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Longmont Humane Society, Inc.

Caring, serving and educating to improve the lives of companion animals.

Longmont, CO   |  www.longmonthumane.org
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Longmont Humane Society, Inc.

EIN: 84-0645455


Mission

Caring, serving and educating to improve the lives of companion animals.

Ruling year info

1974

Chief Executive Officer

Russell Hinkle

Main address

9595 Nelson Rd.

Longmont, CO 80501 USA

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EIN

84-0645455

Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Animal welfare

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Veterinary Services (D40)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is focused on reducing the time animals spend being prepared for adoption. This initiative aims to decrease resource utilization, alleviate staff workload, and minimize shelter-induced stress for the animals.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lost/Stray/ Surrender Intake

Over 4,000 lost and homeless pets are brought to Longmont Humane Society each year by private citizens and animal control officers serving the City of Longmont, the towns of Frederick, Firestone, Lyons, and Mead, and portions of northern Boulder County. Our dedicated staff works hard 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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Adopting a homeless pet saves lives and brings joy to a family. Whether it is a dog, cat, bird, bunny or hamster we work hard to make sure there is a bond between the animals and their new 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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The health of the animals at Longmont Humane Society is vital. Upon arrival, each animal is evaluated by our Shelter Healthcare Team. Prior to adoption, each animal is vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped. We work to ensure that only healthy animals are adopted out into our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our training and behavior staff, along with highly-skilled volunteers, offer canines with behavioral challenges the opportunity for concentrated analysis and redirection to facilitate successful adoptions. The shelter training team is responsible for the behavioral health of all dogs that come through the shelter doors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Powered by volunteers, our Foster Care Program provides animals who are too young for adoption, recovering from surgery, improving their health, or learning how to be better companions respite in a home environment.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Longmont Humane Society provides affordable veterinary care to the public through our Well Pet Clinic. Services include wellness exams, spaying and neutering, dentistry, general surgery, vaccination, lab work, and microchipping. Public veterinary needs are addressed on an appointment and walk-in basis to encourage a positive on-going relationship between people and pets.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The Humane Education program works to provide our community with the support and resources they need in their relationships with their companion animals, while encouraging a sense of responsibility for the welfare of all animals. Resources and activities are available to people of all ages including our LHS C.A.R.E.S presentations which address a variety of topics related to animal welfare and behavior and our Kids & Critters Half-Day camps for ages 7-12 which are designed to foster the development of safe animal-handling skills, inspire careers with animals, and empower kids to make a difference in the lives of animals in our community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Families
Non-adult children
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Society of Animal Welfare Administrators 2000

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of sheltered animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Lost/Stray/ Surrender Intake

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of animals returned to their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our primary goal is to expedite the adoption process, aiming for a timeframe of 5-7 days. This includes vaccinating the animals within the first 3 days, conducting behavior evaluations within 5 days, and completing initial medical examinations within 7 days.

We formed a "Care Pathways" committee in late 2023, comprising representatives from four major shelter departments: Animal Welfare Team, Shelter Healthcare, Training and Behavior Modification Department, and Volunteer Department. This committee facilitates collaboration, identifies gaps, and sets goals to accelerate the adoption preparation process.

The involvement of these four departments provides the expertise required to achieve our adoption preparation timeframe of 5-7 days.

Since the establishment of the Care Pathways Committee, interdepartmental communication has significantly improved. Each department has received specific tasks and deadlines to meet adoption preparation goals. Our Animal Welfare Team's intake desk promptly addresses behavior concerns and notifies the Training and Behavior Modification Department. Additionally, our Training and Behavior Modification Department conducts dog-to-dog socialization meetings before spay/neuter surgeries to ensure understanding of the dogs' needs during their recovery period. The Volunteer Department is creating a position to work at the intake desk, reducing staff workload. As we continue to identify and address inefficiencies, we anticipate a further decrease in the time it takes to prepare animals for adoption.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.82

Average of 0.79 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.8

Average of 4.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

11%

Average of 11% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Longmont Humane Society, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Longmont Humane Society, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Longmont Humane Society, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $720,697 $357,570 $543,264 $157,684 -$532,582
As % of expenses 20.1% 9.4% 15.0% 4.4% -13.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $452,263 $85,787 $271,221 -$112,582 -$808,238
As % of expenses 11.7% 2.1% 7.0% -2.9% -19.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,344,579 $4,129,200 $4,150,574 $3,699,945 $3,384,643
Total revenue, % change over prior year 15.8% -5.0% 0.5% -10.9% -8.5%
Program services revenue 51.9% 56.7% 46.8% 55.5% 64.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 11.6% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 46.7% 41.8% 41.6% 43.1% 33.2%
Other revenue 1.3% 1.4% -0.1% 1.3% 1.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,593,457 $3,791,991 $3,612,920 $3,551,546 $3,908,992
Total expenses, % change over prior year 2.4% 5.5% -4.7% -1.7% 10.1%
Personnel 66.9% 67.9% 70.8% 71.1% 71.8%
Professional fees 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.0% 0.9%
Occupancy 3.4% 3.4% 2.5% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 2.0% 1.4% 1.2% 1.1% 0.9%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 26.8% 26.4% 24.4% 26.8% 26.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,861,891 $4,063,774 $3,884,963 $3,821,812 $4,184,648
One month of savings $299,455 $315,999 $301,077 $295,962 $325,749
Debt principal payment $498,640 $317,217 $126,092 $89,791 $75,115
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $4,659,986 $4,696,990 $4,312,132 $4,207,565 $4,585,512

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.1 3.6 4.9 5.1 2.8
Months of cash and investments 5.8 5.5 6.9 7.2 4.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.2 5.9 7.5 7.7 5.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,525,387 $1,142,048 $1,484,511 $1,516,262 $917,263
Investments $219,575 $594,985 $607,288 $619,838 $588,588
Receivables $21,681 $23,166 $24,997 $19,144 $19,977
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $9,974,617 $9,953,867 $9,943,624 $9,964,090 $9,956,702
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 31.4% 33.8% 36.2% 38.6% 41.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 19.8% 16.6% 14.0% 13.4% 14.2%
Unrestricted net assets $7,157,227 $7,243,014 $7,514,235 $7,401,653 $6,593,415
Temporarily restricted net assets $318,570 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $318,570 $348,189 $378,381 $393,646 $307,953
Total net assets $7,475,797 $7,591,203 $7,892,616 $7,795,299 $6,901,368

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Russell Hinkle

Hailing from rural Michigan, Russell grew up with an appreciation for all animals. He attended the University of Michigan, where he acquired a BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After an early career in field operations and safety work, Russell sees his position with Longmont Humane Society as an opportunity to utilize his professional skills in a meaningful and fulfilling manner.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Longmont Humane Society, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Longmont Humane Society, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Darlene Coker

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Term: 2021 - 2024

Vonda Modlin

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Sarah Danzl

Degreed

Kristina Williams

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Suzan Fleck

Degreed

Lindsey Beddard

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Denise Limm

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Katrina Miller

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Lonnie Dooley

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Ryan Carlson

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes