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Former Rep. Hy Kloc dies at 75

Kloc and his wife, Joan, were devoted dog lovers, and he was a vocal champion for the humane treatment of animals. Kloc led the successful effort to establish Idaho’s “Pet Friendly” special license in 2019, which has raised more than $100,000 to help cover spay and neuter costs for the dogs and cats of low-income Idahoans.

Kloc died on Tuesday night at Saint Alphonsus Hospital after suffering an unexpected heart attack. The Idaho House and Senate Democratic caucuses, in a statement, said, “We ask that any donations in honor of the remarkable Hy Kloc be made to the Idaho Humane Society. Each time you see a Pet-Friendly license plate, thank Hy, and hug your loved ones and your pets a little closer in his memory.” Read more…

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