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No on SENATE Bill 1084

The Idaho Humane Society strongly opposes Senate Bill 1084, which seeks to exempt wildlife and exotic animal exhibitors from regulation by State Agencies. Regulation is critical to ensuring the humane treatment of animals, and this exemption could have serious consequences for animal welfare and public safety.
Please contact your local state representatives and ask that they vote NO on this bill:


Ada County leaders are considering whether to update their animal ordinance to make it align more closely with state law related to “dangerous” dogs and to add more specific animal cruelty provisions.
At a Wednesday meeting, members of the Ada County Commission discussed a new 24-page animal ordinance, which would replace the shorter existing ordinance. Read more…


signed & in effect

According to a recent report published by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Idaho has the highest percentage of dog owners in the U.S (58%) and we are in the top 10 states nationally for cat ownership (38%). The full article was published in the Idaho Statesman on Dec. 11, 2018.

The Pet-Friendly License Plate bill

Signed & In Effect

The Pet-Friendly License Plate bill was signed into effect at 1:30 pm, March 15, 2019, at Governor Little’s office. Special thanks to Representatives Kloc, Kauffman, Moyle, and Wintrow, Lisa Kauffman and all the legislators who supported this bill.

GOAL: To enable Idaho veterinarians to provide dog and cat spay and neuters in low-income or rural areas. This will decrease pet overpopulation, providing financial relief to our municipal and private animal shelters and rescue groups and improve the quality of life for pets in low-income households.


Proceeds from the sale of the plate will be deposited into the Pet Lovers Fund, from which grants will be distributed by an independent steering committee, on an annual basis to fund spay/neuter services for dogs and cats to low-income residents. Any licensed Idaho veterinarian, municipal animal shelter, or private 501(c)3 animal shelter or rescue group can apply for a grant. Grant amounts will depend on how many plates are sold each year.

To read the bill, click here.

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Checks may be made out to the Idaho Humane Society and mailed to:

1300 S Bird Street
Boise, Idaho 83709