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Cody was surrendered to our shelter after his owner became medically ill and could no longer take care of him. While out playing with other dogs, we noticed he didn’t put pressure on his leg. During a veterinary exam, we noted that he needed MPL surgery for a luxating patella. He is still undergoing therapy for his recovery and we’re happy to report that his fosters will become his forever family. Watch video…

Meet Everest, a true survivor. At just four weeks old, he faced unimaginable trauma, sustaining ruptured eyes and damage to his face and tongue. Our veterinary clinic also diagnosed him with panleukopenia, which can be fatal.
Thankfully, Everest kept fighting while we provided medication, compresses to try to save his eyes, and lots of food and love. Nearly six weeks later, he was healthy and ready for surgery. Watch video…

Cupid was left critically injured with a broken femur, without a family to turn to. But thanks to our amazing donors, Cupid’s story took a brighter turn.

Cupid was transferred into our shelter for orthopedic surgery and a second chance at life. Two months later, she was ready to find her forever home! Watch view…

Jebediah came into our veterinary shelter in early June as a stray after a Good Samaritan discovered him alone in a field. He had endured tough times, with injuries to his left rear and right front paw, and a tick infestation. But with love and care, his journey took a turn. Our dedicated vets found he was underweight and had muscle loss in his hind leg with a large wound, a fractured front leg, and a broken tooth. Through surgeries, bandage changes, and lots of TLC. Watch video…

Glenda has a unique special need: feline asthma. She has been in our shelter clinic receiving medical treatment for several months, and we have been working with her to learn to use an inhaler to breathe easier. Watch video…

Sophia, like many dogs with flat noses, suffered daily just trying to breathe. Her shortened head shape and compressed muzzle led to a significantly narrowed windpipe and a collapsed larynx, which impacted her everyday life. She was quickly overwhelmed when excited, during exercise, or out in hot and humid weather. Thankfully, we recognized that Sophia needed immediate surgery. We removed excess tissue from her soft palate, allowing her to breathe much more easily so she could live as normal a life as possible. Watch video…

Caramel Corn made her way to the Idaho Humane Society after being brought in by a Good Samaritan to a local vet clinic. They transferred her to us so we could provide long-term medical care as she had sustained a terrible injury on her hind end.

Upon exam, our veterinarians discovered that this sweet kitten not only had a painful and irreparable tail injury, but she was also living with a fractured left hip (the femoral neck). Watch video…

Marilyn had been through a lot before a Good Samarian brought her into our shelter in mid-July. She had broken her fibula some time ago, and her muscle had wasted away, necrotic with maggots. We immediately set in and provided pain medication, antibiotics, and took x-rays to determine the extent of the damage. Unfortunately for Marilyn, her fractured leg was beyond saving, but thankfully, she can live a full life with an amputation. Watch video…

Danny was critically ill and rushed to an emergency hospital. There, Danny received X-rays … and heartbreaking news. A foreign object was lodged in his intestines. Danny urgently needed surgery. Danny’s owner was referred to IHS, where he received a grant for medical care. 

Our team wasted no time and performed enterotomy surgery where they discovered that Danny had ingested more than a dozen hair ties that became tangled and stuck. Watch video…

Apollo made his way to our shelter after his owner encountered difficulty finding a rental where he could live with his cat. Reluctantly, Apollo was surrendered to our shelter. 

We noticed that Apollo’s hip was abnormal and X-rays revealed he needed an FHO (femoral head ostectomy). He was sent to foster care for recovery and we’re happy to report he has found his loving forever home. 

A Good Samaritan brought Winona into our shelter in mid-April after encountering blunt-force trauma. She had blood around her mouth, a torn tongue, and abrasions on her jaw. We immediately set to work providing triage and medical care. After running tests, we discovered that Winona was facing a possible detached retina, hypertension, and kidney failure. Our team didn’t give up on her and provided a renal diet, medication for her blood pressure, and drops to help heal her eye. Watch video…

Meet Bear! This big guy tips the scales at a whopping 135 pounds. That being said, this big boy has a few pounds to lose (approximately 40!). We helped him on his journey by providing hypothyroid medication and short walks. He will be given a dental once he is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Bear is currently in a foster home where he will be adopted once he clears an appropriate weight. He is doing terrific! Watch video…

Cheetah arrived at our Shelter Medical Center at the beginning of June. She had discharge from her mouth and nose, with a distressing odor. Upon examination, we discovered she had a severe upper respiratory infection. Her most concerning symptom was a large, necrotic ulcer on her tongue. Due to the pain and placement of the ulcer, we had to intubate Cheetah to feed her and distribute her oral medications. Watch video…

Peas was just a 13-week-old puppy, when she came to us badly hurt. Peas’ family lives in a rural area and she had broken a bone when a horse kicked her. She needed medical attention, including orthopedic surgery, if she was going to survive.

At our Veterinary Medical Center, her family also turned to us for financial assistance in order to bear the cost of this procedure to get Peas well again. In our care, Peas got the financial assistance and surgery she needed. She has some pins her leg now, but she’s back home, surrounded by a loving family. Watch video…

At 13 years old, Scamp had quite the journey before becoming available for adoption. His story with us began back in March, after being transferred to our shelter. He was in rough shape. This poor guy had missing teeth, severe dental disease, and crusted eyes, both with discharge. Scamp also had widespread alopecia and hypotrichosis, meaning 95% of his skin was crusted, hairless, itchy, and coated with a greasy layer of yeasty-smelling flakes. Our loving staff at our Shelter Medical Center set right to work to make him comfortable and provide TLC. Watch video…

Sir Toasty came into the shelter after a Good Samaritan found him suffering and dropped him off. We quickly realized he’d been hit by a car and was suffering from pelvic fractures. Immediately, they set to work to provide critical care to comfort Sir Toasty.

Our dedicated team at the Shelter Medical Center wasted no time providing him with the urgent care he needed to alleviate his pain and discomfort. This included administering IV fluids, pain medication, conducting blood work, and nursing care. Watch video…

Talk about puppy eyes! This cutie is Cortez. He recently visited our Veterinary Medical Center, seeking help for his left hind leg, which was causing him significant pain and hindering his ability to walk.
As soon as Cortez arrived, our compassionate team swiftly administered medication to alleviate his pain and took an x-ray, which revealed that Cortez had suffered a fracture. We performed surgery to repair the fracture, and it went perfectly. He was able to go home the same day! Watch video…

A Good Samaritan discovered Meowsicles and recognized that she was in distress. Our veterinary team jumped into action, providing pain relief and a medical exam.

Unfortunately, Meowsicles had a fractured pelvis, but fortunately, her injury was not severe enough to require surgery. We sent her to a foster home for strict cage rest, which quickly turned into her forever home. Watch video…

Sweet Ulysses came to our shelter in early March, he had been involved in a car accident and required immediate medical attention. The severe trauma caused his pelvis to be fractured. Additionally, it tore his urethra such that urine was leaking into his abdominal cavity making him severely ill. We jumped into action and our staff veterinarians performed surgery to repair his broken pelvis and ruptured urethra.

After nearly a month of continued care and monitoring, Ulysses was cleared to return to the shelter for eventual adoption! Watch video…

Barrie was thrown from a vehicle on the highway going over 60 mph, and run over by the car immediately behind him. Thankfully, the driver who hit him stopped and took Barrie to the closest animal hospital. He was in critical condition and quickly transferred to an Idaho Humane Society veterinary hospital for emergency surgery.

Barrie had suffered a diaphragmatic hernia and his liver had been pushed up into his chest where it compressed his lungs. Our vets were able to save him, despite the trauma he endured. We never gave up. Barrie greeted everyone with a wagging tail. Watch video…

Oliver was only a month old when he arrived at our door. Not only did he have a ringworm infection on his face and paw, and he also had ulcers in each eye, as well as an upper respiratory infection.

The poor little guy underwent three months of medicated baths and oral medication in foster care to recover. But, when he was healthy enough for adoption, he was snatched up in less than 24 hours! Watch video…

Twoniper arrived at our Shelter Medical Center with a traumatic injury, likely sustained after being bit by a large animal. Her injuries were located on the top of her back and abdomen, which upon careful examination, revealed a fractured spine and two abdominal hernias. She was unable to move her back legs or stand, and her body was cold to the touch.

Our veterinary staff immediately began rehabilitating her to address her injuries. Our vet techs performed physical therapy with Twoniper twice a day, utilizing a sling to lift her hind end and encourage movement in her back legs. Watch video…

Bruno’s injury had caused his eye to pop completely out of the socket, leaving it irreparable. We performed enucleation surgery to remove the affected eyeball to alleviate Bruno’s suffering and enable him to lead a more comfortable and pain-free life. Bruno recovered exceptionally well and was reunited with his loving family.

Unfortunately, Bruno’s family was faced with an unexpected financial burden. Fortunately, we are one of the few veterinary clinics that offer a variety of payment options, including assistance funds like Easy Fund. Watch video…

When our team met Royce, they lept into action to stabilize him. They performed X-rays and saw something shocking. Royce had been injured by a shotgun blast that damaged his eye and fractured his front limb.

He underwent surgery. Then, the brave little kitten went into foster care. He recovered well and proved to be a sweet, loving companion. We knew he would make a wonderful addition to a family of his own. Royce will have impaired vision in his injured eye for the rest of his life. But we know his life is worth living. Watch video…

Bucky was transferred into our shelter in need of a TPLO (Tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy). The surgery went great and Bucky was moving like a champ with barely a limp. He walks beautifully on a leash and takes treats gently, both of which were tremendously helpful during his last few weeks of recovery. Thankfully, he found a wonderful home! Watch video…

On November 28th, Albarino arrived at our shelter via a Louisiana transport, marking the beginning of his journey with us. We were immediately struck by his playful demeanor and his love for toys and running around. However, while waiting for adoption, his health took a sudden turn for the worse.

Albarino became weak and began vomiting, eventually losing the ability to walk on all four feet. We promptly admitted him to our shelter hospital, where we administered IV fluids and began the process of diagnosing and treating him. Watch video…

Charlie found herself at our Shelter Medical Center three months ago with a significantly injured leg, which left her unable to bear any weight.

Our vet staff performed an exam where they discovered this sweet cat had been shot and subsequently suffered a fractured leg. Luckily, we successfully repaired her broken bone and saved her leg, despite having to leave a few gunshot fragments. Thankfully these fragments will not cause her further harm or pain. Watch video…

Raider almost lost his life the day two other dogs attacked him. He suffered several lacerations, a large wound on his ear, and a badly injured leg. Raider’s owner rushed him to the emergency vet, only to find that the high costs of surgery were simply out of reach. But Raider’s story didn’t end there — thanks to friends like you.

His owner turned to the Idaho Humane Society, where Raider could receive surgery, care, and the chance to heal. Now, he’s back on his feet and enjoying his second chance with his loving owner. Watch video…

Sissy’s owner became concerned after her dog stopped eating, her bowel movements slowed, and she frequently licked her vaginal region. Upon further inspection, she noticed that blood and pus were oozing out. These are common signs of pyometra, an infection of the uterus in unspayed female dogs.

She took Sissy to a vet who officially diagnosed her with this life-threatening infection. Watch video…

Hailey was transferred to us in early August 2022 from an emergency veterinary hospital. Hailey suffered from badly broken bones and teeth after being hit by a car; unfortunately, no owner came forward.

Upon exam, we realized that Hailey was blind and severely underweight. We set into action and provided surgery for her broken leg to make her more comfortable. We then got to work on Hailey’s intestinal system, which was irritated and swollen. We placed several tests to identify if it was a medical or food-related problem. Watch video…

Buffy was suffering greatly after enduring blunt-force trauma. Thankfully she was brought into our Shelter Medical Center, and her veterinary exam revealed she had broken teeth and a degloved jaw (where her skin was separated from the muscle). We deduced that Buffy had likely been hit by a car, and our veterinary team quickly worked to make her comfortable and ease the pain.

During surgery, we reattached the skin and stitched it back into place… you can hardly tell now that she is all healed up! We also took time to perform a dental cleaning when we extracted her broken teeth. Watch Video…

Sweet Petunia is one of the hundreds of homeless pets needing orthopedic surgery who come into our Shelter. She arrived as a stray, and her veterinary exam revealed she was suffering from severe ear infections and in dire need of a bilateral FHO (femoral head ostectomy) surgery.

These surgeries are performed to alleviate pain in a diseased or damaged hip. Unfortunately for Petunia, both hips were causing pain, but fortunately, we could repair them simultaneously. Watch video…

When little Sophie was found by a Good Samaritan, she was in rough shape. They dropped her off at our Shelter Medical Center, where we provided pain medication and a veterinary exam. Unfortunately, we discovered that both of Sophie’s legs were terribly injured. One leg was fractured, and we could provide surgery and place two metal pins. Unfortunately, the other leg was irreparable. In order for her to live a more comfortable and pain-free life, our vets amputated her leg. Watch video…