What is Pets for Life?

A program founded and funded by the Humane Society of the United States, Mountain Humane was the first rural community in the nation to be chosen for a Pets for Life grant. Pets for Life builds humane communities using innovative strategies and fresh approaches designed to extend the reach of animal services, resources, and information to underserved areas. Addressing the critical need for accessible, affordable pet care, the program helps animals by empowering the people who care for them. Since 2015, Mountain Humane, in partnership with the HSUS, has reached the communities of Fairfield, Richfield, Dietrich, and Shoshone, providing spay/neuter services and more.

Once Pets For Life began to take off, we launched our outreach programs – meeting the people who had never been through our doors or who didn’t have the ability to access our resources unless we brought it to them. This further expanded the mission, spayed/neutered even more animals (90% of our PFL clients have received s/n surgeries for their pets – that’s 1,793 surgeries completed!), and further reduced the number of stray animals in those communities.

Pets for Life Quick Facts


Spay/Neuter Surgeries Completed


Medications/Services Provided to Pets


Percent Conversion Rate of Unaltered Pets to Spayed/Neutered

They’ve never judged me, they were just here to help when I needed it most. Now I don’t have to worry about puppies or dogs fighting – they spayed and neutered everything. They have made my life a complete turnaround.
PFL Client, Glenda