We can raise Idaho up.

After 36 years of “making do,” the dream of a new animal adoption and humane education center is finally a reality! Thanks to the incredible support from our community both near and far, the journey to making Idaho a no-kill state by 2025 is underway. We need your support to finish creating this amazing place to celebrate pets and the people who love them. A place where folks can connect. A place where friendships are made and smiles are abundant. A place where animals get a second chance at life.

And a place that will transform Idaho into a state where no healthy, adoptable animal is euthanized for space.

We encourage you to check out the video below – it embodies the hope, drive, and passion that Mountain Humane provides to the community. You can help to stretch the mission far and wide and help animals all over Idaho by supporting this vision:

 

 




Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center

This new facility will allow for happier, healthier animals housed at Mountain Humane, more children learning about and practicing compassion, more second chances, and many more adoptable pets’ lives saved. The new campus is a tool for us to lead our state forward to a no-kill Idaho by 2025 – saving the thousands of healthy, adoptable pets euthanized in overcrowded shelters every year. Your gift has far reaching impact, and ripples out to changing lives of people and pets all over the state and beyond.

Facility Tours are offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm!

You can also call 208-788-4351 to schedule a tour.

1. Adoption Center

The adoption center is the first space that visitors experience upon entering. With adoption counselors at the ready to point them in the right direction, help with finding adopters their perfect pet, and dedicated space for folks to meet and greet adoptable animals – both animals and people will be able to feel at home and comfortable in this bright open space!

4. Cat Cafe

Love coffee? Love cats? Us too! Not only is the cafe a fun experience for humans, the cats have a chance to show off their calmer sides in this personable relaxing space. It’s also a great space for parents to bring their kids to enjoy the cats while they sit in the cafe to get some work done!

7. Central Bark

Splash Park? Check. Spaces for dogs to play, meet new friends, and get to know potential new families? Check. A patio outside of the cat cafe to watch all of the action and sip coffee with friends? Check. Central Bark is a hub for human and animal happiness.

2. Indoor Play Yard

Providing resources for happy and healthy human/animal connections is a top priority for us at Mountain Humane. From providing obedience/training classes for the public, playgroups for the animals, space for people and pets to meet inside during in climate weather, volunteer dog handling training, and so much more – this space will provide infinite possibilities for improving the lives of the animals while they are here and keeping more pets in happy homes.

5. Penny’s Barn
& Humane Education Classroom

Penny’s Barn is a space that can hold up to 150 people for workshops, training seminars, and other public events. The public will also have the opportunity to rent this space for functions, parties, and possibly even animal friendly weddings! Right next to Penny’s Barn is the Humane Education Classroom that will host school trips, camps, after school activities, and so much more! Humane Education activities will also utilize the space in Penny’s Barn when needed.

8. Dog Kennels

The expanded kennel and intake areas will allow us to double the number of animals that can be housed. Not only that, but separate intake and isolation areas will ensure that disease won’t spread among residents and specially designed mechanical and building systems will keep the animals healthier and stress-free, making them more adoptable. We are projecting that the number of animals we are able to save from overcrowded shelters in the region will increase by 250% by 2020!

3. Featured Adoptions

In the old facility, the space for viewing animals was tricky at best – featuring any animal in particular was impossible. We now have the opportunity to rotate animals as needed to get added attention in these front kennels – from litters of puppies to senior pets who need added exposure, these kennels will help animals find homes faster.

6. Conference Room & Offices

Administrative staff will now be on the same premises as the rest of the staff – making everything much more efficient! In addition, the conference room will also be available for the public to rent.

9. Spay/Neuter Center

In 2018 over 1,000 animals received free spay/neuter surgeries – all from the converted janitor’s closet in the old facility. With increased staff, tools, space, and a healthier environment for the animals – we will be drastically increasing the number of spay/neuters that can be performed through the Free Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, Pets for Life program, and Community Paws program.

10. Intake, Garage, & Mechanical

With increased capacity for transferring in animals from other regional (and national) shelters – diligent care for animals being transferred in is important! A garage area is critical to the longevity of our transport vehicles and being able to transfer animals within a contained area are crucial. The intake area is built to limit the spread of possible diseases and increase the quality of life of stressed out animals. The mechanical room is the heartbeat of the facility. It keeps the solar pumping, radiant heat flowing, and lights on so we can work to get more animals into homes!

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FAQs

Got questions? We have answers! Check out our page with answers to frequently asked questions. You can also submit your own questions and request a tour of the new facility.

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Economic Impact

Mountain Humane makes a significant annual contribution to the vitality of our local economy. An in depth analysis of Mountain Humane revenue, expenses and operations resulted in a total economic impact for Blaine County made up of direct and indirect benefits of our labor, goods, and services.

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Campaign Leadership

None of this could have happened without the dedication of our board of directors, campaign task force, volunteers, and staff. Thank you!

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Be the Difference.

 

This new animal adoption and humane education center will allow for happier, healthier animals housed at Mountain Humane, more children learning about and practicing compassion, more second chances, and many more adoptable pets’ lives saved. The facility is a tool for us to lead our state forward to a no-kill Idaho by 2025 – saving the thousands of healthy, adoptable pets euthanized in overcrowded shelters every year. Your gift has far-reaching impact, and ripples out to changing lives of people and pets all over the state and beyond.

Check out the various ways to get involved and support the mission below!