Saving Animals and Changing Lives
At Mountain Humane, second chances are the name of the game. Every day we work to create new possibilities for homeless animals in our community. We are proud to provide innovative and industry-leading services to not only enhance the lives of the animals while they are at the shelter, but to support every adoption so each animal can thrive in their new forever home.
Spay and Neuter
Pet Food Assistance
We recognize that to be the best shelter we can, we must also be a leader for other shelters in our region. Through our regional outreach, we actively work with many shelters in our state, some of which have few resources and high euthanasia rates, to help them not only with internal development but also in acting as a relief valve, taking in animals when they run out of space and are faced with euthanasia.
The dogs we pull from other shelters with extremely limited resources often receive no training, no enrichment, and have only lived inside their kennels. Because we are so much more than a place to shelter animals, these animals have a second chance that they may not have otherwise been given.
What is a community cat? Community cats are felines who live outdoors full time and are living healthy lives in their own cat colony.
Some cats are not acclimated to people and prefer to live amongst themselves. When this is the case (so long as they are healthy – which indicates they have a reliable food source, shelter, and water) we spay/neuter them at the Shelter and then return these cats back to their colonies. These cats are often extremely stressed in the shelter and not highly adoptable.
Having a spay and neuter program for these “community cats” is important, cats reproduce very quickly, and while a few cats that are cared for by the community are manageable, in large numbers these populations will become unsustainable.
Typically community cats come and go. They aren’t cats that come inside, but rather have several homes they like to visit. Hence, the name community cats – people in the community care for them. Owned cats may also wander a neighborhood, and may or may not be friendly with strangers – it can be hard to tell the difference. If you’re worried about a cat in your neighborhood call the Shelter at 208.788.4351 and we can help evaluate the situation.