It is my pleasure once again to share Longmont Humane Society's triumphs, as well as how we faced the challenges, in our work to protect and improve the lives of companion animals.
At LHS we are proud to provide a first line of defense as well as a path to a new, safe and happy life for thousands of vulnerable animals each year. Many of you are aware of LHS's programs and services which focus on ensuring the safety, welfare and rehabilitation of animals in need.
We are just as committed to offering support to individuals and families in their relationships with their own companion animals. These initiatives include access to low-cost veterinary care through our Well Pet Clinic, temporary companion animal shelter to households in crisis through our Safe Keep Program, Public Dog Training classes and free community seminars through our LHS C.A.R.E.S. Program.
In 2017 we expanded this focus to include our new Paws 4 Life Program which aims to help pet owners retain their pets when lack of vital resources may be their only obstacle.
We are grateful every day for the opportunity to make a difference for animals, their families and our community. With your support, we continue to do all we can to be a voice for those that cannot speak for themselves.
With sincere appreciation,
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Shelter and
Director of Development
Director of Human Resources
Director of Finance
Director of Facilities
Dr. Gail Rapport
Dr. Shari DePauw
Dr. Cara Brannigan
Dr. Tammy Carter
2017 Board of Directors
Michelle Oschmann Treasurer & Chair Elect Vectra Bank
Dr. Lou Cavallo
Holland and Hart
Elevations Credit Union
Longmont Humane Society
Through our partnerships with other rescue agencies and animal shelters throughout Colorado and the United States, we welcomed 979 dogs and cats in need of a second chance.
In early August, the City of Longmont invited shelter dogs to participate in their very own End of Summer Dog swim at Roosevelt Park in Longmont. Staff and volunteers accompanied nearly a dozen dogs as they enjoyed an afternoon swimming and playing together. What a treat!
2,642 animals were adopted into new loving homes at an average of 220 animals per month.
In June, a special group of dogs traveled from Carson Animal Care Center in California to us via a Wings of Rescue flight sponsored by the ASPCA. The dogs had been overlooked by adopters in their area and LHS' Director of Shelter and Clinic Operations felt that LHS could help them find loving forever homes.
Hazel, Johnny Ringo, Sofie, Pope and Booker were among the dogs from the transport that found their adoptive families through LHS.
We provided shelter to 4,122 animals in need, and reunited 730 animals with their families.
Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area in August of 2017. In order to assist with the overwhelming number of animals that had been displaced during the hurricane, Longmont Humane Society volunteers traveled to Austin Pets Alive to transport adoptable animals back to our facility. On September 4, 47 dogs arrived at LHS that had already been awaiting adoption in shelters when storms hit the area.
end of summer dog swim
carson california collaboration
190 active foster volunteers cared for an incredible 901 animals in their homes; providing temporary or long-term care to some of the most vulnerable animals in our care.
Our Foster Department also launched its innovative Anxious Dog Program with the goal of better supporting dogs that may struggle in the shelter environment. In its first year, the program supported 33 dogs in private foster homes and saw nearly half of these dogs adopted directly from their foster homes.
Our veterinary staff performed 1,496 spay and neuter surgeries for shelter animals and another 1,408 for public animals. Over 8,400 pets received low-cost veterinary care through our busy Well Pet Clinic.
Lost & Found
Our Public Training Program offers a variety of dog training classes to the public for a variety of desired outcomes including Puppy Obedience, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Obedience classes as well as specialty classes for Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification and On-Leash Reactivity. Adoption Follow-up support is offered through our Public Training Program to all dogs adopted from LHS for the life of that dog, often at little to no cost to the owner. In 2017, our team served a total of 492 training clients and provided over 1,158 Adoption Follow-Up sessions to LHS adopters to help support adopted dogs in their homes.
The LHS Thrift Store accepts and resells gently-used clothing, household goods, appliances, and furniture. In 2017, the store added an additional 150 square foot showroom and installed money saving, energy efficient LED lighting. Our busy store raised 8% of the organization’s total revenue in 2017.
LHS received general operating and program specific grants and awards through local and national foundations and corporate partners in the amount of $142,000.
Public training program
Foundation & Corporate Giving
Longmont Humane Society is an independent, non-profit organization that relies on philanthropic support in order to fuel its mission. Generous contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations perpetuate the essential animal welfare services we provide throughout Boulder County and beyond.
Our Teaching Animal Information, Love and Safety (T.A.I.L.S.) Program offers an interesting and approachable humane education experience for children ages 4 through 1st grade. The 30-minute presentations, available at community locations or at Longmont Humane Society, focus on the concepts of pet safety and responsibility.
730 people attended various LHS humane education events, including Kids and Critters Camp, LHS C.A.R.E.S. , T.A.I.L.S. presentations and facility tours.
Longmont Humane society Thrift Store
Homeward Bound - March 2017
Our most popular event features local restaurants, breweries, distilleries, live music and live and silent auctions. Homeward Bound netted $110,000 in support of LHS’ mission.
Paws in the Park - September 2017
LHS' 3 Mile walk/run and pet-friendly festival attended by families, athletes and community pet-lovers raised more than $23,000 for the animals.
Third Party Events & Fundraisers
Community fundraising on behalf of LHS raised over $25,000.
LHS was present at over 20 community events in 2017. Events took place in Longmont, Lyons, Frederick, Dacono and Boulder and allowed us to reach over 1,000 individuals with information about LHS' programs and services.
Longmont Humane Society is grateful for our dedicated volunteers who provide support in nearly every area of our organization. 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 and Foster Care Programs, Thrift Store, Administrative Offices & Special Events are just a few of the areas in which we rely on volunteer support.
Last year, 892 volunteers donated over 40,000 hours of service across our organization.
Thank You for Your Support
2017 sources of support
Development & Outreach - $303,089 (9%)
Shelter Services - $1,314,386 (38%)
Well Pet Clinic - $848,814 (24%)
Thrift Store - $247,230 (7%)
Training & Behavior - $218,777 (6%)
Administration - $547,456 (16%)
Irvin & Maxine Switow Philanthropic Fund
Jake Warden, LLC
Joan Leslie Nichols Foundation, Inc.
Keith W. Stewart & Mildred S. Stewart Family Trust
King Soopers/City Market
DBA Re/MAX Alliance
Level 3 Foundation, Inc.
Longmont Community Foundation
Longmont Rotary Club
Longmont Yarn Shoppe
Longs Peak Animal Hospital
Lucille Drinkwater Allen Trust
Lyons Community Foundation
Merck Animal Health
Micron Technology, Inc.
Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust
NewMark Merrill Mountain States
Peter & Carmen L. Buck Foundation
Power Motive Corporation
Premier Mortage Group
Qualcomm Matching Grant Program
Ray Lanyon Fund
Robert E. Ringdahl Foundation
Rocky Mountain Brewing Supplies, LLC
Ronald and Duska Lacount Family Foundation
Schwab Charitable Fund
SeaCrest Group, Inc.
Stapp Interstate Toyota
Subaru of America, Inc.
The Estate of Edwin A. Harris
The Well Animal Institute
Thunder Valley K-8 PTA
Trident Security Systems
True North Insurance
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and So NJ
Veterinary Specialists of North America, LLC
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Wild Game Longmont, LLC
Xcel Energy Foundation
YourCause - AT&T Employee Giving Campaign
300 Suns Co.
AAA Molybdenum Products, Inc.
Act Communication Technology
Agilent Employee Giving Campaign
Ahlberg Funeral Chapel
Alice N. Jenkins Foundation
Amazon Smile Foundation
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists
Bates Foundation & Trust
Benedict Family Foundation
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Bernice Barbour Foundation, Inc.
Boulder County Day School
Bow Wow Film Festival, LLC
Bright Funds Foundation
CA Technologies Matching Gifts Program
Cambridge Animal Hospital
Cars For Charity, Inc.
Centennial Lending, LLC
CFS Servicing, Inc.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chuck and Don's Pet Food & Supplies
City of Longmont Employee Gving
CMS Mechanical Services
Community First Foundation
Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
Community Shares of Colorado
Don and Echo Owen Giving Fund
Emerson Charitable Trust
Estate of Dorothy W. Roberts
First Range Management Company
GE United Way Giving Program
Girl Scouts of Colorado Troop 78551
Guaranty Bank & Trust Company - Ann Patterson Trust
Guaranty Bank & Trust Company - Clark Charitable Trust
Hainline Family Foundation, LLC
Harmony Healing Center, PC
IBM Employee Services Center
IBM Retiree Charitable Campaign
Total Expenses $3,479,753
Development & Outreach - $1,272,495 (33.5%)
(Fees, Kennels, Shelter Clinic, Volunteer & Foster) - $856,773 (23%)
Well Pet Clinic - $1,272,586 (33.5%)
Thrift Store - $304,917 (8%)
Training & Behavior - $90,557 (2%)
Total Income $3,797,328
"Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light."
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Caring, serving and educating to improve the lives of companion animals.
Alliance Insurance Services
Mile Hi Golf Cars
Chuck & Don's
Holland and Hart
Keith and Ed Kanemoto of Re/MAX Commercial
The Lonesome Days
$1,001 - $2,500
Boulder CPA Group
Elevations Credit Union
Longmont United Hospital
Stapp Interstate Toyota
9595 Nelson Road
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists
Longmont Times Call
Wyatt's Wet Goods