; pets adopted; giving information and events attended; publications received; items purchased; and information as provided by the supporter in the form of comments and suggestions.

HSW uses your information to understand your interests in our mission and to update you on plans and activities.

The information is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a “need-to-know” basis.

We assure you that names, addresses or other information will not be shared with any third party unless permission has been granted by the supporter. HSW does not sell, lease, share or otherwise disclose its supporter list with other organizations.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dana Rocco at or call 914.632.2925.