Foothills Humane Society Executive Director Selena Coffey and adoptee Goodie with FHS staff Lani Hasselbring, seated, Sharon Rose and Ashley Tobanz. (photo by Samantha Hurst)
Foothills Humane Society Executive Director Selena Coffey and adoptee Goodie with FHS staff Lani Hasselbring, seated, Sharon Rose and Ashley Tobanz. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

FHS took in over 1,700 animals in 2012

Published 10:17pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

Live release rate 98.9 percent

The Foothills Humane Society (FHS) gave an annual report to the Polk County Board of Commissioners on Monday, March 4 after taking in 1,705 animals last year and having a 98.9 percent live-release rate.

Selena Coffey, FHS executive director presented the report saying 74 percent of the organization’s income comes from donations, grants, bequests and fundraising. Of the shelter’s expenses, approximately 70 percent went towards the care and placement of the shelter’s animals and outreach programs, Coffey said.

FHS operated on an approximate $591,760 budget in 2012 as well as completing major renovations, including adding a catio and the addition of an intake center.

FHS’s 2012 income came from grants and donations (74 percent), Polk County funding (16 percent), shelter generated income (5 percent) and investment income (five percent), according to the report.

Expenses included animal care and placement (70 percent), operational expenses (13 percent), administration (11 percent) and fundraising and events (six percent).

Of the shelter’s 1,705 intakes, 650 were dogs and 1,055 were cats. Adoptions included 628 total, with 261 dog adoptions and 367 cat adoptions. Rescues totaled 393, including 295 dogs and 98 cats, according to the report. Lost pets returned to owners were 79 dogs and 13 cats,  totaling 92.

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