Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc.
1205 Rear N. Main Street
Lansing KS 66043
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 250-0506
Mission Statement
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc. provides the animal welfare focal point for all of Leavenworth County.
 
LCHS, Inc. is the ONLY organization working to build and operate a 21st century no-kill pet animal shelter to serve all Leavenworth County residents. 
  • Informs the community on animal related topics.
  • Advocates to improve animal protection laws and their enforcement.
  • Reunites lost pets with their owners.
  • Cares compassionately for found and relinquished animals.
  • Re-homes pets with loving families.
  • Helps owners retain their pets by providing information, referrals, veterinary and training assistance.
  • Partners with cities, the county, other rescues, shelters and animal welfare groups to create a humane Leavenworth county where people and animals want to live.

In the future:
  • Assists in emergency planning and action for animals.
  • Supports law enforcement with animal cruelty and neglect investigations.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Crystal Swann Blackdeer
Board Chair Ms. Jennifer Bruner DVM
Board Chair Company Affiliation Board President
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2006
Former Names
Leavenworth Humane Society
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Checks may be mailed to 1205 Rear N. Main Street, Lansing, KS 66043.  Credit card donations may be processed thru the PayPal link on our website, or thru the Donate button on our Facebook page.  Email LvnCoHS@live.com to learn about our events and opportunities to help.  Or stop by our temporary office/shelter!
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc. provides the animal welfare focal point for all of Leavenworth County.
 
LCHS, Inc. is the ONLY organization working to build and operate a 21st century no-kill pet animal shelter to serve all Leavenworth County residents. 
  • Informs the community on animal related topics.
  • Advocates to improve animal protection laws and their enforcement.
  • Reunites lost pets with their owners.
  • Cares compassionately for found and relinquished animals.
  • Re-homes pets with loving families.
  • Helps owners retain their pets by providing information, referrals, veterinary and training assistance.
  • Partners with cities, the county, other rescues, shelters and animal welfare groups to create a humane Leavenworth county where people and animals want to live.

In the future:
  • Assists in emergency planning and action for animals.
  • Supports law enforcement with animal cruelty and neglect investigations.
Background Statement Incorporated in 2006, IRS 501(c)(3) 2007.  LCHS, Inc. continues the legacy of one of the first humane organizations in Kansas, founded in 1885, with the mission "prevention and punishment of cruelty to children and animals, and better enforcement of the laws relating thereto."  Since 2009,  LCHS, Inc. has been extremely active throughout Leavenworth County in a variety of program areas.  We participate in the Basehor Chamber of Commerce, Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tonganoxie Business Association.  We are members of the Leavenworth County Development Corporation.  We also belong to and cooperate with the Leavenworth County Child Abuse Prevention Council and the Leavenworth County Human Service Council.
Impact Statement
Past Year (2018):
  • Sheltered, provided vet care for, returned to owners, transferred or adopted out 232 pet animals - with a live outcome rate of greater than 98%.
  • Provided more than $2000 in owner assistance assisting clients to provide proper veterinary care or training and keeping the pets in their loving committed homes.
  • Provided temporary shelter and veterinary care to several pets while their owners recovered from homelessness.
  • Initiated a partnership with US Penitentiary - Leavenworth to teach inmates to be dog trainers and train dogs in their care to achieve Canine Good Citizen qualification.

Goals for 2019: 
  • Complete construction of a dog play yard on our property in the Lansing Business Center.
  • Enhance and expand the Board of Directors to include specific skill sets and time/service commitments.
  • Secure contract with Leavenworth County that compensates us for services provided to Leavenworth County residents.
  • Organize capital campaign committee to begin effort to raise funds to build and open the LCHS, Inc. Community Animal Care Center.
  • Succeed in our efforts to make Animal Control Officers in Kansas mandated reporters of suspected child / elder / vulnerable adult abuse / neglect.
Needs Statement
  • More robust staff (paid or volunteer) to care for animals, do routine admin duties, administer the Capital Campaign, etc.
  • Funding for site development, construction of shelter
  • Continued funding for pet owner assistance / subsidized veterinary care
  • Predictable funding for operating costs ($2500 per month on average, including vet care)
Service Categories
Animal Protection & Welfare
Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
KS - Leavenworth County
Geographic Area Served Narrative
We serve all of Leavenworth County KS with the following priorities:
 - ill or injured found pets from areas with no servicing government shelter
 - pets from those cities with whom we have a contract
 - healthy found pets from areas with no servicing government shelter
 - pets of those escaping domestic violence
 - owned pets from areas with no servicing government shelter
 - others as resources allow 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement More than half the households of Leavenworth County have NO taxpayer supported pet animal shelter where they can take a found or unwanted pet. This is unacceptable. People want a ‘no-kill” shelter where they know pets will be safe until they are reclaimed or adopted.  LCHS, Inc. is the only organization in Leavenworth County working to build and operate the 21st century shelter to provide comprehensive, community oriented, animal sheltering / outreach services.
Programs
Description With the establishment of our temporary office / shelter, we now have 5 dog and 9 cat spaces in which to provide a safe, loving place for animals who are found or unwanted.  Once in our care, a pet is safe. 
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Ownership
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success Pets are not euthanized in shelters or abandoned.
Long-Term Success
All Leavenworth County pets are in loving forever homes who provide them lifelong appropriate care.
Program Success Monitored By Pet placements.
Examples of Program Success Dozens and dozens of happily adopted pets.
Description Help pet owners retain their pets by providing subsidized veterinary care, food, shelter, training assistance, etc.
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success Pets have their needs addressed and are able to remain in their homes.
Long-Term Success Help pet owners retain their pets by providing subsidized veterinary care, food, shelter, etc.
Program Success Monitored By Fewer relinquished pets.
Examples of Program Success From assistance with preventatives to ACL repair to short and long-term behavior mod training, we’ve paid or helped with payment to help owners do the right thing for their pets.
Description Provides ongoing veterinary care for feral cats at the US Penitentiary, Leavenworth.  Includes our partnership with the USP Camp to train inmates to become dog trainers and train dogs to achieve Canine Good Citizen status.
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success
Free roaming cats at the prison are sterilized and vaccinated so they are not breeding and are healthier. Those who become ill / injured receive vet care.  Provides a structured immersive education program to inmates in preparation for their future release and employment.
Long-Term Success
Provides ongoing veterinary care for feral cats at the US Penitentiary, Leavenworth.
Teaches inmates to be dog trainers and trains dogs to achieve Canine Good Citizen status. 
Program Success Monitored By Feedback from the Penitentiary staff, inmates and adopters.
Examples of Program Success Instead of killing sick / injured cats on the property, the staff takes them to a veterinarian and LCHS, Inc. pays for their treatment.  Dogs are made more adoptable and inmates become more employable.
Description Targeted programs for schools, service and civic organizations, 4-H, Scouts, etc. teach pet responsibility and proper pet care and inform the public about LCHS, Inc. programs and services and the need for them.
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success Owners learn better ways of managing challenges of pet ownership.
Long-Term Success Pets are cared for adequately.
Program Success Monitored By Pets are cared for adequately.
Examples of Program Success Pets are cared for well.
CEO Comments Addressing pet homelessness, public safety, and the link between interpersonal violence and cruelty/neglect of animals will be so much easier once LCHS, Inc. has an appropriate PLACE from which to do these things.  Building a no-kill pet animal care center robust enough to serve the entire county will provide a focal point for doing the right thing for people and pets in our county. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Crystal Swann Blackdeer
Term Start Mar 2016
Experience
20 + years serving as a U.S. Army officer.  BA in Counseling in Rehabilitation.  MA in Human Resource Development.  Graduate Certificate in Humane Leadership.  Certificate in Animal Shelter Management (University of the Pacific).  Certificate in Entrepreneurship - Growing Rural Business (Wichita State University).  Graduate of Leavenworth-Lansing and Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development.  Current Board Secretary, Leadership Southern Leavenworth County.  Nationally Certified Animal Control Officer.  Member of Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and Pet Professional Guild.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 30
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 1
Other 1
Other (Please Specify) Mixed Race
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 2
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
LCHS, Inc. works closely with the Child Abuse Prevention Council and the Human Services Council in our county.  We belong to Basehor Chamber of Commerce, Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber and Tonganoxie Business Association, as well as the Leavenworth County Development Corporation.  
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Jennifer Bruner DVM
Company Affiliation Board President
Term Mar 2009 to Mar 2019
Email LvnCoHS@live.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Jennifer Bruner DVM
Ms. Laura CarrollBasehor Community Library
Ms. Jeanne Im
Ms. Margaret McLaurinBoard of Directors
Ms. April PedersenBoard of Directors
Ms. Stefany Grod Williams MBA, CPACommunity Volunteer
Mr. Ryan YedlinskyCommunity Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
CEO Comments    LCHS, Inc. is governed by a committed group of 7 - 15 volunteer board members, selected by the membership.  We are always open to adding members to the board, provided they are committed to the mission and have skills, contacts, or other resources to help attain our goals.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $140,000
Projected Expenses $130,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$108,937$45,187$54,850
Administration Expense$9,286$8,470$6,853
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.530.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%84%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$165,819$162,541$235,777
Current Assets$42,545$34,579$9,665
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$148$0$0
Total Net Assets$165,671$162,541$235,777
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities287.47----
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor (in-kind) $35,000 --Individual Donor $13,939
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $10,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $4,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose Building and opening the 21st century no-kill pet animal shelter to serve all Leavenworth County residents
Goal $5,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments Much of the support received in 2016 & 2017 was in the form of supplies, equipment and services, allowing us to open and operate the temporary shelter.
Other Documents
Building FAQ2019View
LCHS 1012018View
Rack Card2017View
Shelter Plan2015View
Organization Name Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc.
Address 1205 Rear N. Main Street
Lansing, KS 66043
Primary Phone (913) 250-0506
Contact Email LvnCoHS@live.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Crystal Swann Blackdeer
Board Chair Ms. Jennifer Bruner DVM
Board Chair Company Affiliation Board President
Year of Incorporation 2006
Former Names
Leavenworth Humane Society