Total 2016 Impact = $5,350,292
(Dollars added to the local economy)
Mountain Humane makes a significant annual contribution to the vitality of our local economy. An in depth analysis of Mountain Humane revenue, expenses and operations resulted in a total economic impact for Blaine County made up of direct and indirect benefits of our labor, goods, and services.
Primary Adoption Impacts:
Approximately 400 local adoptions annually adds up to a significant amount of pet care spending on food, boarding, veterinary care, and supplies
200 more adoptions (1/3 of annual total) to families from out of town results in local spending on hotels, meals, gas, and more
With 50% of the adoptable animals being transported in from overcrowded regional shelters regionally, there are additional local expenditures on transportation, lodging, and more
Core Shelter Expenditures:
Detailed calculations of expenditures on everything from payroll to printing costs, multiplied line by line by percentage spent locally
With 33 local employees supporting their families, there are also significant indirect expenditures for their family spending, not included in this calculation
A standard economic analysis tool, there are multipliers for different industries
The Social Assistance organization multiplier was used for this study
Projections for the impact of the new animal welfare campus will be available in 2019.