LCHS STANDS WITH THE 5 FREEDOMS
Science-based policy is at the center of the American Humane Certified program, which enforces common sense and attainable, albeit rigorous, welfare standards to ensure and verify humane practices. This criterion – determined by an independent scientific advisory committee comprised of leading experts in the fields of agriculture, species-specific animal behavior, and ethics – is centered around the internally accepted Five Freedoms of animal welfare, ensuring that certified animals have appropriate space, lighting, air quality, food and water. These Five Freedoms are globally recognized as the gold standard in animal welfare, encompassing both the mental and physical well-being of animals; they include: freedom from hunger and thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury, and disease; freedom to express normal and natural behavior (e.g. accommodating for a chicken’s instinct to roost); and freedom from fear and distress.
- DOG WALKING & GIVING BACK
Don’t just take your dog for a walk…
Take your Walk for a Dog!
The more people actively walk with the free WoofTrax app, the greater the donation to LCHS! Use the app each time you grab for the leash. It’s healthy for you, your dog, and us.
Every walk counts, whether it’s a walk around the block or a three-mile hike. Magnify your impact by sharing the app with your friends and family.