The mission of the Idaho Humane Society is to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane education, awareness, and compassion.

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6,401

Animals adopted last year

1,723

Lost pets reunited with their owners last year

1,400

Animals nurtured in foster care last year

1,392

Pets transferred in from other shelters last year

168

Dogs trained in our IDAPI program last year

187

Cats saved through our WISKR program last year

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Often times, older cats in foster homes are overlooked and have a harder time finding their forever families. There are a lot of benefits to adopting older cats though and adopting Breakfast, our #fosterfriday pet of the week, is no exception. Breakfast is a 6-year-old, 10-pound spayed female Domestic Shorthair. She was reportedly very stressed out in the shelter environment and it was difficult to get to know her. Once Breakfast went into foster care though, she opened up and instantly revealed herself to be a sweet, loving cat. One nice thing about adopting an older cat is that you usually have a better idea of their personality and what their temperament at home will be like. How a kitten behaves when they’re four-months-old is not necessarily how they’ll behave when they’re an adult. We are confident that Breakfast will continue to showcase her charming personality with her new adopted family. She has found the perfect balance of being snuggly and affectionate, while still finding time to be playful and curious. She is a big fan of chasing after and pouncing on her toys -- especially if they’re filled with catnip or have bells on them! #AlbsHumane Another benefit of adopting an older cat is that they are less messy and less apt to get into mischief. Breakfast always uses her litterbox and has only ever scratched her scratch-pad, making sure to leave the furniture alone. She has been an indoor-cat throughout her life and is perfectly content with staying inside and cuddling with her human. Breakfast will do best in a home with no other cats as they tend to stress her out, although she has previously lived with dogs. She will likely need time to adjust to any new canines but if they’re cat-savvy and respectful, she should be fine. If you are interested in adopting Breakfast, contact her foster parent Cliff at cbwray7@gmail.com or contact foster@idahohumanesociety.org for more information about Breakfast and other adoptable pets in our foster program.

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Meet Stevo, a loving Rottweiler/lab mix. He was hit by a car in Texas and transferred to the Idaho Humane Society for surgery and care. This 2-year-old is ready for adoption and has an amazing personality and spirit. He loves toys, is treat motivated, likes to sit in laps, and is good with other dogs (he has yet to be assessed with other animals). He weighs approximately 55 pounds. ID# 37287628 #AlbsHumane

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Don't forget that Albertsons is donating two pounds of Open Nature® dog food to the Idaho Humane Society for public posts using #AlbsHumane on social media through Jan 30th. Thank you, Albertsons!

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Thanks to the Idaho Steelheads for partnering with the Idaho Humane society! If you missed out on the game tonight, mark your calendars for February 3rd at 7pm. Tickets are only $15 and they include seating, dinner, and a small Pepsi product. $5 from each ticket will go directly back to our shelter!

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Don’t forget this Friday night (Jan 12th) the @idahosteelheads are partnering with the IHS for a special event. See the Steelheads take on the Kalamazoo Wings at 7pm in the CenturyLink Arena. Tickets are only $15 and they include seating, dinner, and a small Pepsi product. To purchase a ticket, go to: http://www.igrouptix.com/IDAHOSTEELHEADS Enter the username STEELHEADS and the password JAN12 -- then $5 from each ticket will go directly back to our shelter! We’re looking forward to seeing our fellow IHS supporters and hockey fans there!

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It's almost December and Klein is making biscuits for the holiday season! 🍭🎁

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Sweet 2-year-old Joey is looking for his forever home!

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Happy Halloween! Please remember that the flurry of Halloween activity – from ringing doorbells and costumed visitors to excited voices outside – can be stressful to many pets. Keep your animals indoors and away from the front door this evening to ensure that they stay safe!

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We are in downtown Meridian with candy and info about our Humane Education program for trunk or treating tonight until 9!

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Happy #NationalPumpkinDay! 🎃

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Sweet shelter kitty Fergie visited the K-Hits radio station today! She is looking for her forever home.

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Here is just one of many wonderful #SeeSpotWalk photos from the talented @moxiekingdom! You can find more at facebook.com/idahohumanesociety.

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#SeeSpotWalk is here! Join us for the walk at 10 and dog contests to follow in Julia Davis Park.

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Happy #NationalCoffeeDay from Goldie! ☕️

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Mama and babies

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See Spot Splash is here! Your water dog can enjoy the Natatorium today through 8 p.m. Sessions begin on the hour and 60 dogs are allowed in at a time.

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Happy #BlackCatAppreciationDay! 🖤

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Four months ago, swimmer puppy Franklin was unable to walk. Now he's playing like a normal dog. See his journey at http://bit.ly/2vMlad2

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Come out to support the Idaho Humane Society at @telayawine until 8:30 tonight!

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Sam thinks he is a cat ...