The country's economy has been in a recession for the last several years, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the amount of money people are spending on their pets.
|1||Bowdoin College, Brunswick||$1,294,173,000/$203,029,000|
|2||Maine Medical Center, Portland||$1,098,704,079/$515,082,782|
|3||Colby College, Waterville||$1,050,624,000/$131,831,000|
|4||Eastern Maine Medical Center (2), Bangor||$459,472,780/$220,225,914|
Source: Guidestar, a 501(3)c that collects and presents 990 forms for IRS-registered nonprofits./Compiled by Roger Magnus. (1) Given the various timing of organizations' fiscal years, 2011 figures are the most recent available for comparison. (2) Although Eastern Maine Medical Center and Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems are related, they each have separate employer identification numbers and file individual tax returns