The Idaho Humane Society (IHS) is Idaho’s largest and oldest animal welfare organization and veterinary medical charity. The IHS is a private 501(c)3 organization that relies on your donations to provide programs and services that benefit animals in Idaho. Each year, IHS cares for and shelters over 13,000 lost, abandoned, abused and neglected companion animals of all types. IHS continues to grow and meet the demands to shelter, feed, provide medical attention to, and find adoptive homes for abandoned and abused animals; to educate Idahoans about the proper care of their own pets; to prevent animal overpopulation and to promote kindness to animals.
Due to the consistent support from the community, donors and our dedicated volunteers the IHS has been able to provide a much wider scope of services to our animals and community. We have been able to develop programs like our extensive Foster Care Network which provides more time for the animal to get adopted into a permanent home. The Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI) places dogs from the IHS temporarily in cell blocks of Idaho correctional facilities for intensive socialization and training by inmates. IDAPI transforms shelter dogs into well socialized and trained family pets.
IHS works hard to keep pets with their families. Our Pet Food Pantry assists low income households by collecting and distributing donated pet food. We also offer dog training to help owners find solutions to their pet’s behavior issues.
IHS operates a full service, non-profit veterinary hospital specializing in providing veterinary medical care for sick and injured animals, both those in our shelter as well as those owned by the public. The veterinary medical center provides spaying or neutering and veterinary care to all pets that enter the shelter, along with providing top notch, affordable care to thousands of public client's pets each year. As a humane society medical center, we have the opportunity to provide donation-supported low-cost spay and neuter surgeries and income-based, sliding scale fees for pets of low income households.
We know that to move forward to a more humane future, educating children about the importance of treating all living creatures with compassion and respect is vital. IHS’s humane education program continues to grow as we reach out through new and exciting programs to reach more children with our animal-centered lessons.
Thanks to your support, the IHS is uniquely positioned among animal welfare organizations to make the greatest impact on the health and well being of our community’s animals. We hope you’ll join us in creating a more humane future for Idaho.