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March 17, 2018

Humane Society of the Palouse celebrating St. Catrick's Day

Adoption fees, microchipping half price for all pets

  • By Katie Short, Daily News staff writer​

While leprechauns cause mischief in homes all over Latah and Whitman counties today, the Humane Society of the Palouse will be hosting its own St. Patrick's Day celebrations for its mischievous residents.

St. Catrick's Day, as it has been named, will be held 1-6 p.m. at the humane society, and all adoption fees will be half-priced. Adoption fees for cats will be $45, and dogs will be $57.50. The shelter currently has six adoptable cats and one adoptable dog.

HSoP Executive Director Tara Wimer said the humane society will also give out four leaf clovers to hang in the lobby for those who donate a dollar or more to the Merlin Fund, which is set up to help the organization pay for lifesaving procedures for animals.

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February 14, 2018

HSoP Receives Grant from ASPCA

Moscow, Idaho – The Humane Society of the Palouse today announced it has been awarded a $17,600 grant from the ASPCA to update sanitation, cat housing and computer systems.  

 

The grant funds were used to help us implement the recommendations that were made as a result of that consultation with Dr. McReynolds at Northern Tier Shelter Initiative.  The funds received through this grant enabled the Humane Society of the Palouse’s project of bettering our sanitation in order to reduce cross contamination and spread of disease by being able to transition to the Rescue sanitation system in all areas of the shelter. We were able to replace upholstered and carpeted furnishings in the adoption counseling space with seating that is easily sanitized with our new Rescue sanitation system.  Our small inadequate cat holding kennels were replaced or portaled to reach ASV standard housing recommendations. We were able to install computers and implement shelter software that will allow us to better track our intakes, outcomes and health services.

 

“Striving to serve our pet community’s needs to the best of our abilities, we requested a grant to help enhance our sanitation protocol, our cat housing and our computer systems.   These updates will help to ensure the humane treatment, welfare and safety of all homeless companion animals that we have the honor of serving” Tara Wimer, executive director, Humane Society of the Palouse.

 

 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.

August 30, 2016

HSOP Assists Police Department with Local House

 

Moscow, Idaho – The Humane Society of the Palouse is assisting the Moscow Police Department with a local house that has been deemed unsafe for human occupancy. We have currently removed more than 25 cats and kittens from the home and are working diligently to vaccinate, spay or neuter, and get them ready for adoption.

 

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Humane Society of the Palouse at 2019 E. White Ave, Moscow, Idaho 83843, or made online at www.humanesocietyofthepalouse.org.

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.

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