December 19, 2019 Bekka Mongeau

After a bit of a slow start for adoptions they quickly ramped up over the spring and summer! In fact, August was our highest month of adoptions ever. Are you interested in adopting and bringing a new furry family member home? Meet our adoptables here!

Over the past five years where our adoptables animals have come from has drastically changed. Instead of the majority being stray animals and surrenders we’re now getting most of our pets from regional transfers. We work with Idaho Shelter Coalition partners to take in animals when other shelters get too full.

We’ve also been taking in pets from shelters in Texas and California when they have to euthanize for space – these pets are literally getting a second chance at life!

Born in Care

2%

Returned Adoptions

4%

Surrenders

25%

Stray Animals

32%

Transfers In

37%

Between our Grand Opening celebration in February, Dog Days of Summer, Party for Paws, the Harry Potter themed “Witchcats & Wizardry” adoption event, Holiday Open House, and all of the days in between – we are humbled by the number of folks coming out to say hello and meet the animals. We’re excited to see what 2020 brings as more people visit the Valley! Haven’t made it out to visit yet? We’re open 7 days a week from 11am – 6pm!

Between our Free Community Spay/Neuter Clinic for Blaine County residents, Pets for Life clients, Community Paws clients, and adoptable animals – more than 1,275 received spay/neuter surgeries in our medical clinic! Because of the success of our Spay/Neuter clinics the number of animals coming in as strays has dropped so significantly that we now transfer in more than 40% of our adoptable animal population from over-crowded regional (& sometimes national) shelters!

We love having kids come to visit Mountain Humane! This year we were excited to host field trips, afterschool programs, and youth groups all here at Mountain Humane. We also launched our very first Humane Education Summer Camp!

Not only were there 170 animals reunited with their families, we are also seeing a continual decline in the number of animals being brought in as strays!

Did you know that we’ve expanded our foster program? Between hosting a long-term foster, short-term foster, or providing fospice care – the opportunities for becoming part of our foster team are extensive!

Interested? Click here for more information on our foster program