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 no-kill pet animal shelter to serve all Leavenworth County residents. 
  • Conducts humane education for schools and community groups.
  • Works to improve animal protection laws and their enforcement.
  • Reunites lost pets with their owners.
  • Cares compassionately for stray, abandoned and relinquished animals.
  • Re-homes pets with loving homes who will care for them for life.
  • Helps owners retain their pets by providing education, veterinary and training assistance.
  • Partners with cities, the county, other rescues, shelters and animal welfare groups to create a humane county where people and animals want to live.
In the future:
  • Assists in emergency planning and action for animals.
  • Supports law enforcement with cruelty and neglect investigations.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Crystal Swann Blackdeer
Board Chair Ms. Kim Pearl D.O.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Board President
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2006
Former Names
Leavenworth Humane Society
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 no-kill pet animal shelter to serve all Leavenworth County residents. 
  • Conducts humane education for schools and community groups.
  • Works to improve animal protection laws and their enforcement.
  • Reunites lost pets with their owners.
  • Cares compassionately for stray, abandoned and relinquished animals.
  • Re-homes pets with loving homes who will care for them for life.
  • Helps owners retain their pets by providing education, veterinary and training assistance.
  • Partners with cities, the county, other rescues, shelters and animal welfare groups to create a humane county where people and animals want to live.
In the future:
  • Assists in emergency planning and action for animals.
  • Supports law enforcement with 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 1888, 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 all three Leavenworth County Chambers of Commerce and are members of the Leavenworth County Development Corporation.  We participate in the Leavenworth County Child Abuse Prevention Council and the MultiDiscipline Child Protection Team.  We are members of the Leavenworth County Human Service Council.
Impact Statement
Past Year (2016):
  • Established temporary office and shelter in Lansing.
  • Secured contracts with cities of Lansing and Linwood for impound of stray animals in their jurisdictions. 
  • Sheltered, provided vet care for, returned to owners or re-homed 48 animals in the last half of 2016 - twice as many as in the last 2 years combined.
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 ($1800 per month on average, including vet care)
Service Categories
Animal Protection & Welfare
Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
KS - Leavenworth County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement More than half the households of Leavenworth County have NO pet animal shelter where they can take a found, stray, abandoned 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 that shelter and to provide comprehensive, community oriented, animal sheltering / outreach services.
Programs
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.
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.
Long-Term Success Provides ongoing veterinary care for feral cats at the US Penitentiary, Leavenworth.
Program Success Monitored By Feedback from the Penitentiary staff.
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.
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 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 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.  Graduate of Leavenworth-Lansing and Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development.  Nationally Certified Animal Control Officer.  Member of Society of Animal Welfare Administrators. 
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 30
Paid Contractors 0
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
Collaborations
LCHS, Inc. works closely with the Child Abuse Prevention Council and the Human Services Council in our county.  We belong to all 3 Chambers of Commerce in Leavenworth County and the Leavenworth County Development Corporation.  
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Kim Pearl D.O.
Company Affiliation Board President
Term Mar 2016 to Mar 2017
Email LvnCoHS@live.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Laura Carroll Basehor Community Library
Ms. Sandy Collins Retired
Ms. Margaret McLaurin Board of Directors
Ms. Robin Parrish Board of Directors
Ms. Kim Pearl ODHackworth Family Eye Care
Ms. April Pedersen Board of Directors
Mr. Jeff Pittman Board of Directors
Ms. Jennifer Werner DVMLansing Veterinary Hospital
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
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 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, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $80,000
Projected Expenses $70,000
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$54,850$29,767$24,514
Administration Expense$6,853$7,853$11,473
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.923.731.48
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%79%68%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$235,777$240,527$137,956
Current Assets$9,665$135,306$36,216
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$235,777$240,527$137,956
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $13,939Individual Donor $104,800 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose Building and opening the 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 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. Kim Pearl D.O.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Board President
Year of Incorporation 2006
Former Names
Leavenworth Humane Society