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11,705

Lost and surrendered 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

1,068

Pets transferred in from other shelters last year

154

Dogs trained in our IDAPI program last year

307

Cats saved through our WISKR program last year

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CHUBBERS is a 7-year-old, 10 ½ -pound neutered male Domestic Shorthair mix. This handsome fellow was surrendered to the shelter when his previous family had too many animals in the house.⠀ ⠀ Chubbers is a gentle, easy-going cat who is ready to find a forever home. He’s independent and doesn’t mind spending time alone, but he’ll come looking for you when he wants attention. He particularly enjoys chin scratches and cheek rubs. Chubbers gets along great with children and other cats, but he only tolerates dogs. Any dogs in his future home should be cat-savvy. If you’re looking for a mellow feline to keep you company, Chubbers would be a perfect fit!⠀ ⠀ Chubbers (#40705527) is available for adoption in Cattery Kennel 26 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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JEANNIE is a 7-year-old, 22 ½ -pound spayed female Boston Terrier mix. She was surrendered to our shelter due to her previous owner having allergies. Jeannie is a little overwhelmed in the kennels and can be a bit nervous when first meeting new people, especially unfamiliar men. But once she has a chance to get comfortable, this sweet senior is very affectionate and loves to be near her human friends. She’ll crawl on your lap if you let her! Jeannie is both house trained and crate trained, and knows a number of commands. She has not lived with young children or other animals, though her previous owners said she is friendly with everyone she meets. She was previously in a kennel with two other small dogs and did very well with them. If you’re looking for a sweet dog to be your constant companion and lap dog, Jeannie just might be the perfect fit!⠀ ⠀ You can meet Jeannie (#40743389) in Kennel 301 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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

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Four Paws. Two Hearts. One True Love. Adopt your Valentine today!

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The Pet-Friendly License Plate will be voted on shortl! If you'd like to support this bill, here's how to contact your representatives. https://buff.ly/2RZ4aHr

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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.⠀ If your business sent a donation at the end of the month, it may be featured in the next month's thank you due to processing.

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BENSON is an 8 ½ -month-old neutered male Domestic Rabbit. He is a Rodent Rescuers graduate who spent 4 weeks in a 4th-grade classroom. Since his time with the students, Benson has gotten much more confident and friendly with strangers. He is still easily started by loud noises and quick movements, but he is comfortable with gentle pets. Benson loves fruits and leafy greens and will happily take them from your hand!⠀ ⠀ If you are interested in adopting Benson (#40270699) you can find him in the Small Animal Room at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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LUCY is a 1 ½ -year-old, 11-pound spayed female Domestic Shorthair mix. This smokey-grey beauty isn’t a big fan of other animals or kids, but she LOVES teenagers and adults. She kept brushing up against our hands and rolling around while we were giving her pets and attention. Lucy doesn’t mind being left alone for periods of time, but she will come find you when she wants some head scratches and cheek rubs. ⠀ ⠀ Lucy (#36692593) is available for adoption in Cattery Kennel 08 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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THOR is a 10-month-old, 9-pound neutered male Domestic Shorthair mix. He was surrendered to our shelter when his previous family had to move away due to a military transfer.⠀ ⠀ Thor has adjusted relatively well to shelter life and enjoys cattery visitors. Thor is a friendly boy with a lot of kitten-like energy. He’ll chirp and meow to get your attention then playfully swat at you through the kennel doors. Once you open his kennel, he’ll try to crawl onto your shoulders and rub his head against your face. If you’re looking for an active, affectionate cat then Thor might be an excellent companion for you!⠀ ⠀ You can find Thor (#40648690) in Cattery Kennel 04 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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JELLY-BEAN is a 2-month-old Netherland Dwarf Rabbit who was transferred to us from West Valley Humane Society. As you can see in the video, Jelly Bean walks a little funny! Her front left paw is turned inwards and she has a tendency to drag her back right leg when she walks. We took some x-rays and didn’t find any signs of injury, so our shelter veterinarian believes that she was simply born with this deformity or it’s a genetic disorder. ⠀ ⠀ Jelly Bean is currently in foster care where we can continue to observe and monitor her growth and development. Minus her leg issues, she appears to be in good health and doesn’t experience any pain. We will continue to post updates about Jelly Bean and announcing when she is available for adoption (providing no major health concerns appear). ⠀ ⠀ Fostering is a wonderful way to care for shelter animals who are too young to be on the adoption floor, experiencing health issues/injuries, or behavioral concerns caused by anxiety or depression. It allows a second chance for these animals who would otherwise struggle in the shelter environment. If you are interested in fostering, please fill out this form online: https://buff.ly/2GGoXyQ

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Congrats to Audrey Pupburn's new family. She was recently adopted and they wrote into us,⠀ ⠀ "We love her so much and she is the perfect dog for us, making our house a home once again, as we lost our beloved German Shorthaired Pointer early in December due to his debilitating arthritis. Our cat has been slowly wasting away in grief as they were best friends. Audrey has won him over and he is now back to having dinner with Audrey and getting treats with her each time she goes out to potty. He is no longer under the bedcovers all day and enjoys being social again...⠀ ⠀ We are so excited to have Audrey and to spoil her with the love and life she deserves."

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GATSBY is a 4-year-old, 12-pound neutered male Domestic Longhair mix. He was adopted in 2015 as a kitten then returned about a week ago when his previous owners moved away. ⠀ ⠀ Gatsby is a BEAUTIFUL cat with a gentle, easy-going disposition. He’s not the kind of cat who will greet you at the front of his kennel door, but he does enjoy gentle pets and affection. He didn’t mind us reaching inside his cubby-hole to give him some head scratches and he began to purr almost immediately. Gatsby doesn’t mind being left alone for periods of time but will come looking for you when he wants attention. Future adopters should keep in mind that Gatsby will need regular brushing to help keep his fur healthy and fluffy-looking. ⠀ ⠀ Gatsby (#24796410) is available for adoption in Cattery Kennel 100 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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Last week, we adopted out 108 animals from our shelter. This includes 56 dogs, 46 cats, 5 rabbits, and 1 parrot 🐶🐱🐇🦜⠀ ⠀ Ziva (formerly known as Gidget) is a 3-year-old Pug/Chihuahua mix who was transferred to us from an overcrowded shelter in Arizona. Within her first week at our shelter, she had surgery to remove her left eye and spent some time recovering in foster care. We’re happy to say that this adorable pup was adopted on January 29th. ⠀ ⠀ Congratulations to Ziva and all of the other animals who found their forever homes last week! And a big thank you to the families who adopted them ❤️

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HARLEY is a 10-month-old, 6 ½ -pound spayed female Domestic Shorthair. She was brought to the shelter as a stray but seems comfortable meeting new people. She’s fairly laid-back and is more than happy to spend the day snoozing on a warm blanket or in a sunny spot. Harley doesn’t seem to mind being held and enjoys lots of pets and attention. We, unfortunately, do not know how she is with kids or other animals.⠀ ⠀ Harley (#40624100) is available for adoption in Cattery Kennel 17 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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ADOPTED: This sweet, older gal is feeling a little lost in the shelter environment and needs someone to give her a home!⠀ ⠀ MARGIE is a 7-year-old, 8-pound spayed female Chihuahua mix who was brought to us in a transfer from an overcrowded shelter in California. She’s a little shy around people and has a tough time with loud noises and quick movements. Go slow, offer some soft treats and encouraging words, and she’ll eventually come around. Once Margie decides you’re a friend, she turns into quite the cuddlebug! We, unfortunately, are unsure about how she is with other animals. However, we’re willing to bet that she would prefer calmer, easy-going animal companions. She will also likely do best in a home with older children who are gentle and respectful of her nervous nature.⠀ ⠀ Margie (#40645954) is available for adoption in Kennel 410 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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FUNDRAISING: $646.73 -- The amount we paid last night for care to Emergency Veterinary Hospital services. We had a terrific morning here at the Idaho Humane Society. We brought eight puppies into the world today! Momma Chihuahua, Adel, was a recent transfer from California and had came to us pregnant. We sent her to foster care so we could keep a close watch with her; last night she began to go into labor. She was struggling and her blood sugars were low, coupled with her babies being very large, we were worried about her not being able to give birth naturally. We sent our foster mom and Adel to a local emergency veterinarian hospital since it was late in the evening and our hospital was closed for the night. The emergency hospital kept a watchful eye on her and made sure she was stable. The next morning, her foster mom brought her back to our shelter where we prepared a large staff for the new arrival of puppies. We put together a video so you can see her c-section in action and how we work together as a team to take care of both mom and her babies: http://bit.ly/IHSpuppies WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT COMFORTABLE SEEING SURGERY OR BLOOD. If you'd like to consider signing up or learning more about how to become a foster parent, please click here: http://bit.ly/IHSFoster

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Last week, we adopted out 102 animals from our shelter. This includes 53 dogs, 43 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, 1 gerbil, and 1 chicken!⠀ ⠀ Jax, a 4-year-old Chow Chow mix (top center), was surrendered to IHS all the way back in November. He struggled with the shelter environment and had a tough time opening up to strangers. Thanks to our staff, volunteers, and amazing foster program, we were able to work with Jax and get him out of the shelter for a couple of nights to see how he would do in a more comfortable environment. We did this to show potential adopters that how Jax presented himself in his kennel was vastly different from his actual personality. And we are thrilled to say that, after two months of waiting, Jax finally found his forever home on January 20th.⠀ ⠀ Congratulations to Jax and all of the other animals who were adopted last week! And a big thank you to the families who gave them a home to call their own ❤️🏡

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It’s not every day that a DNA test accompanies a dog we’ve transferred to our facility! We’d like you to meet Kyowa. According to her DNA profile, she’s 62.5% of these two breeds below… which ones do you think they are? (Note: we added two that are not in her genetic makeup.) American Staffordshire Terrier Australian Cattle Dog Basenji Bulldog Doberman Pinscher Portuguese Water Dog Rottweiler Kyowa is a 4-year-old female. She loves soaking up love and snuggling with her human friends. She takes treats very gently and can be very sociable and confident. She is very interested in dogs and will want to go over and say hello. She’s strong on the leash and she will need continued training for when you take her on walks and to reinforce other commands like sit and stay. Because of her strength and energy, we recommend a home with adults and teens or adults only. Dog introductions are required. Kyowa (#40604117) can be found at our shelter at 4775 W Dorman Street, Boise, Idaho 83705. We’re open daily from 10am to 6pm!

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Sophie wants to know if it's nap-time yet 😼⠀ ⠀ SOPHIE is a 1-year-old, 6 ½ -pound female Domestic Mediumhair. This sweet kitty was brought to our shelter as a stray, but she is very comfortable around humans. She enjoys having visitors in the cattery and will hop down from her perch to greet you at the front of her kennel door. She is an active snuggler who will roll around and rub her face against your hands while you pet her. Sophie has also proven to be a bit of a parrot! It was difficult for us to get a clear photo of her because she kept trying to crawl up and sit on our shoulders. What a cute, cuddly cat! If you’re looking for an affectionate feline, Sophie might be the one for you.⠀ ⠀ You can find Sophie (#40437017) in Cattery Kennel 109 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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Happy #Caturday from two very special felines!⠀ ⠀ CHARLIE (left) is a 12-year-old, 10-pound neutered male Domestic Shorthair.⠀ BAILEY (right)is an 8-year-old, 21-pound neutered male Domestic Shorthair.⠀ ⠀ Both of these distinguished gentlemen are laid-back and simply love being loved! Charlie is front-paw declawed and both of them are used to being indoor-only cats. They don’t get along with other cats, but do well with children and cat-savvy dogs.⠀ ⠀ Charlie and Bailey are a bonded pair of felines who have been in and out of our shelter for the last couple of years. This is their 3rd time at our shelter and as much as we love them, we are anxious to find them a forever family to call their own. Charlie and Bailey have been together for 8+ years and are incredibly attached to one another. They simply must find a home together -- so help us out and share the word! It is only $10 to adopt both of them and they are already vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.⠀ ⠀ Bailey (#39490354) and Charlie (#39490273) are in Cattery Kennels 02 & 03 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. Our shelter is open every day from 10am to 6pm.