The HSJC is a private non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation founded in 1922. Funding is obtained in a variety of ways, with only 12%-14% of our annual budget deriving from municipalities which contract with the shelter for stray animal control. The majority of funds are raised through donations, charitable giving, bequests, and events such as the annual Fur Ball, a black tie affair held in the month of October, and various other fundraisers sponsored by the shelter or the public.