March 19, 2017
All companion animals rehomed by the Humane Society of the Palouse are altered/fixed prior to finding their forever homes. Kittens are spayed or neutered when they reach two pounds; puppies are spayed or neutered when they reach eight weeks of age. All adult and juvenile companion animals are altered prior to finding their forever homes. If an animal is owner surrendered, the process to help them find their forever-home starts with a vet check. Next, the animal is altered if not already, up dated on all vaccinations, treated for worms, fleas and ticks, and receive a microchip prior to being placed up for adoption. If an animal arrives as a stray they have a similar procedure. Upon arrival, all strays are scanned for identification, next staff look through any existing lost pet reports. Once the stray animal has completed their 6 day holding period for animals arriving from within Moscow city limits, or their 6 day holding period for strays arriving from outside Moscow city limits (Latah County), they begin the process of becoming adoptable. Next step in helping them find their home is a vet check, being altered if not already, up dated on all vaccinations, treated for worms, fleas and ticks, and receive a microchip prior to being placed up for adoption. Our mission is to ensure the humane treatment, welfare and safety of companion animals in Moscow and Latah County. We strive to prevent cruelty to animals, to ensure companion animals are adopted by responsible and caring owners, to promote spaying/neutering, to educate the public regarding responsible pet ownership, and to minimize euthanasia.
August 24, 2016
HSOP reaches out to UI after learning of cat trapping program
Moscow, Idaho – The Humane Society of the Palouse has reached out to the University of Idaho regarding the school's live trapping of cats on campus. This was brought to the HSOP’s attention late last week, and the staff has been working diligently to discover how the organization can assist with rehoming of captured cats.
The HSOP is unable to take in wild, free-roaming cats because the shelter does not contain facilities conducive to the care of untamed animals. The agency is eager to assist the University in accessing the adoptability of animals trapped and finding barn homes for feral cats. The HSOP is looking for partners in the community who are willing to rehome these community cats. If you have a home outside of town that would benefit from an outdoor cat to manage vermin, please contact the HSOP. It is unknown where the cats are coming from, whether they are free-roaming cats who live in the City of Moscow, pet cats from nearby families, or cats left behind when someone moved away.
The Humane Society has offered to assist the University in scanning the trapped cats for microchips, and in the event that a domestic cat gets trapped, helping to return the cat to its owner.
August 22, 2016
Petco Foundation grants funding to The Merlin Fund
Moscow, Idaho – The Humane Society of the Palouse today announced it has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support The Merlin Fund. The Merlin Fund was created to provide the needed, and sometimes uncommon, surgeries for animals in the Humane Society of the Palouse.
The fund is named after a cat named Merlin who entered the shelter with a dislocated hip and needed surgery. The cheaper option was to amputate, but the Humane Society of the Palouse chose another route.
The partnership with Animal Clinic and Hospital gave Merlin another option: femoral head ostectomy, which removes the head of the femur from the leg to allow Merlin to keep his leg. These types of surgeries can be expensive. The Merlin Fund was then created to collect donations for his surgery, and soon became the Fund to help other animals in need of unusual surgeries.
In the first few months of its creation, The Merlin Fund has provided $1,300 of care to two cats. The Humane Society of the Palouse collected $1,092 in donations, but that did not cover the costs, and there was no surplus to help the next animal who needed an uncommon surgery. The Petco Foundation has granted $3,000 to The Merlin Fund, so the HSOP can continue its mission to ensure the humane treatment, welfare and safety of companion animals in Moscow and Latah County.
About The Humane Society of Palouse
The Humane Society of the Palouse is a no-kill animal shelter located in Moscow ID, founded in 1978. Our mission is to ensure the humane treatment, welfare and safety of companion animals in Moscow and Latah County. We strive to prevent cruelty to animals, to ensure companion animals are adopted by responsible and caring owners, to promote spaying/neutering, to educate the public regarding responsible pet ownership, and to minimize euthanasia.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $167 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.