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10,749

Lost and surrended animals received

6,435

Animals adopted last year

1,690

Lost pets reunited with their owners last year

1,385

Animals nurtured in foster care last year

1,592

Pets transferred in from other shelters last year

154

Dogs trained in our IDAPI program last year

304

Cats saved through our WISKR program last year

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This weekend many of you contacted your Idaho legislature to support Senate Bill 1244. Learn more about the bill here. https://buff.ly/2F6LIYL

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Looking to share the love on Valentine's Day? Our animals would LOVE some more peanut butter – it’s a great tool for making an insecure dog feel more loved, positive reinforcement training, and trust building.⠀ ⠀ Check out our Animal Care Attendant prepping tube and puzzle feeders! No doubt, she sure is popular when passing out the treats!⠀ ⠀ If you'd like to donate peanut butter or other supplies to the Idaho Humane Society, we're open daily from 10am-6pm at 4775 Dorman St. Boise, Idaho 83705

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It's Valentine's Day! Head on over to Facebook to show us your fur-baby Valentine that you've adopted from the Idaho Humane Society!

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We've had a busy January, check out what we've been up to!

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ADOPTABLE PET: ⠀ NEEKO is a 5-year-old, 13-pound neutered male Domestic Shorthair. He is one of our current long-time cat residents who was surrendered to us at the beginning of January when his previous owners could no longer care for him. Neeko is a talkative, happy-go-lucky fellow who enjoys head rubs and chin scratches. He is nervous about being picked up at first but once he gets to know you, he enjoys snuggling. Only those he loves and trusts get the honor of holding him in on their lap! Even at 5-years-old, Neeko still has a playful streak and loves to bat at and chase after his toys. Due to Neeko being nervous about handling, he will likely do best in a home with older, respectful children. If you're looking for an affectionate, even-tempered cat then look no further! Neeko would be the perfect addition to your home.⠀ ⠀ Neeko (#37551700) can be found in cattery kennel 101 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman Street. We are open every day from 10 am. to 6pm.

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT: We need your support for 2 bills! Simply fill out the form and it will automatically contact the members responsible for passing the bills!⠀ ⠀ H540: PET FRIENDLY LICENSE PLATE⠀ S1244: DOGS IN HOT CARS ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2EiWoCp

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Thank you Representative Hy Kloc (D) District 16, (and former Idaho Humane Society Board President), for sponsoring Idaho’s “Pet Friendly” license plate bill, which yesterday cleared its first hurdle in the legislature and is being printed. The funds from the sale of these license plates will be dedicated to providing low cost or free spay and neuter surgeries for low-income pet owners. Under the proposal, the Idaho Humane Society has agreed to hold the funds for distribution but will not utilize any of the fund ourselves in our hospital or shelter. Instead, the funds will be distributed to veterinarians primarily in underserved areas of Idaho to assist them in providing low cost and free spays and neuters. Idaho Humane Society opened Idaho‘s first high quality, high volume spay neuter hospital in 1984 and since that time we’ve spayed and neutered over 250,000 pets. The results have been dramatic with admissions to our shelter falling by 10% per year despite a huge growth in the human population of the Boise Metro Area. Not all areas of Idaho are currently as well served with low-cost options for spay and neuter as the Treasure Valley. Over half of the dogs adopted out by the Idaho Humane Society now originate outside of Ada County and an increasing number of cats are also transferred to our facility for rescue each year that originate elsewhere in Idaho. We are very excited to see this license plate raise awareness and provide funds to help stem the flow of surplus pets entering shelters around the state! Special thanks also to Rep. Melissa Wintrow (D) District 19, shown here holding the plate design, who introduced the bill to committee. Soon we will need supportive calls and emails to support the bill so stand by for instructions in the coming weeks!

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ADOPTED Meet Molly, a recent transfer from California. She's a 2-year-old terrier mix and weighs 10 pounds. She is good with other dogs but hasn't been assessed with children or cats. She is a bit timid but is a very sweet dog. Adoption fees are $200. Animal ID #37719239 We're open from 10am to 6pm daily. 4775 Dorman St.Boise, Idaho 83705

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Meet Miley, a gentle 10-year-old terrier mix. She would make a great companion and comes when called. She is willing to please and loves to be near people. She is good with older children (unknown with toddlers). She needs to find a new home because her previous owners received a military transfer orders and another home discovered she didn’t like cats. Other than her dislike of felines, neither of the families had a bad thing to say about her. Come down and meet Miley in person. She will tug at your heartstrings! ID #37714973

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It's SuPURR Bowl Sunday!! And today is our last day participating in the Kitten Bowl. This nationwide event stars adoptable cats and kittens with equally adorable dogs and puppies cheering them on from the sidelines. We've partnered with Fuzzy Pawz Rescue to fill our cattery with kittens and cats to help you find the perfect feline for your family's home. Tia and Cassie, our two participants in KTVB's Kitten Bowl, have been adopted! But we have plenty of other cats and kittens that are ready to meet their forever families today. #suPURRbowlsunday #kittenbowl #futureprofessionalathletes #idahohumanesociety

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Ready to submit your MOST LAUGH OUT LOUD cat photo for this week’s contest? That’s right, today is the first day of our See Stripe Sit cat photo contest!⠀ ⠀ How do you submit a photo? Register online at buff.ly/2DScAdy or pop into any Zamzows and register in person through Feb 15th (Bonus: if you register at Zamzow’s, you will receive a $5 gift certificate towards the purchase of Zamzows or Grandma Z's premium cat food or supplies in ADDITION to your See Stripe Sit Commemorative Tote). It’s a one-time registration fee and you’re in to submit as many pictures as you’d like.⠀ ⠀ This week’s photo contest winner will receive a gravity waterer, Rattle & Roll cat scratcher, and a cat scratching post.⠀ ⠀ Hurry and submit your photos –voting begins on February 5th! In the meantime, enjoy one of our former kitties who can't get enough of the scale -- how many humans can say that?!?

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

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ADOPTED Jack: 12-month-old male Border Collie mix. Jack is a playful lover. He is rather easily distracted, but this doesn’t stray from his trainability. This guy retains and learns quickly, as he loves encouragement and vocal praise. He’s has as much cuteness as he does potential, so you really can’t ask for much more here. This guy was born willing to please, but is even more responsive if treats are involved. Make sure to encourage him, and he’ll reward you with love, affection, and playfulness. It is recommended his future home doesn’t have children who antagonize or tease him, because of his impressionable age. He will need children who understand his silly behavior and accommodate to him with respect and love. Make sure you’re prepared to give his puppy a lot of energy, as he’ll need it. His future owners should be rather active–he’ll need routine walks, runs, hikes, and occasional games of fetch. Jack has potential to be trained to a wide variety of homes and lifestyles, and would make a great family pet. His lovable traits will make anyone who meets him fall in love almost immediately! Just make sure you have the time and energy to really give Jack, and he’ll give you all his love and loyalty in return! 45 pounds. #37648190 #AlbsHumane

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Suzy: 6-month-old female Border Collie Mix. Let’s start off with the fact that Suzy is a puppy and all puppies have some things in common, such as, high energy and into everything, testing everything with their teeth, inability to mind any commands, absolutely no manners, etc. However, the really great thing about puppies is that, slowly but surely, very patiently, you can mold them into your idea of the perfect dog! You may never again in your life get a chance to so influence the entire life of another being! It is exciting but also daunting! Where do you begin? Turns out it is daunting because this beautiful little girl knows nothing that will help her as an adult canine citizen. So, firstly, get some help by going with her to a good obedience class, lean on the instructor to help you with any questions or problems you have along the way. Because Suzy is going to live inside your home with your family, you may want to start with teaching her the manners and obedience commands you want in your home. This is the only way she knows to behave until you patiently teach her some new stuff. Along the way, enjoy the trip and try to keep an eye on the prize – the world’s best dog! 30 pounds. #37564744 #AlbsHumane

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ADOPTED Spunky: 6-month-old male, Border Collie Mix. Spunky is such a puppy! If you don’t have the time and energy to dedicate to him, he might not be the guy for you! As a younger guy, he is a blank slate when it comes to training–ready and willing to learn your commands and be a perfect fit for your home! He has a lot of energy to spare, so he’ll require an active family and home. Spunky will need routine runes, walks, hikes, and really anything and everything–he would be up for it all, really. He loves tennis balls and running aimlessly, so tiring him out will not prove to be an issue. This little guy went easily into his crate, so it’s recommended to keep this training while he’s young, as he will learn to adapt quickly. Leaving him alone in the backyard might not suit this adventurous guy; he’ll get into any and everything. Spunky has very puppy tendencies. Like many of his kind, he likes to jump and chew most things in his path. He responds well to correction and sternness, however, so his potential is really limitless. A good obedience class would be perfect, or just good old fashion time and devotion. Give Spunky time and devotion, and he’ll give you a loyal companion in return! 26 pounds. #37604318 #AlbsHumane

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ADOPTED: Pennie: 2-year-old female Black Lab. She is a very nice girl with a lot of energy to share. She is good with older children and hasn’t been tested with younger children yet. Good with other dogs, but not cats. #37671574 #AlbsHumane

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ADOPTED: Mopey: 2-year-old female Chihuahua Mix. She is a recent transfer from an overcrowded shelter in San Antonio, Texas. Mopey weighs in at 16 pounds and is good with other dogs. #37604339 #AlbsHumane

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Jody: 1 year 6 months, female Terrior mix. This timid little girl is a transfer from Texas. She’s still very much a puppy, with a puppy’s short attention span and abundance of energy. However, she startles easily and is aware of her surroundings at all times. She was uneasy during her evaluation, but very responsive when offered treats, and accepted some handling and affection when she was close. She walked well on leash when she wasn’t distracted. She should be easy to train with treats, consistency and vocal praise. Jody would benefit greatly from having a patient, caring owner who will train her using positive reinforcement to build her confidence. You may see a whole new dog and a playful puppy when she starts to feel secure. #37604320 #AlbsHumane

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Hugo: 1-year, 3 months male Boxer Mix. Just look at that eager face. Hugo is ready for his new home. He’s still got a lot of puppy energy at just over one year of age. He needs plenty of exercise, play, and mental stimulation. He has some training, but there is much more potential for Hugo. He takes treats nicely and will train for treats. Take advantage of that and work with him consistently. You will be rewarded with a well-behaved companion for life. Hugo is a high-energy, loving, playful dog, and should do well in a family with children. 37 pounds #37024203 #AlbsHumane

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ADOPTED Hazel: 2 years, 5 months female Chihuahua Mix. A recent transfer from Baker City. She is 6 pounds and we will be evaluating her behavior shortly, but she sure is a cutie! #37648178 #AlbsHumane