2015 Annual Report
To Our Supporters
Thank you for supporting Longmont Humane Society and the wonderful animals we serve. Whether it was through the 58,865 hours our volunteers contributed or your monetary and in-kind donations, your generosity allowed LHS to celebrate a number of life changing outcomes in 2015.
Among the accomplishments we are most proud of are the loving homes that we found for more than 2,700 dogs, cats and small mammals. We helped 731 stray animals find their way back home. LHS spayed and neutered 1,527 shelter cats and dogs, vaccinated over 8,816 animals from our community and hosted a FREE Spay and Neuter Day at our Well Pet Clinic. Looking back over such a successful year there are so many reasons to feel proud of the work we are all doing on behalf of animals in need.
Your ongoing support allows us to continue providing lifesaving and life changing services and for this we are extremely grateful.
Caring, serving and educating to improve the lives of companion animals.
2015 Board of Directors
Shelley McLeod, President
Bob Schisler, Secretary, President
Gail Frankfort, Vice President
Michelle Oschmann, Treasurer
Theresa Collins, Secretary
Dr. Lou Cavallo
Celebrating Our Commitment to Service
LHS is proud to offer innovative programming that improves the lives of the animals in our care while also providing support to adopters and to those in need of resources for their owned companion animals. It is our pleasure to share the accomplishments of our lifesaving programs in 2015.
Lost & Found
We provided safe haven for 4,244 animals and Reunited 730 lost animals with their owners.
LHS adopted 2,780 homeless animals into new loving homes while reducing length of stay to just 12 days for dogs and 13 days for cats once available for adoption.
We partnered with other rescue and shelter agencies from Colorado and across the nation to transfer in and save over 760 dogs and cats in need.
Our Foster Care program cared for 780 animals in foster homes, many of whom were young kittens or those animals recovering from a medical condition.
Well Pet Clinic and Shelter Veterinary Services
Our veterinary staff performed 1,605 spay and neuter surgeries for shelter animals and another 1,100 for public animals helping to address the problem of pet overpopulation in our community. Over 4,700 public clients received low-cost veterinary care through our Well Pet Clinic.
At the Longmont Humane Society Thrift Store we increased our average daily sales total by nearly 58% and raised 10% of the organization’s total revenue, providing an important source of funding to help meet the needs of animals we serve.
LHS could not provide the shelter, services, and quality of life to the thousands of animals we care for each year without the support of our volunteer community. Our TLC programs, Foster Care Program, Thrift Store, Administrative Offices & Special Events are just a few of the areas in which we rely on volunteer support.
LHS benefitted from 939 volunteers donating over 58,000 hours in a variety of programs. In 2015, 38% of our volunteer workforce were teens ages 13-18.
Education & Outreach
LHS participated in 25 community events across the St. Vrain Valley, promoting the organization's resources to more than 3,100 attendees. We launched a new humane education program,TAILS, with the goal of educating more children about caring for and staying safe around animals. The program was presented at four education centers reaching 115 children ages 3 to 7. LHS C.A.R.E.S. hosted four presentations, reaching more than 65 people, on topics such as on-leash reactivity and senior pet health care.
Public Training Program
In addition to offering a comprehensive set of Public Dog Training classes, our program offers Adoption Follow-up support to all dogs adopted from LHS for the life of that dog, often at little to no cost to the owner. Adoption Follow-up sessions doubled in number over 2014, allowing LHS to support more new owners through adaptive changes thus keeping more dogs in loving forever homes.
Shelter Training and Behavior Modification Program
LHS is proudly positioned to offer the opportunity for each dog that enters our shelter to be behaviorally assessed and rehabilitated as an individual through our Canine Training and Behavior Modification Program. The mission and goals of the program were furthered through the establishment of a relationship with Dogs Playing for Life to include our first partnership as a host for their mentorship program at LHS. We also hosted interns from around the United States and Canada, conducting trainings for shelter professionals on the implementation of playgroups and enrichment programs for shelter dogs and worked with Longmont Police Department on the hands-on assessment of K-9 officer candidates.
Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead. - Nelson Mandela
The essential animal welfare services that we provide to our community depend on the generosity of individual donors, foundations and corporate sponsors. These combined donations represented 35% of our total income in 2015. Our Homeward Bound and Paws in the Park events saw a combined 23% increase in income, a demonstration of the high value our community places on the services we provide.
$0 - $500:
Aligned Animal Wellness/New Leaf Chiropractic
Leslie Irvine & Marc Krulewitch
Security Service Federal Credit
Zach’s Transmission and 4X4
$501 - $1,000:
Coffee and Connections Flatirons Bank
Johnson Storage & Moving
Longmont Orthodontics Sunflower Bank
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists
Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematorium
Stapp Interstate Toyota-Scion Times Call
Valley Nissan- Subaru
$1,001 - $2,500:
Boulder CPA Group
Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies
Elevations Credit Union
Holland & Hart
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Emerson Charitable Trust- Micron
Harmony Healing Center, PC
High Hopes for Pets Foundation Corporation
High Hopes® for Pets Foundation
High Plains Bank
Joan Leslie Nichols Foundation
Keller Williams, 1st Realty, Inc.
Kenneth & Myra Monfort Charitable Foundation, Inc.
KSJ Corporation, dba Re/MAX Alliance
Longmont Community Foundation
Longmont Yarn Shop
Lucille Drinkwater Allen Charitable Trust
Lynn and Helen Clark Fund
Lyons Community Foundation
Otter Cares Foundation
Ahlberg Funeral Chapel
Alice N. Jenkins Foundation
Anschutz Family Foundation
BBVA Compass Bank
Bernice Barbour Foundation, Inc.
BF Hammond Electrical
Bissell Pet Foundation
Cars For Charity, Inc.
CMS Mechanical Services
Daughters of the British Empire
El Pomar Foundation, Freda Hambrick Fund
We Are Grateful For Your Support
Robert E. Ringdahl Foundation, Inc
The 1040 Foundation
The Bates Foundation & Trust
The Bryce L. West Foundation
The Community Foundation of Boulder County
The Dr. Mary E. Bates Trust Fund
The Mary Elizabeth Bates Foundation
The PEDIGREE Foundation
The Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
The Roberta E Harrel Revocable Trust
Valley Forge Financial
Whole Foods Market
Your Cause, LLC
Liz Smokowski, Executive Director
Sarah Clusman, Director of Shelter and Clinic Operations
Suzanne Crest, Director of Human Resources
Jennifer Dombek, Director of Finance
Kelli Kanemoto, Director of Development
Rhea Moriarity, Director of Training & Behavior
Dr. Shari DePauw, Veterinarian, Well Pet Clinic Medical Director
Dr. Gail Rapport, Veterinarian, Shelter Medical Director
Dr. Cara Brannigan, Veterinarian
Dr. Tami Carter, Veterinarian
9595 Nelson Rd. Longmont, CO 80501 303-772-1232
LHS Thrift Store
700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. 216 Longmont, CO 80501 303-774-6517
Well Pet Clinic
9595 Nelson Rd. Longmont, CO 80501 303-651-0610