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“When we think of growth in the Treasure Valley, one of the last things that comes to mind is our pets. And has does the growth impact the operations of local animal shelters?
The Idaho Humane Society has a staff of over one hundred employees and more than five thousand volunteers. The shelter handles an average of over ten thousand animals a year. So you would think more dogs, more cats, more problems, but that’s not necessarily the case if you to the folks at the Idaho Humane Society. Dr. Jeff Rosenthal, Chief Executive Officer for I.H.S. says look at the number. ” Twenty years ago the Idaho Humane Society was handling about 16 thousand pets coming into our shelter and today we’re handling just a little over nine thousand animals despite skyrocketing groups of people.””
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