After 336 Days…

After 336 days waiting for her perfect home,

Ashes has left the building!

That’s right – this sweet girl found her match and her new dad couldn’t be happier.

It was a team effort making sure Ashes stayed happy and healthy while waiting for her big moment. From our behavior team who made sure she got all of the mental exercise she needed, the kennel team who gave her love and affection day in and day out, our volunteers who spent extra time to work with her (shout out to Carol Brown who taught Ashes nose work and Colleen who drove Ashes to meet her new Dad!), our foster families who gave Ashes much-needed breaks from shelter life, Ashes’ Dad who is giving her the life she deserves, and every person who gave Ashes the extra boost she needed – thank you for making this possible.

Your support makes big moments like this possible.

We still have the $25,000 match open thanks to our friends at the Julie A. Wrigley Foundation! Make a donation to help support Mountain Humane before January 1st and your dollars will be matched!

 

Click here to make a donation!

It’s a Cinderella Story!

We are so excited to announce that we have just received a matching challenge donation for up to $25,000 from our incredible supporters at the Julie A. Wrigley Foundation!

Anytime from now until December 31st, every donation you make will be matched!

 

 

Your donation today will be doubled to help animals like Cinderella.

Cinderella came to us when the shelter she arrived at had no space to take more dogs in. Thanks to the coordination of shelter partners and our Outreach Director, Nadia Novik, Cinderella and a handful of other animals arrived at Mountain Humane for their second chance.

When Cinderella arrived she was scared, tangled in mats and fur, and in desperate need of some love and attention. However, after a medical exam, trimming out all of her mats, proper bath, and some TLC from both staff and volunteers – this little pup’s spirit shined through!

After just 11 days at Mountain Humane, Cinderella (now named Chloe) has a new home to call her own.

Your support helps make Cinderella stories like these possible!

2019 comes to a close

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

Holiday Open House Fun!

Thank you to everyone who came out to visit us at our first ever Holiday Open House! We had a great time seeing all of the alumni animals coming through with their new families, all of the photo booth fun, and 6 pets found new homes!

You can find your photo booth pictures here. Special thanks to The Betty Booth for coming out and supporting Mountain Humane!

Below are just a few from the day – get ready for cuteness overload!

Looking for the perfect gift? Check out our Holiday Giving Guide!

It’s that time of year – joy, happiness, and a lot of holly jolly! Stuck on a gift for the fellow animal enthusiasts in your life? We’ve got you covered!

Check out our Holiday Giving Guide for some of the ways you can help the animals (& people!). From making charitable gifts in honor of loved ones to providing a sleep over spot for a dog in need – we have plenty of opportunities for giving back!

Donate to our Holiday Giving Tree!

Our Food Drive Sleigh and Giving Tree will be up from December 6th – December 31st. We need your help filling the sleigh with treats and food (we need wet food the most)! You can also make a donation by grabbing an ornament off our giving tree and either purchasing the item or making a donation in that amount! We also have an online Giving Tree for folks who can’t make it out to Mountain Humane in person!

 

Wishlist: Collars

We’re in need of more collars – can you help?

Every dog that comes to Mountain Humane gets their own collar, and it’s time for us to stock up on collars. We need about 20 collars. Canis Gear has very good quality martingale collars (they make it much harder for a dog to back out of a collar and get loose) for under $3 per collar, sold in 10 packs. We are looking for the Martingale collars in Lime Green. We have the greatest need for size Medium, but could also use a few small and large ones.

Martingale Medium

Canis Gear is currently promoting free shipping when you purchase collars for animal rescue organizations! USE CODE 2020 AT CHECKOUT FOR FREE SHIPPING. Our Shipping Address is: 101 Croy Creek Rd, Hailey, ID 83333.

Thank you for your support!