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Mission

La Plata County Humane Society is committed to enhance and protect the lives of companion animals by ensuring the provision of sustenance, safety and shelter, educating the community regarding humane treatment of animals, and preventing pet overpopulation.

Vision

A community that fosters a culture of humane treatment, where every animal is safe, and treated with care and respect.

Strategic Plan

THE PROPOSED 3-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2017-2020

 GOAL ONE:   FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
OBJECTIVES:

  • Increase net fundraising by 10% per year
  • Add 1 new revenue stream per year
  • Increase grant applications by creating a calendar with 5 new grant opportunities/per/year
  • Increase donor database and donor retention by 10%/p/year
  • Create business sponsorship package by June 2017
  • Review, evaluate and analyze 5 operational expenses/vendor contracts/p/year

GOAL TWO:   INCREASE COMMUNITY OUTREACH & PUBLIC PERCEPTION
 OBJECTIVES:

  • Task Community Relations & Education Committee to create 5 new strategies to enhance public perception by the end of 2017
  • Create LPCHS event participation benchmarks throughout 2017
  • Create integrated marketing/advertising plan in 2017 to use for events in 2018 to increase event participation 10% where applicable
  • Update all membership contact information by end of 2017
  • Increase membership through membership drives throughout 2017
  • In 2017 use the Durango Herald monthly column to provide public information (only) regarding all services we provide

GOAL THREE:    SERVING UNMET NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY
 OBJECTIVES:

  • Within the first quarter of 2017, start providing 2 spay/neuter clinics/p/month
  • By June 2017, start providing 1 vaccine/microchip clinic/p/month; increase to 2 clinics/p/month by June 2018
  • Jan-Jun 2017, survey adopters to confirm that there is a need for wellness care medical exams; if need exists, by July 2017, create a wellness care package to use for alumni initially; and by August 2017, launch provision of wellness clinics for alumni animals
  • By end of first quarter 2018, move to full time slots for expansion of the wellness (exam + education) clinics for public use
  • Jan-Jun 2018, survey adopters to assess the need for low-cost full treatment clinic availability; depending on results, June-Dec 2018 evaluate possibility of adding actual clinic rooms through renovation of existing building
  • 2018-2019 evaluate what are the greatest needs of people surrendering their animals, and assess whether grants funds are available and could off-set those needs
  • 1st quarter of 2018 evaluate adding volunteer/s specializing in adoption/surrender counseling; if viable option, develop training 2nd quarter of 2018; train in third quarter 2018; and implement 4th quarter 2018

GOAL FOUR: CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
OBJECTIVES:

  • Evaluate and advance plan for new building addition by launching 2017 Building Committee in January 2017, to explore and evaluate the needs, costs and design of a new building + the extent/costs of remodeling necessary in existing building.
  • By January 2018, begin assessment of the viability of undertaking a capital campaign to fund the new building addition + the existing shelter remodel. If applicable, launch in Fall 2018.
  • Separate from above – Undertake the following necessary Shelter improvements: 2017 – new security system; 2018 – new flooring and concrete sealing in kennels & exercise yards; and 2019 – evaluate and undertake new kennels/infrastructure to bring into best practice compliance. These may vary depending on the progress of the capital campaign.
  • Separate from above – Undertake the following necessary Medical Services improvements: 2017 – add in a wet table into the surgical suite; and 2018 – digital x-ray. These may vary depending on the progress of the capital campaign.

Approved 2.1.17