As an animal lover and having a passion for civic duty, I was eager to join the board of the Lexington Humane Society and was honored to be elected Chair in 2016. Having had two rescue dogs of my own, I know firsthand the struggles facing homeless animals and the organizations that serve them.
I am proud to say through hard work, team involvement, and clearly defined objectives, we have weathered the difficulties of a slow economy, and have made great strides towards our mission to Give Love, Teach Love, and Adopt Love. LHS, through its exceptional staff and leadership of Susan Malcomb, provides care for thousands of animals each year, for as long as it takes to find forever homes.
LHS is a well recognized and top-rated organization within the nonprofit and animal welfare arenas. We have achieved a 4-star Charity Navigator rating for 4 consecutive years, achieved Platinum Level status with GuideStar, and have been voted Lexington’s Favorite Charity for 6 consecutive years. While LHS’s successes might be cause to rest on our laurels, LHS leadership and staff understand that the job never ends: each day presents a new opportunity to save more lives until every home has an animal and every animal has a home.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
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Having survived the economic downturn of 2008-2012 and the increased number of animals in need of our help, LHS is now able to expand our programs to help save even more lives. Through our aggressive spay/neuter efforts and promoting our wonderful selection of pets available for adoption, we have made a dramatic impact on the number of homeless pets in our home county, Fayette. However, we know there are still too many homeless animals statewide. Thankfully we have the skills and abilities to rescue animals from crisis situations, overcrowded shelters, and animals with critical needs. Our efficient, effective, focused practices along with donor support allow for these efforts. Our marketing, community outreach, reputation, and progressive programs promote adoption as the best option thus matching over 5,000 animals with their new families this past year. These efforts will continue until there are no more adoptable animals in need of homes. With our 96% save rate, that day is not as far away as we once thought.
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