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  • Adopt | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    We Don’t Sell Pets; We Adopt Them into Responsible and Loving Homes. ​ We're dedicated to finding lasting forever homes for the unclaimed and homeless p ets in our care. We want each of these animals’ adoptive homes to be safe, loving, and permanent! We also strive to find the best match for our adopters. Assuring a good fit between an animal and their new family is our number one priority. We want both the animals and their new families to be safe and happy. Our adoption policies reflect this commitment. Thank you for considering pet adoption! HSoP finds forever homes for hundreds of homeless animals in our community each year. Every animal deserves to know love, stability, comfort, and family. Equally, you deserve to know the joy and unconditional love that comes with a rescued dog, cat, or critter. ​ We strive to learn as much as we can about each animal under our care. HSoP staff and volunteers focus on learning as much as they can about each pet by observing their behaviors, habits, training, history, temperament, and personality. Our staff offer adoption counseling for potential adopters, along with follow-up behavior counseling as needed following adoption. Each adoption begins with a seven day “foster period” and health guarantee. This foster period allows time for the adopted pet to settle in and become acquainted with their new family, while giving the family time to observe the pet and raise any concerns to shelter staff. Our adoption fees are far less than the total cost of preventative care that each pet adopted from HSoP receives prior to their adoption. Take a look below for more information about the preventative care provided to each pet who finds a home through HSoP: Before being adopted, all pets receive this veterinary/preventative care: • Preliminary vaccinations ( DAPPVL & Bordatella (Kennel Cough) for dogs, FVRCP for cats) • Spaying or neutering • Treatment for parasites • Microchip identification • 1-year rabies vaccination (for cats and dogs over 4 months old) Adoptable pets Adoption Applications Feline adoption fee includes: Spay or Neuter FVRCP vaccination(s) Rabies vaccination (if old enough to receive at time of adoption) De-worming Microchip Identification 7- day foster period (a full week to make sure it's a purrrfect fit!) 7-day health guarantee Canine adoption fee includes: Spay or Neuter DAPPVL vaccination(s) Bordetella vaccination Rabies Vaccination (if ol d enough to receive at time of adoption) De-worming Microchip Identification 7- day foster period (a full week to make sure it's a purrrfect fit!) 7-day health guarantee

  • Heroes of HSoP | HSoP

    "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 A t HSoP, we recognize that you, our supporters, are the drivin g 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 pla ce 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 recogn ition program; it’s a celebration of the co llective 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 r eflection 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. 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! First name Email Last name Phone Address (Please include city and state) T-Shirt Size Choose an option I prefer to remain anonymous in the public eye I prefer to have my donor benefits sent by mail Submit *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 H eroes 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.

  • City of Moscow Dog License | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    City of Moscow Dog Licensing Did you know that all dogs living within the city limits of Moscow need to be licensed with the City of Moscow? We can help with that! The Humane Society can only accept cash or check payments for City of Moscow fees. ***If you would like to pay with a card, we recommend licensing your dog at the Moscow Police Department.*** HSoP Hours of Operation : ​ M onday through Saturday from 1:00-6:00pm , dog kennels close at 5:00pm Lifetime tag costs: ​ $25.00 for a spayed or neutered dog ​ $35.00 for an intact dog City of Moscow Dog License

  • Kitten Season | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    Kitten Season What is kitten season? Did you know that the feline reproductive cycle is influenced by two factors; warmer weather and the amount of daylight in a 24-hour period? In our local temperate climate, we experience the warmer weather during March-October. This time of the year is referred to as "Kitten Season". There are many cats who live outdoors and indoor/outdoor that are not spayed/neutered. These cats begin reproducing when the weather heats up causing a major influx of homeless kittens. How can you help? Spay and neuter your pets! Spaying and neutering not only stops cats from reproducing, but also alleviates some dangerous health concerns for your pet. Need financial assistance? Check out our Spay-Neuter-Assistance-Program. ​ Do you have a feral cat on your property? Take a look at our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats in Latah County. Donate supplies! Each year, HSoP takes in roughly 150 orphaned kittens without their mom. These kittens require extra love and care while they grow up! Some needed items: heat pads, kitten milk replacement, kitten nursing bottles, karo syrup, canned kitten food, gerber baby food, and baby wipes.​ To check out our current needs, visit Donate . ​ Donate money! Many orphaned kittens come to HSoP sick and injured, and need immediate veterinary assistance. Our life-saving medical fund is used most often during kitten season. To read more about this fund and make a donation, visit Merlin Fund . Volunteer! HSoP always needs kitten socializers, and we could use your help! Kittens that are unable to go into foster care need extra time with people to help them become socialized. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Visit Volunteer . ​ Foster a litter! HSoP relies on our foster parents tremendously during kitten season! Kittens sent into foster are safer, happier, and healthier than if they were staying at the shelter. HSoP trains each foster home through an orientation, and is available 24/7 for foster emergencies. Want to help us save lives? visit Foster program .

  • About Us | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    About Us FAQs Animal Intake Statistics Adoption Our Mission: 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. The HSoP is administered by an elected volunteer board of directors. These are citizens of the Palouse who are interested in animal protection, adoption and education. These working directors donate time and experience to direct and help fund the shelter. Our Vision: ​ Create a welcoming, caring and informed environment for all HSoP patrons. Be that staff, volunteers, potential adopters and owners needing to relinquish their pets. Promote community wellbeing through our programs: SNAP, TNR, our pet supply pantry, and pet identification (microchips and name tags). Develop innovative programs to promote humane education in aims to reduce the need for owners to relinquish their pets due to behavior problems. To grow in our community through gaining and maintaining strong partnerships. For HSoP to be short-term, temporary housing until the homeless animals under HSoP care find their forever homes. To provide the animals under HSoP care with the best health care possible within HSoP’s abilities. HSoP Core Values: Help those who cannot help themselves. Golden Rule: To treat all living things as we ourselves would wish to be treated. Kindness: To demonstrate compassion and respect for all living creatures. Positive influence: To judge our effectiveness by the extent to which animal lives are saved and improved, and by the positive experience of the people we touch. Leadership: To lead by example, developing, promoting and sharing great new ideas and programs to help animals. Authenticity: To do what we say we do. Transparency: To be open and honest in our relationships . Background The Humane Society of the Palouse was founded in 1978. The city of Moscow had a pound facility and the two organizations teamed up together for the betterment of animal welfare for animals residing within the Moscow city limits, as well as for those residing in Latah County. HSoP has a long history in our local pet community. We have been uniting pets with their forever homes for 45 years. We are dedicated to our mission and believe whole-heatedly in our practices. From a safe place that provides food, shelter and preventive care, to providing lifesaving surgeries, HSoP gives second chances to pets in need. The City of Moscow owns and maintains the HSoP facility. HSoP is directed under the Chief of Police and reports directly to a designated captain. The City of Moscow pays for HSoP utilities such as water, sewer and electrical. They also provide us with $2400.00 each fiscal year for facility upkeep and maintenance. The City of Moscow also provides the funds for one pay period per month. The City of Moscow provides 22% of our yearly budget. Latah County provides HSoP with 10% of our yearly budget. 35% of our annual operating budget comes from our generous community support through donations. For our 2016/2017 fiscal year, fundraising made up 8% and adoption fees contributed 10% of our budget. HSoP is a community center striving to provide humane education for local pet owners. HSoP with the assistance of volunteer dog trainers, provide our community with training classes that focus on positive reinforcement and learning how to communicate with your canine friends. HSoP also has a Facebook page and Website section dedicated to humane education. HSoP has a strict spay and neuter policy for any animals adopted from our organization. HSoP encourages national and local initiatives that reduce pet homelessness and resulting euthanasia. We believe programs like SNAP, as well as a strict spay/neuter requirement for animals adopted from HSoP, promote responsible pet ownership by reducing unwanted or accidental litters that contribute to the pet overpopulation crisis being experienced nationwide. An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years. We receive grants that are contingent on HSoP maintaining a strict spay and neuter program. Grants make up 13% of our yearly budget. Humane Society of the Palouse PO Box 8847 2019 E White Ave Moscow, ID 83843 ​ Information@humanesocietyofthepalouse.org (208) 883-1166 Contact us We try to be as responsive as possible. The shelter is staffed from 1-6 pm Monday through Saturday, so we'll respond as soon as we're able to! Success! Message received. Send

  • Event Volunteering | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    Event Volunteering HSoP holds several annual fundraising events, many of which require volunteers to ensure the event is running smoothly. Event Volunteering is a great opportunity for clubs, community, business and philanthropic groups to support an organization with a great cause. Soup and Pie Held every February, Soup and Pie is a social luncheon where HSoP supporters can enjoy a bowl of soup and a slice of pie. Volunteers at our soup and pie event are responsible for selling tickets at the door, admitting those with tickets purchased online, serving soup to attendees, and slicing up delicious pie for all of those who came to support our animals. Volunteers are also extremely helpful for the setup and teardown of event materials (tables, chairs, decorations, food, etc.). ​ Paw-Louse 5K Fun Run & Walk Paw-Louse Fun run is a fun outing for all family members (including the furry ones) that starts and ends at the corner of Rail Road and Sweet Ave. Volunteers make this event possible by handing out water and snacks, distributing T-shirts, setting up the 5k route, and helping to keep our participants (people and dogs alike!) on track. Howling at Hamilton The Sunday after Labor Day, at the Hamilton Lowe Aquatic Center, it’s the dogs’ day at the pool. With dog dock diving contest. Volunteers have a great time at this event! Some volunteers collect entrance fees at the gate, while others sell toys and treats to those who attend. A few lucky volunteers will even get to help judge the pool jumping contest! Pet Pictures with Santa Each December, patrons and their pets spread the holiday cheer while posing with Santa. Our volunteers help bring Christmas joy by setting up the photo station, cleaning up after the fact, and keeping our photogenic furry friends entertained. Volunteers also help us to collect the funds from this event. Are you interested in being an event volunteer for HSoP? We would love to have you on our team! Feel free to call us at (208)883-1166 or email Lauren, our Public Relations Manager at outreach@humanesocietyofthepalouse.org . Thank you for thinking of our animals!

  • Support us on WoofTrax! | HSoP

    Raise Money for HSoP on WoofTrax! Did you know that you can generate funds for HSoP and the pets we serve, just by walking your dog? WoofTrax is an app that turns your daily walks into donations that help pets in need at your local shelter. Getting started is easy, and there is truly no cost to you! Here's are the steps: ​ Download WoofTrax from the App Store or Google Play Store. Create an account and select Humane Society of the Palouse as your preferred charity. Open the app when you take your pups for a walk, and start raising funds for HSoP! WoofTrax will make a donation to HSoP based on the distance you walked. ​ It really is that easy! If you own a dog, you may already go on several walks per day. WoofTrax is a great way to make your outings extra meaningful. When you walk while supporting HSoP, you're helping us provide second chance to every lost and homeless pet who comes our way. Download WoofTrax today! (P.S. You can walk without a dog and still raise funds for HSoP!) ​ You may be wondering how WoofTrax donates money to our cause with our costing you a dime. Great question! The answer is quite simple, really. WoofTrax receives money from advertisements shown on the app, and this money is distributed to shelters based on the preference of walkers who see the ads. Visit the WoofTrax Website

  • FAQs | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    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. Frequently Asked Questions Click here to read about some of the fur kids HSoP has been able to help thanks to our generous community!

  • Adoption Applications | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    Adoption Applications Cat Pre-Adoption Application Cat Adoption Contract Dog Pre-Adoption Application Dog Adoption Contract Small Animal Application Applications can be emailed to information@humanesocietyofthepalouse.org or delivered to HSoP during open hours To view our adoptable pets, click here!

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