To encourage responsible pet ownership and to provide assistance and leadership in the humane treatment of all animals.
Once the board of the new Parkland Humane Society was in place, many plans and decisions had to be made. In order to move forward the board knew they had to decide what the PHS could do for the Parkland area. After much discussion and research on other humane societies, the board decided that the PHS had to be more than just a rescue operation. Research showed that it took many years to get to the point of being able to build a proper facility so it was decided that the board would focus on the reasons there was even a need for a rescue shelter. Thus, the mission statement was created.
By providing education to the public on the importance of spaying and neutering, as well as offering assistance when needed, the PHS could greatly reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs. By becoming a resource for the public to call on when there is a question on how to deal with any of all the different aspects of pet ownership, the PHS would be able to help guide the public to a better understanding of the importance of vaccinations, vet care, choosing the right family pet and the proper way to treat your pet. This would reduce the number of unwanted pets that would normally be abandoned, abused, or even killed.