As the new year begins, I am once again filled with hope for homeless and hurting pets throughout the Treasure Valley and Idaho. Why?
The reason is quite simple: friends like you. Your generosity makes it possible for the Idaho Humane Society to rescue, protect and find forever homes for deserving cats and dogs, like Tux and Chewie.
Tux, an American shorthair cat, was transferred to us from Rexburg Animal Shelter because they were overwhelmed with cats. Because he was FIV positive, they had a hard time placing him with other shelters in the Treasure Valley. When they came to us, they were scared we would turn them away. We were happy to assist in helping Tux and we’re proud to announce that he has successfully been adopted out into his forever home.
Then there’s Chewie, a spaniel mix, who was so horribly matted that one of her mats nearly cut off the circulation on her front leg. We removed hundreds of cheatgrass stuck in her mats and anesthetized her to remove the sharp seeds that had grown into her skin. She felt so much better and is now being doted on with love and affection in her forever home.
Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, last year we helped more than 11,000 pets like Tux and Chewie. In fact, thanks to our Supporter Family, in the last 12 months, IHS was able to:
- Place more than 6,500 pets into forever homes.
- Spay or neuter more than 8,000 pets to prevent overpopulation
- Reunite more than 1,800 pets with their overjoyed owners
- Educate nearly 5,000 children and adults about responsible pet care
- And so much more!
But our job is far from over. Hundreds and possibly thousands of pets, still need us now. Some have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or found wandering on the streets. Others can no longer be kept by their owners. Without your help, many of them don’t have a chance.
That’s why I’m urging you to renew your support in 2020 to help us care for thousands of cats, dogs, kittens, puppies, and other animal friends.
Thank you again for joining our family and helping us make the world a better place for cats, dogs, and other pets that so greatly enrich our lives.
With sincere gratitude,
Jeff Rosenthal, DVM
Chief Executive Officer