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The Idaho Humane Society is in the final stages of a $15 million capital campaign to build a 42,000-square-foot animal care center on Overland Road. The project addresses problems IHS faces in its current Dorman Street location, which was built two decades ago under now-antiquated animal sheltering standards to accommodate pets only for short-term stays. The new facility is set to open in fall 2018 and will improve living conditions for animals sheltered by IHS, providing larger home-like enclosures that will keep shelter pets calm and healthy. It will also include an accessible classroom and outdoor spaces for our Humane Education program.
The new facility addresses another pressing need for the Idaho Humane Society by increasing surgery, treatment and recovery areas that will provide high-quality, comprehensive medical care to homeless animals, injured strays awaiting reunification with their owners and pets belonging to low-income qualified clients who have nowhere else to turn.