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11,684

Lost, surrendered, and transferred animals received

6,152

Animals adopted last year

1,796

Lost pets reunited with their owners last year

1,638

Animals nurtured in foster care last year

1,066

Pets transferred in from other shelters last year

169

Dogs trained in our IDAPI program last year

307

Cats saved through our WISKR program last year

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We want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to our donors who do so much for our organization. If you are a patron of any of these businesses, make sure you give them a high-five for supporting the Idaho Humane Society.

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Did you know that 1 of 3 pets will get lost? Microchipped dogs are more than twice as likely to get returned -and- microchipped cats are more than 20 times more likely to get returned to their owners!⠀ ⠀ Check out our latest article about the benefits of not only microchipping your pets, but ensuring that their microchips are current. https://buff.ly/2nEDmj1⠀ ⠀ #checkthechipday

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We recently shared a video of a sweet kitty who "called for her own rescue" by pulling the fire-alarm at our shelter. "JK" dubbed for Just Kidding, is now available for adoption! She does have a bit of a kitty-cold, but she is on medication and we will send that home with her new adopters. She is very loving and loves being pet. Please ask to meet her if you visit our shelter! https://buff.ly/2ZJCif3⠀ ⠀ If you missed the earlier story, this sweet feline had been rolled a bit too close to the fire alarm pull and took advantage of this opportunity to hail for an imminent rescue! Of course, cats and firefighters have always had a special bond... so she could have been possibly calling for a special someone to bring her home as if she had been stuck in a tree... or perhaps she wanted to bring more attention to her feline friends who are waiting to be adopted into their forever homes.⠀ ⠀ Maybe she wanted to let you know that we're still running our cat and kitten adoption promo: adult cats are just $25, kittens $40 and seniors you can name your adoption price -- the adoption price includes spay/neuter, current vaccines, microchip and more! Don't forget that seniors age 60+ can adopt an adult cat for free!⠀ ⠀ We're located at 4775 W Dorman Street, Boise, Idaho 83705. We're open daily between 10am to 6pm. #InternationalCatDay

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We've had a terrific July! We adopted out 532 cats and dogs last month alone! Thank you to all the families who adopted, donated, and supported our shelter.

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This kitten just wants to play play PLAY!! 😸❤️I⠀ ⠀ KATIE is a 9-week-old, 2-pound spayed female Domestic Shorthair and, seriously, what's not to love about her! When she’s all tuckered out from playing, she loves to be held and snuggled by her human pals. Katie is a friendly girl who gets along with everyone she meets. She loves people of all ages and does well with other felines. We’re not sure how Katie is with dogs, but we imagine she would do well with those who are cat-savvy and gentle. ⠀ ⠀ Come meet Katie (#42286504) at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2OBCVq1⠀ ⠀ #IHS #IdahoHumaneSociety #Kittens #KittenSeason #AdoptDontShop

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BOO is a 3 ½ -year-old, 6 ½ -pound neutered male Chihuahua mix. This little guy is getting braver and braver with every passing day! When he first came to our shelter, he was shut down and terrified of everyone. He can still be easily overwhelmed by loud noises and quick movements though so it’s important to go slow with him. However, once Boo feels comfortable with you he is incredibly loving and affectionate. He loves to sit on your lap and snuggle up close to you. Future adopters should note that Boo can be very talkative and vocal when he gets excited, so please keep this in mind! He is also a little uncertain about the leash so it will be important to walk him regularly and get him used to it. With lots of rewards and encouragement, he will learn how fun it is to go for a walk.⠀ ⠀ Boo needs a quiet home with adults only or with a family that has children 10 years or older. He gets along well with other little dogs but is uncomfortable around larger dogs, so a dog to dog introduction is required for any potential housemates. Also, Boo does not do well with cats and will need a feline-free home.⠀ ⠀ If you would like to meet Boo (#40549506) you can find him in Kennel D11 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/334xaV3⠀ ⠀ #IHS #IdahoHumaneSociety #AdoptableDogs #ShelterDogs #RescueDogs #Chihuahuas #AdoptDontShop

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Diego can't help but smile because it's FURRY FRIDAY! ⠀ ⠀ Diego is a 4-year-old, 20-pound neutered male Jack Russell Terrier mix. This handsome fellow was the guest of honor on 107.1 KHITS this morning. He was a little shy at first but by the end of the radio segment, he was wagging his lil tail and giving kisses to everybody. ⠀ ⠀ Diego was surrendered to our shelter because he chases cats, rabbits, and other small animals. However, he gets along well with other dogs and children of all ages. Diego can be submissive when you first meet him and has a tendency to freeze when he's nervous. However, with soft words and gentle pets, it won't take long before he's crawling onto your lap and asking for love and attention. ⠀ ⠀ if you are interested in adopting Diego (#42272101) you can meet him in Kennel D21 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ #IHS #IdahoHumaneSociety #AdoptDontShop #FurryFriday

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It's another "Furry Friday!" ⠀ ⠀ Alex was brought to us as a stray but he is very comfortable with people. He loves pets and attention and is perfectly content to be held and snuggled. We could tell he was having a good time at 107.1 KHITS -- he purred the entire time we were on air!⠀ ⠀ ALEX is an 11-week-old male Domestic Shorthair mix. He is friendly, playful, and incredibly affectionate. He loves being close to his friends, whether they're feline or human. We don't know how he is with dogs or children but based off of his personality, we think he has the potential to do well in just about any home. ⠀ ⠀ Now is the purrfect time to adopt because we are offering discounted cat adoption fees! Kittens are $40 to adopt (normally $75) and that includes their spay/neuter, microchip, and up-to-date vaccinations. ⠀ ⠀ If you are interested in adopting Alex (#42162065) you can find him in Cattery Kennel 01 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/30R4b5h⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptableAnimals #AdoptableCats #AdoptableFelines #ShelterCats #RescueCats #Kitten #KittenSeason #FurryFriday #AdoptDontShop

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We want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to our donors who do so much for our organization. If you are a patron of any of these businesses, make sure you give them a high-five for supporting the Idaho Humane Society.

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We've had a great June, check out all the great work we've been up to!

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CAMO is a 2 ½ -year-old, 80-pound neutered male German Shepherd mix. If you’re looking for a playmate, this silly, fun-loving dog is the perfect match for you! It's not uncommon for Camo to lean up against people and nudge their hand with his nose, asking for pets! Along with being affectionate and friendly, Camo is also extremely intelligent. He has learned several obedience skills and easily works for treats or a tennis ball. He’s still learning the pattern of fetching a ball and returning it to you, but we’re confident he’ll get the game soon enough. Some other favorite activities for Camo are setting out a kiddy pool for him to splash and play in, as well as giving him some puzzle toys and feeders. He will keep himself entertained for hours with one of those! Our exercise routine with Camo usually includes a harness and long line, so he can wander and sniff on walks, without worrying about us keeping up with him and those stilts he walks on. He checks in regularly, doesn’t pull once he reaches the end of the line, and will happily return to you when called. He loves to chase tossed treats and sniff them out in the grass (he’d be great at nosework!) and will sit, down and shake on cue. He is also house-trained and crate-trained. After some exercise, Camo is happy to lie down with something to chew on. ⠀ ⠀ Camo's only restriction is that he needs to be the only animal in his home. He gets very nervous around other dogs and his previous owners report that he does not like cats. ⠀ ⠀ Camo is looking for an active and engaging home that appreciates his intelligence and will continue to teach him new things. He will be your shadow and partner in everything you do, so long as he’s made a member of the family. We hope you’ll give the big guy a chance and grow to love him the way we have!⠀ ⠀ Camo (#34160142) is available for adoption but is in a separate kennel as the adoption floor makes him very nervous. Please ask a staff member for assistance and we'd be more than happy to have you meet him! ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2JA1aPy⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptDontShop #ShelterDogs #AdoptableDogs #RescueDogs #GermanShepherd #Dogs

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July is off to a great start!! 🎆 ⠀ ⠀ Last week, we adopted out 143 animals from our shelter. This includes 87 cats, 52 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 1 chicken. ⠀ ⠀ Butterball (top center) is a 1-year-old Domestic Shorthair mix who came to our shelter as a stray with a broken leg. After an orthopedic surgery and two months in foster care, Butterball was finally cleared to go onto the adoption floor and was adopted on July 6th. ⠀ ⠀ Congratulations to Butterball and all of the other animals who found their forever homes last week. And a big thank to the families who adopted them! ❤️🐾

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Caption this! 📸😹⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Melanie and Gerri are 2-month-old siblings who are ready to find their forever homes! Don't forget about our running cat promotion where we've reduced adoption fees for our shelter kitties. Now is the purrfect time to welcome a furry feline to the family! ⠀ ⠀ You can meet Melanie (#41801087) and Geri (#41801078) in Cattery Kennel 13 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2J3oK8q⠀ https://buff.ly/2Ytik7B⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptDontShop #KittenSeason #AdoptableKittens #AdoptableCats #ShelterCats #RescueCats #FriendlyFelines #Cats #Kittens #Felines #siblings #CaptionThis

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AVERY is a 10-year-old, 57-pound neutered male American Foxhound who joined Melissa and Murphy on 107.1KHITS yesterday morning. He was all tail wags and happy smiles as he greeted everyone. ⠀ ⠀ Avery is a delightful older gentleman who gets along with everyone he meets. He's easy-going, patient, and enjoys being close to his humans. He is crate-trained, knows a handful of commands, and according to his previous owners, he is used to using a dog door. Avery is also very patient and well-behaved while getting his nails trimmed! ⠀ ⠀ Avery will be happiest in a home that can provide him with ample exercise. We think he would make a great jogging or hiking companion! The biggest thing to be aware of with Avery is that he does have a classic hound bay. Our shelter staff loves Avery's singing but your downstairs neighbor might not be so appreciative! Avery has a tendency to bark only when he's extremely excited but otherwise, he is very mellow. His previous owners didn't note if Avery was good with cats/small animals or children. Based off of his loving personality, we think Avery has the potential to be an excellent family dog. We recommend monitoring introductions between Avery and any cats/small animals in the household.⠀ ⠀ If you would like to meet Avery (#17495711) you can find him in Kennel D11 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #KHITS #107.1KHITS #AdoptableDogs #Shelterdogs #Rescuedogs #AdoptDontShop #AmericanFoxHound #FoxHound #Hound

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DOUGAL is a 2-year-old, 60-pound neutered male Labrador Retriever mix, This sweetheart of a dog who came to the shelter as a stray and is a little nervous in the kennel environment. He does not appear to have much obedience training but he will sit and lay down for praise and treats and he will roll over to have his tummy rubbed. He wants to be near you and in your lap, if you let him. He feels more secure the closer he gets to you. ⠀ Dougal has either a congenital malformation of his nasal plenum (nose) or a healed injury; he does not appear to have any difficulty eating or drinking because of it. Because of this, we recommend annual vet checks to monitor his health and make sure no future problems arise. ⠀ Dougal is a big sweet guy who will bond tightly with someone who cares for him and loves him. More socialization and an obedience class to focuses on positive-reinforcement will help build Dougal's confidence. He may be overwhelming for young children but has potential if everyone understands how to work with him and his exuberance. Give this sweet guy a chance and let him show you exactly what unconditional love means.⠀ ⠀ You can meet Dougal (#41955278) in Kennel D02 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2ZVTsG5⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptableDogs #ShelterDogs #RescueDogs #LabradorRetriever #MixedBreed #AdoptDontShop

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SAL is a 3-year-old, 9-pound neutered male Domestic Shorthair mix. He was brought to our shelter as a stray so we, unfortunately, do not know much about him. During his time at our shelter though, we've found him to be incredibly friendly and affectionate with people. He loves it when cattery visitors open up his kennel door to say hello! He’ll rub his face up against your hands and flop onto his back while you’re giving him pets.⠀ ⠀ Come say 'hello' to Sal (#41938385) in Cattery Kennel 10 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2Y1l381⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptableCats #AdoptableFelines #ShelterCats #RescueCats #Cats #Cat #AdoptDontShop #ShelterLife

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Thank you to all of you who donated aluminum cans during our Boise Kind can drive! This is a year-round program and you can drop cans off at our shelter or any Treasure Valley Zamzows any time. We also would like to thank our 8am and 10am crew who volunteered to sort and crush cans for us. Last year, we brought in around $8800 so it really does make a difference for our shelter animals. Finally, we would also like to thank those families who brought in treats for shelter dogs and cats. We really appreciate your support and wouldn’t be the shelter we are without our tremendous community. #BoiseKind #shelteranimals

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Lupin doesn't have any chocolate on him, but he can give you lots of cuddles instead! 🍫❤️⠀ ⠀ LUPIN is an 8-week-old, 2-pound male Domestic Shorthair mix. He was today's "Furry Friday" guest on 107.1 KHITS and he purred the ENTIRE time. He enjoyed being held and cuddled by everyone in the studio but he was also very interested in playfully batting at the microphone and people's fingers. ⠀ ⠀ Lupin was surrendered to our shelter as a stray, but we think he has a lot of potential to do well in a home with children and/or other animals. Just be sure to monitor introductions!!⠀ ⠀ If you are interested in meeting Lupin (#41801380) you can find him in the Big Petter at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #KittenSeason #Kittens #Cats #Felines #AdoptableCats #AdoptableFelines #AdoptableKittens #FosteringSavesLives #Foster #AdoptDontShop #ShelterCat #RescueCat #KHITS

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Happy #Caturday!!⠀ ⠀ BULBASAUR is a 5-year-old, 8-pound female Domestic Mediumhair mix. She was brought to our shelter as a stray so we, unfortunately, do not know much about her history. Bulbasaur is a sweet, easy-going cat who would prefer a quiet household. She can be shy at first but enjoys gentle pets, particularly along her cheek and behind her ear. ⠀ ⠀ You can meet Bulbasaur (#41347823) in Cattery Kennel 106 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptableCats #ShelterCats #Cats #ShelterKitties #AdoptDontShop #Boise #Idaho #Bulbasaur #RescueCat

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CREED is a 3-year-old, 15-pound neutered male Terrier mix. He is also part-muppet, part-energizer bunny, and today's "Furry Friday" guest at 107.1 KHITS. Creed was doing laps around the sound room, wagging his tail and greeting everyone he came in contact with. He would occasionally flop onto his back for belly rubs -- but only for a moment! Then he was right back to running around the room at top speed.⠀ ⠀ Creed is going to need an active home that can keep up with his energy level. When he's not doing zoomies around the yard, he loves to chase after tennis boys and chew on nylabones so be sure to stock up! Creed will "sit" for a treat but doesn't appear to know many other commands. Focus on reminding Creed to keep all four paws on the ground and help him learn the command "heel" on the leash. We think that Creed has the potential to make an AWESOME running companion! Creed gets along very well with other little dogs and may be happiest in a home with another friendly, playful canine. Creed loves people of all ages but may be overwhelming for young children.⠀ ⠀ You can meet Creed (#41674192) in Kennel D20 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptableDogs #ShelterDogs #RescueDogs #TerrierMix #Muppet #EnergizerBunny #AdoptDontShop #Dogs #AdoptDontShop