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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: The mission of larimer humane society is to promote and provide the responsible care and treatment of animals. The society is a nonprofit corporation whose work is primarily in larimer county, colorado.

Programs: Animal care & placement every animal coming through the doors of larimer humane society deserves a second chance. We pride ourselves in being an open admission shelter, taking in every animal that comes to us and giving them a second, and sometimes third or fourth, chance at a new home. Pets up for adoption have no time limit and we put our resources to work helping find them homes. Animals for adoption are profiled on our website and featured in traditional and social media outlets to reach potential adopters. Continued on schedule o every lost or abandoned animal that comes to larimer humane society is given the love and care they need to feel safe until their owners can reclaim them or until they find a new forever home to call their own. We do everything we can to provide the best level of care for animals at larimer humane society. We understand being in a kennel can be stressful for the animals. We help to reduce their stress and comfort them while they are with us. Volunteers walk dogs multiple times a day, giving them exercise and fresh air. Cats are given tender loving care through socialization with people brushing and petting them. Our behavior and enrichment team, as well as our animal care technicians, work with the animals to address individual behavioral and social problems. By giving each animal individual time and attention to soothe the tired and stressed nerves, we are giving them a second chance at life and saving lives, one animal at a time. Thanks to your support, we celebrate a year of saving lives one animal at a time, at larimer humane society in fy15: - placed 2,791 kittens, cats, puppies, dogs, rabbits, gerbils, chickens, turtles and even more into new and loving homes. - hosted our fifth annual placement partner dinner to thank the more than 120 other shelters and rescues we work with to find pets great homes. - welcomed 5,980 animals into our shelter--more than 15 animals per day--or two every hour. - reunited 82% of stray dogs and 25% of stray cats with their owners. - celebrated a live release rate of 87%. - created an option for online appointments for owners seeking to surrender their pet or needing end-of-life services, reducing the wait time for these services. - combined obedience training and enrichment to create the mellow mutts program to maintain and increase adoptability of high energy dogs, who are more likely to develop shelter-related behavior problems. - developed a shelter-wide enrichment program to ensure the pets in our care are presented with activities such as puzzle toys and treats, which enhances their shelter experience (mentally and physically) and decreases frustration. - increased the frequency at which we clicker train cats to include fearful or high arousal cats in the pets needing patience program, as well as to increase adoptability of longer term residents.

animal protection and control larimer humane society's animal protection and control is a valuable asset to our community. The team works to ensure every animal in larimer county is protected. Contracts with fort collins, loveland and unincorporated areas of larimer county keep our officers busy, but they know they are protecting the animals and keeping the community safe. Animal protection and control performs crucial and important work every day of the year. Continued on schedule o because of your support we celebrate a year of saving lives in fy15, one animal at a time at larimer humane society by: - expanding our emergency response program through the disaster animal response team (dart), which now has 30 trained volunteers. The dart team helps the community and their pets be prepared and is ready to assist when they are needed. - rescued two african grey parrots and brought them to larimer humane society for temporary housing after a tornado. - responded to 20,010 calls for service.

veterinary services many of the animals coming to larimer humane society have health concerns, some we can see and some we might not see. The stress of staying in the shelter - the unfamiliar environment, the noises, the smells - can create a compromised immune system causing disease. Thanks to our skilled veterinary staff every animal receives a thorough examination including heart worm testing for dogs, dental evaluations, vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchips before adoption. We want to give the animals the best start possible in their forever home. Continued on schedule o thanks to your support, we celebrate a year of saving lives one animal at a time, at larimer humane society in fy15 we: - performed a total of 1,745 surgeries including 1,415 spay/neuter surgeries and 251 dentals. - implemented heart worm testing on all dogs prior to adoption. - partnered with colorado state university's veterinary teaching hospital to provide opportunities for fourth-year veterinary students to perform 174 spay/neuter and other surgeries on shelter animals, increasing our organizations' capacity and providing hands-on learning to students.

other services: these services include licensing, and community relations.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so pleased with my newest family member, an older orange kitty who was originally named "Dynamite" (and he is anything but). He is the most laid back fella ever! I am thankful that, even at his age and because he's a more "common" color, he was not overlooked by the Humane Society for Larimer County and made less important than the younger cats at the shelter. Instead, you were kind enough to "show" him at Petsmart and online on Petfinders. He was JUST THE TICKET for me. Just the kind of new addition I was hoping for...a cool cat whose big and handsome. He fits into my household beautiful and there hasn't been a moment of anything but continued harmony with my other rescues (three dogs and a another, older female cat). How lucky am I? And Dynamite, who's now called Finnegan (and who knows his name already!) is pretty darn lucky as well. Thank you for the good works you do. Thank you for the excellent follow up to ensure all was going well with him. And thank you for the pre-qualification of potential "rescuers" which, I'm sure, cuts down on the mismatches. I am happy!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Being cat-less for many months, I phoned and visited the Larimer (County) Humane Society (Ft. Collins, CO). After a "visitation" w/ a nice cat, I took home that wonderful feline pet, for no costs except a voluntary donation. Harley the cat is mellow, healthy, clean and affectionate. Family very pleased. Two Society associates gave me outstanding service both on phone and in person that was patient and competent. Also I was given helpful pamphlets, cat food , and the entire information of Harley's microchip and medical records including spaying, up-to-date shots and worming, and any medical procedures or medications for her over her eight yrs, along w/ a new pink collar w/ tags, and a voucher for a free visit to my local vet. Fantastic!
Also, they are on-call 24/7 to reunite lost pets w/ owners, and work w/ local law agencies to ensure safety of pets and people. What an outstanding Human Society office!

Review from Guidestar

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from Larimer Humane Society almost two years ago now. I had a great experience and will definitely go back to them when I am ready for another friend! Anubis, formerly known as Sunny, has been great from the start. The behavior and enrichment group at LHS worked in close contact with Anubis during his time there and have continued to be of tremendous help after his adoption. Anubis was very timid and fearful of people, but through their hard work, he was adoptable and has come leaps and bounds from where he was before. Through their continued help, Anubis was even able to attend the Top Cat and Tails Gala with us in 2012 and walk on stage in front of everyone and then meet them afterward! The whole experience of adoption has been nothing but fun, with a large thanks to the Larimer Humane Society!

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

BUDDY'S PICTURE WAS IN THE COLORADOAN…I TOOK PARTICULAR NOTICE… AND"HE" KEPT RETURNING TO MY MIND. TWO WEEKS LATER I WAS DRAWN TO THE FACILITY TO JUST "HAVE A LOOK"…IT WAS A DONE DEAL!!!! BUDDY AND I ARE TRULY A MATCH….THE FOLKS AT LARIMER HUMANE SOCIETY WERE ALL VERY NICE AND GAVE POSITIVE USER-FRIENDLY HELP.
DON'T WAIT TOO LONG …..TO CHECK OUT THE GOOD THING(S) COMING YOUR WAY.

SHIRLEY AULT

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Larimer County Humane Society provides excellent, professional, loving care to a wide range of homeless animals and helps match them with ideal owners to improve both animal and human quality of life. I adopted my dog, MacGyver, from the shelter in 2010 and he has been a perfect match for my family and has made each day happier. I credit the Larimer Humane Society for providing MacGyver with excellent foster care while he was a young pup, conducting a thorough and accurate evaluation of his temperment and needs, and helping him to be a happy, well socialized and very very loved dog.

Review from Guidestar