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A new life for Duckie

I have incredible news: A friend with a huge heart for animals in need has agreed to match every dollar you give to the Idaho Humane Society (IHS). All you have to do is donate before August 31 and your gift will be matched up to $5,000! That means the power of your gift DOUBLES to help TWICE as many animals!

I hope you’ll take advantage of this rare opportunity. Our shelter is filled with pets in need of medical care. Thanks to your support, can help dogs like Duckie, who was born with a serious birth defect.

Duckie acted like a normal puppy in every way except for one: his previous owners had never seen him have a bowel movement. On his medical exam, we discovered Duckie was born with a condition called an ‘imperforate anus’. This means that he has a fully functioning digestive system except for the lack of an anal opening which never developed during gestation. It is extremely uncommon and we see it more often in puppies than kittens. Animals can survive without an anus for short periods of time, but, of course, it is fatal if left untreated.

Our team provided medical care for nearly a year, providing multiple correction surgeries Duckie’s problem was successfully corrected allowing him to live who helped care for him fell in love, adopting Duckie into his loving home.

Every day, we care for dozens of animals just like Duckie — in a year, more than 8,000! They require all kinds of treatment, from simple vaccinations to life-saving surgeries. They need socialization and basics like food, shelter, and more.

That’s why we depend on caring people like you — and why I’m urging you not to miss the chance to have your gift MATCHED today! To receive these matching funds, it’s crucial we receive your gift by August 31.

Thank you for helping us save so many animals. I look forward to sharing more of their stories with you!


Jeff Rosenthal, DVM
Chief Executive Officer 

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