After almost 37 years in their current shelter, Mountain Humane is excited to announce the grand opening of their new Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center! The community is invited to a celebration and open house Monday, February 18, 2019 (President’s Day), between 11:00am and 5:00pm. Located at 101 Croy Creek Road, there will be children’s activities, dog training demonstrations, tours of the 30,000 square foot campus, and much more.
Mountain Humane’s Executive Director, Jo-Anne Dixon, DVM, says “It is because of the dedication of our community and donors that our new campus has become a reality. This vibrant community hub will be a vital tool to helping us achieve the goal of making Idaho a no-kill state by 2025.”
By more than doubling the number of pets housed and more quickly adopting them to loving homes, Mountain Humane is aiming to increase the number of annual adoptions to almost 1500 by 2021. With approximately 40% of their adoptable pets coming in from overcrowded shelters in Idaho and neighboring states, this will result in more than 1000 healthy, adoptable pets per year being saved from unnecessary euthanasia.
As a leader in sheltering practices and nonprofit management, Mountain Humane consistently earns the highest ratings from charity “watchdogs” like Guidestar and Charity Navigator, in addition to recently being honored by Business.org as the top nonprofit to donate to in Idaho.
When asked about her favorite amenity in the new facility, Mountain Humane Associate Director Brooke Bonner says, “I’m most excited about our new Education Barn. Complete with an interactive room for kids to do crafts and activities to help them learn valuable lessons by working with animals, our new humane education center will be a catalyst for compassion. In addition to children’s programs, it can also seat up to 150 people for workshops, trainings, and other public education events, making it a valuable addition to the community.”
A 2017 study by the Sun Valley Economic Development Corporation revealed an estimated annual contribution from Mountain Humane of more than $5.3 million to Blaine County’s economy. At more than double their operating budget from that year, this means that for every $1 contributed to the nonprofit, $2 comes back to the local economy, in addition to the value and impact of the organization’s services.
The entire community are encouraged to come check out this great new addition to the Valley, with activities for all ages throughout the grand opening day. If you are unable to attend grand opening, but would like to arrange a tour, you can call 208-788-4351 x 212.
Community Celebration and Open House
Monday, February 18, 2019
Drop in between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
101 Croy Creek Road
Grand Opening Agenda and Activities:
11:00 am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:15 am Building Tour
12:00 pm Dog Training Demonstration
12:15-3:15 Building Tours every half hour
3:30 pm Dog Training Demonstration
4:00 pm Yappy Hour (beer, wine, & music in the barn)
Throughout the day:
Scavenger hunt with prizes
Coffee, hot chocolate, and nibbles in Christie’s Cat Cafe
Selfies with Mountain Humane mascots Bernard and Miss Kitty