Idaho Humane Society close to capability, looking for houses for canine, ‘long-termers’


Throughout Memorial Day weekend, the Idaho Humane Society was at full capability, with no more room for incoming animals on the adoption flooring.

After a giant adoption day on Wednesday, a couple of extra areas have been opened up. However the shelter continues to be near capability and seeking to discover houses for a lot of of its four-legged mates. Particularly those which have been there some time.


“We’re just trying to get a bunch of dogs adopted quickly,” Idaho Humane Society Digital Media Assistant Laurien Mavey stated. “That way we can help out other shelters.”

The Humane Society has switch packages arrange with different shelters in Idaho. If it has room, it would additionally assist out shelters in locations like Texas and Louisiana, as beforehand reported by the Idaho Press.

Summer time season

Jazz, a 4-year-old boxer combine, appears towards the digital camera whereas in a play room on the Idaho Humane Society on June 2. Jazz was on the shelter for a couple of month since being transferred from Louisiana.Brian Myrick / Idaho Press

Kristine Schellhaas, the Humane Society’s public relations and digital media supervisor, stated that whereas the shelter receives owner-surrendered pets year-round, it primarily sees an uptick in Could by means of August.


“People tend to relocate in the summer, and with the current housing crisis here in the Treasure Valley, renters have been having more difficulties finding affordable, pet-friendly housing,” Schellhaas stated in an electronic mail.

Round July, the Humane Society additionally sees an uptick in strays from canine getting fearful of fireworks that go off round Independence Day.


Fast turn-around

Mavey stated more often than not, the canine on the shelter will probably be adopted inside about 24-48 hours. For cats, it’s normally about 72 hours. In keeping with Schellhaas, final 12 months the Humane Society adopted out a median of 122 pets per week.

On the adoption flooring, the shelter has 42 canine kennels, however it could possibly host a number of canine within the kennels at a time relying on dimension and if the canine got here from the identical family or are puppies of the identical litter.


The in-take heart has 136 kennels.

“These consistent adoption numbers are so important to our mission, each adoption means that we can help another pet in need,” Schellhaas stated.

Lengthy-term animals

However there are some “long-termers.”

Often the long-termers are greater or older canine and have sure restrictions a household has to fulfill, like not having every other animals at their home or being a kid-free residence, Mavey stated. However often, there will probably be an animal that has no restrictions and the shelter staff can’t put a finger on why it’s not getting adopted.

To learn the remainder of the story, and study extra in regards to the “long-termers” on the shelter, on Idaho Press’s website.

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