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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.

We believe that because domestic animals are a product of human intervention, we have a special obligation to them in regard to humane treatment and responsible stewardship.


The Idaho Humane Society will continue to grow and meet the demand to shelter, feed, provide medical attention to, and find adoptive homes for abandoned and abused animals; to educate Idahoans about the proper care of their own pets; to prevent animal overpopulation and to promote kindness to animals. We envision a humane Idaho in which healthy and adoptable animals no longer must be euthanized, and both domestic animals and wildlife are treated with compassion and respect.


The Idaho Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization and veterinary charity in the state of Idaho. Click here to read an overview of our many programs and services on behalf of animals.

The Idaho Humane Society is a private 501(c)3 organization that relies on your donations to provide programs and services that benefit animals in Idaho. We encourage our supporters throughout Idaho to donate directly to their local animal shelters, animal welfare organizations and rescue groups. The animals in your own community need your help! Click here to learn about ways to support the Idaho Humane Society and programs that need your support.