Longmont Humane Society

Longmont Humane Society is the only open-admission shelter of its kind in our service area, caring for over 4,000 companion animals each year, regardless of age, health or breed.

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Foster Care Program

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
General population

Description

LHS's Foster Care Program works to socialize and/or rehabilitate young, sick or injured animals until they are eligible for adoption by proving them care outside of the shelter, in a loving home environment.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2020, 1,167 animals benefitted from spending time in the home of a foster family through the LHS Foster Care Program, including 67% of cats and 31% of dogs in our care.

Animal Care & Adoption

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
Families
General Public

Description

Longmont Humane Society (LHS) provides care for an average of 4,000 lost and homeless pets annually from private citizens and animal control officers serving the City of Longmont, the towns of Frederick, Firestone, Lyons, Dacono and Mead, and parts of northern Boulder County, as well as transfers from partnering animal welfare organizations. Our dedicated staff works to reunite lost animals with their families whenever possible and give owners the chance to process the emotions involved with their decisions in a kind and supportive environment. Only LHS provides these types of services in these immediate areas.

Each animal in our care receives daily care that includes nourishing food, physical activity and companionship. Prior to adoption, all dogs and cats are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. LHS works diligently to make great matches between adoptable animals and their human companions. We share information on responsible pet ownership, including helpful information and resources that can enhance the health and well-being of their pets and save even more animals in our community.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2020, 2,263 animals found forever homes and 550 were reunited with their owners after spending time in our care.

Training and Behavior Modification Program

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
Families
General Public

Description

LHS has a nationally recognized canine Training and Behavior Modification Department (TBMD). TBMD enhances the lives of all the shelter dogs by providing daily playgroups and kennel enrichment to engage the dogs' brains and bodies. TBMD also conducts follow-ups to address adopters' concerns before they become so challenging that an adopter chooses to return the dog to LHS. Through its TBMD programs, LHS provides behavioral assistance for the life of any dog adopted from LHS. TBMD also provides one-on-one training and behavioral assistance to the public, as well as in a class setting.

LHS offers public dog training classes for every level of experience. Classes include Basic Obedience, On-leash Reactivity and Canine Good Citizen preparation. Adult dog and puppy playgroups are offered on a drop in basis and are monitored by behavior staff.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2020, 210 animals at LHS benefitted from participation in TBMD programming. Program specialists provided 1,961 adoption follow-up sessions and 44 in-person and 9 virtual public training classes.

Volunteer Program

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
Families
General Public/Unspecified

Description

LHS is fortunate to have a dedicated volunteer corps that provides support in nearly every aspect of our organization. We 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. LHS is proud to offer volunteer opportunities to children as young as eight, when accompanied by a parent. During summer months, LHS welcomes many teen volunteers who spend their school break in a productive and meaningful way. Volunteers have opportunities to build their knowledge of animal behavior and training through formalized programs, as well as gain administrative and fundraising skills.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2020, 721 active community volunteers donated 49,344 hours of their personal time to assist us in our day-to-day activities. Committed to involving the youth of our community, 26% of our volunteers are 13-18 years of age.

Well Pet Clinic

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
Families
General Public

Description

LHS provides affordable veterinary care to the public through our Well Pet Clinic (WPC). The WPC offers affordable spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, examinations, heartworm testing and prevention, dental care, microchipping and other veterinary services crucial to a healthy community pet population.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2020, LHS' Well Pet Clinic served public clients and their pets six days a week with over 8,900 appointments. In our commitment to help keep pets in their homes regardless of income, the Well Pet Clinic provided over $15,305 in subsidized veterinary care to 227 low-income qualified clients.

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