Longmont Humane Society is an open admission facility with a mission of: Caring, serving and educating to improve the lives of companion animals.
LHS believes it is important to set, measure and communicate organizational goals. In doing so, we have engaged staff and the Board of Directors to execute a strategic plan focusing on the sustainability of our organization for the 2013-2018 timeframe.
We are a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. We provide temporary shelter to thousands of animals every year: dogs, cats, small mammals, and birds who are lost, abandoned, or surrendered. Loving attention, nutritious food, meticulous health care and daily exercise are standard parts of the high-quality care provided to each animal.
In 2004, leaders from animal welfare organizations across the nation gathered at the Asilomar Conference Center in California to address the unfortunate historical friction between groups with differing philosophies. The conferees agreed on common principles and goals, consistent language and standards for the classification and collection of animal statistics.
Using this data, shelters are able to calculate a “live release rate” – the percentage of cats and dogs that leave a shelter alive. The live-release rate helps shelters measure their annual progress in saving animals.
For more information on the Asilomar Accords, visit www.asilomaraccords.org