Most Boiseans have probably already heard Idaho’s impressive pet statistics: The Gem State ranked fifth in the nation for overall pet ownership in 2018 according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, and came first in dog ownership in 2016. It’s no surprise, then, if Idaho Gives’ section on animal-related nonprofits makes your mind jump immediately to pets. For a lot of people, that probably puts the Idaho Humane Society at the top of the list.
“All of the funds [raised by IHS during Idaho Gives] will go towards medical care for shelter animals, including transfers from Idaho and across the U.S.,” Idaho Humane Society PR and Communications Manager Kristine Schellhaas wrote in an email.
IHS expects to take in close to 2,000 dogs, cats and other animals from overcrowded shelters around the country this year.