Caring, serving and educating to improve the lives of companion animals.
Longmont Humane Society
2016 was a year of celebration for Longmont Humane Society. Among the everyday challenges and triumphs associated with working on behalf of animals in need of our services, we experienced a number of inspiring opportunities to share, grow and learn even more.
Among those opportunities were the invitations that our staff received to deploy with the ASPCA to contribute what we could during a few very harrowing rescue operations. Having been involved in three of these rescue efforts myself, I can tell you just how powerful it is to gather with other animal welfare workers from across the nation to impact the lives of animals that have been abused; to come together as one voice for those that do not have one. I not only brought back with me knowledge to improve LHS’ programs and processes, but also a deep appreciation for our community and the care and respect that it has for the welfare of animals. Whether it be through sending staff to help our allies in an emergency, offering a kennel to an animal from an overwhelmed shelter, or partnering with other organizations to impact the quality of life of shelter animals everywhere, we are extremely grateful for our community that supports and values the work that we do.
To another meaningful year,
All my best,
It is our pleasure to celebrate the impact that
Longmont Humane Society programs
made in our community in 2016.
We provided shelter to 4,166 animals in need, reuniting 814 lost animals with their owners.
2,620 animals were adopted into new, loving homes at an average of 206 adoptions per month.
Through our partnerships with other rescue and shelter agencies throughout Colorado and across the nation, we welcomed over 816 dogs and cats in need of a second chance in a loving home.
Our Foster Care Program was a safe haven for 710 animals in volunteer foster homes.
Over 480 people attended a Longmont Humane Society humane education presentation, including Kids & Critters Camps, LHS C.A.R.E.S. presentations and facility tours.
The Longmont Humane Society, Partnering for Animal Care Program (PAC) which extends financial assistance to Well Pet Clinic clients in need, provided $18,306 in offset medical costs to 164 individuals, an 18% increase in benefits provided over 2015.
Our veterinary staff performed 1,476 spay and neuter surgeries for shelter animals and another 1,238 for public animals helping to address the problem of pet overpopulation in our community. Over 7,600 pets received low-cost veterinary care through our growing Well Pet Clinic.
"I appreciate being counseled through decisions regarding how to prioritize the health needs of my pets in order to provide them best quality of life possible ."
- Dori, Well Pet Clinic Client
For dog loving members of our community, the Longmont Humane Society Public Training Program offers a world of resources to support and enhance their relationship with their four-legged best friends. The program offers a wide variety of fun and effective training classes for learners of all levels, as well as 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. In 2016, our Public Training Program extended training class giveaways in the amount of $8,000 in support of clients keeping dogs in loving homes.
Longmont Humane Society 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. In addition to the program's important work with shelter dogs at LHS, a number of community partnerships were realized by the team in 2016. The LHS TBMD team facilitated the City of Longmont's Responsible Pet Ownership Class, continued their support of the work of Longmont United Hospital's Therapy Animals in Loving Service Program through training and speaking engagements and provided mentorship to a local 4H Dog Training group and Silver Creek AP psychology students in operant conditioning presentations.
"I have worked with both Katie and Annie and my experience with both trainers has surpassed my goals and expectations. Our work with the LHS Training and Behavior Team has been so successful, I would recommend them to anyone."
- Prem, Public and Private Training Client
2016 was an exciting year for the LHS Thrift Store. The store experienced a bit of a facelift with painting the interior of the store and reorganizing merchandise. While clothing and housewares continue to be top sellers every month, jewelry sales increased by 51% over the course of the year.
Seven years ago I decided volunteering at LHS would be a nice little two-hour volunteering experience, not having a clue how involved I would eventually become, heart and soul. Best of all are the happy endings when the animals you’ve cared for leave for their Forever Homes! Greatest volunteer experience imaginable. And it's fun!
- Jo Ann, Feline Friends Volunteer
LHS is extremely fortunate to benefit from the time, skill and dedication of more than 1,100 volunteers. Combined, our adult and youth volunteers contributed nearly 40,000 hours throughout our organization including in our TLC and Foster Care Programs, Thrift Store, Administrative Offices and Special Events.
In 2016, 524 individuals attended a new volunteer orientation. at Longmont Humane Society.
Many of the essential animal welfare services that LHS provide to our community depend on the generosity of individual donors, foundations and corporate sponsors.
These combined donations represent 36.5% of our total income in 2016. Homeward Bound, an evening of support and celebration, saw an increase of 9.45% in revenue growth and grants received by the organization grew by 79.8 %. The significant growth in funds raised in 2016 demonstrates the community's understanding and support of the essential services provided by LHS.
Do your little bit of good where you are. It's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. -Desmond Tutu
The 1040 Foundation
Advanced Alloys, Inc.
Agilent Technologies Employee Giving Campaign
Ahlberg Funeral Chapel
Alice N. Jenkins Foundation Alliance Data
Anschutz Family Foundation ASPCA
B.F. Hammond Electrical Design
Bates Foundation & Trust,
The Bernice Barbour Foundation, Inc.
Bissell Pet Foundation
Breitlow Chiropractic LLC
Cars For Charity, Inc
Chipotle Mexican Grill
CMS Mechanical Services
Colorado PT Cruiser Club Colorado Safari Properties LLC Columbine Chapter No. 11, Order of the Eastern Star
Community Foundation of Boulder County
The Don and Karen Wood Family Fund
Emerson Charitable Trust
Five Guys Burgers and Fries The Frea Family Charitable Fund
Friends of the Emporia Animal Shelter
GE United Way Giving Campaign
Hainline Family Foundation LLC
Harmony Healing Center PC Haystack Mountain Golf Course
High Drive Pet Supplies Hunter Douglas
Joan Leslie Nichols Foundation, Inc.
John G Duncan Charitable Trust
Kenneth & Myra Monfort Charitable Foundation, Inc. KeyBank
KSJ Corporation, DBA Re/MAX Alliance
Lafayette Grooming, LLC
LeDeauville, LLC LeDeauville Apartments
Left Hand Animal Hospital LLC
Level 3 Foundation, Inc. Longmont Community Foundation
Longmont United Hospital
Longmont Yarn Shoppe
Longs Peak Animal Hospital
Lyons Community Foundation Gift Fund Maddie's Fund
Mark H. Carson & Associates, P.C., dba Boulder CPA Group
Marlatt Properties LLLP Mead High School
Mile High Post 1771 Ladies Auxillary, Dept of CO Ladies Aux VFW
MOA, Inc d/b/a MOA Architecture
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Mountain Shadows Montessori
Many Thanks To Our Generous Supporters
Paws 2 Groom
The Peter & Carmen L. Buck Foundation
Pitney Bowes Global Impact Workplace Giving
Ray Lanyon Fund
Robert E. Ringdahl Foundation, Inc
Ronald and Duska Lacount Family Foundation
Sanborn Elementary School Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Sounds True, Inc.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
StandardAero Charity Trust Stapp Interstate Toyota-Scion Stitchables, LLC
The Student Body Officers, Superior Elementary School
True North Insurance
Willard L. and Ruth P. Eccles Foundation
Zions Management Services Co
$0 - $500
Longs Peak Animals Hospital
Mile High Golf Carts
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists
Wyatt's Wet Goods
$501 - $1000
Keith and Ed Kanemoto of RE/MAX Commercial
Longmont United Hospital
True North Insurance
$1001 - $2500
Boulder CPA Group
Chuck and Don's Pet Food and Supplies
Elevations Credit Union
Micron Technology, Inc.
Stapp Interstate Toyota-Scion
Valley Nissan-Subaru, LLC
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Dr. Lou Cavallo
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
2016 Board of Directors
Bob Schisler, President
Gail Frankfort, Vice President
Michelle Oschmann, Treasurer
Theresa Collins, Secretary
Longmont Humane Society
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501
Well Pet Clinic
9595 Nelson Road
Lognmont, CO 80501
LHS Thrift Store
Ken Pratt Boulevard
Longmont , CO 80501
Public Training Program
(303)772-1232 x 243 /x278