Mission: Hslc is an animal welfare organization serving loudoun county and surrounding areas since 1966 with the mission of creating a no-kill community saving 90% of homeless animals through various means
Programs: Foster/adoption program: two key components of the no-kill equation that are closely related are foster care and comprehensive adoption programs for reporting purposes. These two programs are consolidated with the foster component incurring the expenses and the adoption program generating the revenue. Expenses for the foster program consist primarily of veterinarian fees (73%) with the balance spent on boarding, dog training and pet food. Revenue is generated by applying for grants and by charging a nominal adoption fee for dogs and cats.
neighborhood cat program: hslc performs the critical task of trap-neuter-return (tnr) for feral cat colonies in the community. Tnr is a proven method for improving the health and decreasing the population of cats living outdoors under the supervision of experienced caretakers. By providing vaccinations, medical treatment and preventing overcrowding, the tnr program ensures a safe environment for animals and people.
other program expenses of $13632 represent the financial assistance program. Hslc provides funds to assist loudoun county residents experiencing a financial hardship that is impacting their ability to provide necessary medical care to their pets. Pet owners are required to complete an application and if approved must contribute a portion of the medical expenses. Payment is made directly to the veterinarian. Hslc believes that helping residents overcome temporary financial setbacks in such a way, enables a pet to stay in a loving home and reduces intake at the county facility which in turn reduces the euthanasia rate and taxpayer liability. In 2017 hslc assisted families through this program. In addition, hslc partners with loudoun county animal services and loudoun hunger relief to operate a food pantry for low income residents with pets. Over 10,000 pounds of pet food was distributed to needy families.
low cost pay/neuter programs: hslc provides several low cost spay/neuter programs for residents who might not otherwise have the information or resources needed to spay/neuter pets in the community.