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"Heroes of HSoP"
Donor Recognition Program

We’re delighted to share an exciting development that embodies the spirit of compassion and community - the launch of our new donor recognition program, “Heroes of HSoP”!

The Heart Behind the Humane Society

At HSoP, we recognize that you, our supporters, are the driving force behind everything we do. Our ability to protect and care for lost and homeless pets only exists because of people like you, who believe that all pets deserve second chances and a safe place to go. Your dedication has inspired us to create a program that acknowledges your generosity, while amplifying the impact of your contributions.

Why “Heroes of HSoP”?

Heroes of HSoP is more than just a recognition program; it’s a celebration of the collective change that can happen when caring individuals like yourself come together for good. By launching the program, we aim to:

1. Celebrate Your Impact

  • Highlight the tangible difference your support makes for the lives of lost and homeless pets within our community.

2. Foster Community

  • Create a sense of kinship and belonging among our loyal donors, uniting everyone through a shared commitment to animal welfare.

3. Encourage Sustained Support

  • Provide a structured framework that encourages ongoing and increasing contributions, ensuring lasting support for our programs and services.

Program Levels and Benefits

To express our sincere gratitude, we’ve crafted distinctive benefits for each level of contribution:

1. Caring Companion ($101-250 annual donations)

  • Heroes of HSoP static window cling 

  • Heroes of HSoP T-shirt

  • Public acknowledgement of support, unless preferred otherwise

2. Shelter Sidekick ($251-750 annual donations)

  • All Caring Companion benefits

  • Complimentary Pet Pictures with Santa

  • Personalized Certificate of Appreciation

3. Humane Hero ($751-1,500 annual donations)

  • All Shelter Sidekick benefits

  • Invitation to new HSoP donor dinner, scheduled for January 2025

4. Loyal Lifesaver ($1,501+ annual donations)

  • All Humane Hero benefits

  • Engraved plaque on new HSoP donor recognition wall

Become a Hero of HSoP

Please embark on this exciting journey with us by making an annual contribution aligned with your desired recognition level. To join the inaugural class of Heroes of HSoP, please enter your details below. For any questions regarding Heroes of HSoP, please contact Lauren, our Public Relations Manager at outreach@humanesocietyofthepalouse.org. Heroes of HSoP is an “opt-in” program, so please complete the form below to receive benefits! We eagerly invite you to join us as we navigate through the first year of Heroes of HSoP.

Heroes of HSoP is much more than a recognition effort; it’s a reflection of the profound difference we can make when we come together. With your help, we’ve been able to keep our doors open to serve nearly 500 lost and homeless pets each year. HSoP can only operate with the continued support of those who care, just like you. Thank you for being the heroes that the homeless pets in our community so desperately need.

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Heroes of HSoP Logo

We spruced up the existing HSoP logo to show that our donors are truly the heart of what we do. We hope that our loyal donors will wear this logo as a badge of honor, and know that their support is what makes second chances a reality for pets in need.

Become a Hero of HSoP Today!

*Picking up your benefits saves us money, which means more of it goes to help pets in need!

Thank you for becoming a hero to local pets in need!

Thank You to Our 2024 Heroes of HSoP!

Diana Moss

Loyal Lifesaver

Nate Sletteland

Loyal Lifesaver

Brent Jeffers

Humane Hero

Kim Salisbury

Shelter Sidekick

Have questions about the program?

Read through our new FAQ section down below. Didn't find the answer you're looking for? Feel free to contact Lauren, our PR Manager, by sending an email to outreach@humanesocietyofthepalouse.org

  • Does HSoP euthanize animals?
    The Humane Society of the Palouse is a low/no-kill shelter. HSoP will not euthanize adoptable animals due to space. We’ve stayed true to our mission for 45 years and are committed to preserving and nurturing the lives of all the rescued animals in our care. We reserve humane euthanasia only in instances when animals are suffering greatly with no potential for relief, or if an animal is so aggressive that he or she presents a danger to people or other animals and cannot be safely handled or placed. The decision to euthanize is never made lightly and done only with the best interest of the animal in mind. HSoP is committed to providing all of the animals we rescue with the individualized and compassionate care they need and deserve until they are adopted by responsible, loving people.
  • How many canines does HSoP help per year?
    Each year HSoP provides temporary housing for anywhere from 200-300 dogs.
  • How many dogs are returned to their owner, and how many are adopted out per year?
    For stray dogs that are found within Moscow city limits, HSoP on average will be able to reunite 60% with their owners and 40% will remain in shelter care until adopted. Whereas stray dogs that are found outside of Moscow city limits, HSoP on average will be able to reunite 40% with their owners and 60% will remain in shelter care until adopted. We strongly encourage all pet owners to equip their pets with accurate ID to increase the likelihood of them coming home if they ever get lost. We encourage microchip ID for all pets, and strongly recommend a collar with an ID tag containing the owner's contact number.
  • How many felines does HSoP help per year?
    Each year HSoP provides temporary housing for anywhere from 200-300 cats. HSoP generally has more cats than dogs
  • How many cats are returned to their owner, and how many are adopted out per year?
    For stray cats that are found within Moscow city limits, HSoP on average will be able to reunite 10% with their owners and 90% will remain in shelter care until adopted. Whereas stray cats that are found outside of Moscow city limits, HSoP on average will be able to reunite 1% with their owners and 99% will remain in shelter care until adopted. We strongly encourage all pet owners to equip their pets with accurate ID to increase the likelihood of them coming home if they ever get lost. We encourage microchip ID for all pets, and strongly recommend a collar with an ID tag containing the owner's contact number. Cats should wear breakaway collars if possible.
  • How is HSoP funded?
    For a more detailed view of HSoP finances, visit our Financial Transparency page.
  • How much funding needs to be donated or raised by HSoP to make up the 35% and 8% of the annual budget?
    Each year, HSoP has to raise over $80,000 through donations and fundraising just to keep our doors open. ​ This is why any size donation is greatly appreciated. Without the generous and continued support of our pet community, HSoP would not be able to do what we do. Donate today!
  • Is the Humane Society of the Palouse part of the Humane Society of the United States?
    No. HSoP has no affiliation with HSUS or the ASPCA. Though we do look to the national animal welfare organizations to stay current with best practices, we do not receive funding nor are we affiliated with them. HSoP does apply for grants through these large national organizations, however HSoP does not receive annual funding from the HSUS or ASPCA.
  • Who is involved with HSoP?
    City of Moscow, Chief of Police City of Moscow owns the building and pays for utilities and make up 22% of HSoP yearly budget. Latah county provides 10% of HSoPs’ yearly budget. HSoP presents to the County Commissioners every year to request funding. HSoP Voluntary Board of Directors 14 members who bring a variety of expertise to the organization. HSoP has a full time staff of 5 that include: Shelter Director Animal Care Attendants Public Relations Manager Countless Volunteers
  • Does the Humane Society of the Palouse pick up stray animals?
    The Humane Society does not pick up animals. Stray dogs found within Moscow city limits can be reported to the Animal Control Officer by calling (208)882-2677. If a stray dog is found in Latah County, citizens can call the Latah County Sheriff’s office at (208)882-2216 for assistance, but do so knowing there is no animal control for Latah County. There is no animal control for stray cats.
  • Where does HSoP list stray or impounded animals?
    HSoP lists all stray or unclaimed animals on our Facebook page. To see the most recent stray and impounded animals, please visit our Facebook page through this link: Humane Society of the Palouse | Facebook
  • If my pet is missing, could it be at the animal shelter?
    Hundreds of companion animals come into the shelter every year from Latah County. If your pet is missing, it is important that you contact the shelter as soon as possible so that a missing pet report can be completed and shelter staff can be notified to look for your pet. It is also important that you visit the shelter in-person and look for your pet on a regular basis. Please remember that it is the responsibility of the pet owner to search for their missing pet; however, HSoP will do everything possible to assist you in doing so. We also encourage posting a photo, description and information about where your pet went missing from as well as when to local lost and found groups on Facebook.
  • What happens if my pet is brought to the shelter?
    If your pet is not readily identifiable by tag or microchip, your pet will be held for a stray holding period. Dogs found in the City of Moscow have a 10-day holding period. Dogs found outside of Moscow but within Latah County have a 6-day holding period. Cats found anywhere within Moscow or Latah County have a 6-day holding period. The Shelter will make every effort to contact you regarding your pet during this time. Reclaim fees apply in each situation and must be paid prior to reclaiming your pet. Unclaimed pets become the property of HSoP following the end of a stray holding period. Once this happens, they start the process of becoming ready for adoption. Please ensure that all of your pets have accurate ID to increase the chance of being reunited with them if they ever get lost.
  • What does it cost to reclaim my pet from the shelter?
    Pet owners are charged an impound fee of $20.00. To reclaim a dog that lives within Moscow city limits, if the dog is not already licensed with the city, the purchase of a lifetime license is mandatory. The license is $25.00 for altered dogs and $35.00 for intact dogs. Boarding fees of $10.00 per day are charged for each day of impound after the initial twenty-four hours of arrival at the Shelter
  • Do I have to have my pet spayed or neutered?
    Spaying or neutering is not required for reclaimed pets, although we encourage responsible sterilization of pets and offer assistance through S.N.A.P. Spaying or neutering your pets can prevent unwanted litters and even prevent some cancers in your beloved cat or dog. There are already so many homeless cats and dogs at the shelter, we don't need anymore! If you are in need of assistance having your pet spayed or neutered, please apply for our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • If I witness what I believe to be an act of animal cruelty, who do I call?
    Humane Society of the Palouse encourages the public to IMMEDIATELY report acts of animal cruelty or neglect to Animal Control by calling (208) 882-2677 if occurring within Moscow city limits, and (208) 882-2216 if occurring in Latah County. HSoP does not have the ability to report cruelty or neglect secondhand. If we are contacted about situations of this kind, we will direct them to contact local law enforcement.
  • Does HSoP offer veterinary services to the pulbic?
    Though we would love to offer spaying/neutering and vaccination services to our local pet community, HSoP does not have the ability or facilities to do so at this time. HSoP does offer assistance through our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), and microchipping services. For a list of local veterinary services, please view the Veterinary Services resource page in the HSoP Resource Library.
  • Does it cost money to surrender an owned animal?
    Yes. HSoP does ask for a small donation to help provide care for owned pets that have been surrendered. Please visit our Owner Surrender page to learn more.
  • How old do I have to be to visit the shelter?
    Anyone is welcome to visit the shelter during our open hours! We do have some restrictions about who can see and interact with shelter pets: - You must be at least 18 years old to enter our dog kennels or to interact with our adoptable dogs without a parent or guardian present. - You must be at least 18 years old to interact with our adoptable cats without a parent or guardian present (unless you're working a junior volunteer shift). - Those 17 and under are welcome to visit the shelter and interact will all of our adoptable pets, so long as they're accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.
  • I'm going on vacation, can you board my pet?
    No. At this time HSoP does not offer boarding services for pets. There are several boarding facilities throughout Latah County and most vet clinics will also board. For a list of local boarding services, please view our Pet Boarding Services resource sheet in the HSoP Resource Library.
  • I found a wild animal hurt in my yard, what should I do?
    HSoP is not equipped care for wildlife. If you've found an injured or orphaned wild bird or animal, please call Palouse Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation at (208) 614-2273. For more information, please visit their website: Palouse Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • I found a feral cat, what do I do?
    HSoP does not have the ability to provide care for feral cats within our facility. We do have a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats living on owned property in Latah County. The program intends to reduce feline infectious diseases and homeless cat births in our region, by providing feral cats with vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, and ear-tips for identification.
  • Why can’t I bring my animal to the Humane Society of the Palouse if I live outside of Latah County?
    HSoP does not euthanize to make space. We do not have the capacity, space, or manpower to receive animals from outside of the agreed jurisdiction we have with the City of Moscow and Latah County. We recommend contacting the shelter that services your county and they may be able to help.
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