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  • Fees | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    HSoP Fees HSoP Adoption Fees Feline Adoption Fee (0-5 years old): Feline Adoption Fee (6+ years old): 2nd Feline Adoption within 6 Months: Cat Carriers: Canine Adoption Fee (0-5 years old): Canine Adoption Fee (6+ years old): 2nd Canine Adoption within 6 Months: Small Animal Adoption Fee: $100.00 $50.00 $50.00 $5.00 $135.00 $67.50 $67.50 $50.00 Adopt HSoP Fees for releasing an owned stray animal Boarding of a stray feline: Boarding of a stray canine: Canine Intake Fee: Feline Intake Fee: $5.00/night $10.00/night $20.00 $10.00 ​ Why is there a boarding fee? ​ Any feline that is at HSoP, costs HSoP $5.00 per feline per day to provide food, water, litter, shelter and staff wages to attend to that feline. Any canine that is at HSoP, costs HSoP $10.00 per canine per day to provide food, water, shelter and staff wages to attend to that canine. Without charging owners boarding fees for the services provided by HSoP, HSoP would not be able to provide a safe place for stray animals to temporarily stay while the owners are reached. ​ Why is there an intake fee? Anytime a kennel is in use, it limits the amount of animals HSoP can take in. Should an animal need to utilize a kennel, there is a fee associated with that use, and the staff wages to provide that kennel and properly sanitize between use. ​ Medical care for stray owned animals: ​ Should a owned stray arrive at HSoP in need of immediate veterinary care and an owner cannot be contacted, HSoP will use their vet partner to provide needed care to stabilize the stray animal. Owners will be required to pay any vet care costs associated with stabilization and pain management before their animal can be released back to their care. ​ ​ City of Moscow Fees *** An Impound is any stray animal brought into HSoP by a City of Moscow affiliate, for example, if brought in by a Moscow Police Officer or Animal Control Officer.*** These fees are to the city. HSoP can only accept cash or check. If writing a check, it must be made out to City of Moscow. Impound Fee: ​ ​ ​ City License Fee: 1st Impound 2nd Impound 3rd Impound ​ If altered If intact $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 ​ $25.00 $35.00 Should an owner wish to discuss City Fees, please contact the City of Moscow Police Department at 208-882-2677. HSoP cannot waive these fees. City of Moscow fees must be waived by the Moscow Police Department. ​ To learn more about City of Moscow Animal Code: City of Moscow Code Intake Fees for Owned Animals Feline Owner Surrender under 6 months: Feline Owner Surrender Adult: Canine Owner Surrender under 2 months: Canine Owner Surrender 2-6 months: Canine Owner Surrender Adult: Small Animal Owner Surrender: $15 $35 $15 $25 $50 $15 To learn more about surrendering an owned animal: Owner Surrender

  • My Pet is Missing | HSoP

    My Pet is Missing A lost pet can be a frightening experience for any pet owner. Immediate action is crucial, but where do you start? Follow the steps below for the best chance of a reunion with your beloved pet. For a summary of resources, please view our Lost Pet Resources Sheet . What to do immediately after your pet goes missing: Walk the neighborhood. Take a walk around the immediate area and speak to any neighbors, postal service workers, landscapers, or anyone else who may have seen your lost pet. You know your pet best, so look in areas that your pet may have been interested in or comfortable hiding in. Most pets are found close to home. ​ Share their scent. Put a couple of your pet's favorite items near the most common entry ways into your home. The front door and door into your yard would be the best locations. You can include items like their favorite bed, blankets, toys, their litterbox, and any other item they use frequently. Their familiar scent may help them find their way home. Next Steps to Take: 1. Search for your lost dog or cat on Petco Love Lost. We have partnered with Petco Love Lost to easily help search the national lost and found database and create a searchable/sharable alert for your missing pet. You can upload a picture of your pet or search by location. Using facial recognition technology, Petco Love Lost helps match found animals to reported lost pets nationwide. Visit Petco Love Lost to search now! ​ 2. Make posts about your pet on sites like Facebook, Craigslist, and Nextdoor. Social media is a powerful tool when it comes to reuniting lost pets with their owners. Make a post about your pet as soon as you're able to. Be sure to include a recent picture of your pet, along with a description and general area where they went missing. Here is a list of Facebook groups that we regularly suggest to owners who are missing a pet: - Moscow and Surrounding Area Lost/Found Pets - Lost and Found Pets of Moscow, Pullman, and Surrounding Areas - Zeus's Friends Lost and Found Pet Network - Lost and Found Pets of Troy, Deary, Bovill, and Surrounding Areas - Potlatch/Princeton Area Lost/Found Pets - Pullman Area Lost/Found Pets ​ 3. Make sure your pet's microchip information is up to date. If a finder takes your pet to be scanned for a microchip, you want to make sure that all the information is correct, so you can be contacted immediately. ​ 4. Check with your local animal shelters. Call to see if your missing pet has been brought in as a stray to any local shelters. At HSoP, we can create a lost report for your pet, so we know to contact you immediately if they are brought in. ​ 5. Continue to spread the word about your missing pet. Create bright-colored posters with relevant information about your pet and the area they went missing. Distribute these posters in the area surrounding your residence and beyond (as a reminder, Moscow City Ordinance prohibits flyers from being hung on City Property like light poles and power poles. Always check with a business first before hanging your flyer ). At HSoP, we have a lost/found bulletin board specifically for pet owners to hang these types of posters. ​ 6. Don't give up! Finding a lost pet can take time. Remember to regularly check websites that you have posted your lost pet on, and make updates as needed. The important thing is to keep the search effort going! ​ ​

  • Success Stories | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    HSoP Success Stories "Hattie" Hattie arrived in February of 2023 as a terrified and extremely under-socialized stray dog. She was found near Spring Valley, and was described as emaciated and semi-feral upon intake. We had no idea what could have led Hattie to her situation, but we were confident that she had been braving the harsh world on her own for at least several weeks. ​ Hattie was placed on a feeding schedule to help her reach a healthy weight, and surprised our staff by perking up in hardly any time at all! Hattie took to our shelter staff in just a few days and seemed truly content with human company. As time went on, it appeared that Hattie hadn't received any sort of training. She was struggling to go potty outside instead of in her kennel, and didn't show any signs of basic obedience. Hattie upon arrival in February 2023 After about a month in our care, Hattie was spayed and received the all-clear for adoption! We hoped she would catch the eye of someone immediately, who could take her home and nurture the skills we saw her building early on. Unfortunately, Hattie waited nearly a full year before she was able to go home for good. She was briefly adopted in August, to a home with cats and another dog. She adored the other dog but the adoption didn't work out since Hattie had a tendency to chase the cats in the home. While this may seem like a sad outcome, it actually helped us narrow down the right home for Hattie. We now knew that she needed a home with no cats, but would actually prefer a home with another dog! We updated her home preferences, and the hunt for Hattie's forever home resumed. Hattie waited, and waited, and waited. While she didn't receive many interested adopters, she became a fast favorite among our volunteers! Hattie displayed excellent leash manners on her walks, which is a huge bonus to share with adopters. She developed a tendency to spin in her kennel after a few months, and always seemed much more at ease when she was outside of the loud dog kennels. Her potty training didn't improve much, as teaching an adult dog where to potty can be extremely difficult in the shelter environment. Months passed by and Hattie continued to be overlooked by adopters. Our staff began to worry that the longer she stayed at HSoP, the lower her chance of being adopted. Still, we kept our fingers crossed for a good outcome. In late February of this year, we heard from someone who was interested in Hattie specifically. She didn't have any cats, but did have a dog, and was interested to meet Hattie despite any of her challenges! We introduced Hattie to the adopter, and it was truly love at first site. Hattie was on her absolute best behavior, showing off what an affectionate and sweet girl she could really be. All that was left before Hattie could go home was to meet the adopter's current dog, Gus. Gus is a large breed senior dog, who grew up around other canine friends. The two started their introduction with a walk, and ended in the side yard for some play time. Gus didn't seem to mind Hattie much at all! There were a few points where she annoyed him, but what younger sibling doesn't? After a successful meet and greet, the adopter was ready to take our beautiful Hattie girl home! On February 26th, Hattie officially left the building. It's been over a month since then, and Hattie has quickly solidified herself as a member of the family. We checked in with her adopter for an update, and here's what she had to say: "Hattie is very smart and alert... she has learned 'shake' and 'leave it' and I am trying to teach her 'down.' She is highly food motivated, which should make training a little easier. I bought an indoor camera so I can watch her and Gus while I am at work. They only get on each other's nerves when I am home--like jealous toddlers." "Hattie is a true velcro dog. She loves to cuddle and follows me everywhere. And if she has to wait for me, she sits very patiently on her own." "I can understand why others have had difficulty with Hattie, but she just needs an attentive, patient, and loving human. She lets me know when she wants something whether it's food, love, or fresh air. She runs back and forth in the backyard and makes me laugh. Hattie seems happy to be here. " It's safe to say that our beloved friend Hattie is thriving in her new home! We're incredibly grateful to her adopter for giving Hattie the safe, loving, and patient space she needed all along. We're also very appreciative to each of our volunteers who spent time with Hattie during her stay here! You truly helped prepare her for her forever home. We hope you can feel good knowing she's finally in the loving home of her dreams! Enjoy these photos of Hattie loving life after adoption. We couldn't be happier! "Queenie" Some of the most special and memorable pets who come through our doors are the longer-staying pets who require a little extra time finding their adoptive homes. Queenie certainly fits into this category, and today we're thrilled to share her adoption story! Queenie was originally adopted from HSoP in September of 2021. She and her adopter got along well, but she returned to HSoP in April 2023 due to her owner's health. One thing you need to know about Queenie is that her life motto is "my way or the highway". She's always been great about setting strong boundaries, and never hesitates to tell you how she's feeling. Our shelter staff describe Queenie as regal (hence her name), sassy, and selective. She's selective about how she receives attention, who she receives it from, and when she receives it. When being pet without her say-so, Queenie was not afraid to strike or bite. She always gave warning signs, but stood her ground nonetheless. Outside of her two-story cat condo, Queenie was a whole different cat! Having the freedom to walk around and explore larger areas really excited Queenie, and even brought out her affectionate side. She would constantly rub against our shelter staff's legs when outside of her condo, and even accepted some under-chin scratches. We learned that Queenie thrives on having the freedom and choice to approach a human friend, or not. Queenie required a home with people who understand her desire for personal space, and have the self control to respect her boundaries. The best situation for Queenie would allow her to be the only pet in the house, and would ideally not involve young children. Queenie waited for adoption for several weeks, and then the weeks turned into months. By November, Queenie still didn't have any interest. That wouldn't be the case for long! In late November, our staff received an email from someone who was interested to learn more about Queenie, her personality, and her needs in a new home. The adopter had plenty of great questions, and was looking for a more independent cat to share her living space with. She decided to come meet Queenie in person. When they first met, Queenie wasn't overly excited. The two spent about an hour getting to know each other in the adoption room, moving at Queenie's pace. Over that hour, her adopter worked to build the foundation of a long and trusting relationship with Queenie. By the time their visit was over, the adopter was certain that Queenie was the cat for her! She adored Queenie's dignified personality, and had a home with no other pets or small children for her to enjoy. Queenie has been in her new home for about 4 weeks now, and all seems to be going well! We checked in for an update, and here's what her owner had to say: "Queenie is doing absolutely fantastic and has completely settled in! She has been such a joy to have around, and I’m very happy that it ended up working out! It didn’t take long for her to warm up to me, considering that she started sleeping on my bed only within a couple days of bringing her home. She has also gotten more 'relaxed' about her boundaries, and I can pet her almost whenever I want to. Her favorite things to do are sunbathe, watch TV, cuddle and tell me all about her day as soon as I come home from work!" If you visited HSoP in 2023, chances are that you recognize Queenie! She became a favorite amongst visitors and volunteers who respected her self-assuredness and strong boundaries. Queenie's story is proof that every adoptable pet has a loving home waiting for them, no matter how long it takes them to find it. If you're looking to adopt a cat in the future, we urge you to not overlook the more independent cats! Building a relationship with these cats may take an investment of time, but it's truly so rewarding when they do decide to show you love on their own terms. We're incredibly happy for Queenie and her new owner! It certainly seems that her adoption was worth the wait. Take a look below at the beautiful Queenie, who we still think about each and every day! "Froggy" In March 2023, a handsome and dignified 6-year-old German Shepherd mix was surrendered to HSoP. We decided to call him Froggy! When he first arrived, Froggy was anxious of his new surroundings. It took him a while to warm up to new people, but he settled in after a few short weeks. Froggy previously lived with children and other dogs, but needed a home with no cats or small animals due to his high prey drive. We figured Froggy would be adopted in no time with how easy-going he was! It turns out that he needed a little extra time before finding his perfect match. ​ Fast forward all the way to November, and Froggy was still waiting for adoption. After being featured in the news, on our website, and all over social media, we weren't sure how long it would take for Froggy to be adopted. He had become really comfortable in the shelter by this point, knowing all of our staff and regular volunteers well. He was a favorite for our volunteer dog walkers, and became very accustomed to making new friends. On November 10th, the tides changed for Froggy. A hopeful adopter came to the shelter asking to meet this big guy by name. Our staff was elated! The man met Froggy, and absolutely loved him. All that was left before Froggy could go home was a meet and greet with Cleo, the adopter's female German Shepherd. Froggy met Cleo, and the two were mostly indifferent toward each other. Froggy pushed her buttons one too many times, and Cleo quickly reminded him of his manners. After Froggy learned to respect Cleo's space, the two seemed to have a mutual understanding of each other and quickly settled down. Things worked out so well between the two of them, that Froggy was able to go home that very same day! Our staff was absolutely thrilled to see him leave the shelter for his forever home. Froggy (now named Rocky) has been in his new home for several months now, and he seems to be loving it! He has plenty of space to run outside, and has grown to really love his sister Cleo. Froggy's story is just one example of our adoptable pets waiting months before their perfect match comes along. We're thrilled that Froggy was able to find his owner, no matter how long it took! Many of our pets find their homes within a month of being available, and the longer-staying friends always hold a special place in our hearts. We're so grateful to our supporters for allowing us to give Froggy and other adoptable pets the time they need to find their families, with no limit on how long that may take. "Marshall" This is the story of Marshall, a sweet, loving, and very vocal Treeing Walker Coonhound who found his perfect forever home from hundreds of miles away. Marshall arrived at HSoP as an owner surrender in June of this year. His previous family loved Marshall dearly, but they lived in the middle of the city which wasn't ideal for Marshall's passion of singing to his heart's content. In an effort to save his neighbor's ears and find Marshall a better-suited home, this floppy-eared 3-year-old boy was brought to the shelter. Upon arrival, Marshall seemed very unsure of his surroundings. He was nervous around our staff for the first two weeks until he finally began to show his true self. After about three weeks at the shelter, Marshall seemed like an entirely different dog! He was friendly with all of our visitors and volunteers, and no longer held himself back from singing his hound songs throughout the dog kennels. This boy was outgoing, sweet as can be, and well tempered. All that was missing was his perfect home and family! He received interest from several local pet-lovers, but it wasn't until a couple from 300+ miles away saw his listing online that the stars began to align for dear Marshall. The couple who found his listing was from Western Washington. They loved hounds dearly, and were actively seeking a rescue hound who was available for adoption. Being so familiar with the breed, this couple felt they should open their home for a hound in need. In their search, they found Marshall! The couple reached out to HSoP to learn more, and then made the five hour drive across Washington to come meet him in person. It was love at first sight and Marshall went home with his new family that day! Marshall has been living in his new home in Washington for a full month now, and seems to be absolutely thriving. His new parents live on several acres of land and even have a dedicated music room, so there's no shortage of places to sing! There are also some horses on the property which have been very interesting to Marshall so far. This wonderful guy gained two canine siblings in his new home and they already get along great! We truly couldn't have dreamed of a better home for Marshall. Please enjoy these updated pictures of Marshall enjoying life in his new home: "Scrumpet" In late December 2021, a sweet senior pup arrived at HSoP after her owner unfortunately passed away. This gentle girl was named Scrumpet, and we were determined to find her a loving new home to live out her golden years. Though Scrumpet was clearly loved by her owner, she did have some health concerns that needed to be addressed before adoption. One of her eyes was large, cloudy, and bulging from her head, and her bad breath told us that her teeth needed to be cleaned. We brought Scrumpet to our good friends at Animal Clinic and Hospital to see the full extent of her medical needs. It was revealed that her cloudy eye had lens-induced glaucoma with uncomfortable corneal abrasions, and her vet team recommended the eye be removed. The exam also showed that Scrumpet needed several tooth extractions along with an intense dental cleaning. It was discovered that Scrumpet also had two benign masses - one on her chest and one on her stomach - that needed to be removed. Finally, Scrumpet needed to be spayed Her vet team opted for two separate surgeries, to allow Scrumpet the time needed to heal in between. The first surgery included her eye removal and dental assessment, followed by the mass removals and spay during her second surgery. Scrumpet handled both surgeries with grace, and healed beautifully. With her sweet and gentle demeanor, Scrumpet stole the heart of her adopter in no time and is now living out her golden years in comfort. The total cost of Scrumpet’s medical care was about $2,100. We are very grateful for our supportive community members who have contributed toward the Merlin Fund , which ensured that Scrumpet could receive all of the care that she needed to thrive in her new home. Please consider making a donation to the Merlin Fund , where your contribution will directly fund the medical treatment for a homeless pet in need. Take a look below at some photos of the beautiful miss Scrumpet after her medical treatments! "Argos" When pets become available for adoption at HSoP, they can sometimes wait weeks, or even months, to meet the right person. This is the story of Argos; an Australian kelpie mix who patiently waited 10 months before finding the forever home of his dreams. Argos arrived to HSoP after nipping a family friend in October of 2021. This was a documented bite, which meant that Argos now had an official bite history. After being impounded, we held Argos on a 10-day bite quarantine to ensure he did not have rabies. Once this quarantine period came to an end, his family decided to relinquish care to HSoP. This began Argos' long journey to adoption. Upon intake, it was clear that Argos was in distress. He was fearful of our shelter staff, and it took several days before he would relax and begin to build trust in us. Stranger danger and barrier reactivity were big hurdles for Argos, so he was kept in the employee-only area of our dog kennels as a "hidden gem" to reduce the stress this brought him. Given Argos' bite history, we were as transparent as possible when speaking with potential adopters. If anyone was interested in Argos, we made sure to explain his situation in-full before introducing them. Argos was the type of dog who approached people with caution and took his time building trusting relationships. When meeting a potential adopter, Argos would take a walk with shelter staff and avoid making contact with the interested party. This helped him get used to a person's smell, demeanor, and overall presence before getting to know them through pets and play. Despite his reluctance to trust strangers, Argos did show a strong preference for women. After a few months of working with our shelter staff, Argos met a potential adopter who loved him with all of his difficulties. After a few meetings with this adopter, Argos was able to go home. Unfortunately, this was not the right match for Argos. He was brought back to HSoP after showing aggressive behavior and lunging toward his male adopter in the home. Several more months went by, and Argos met a few potential adopters who decided not to take him home. In the kennel next to Argos was a sweet, shy, and incredibly timid dog named Nugget. She's typically very nervous and prefers to spend her days wrapped up in a snuggly blanket. After seeing Argos walk by her kennel for so long, Nugget actually showed interest in Argos by walking up to the front of her gate! This was a huge step for Nugget, so we began a slow introduction to see how they would do with one another. The results were amazing! Nugget and Argos became fast friends, and he was great at helping her build confidence to come out of her shell. We could tell that this relationship was good for both of them, and it showed that Argos could be neutral around other dogs. The duo started having supervised play time once per week and seemed so happy whenever they were together! Just a few months later, an adopter arrived at HSoP and asked to meet Argos specifically. They started with his typical walking-introduction and agreed to come back multiple times to help build his trust. A few more meetings went by, and Argos appeared happy and comfortable with his new friends. It was finally time for him to go home! Argos was adopted on October 7th of this year, and our staff truly could not be happier for him. His family has sent us updates about how he's been adjusting, and it's clear that this is the home he was waiting for! Argos is still thriving in his new home and enjoys being showered in love by his humans. Argos' journey to adoption was long and filled with plenty of challenges for staff, adopters, and Argos alike. It may have taken a while to reach his happily ever after, but we are so thrilled that Argos and his family found each other. Take a look at some adorable pictures of Argos down below! "Li Shang" In April of 2022, a very special dog named Li Shang arrived at HSoP. He had been spotted at a campsite for several days, but nobody was able to get close enough to actually catch him. Finally, a live trap was used to catch Li Shang so he could be examined and hopefully reunited with his family. He was brought to HSoP and our staff tried their very best to track down his family. Unfortunately, Li Shang was never claimed by an owner. Upon his arrival, it was very clear that he had stranger danger. He was extremely nervous around new people and needed lots of time to settle and feel comfortable. It took him several days to warm up to our staff, and several weeks before he truly trusted them. Li Shang was a fiercely loyal dog, and we knew that the right adopter for him would need to be patient and willing to take things slow in creating a lasting bond. Li Shang waited many months before the right person came along. He had met several people looking to adopt, but it never felt like the right fit. Finally, our shelter staff received a call from somebody asking to meet Li Shang specifically. It took multiple meet-and-greet appointments before Li Shang was able to trust the adopter. Thankfully, this adopter had experience interacting with dogs similar to Li Shang and knew exactly how to take things at his own pace. Over the course of several weeks, the adopter made frequent visits to Li Shang until the bond they had was completely solidified. After 12 meet and greet appointments with the same adopter, and after meeting everyone he would be interacting with in his new home, Li Shang was finally ready to go home with his people. He had been at HSoP for nearly five months, and our staff was elated to see him go home with such a dedicated adopter and friend. Li Shang is now loving his new life, and we have been grateful to see some happy updates about he and his family! ​ Take a look at this photo of Li Shang and his adopter, the day that he finally left HSoP for his new home! "Groot" This is the story of a very special pup named Groot. On New Year's Eve before the start of 2022, Groot was found by a Good Samaritan in Latah County. The finder saw that Groot was in need of medical care, so he was taken to WSU to have some injuries treated. Groot was transferred into our care on January 4th since he was found within Latah County. Upon his arrival, we immediately saw that this sweet pup would need some extra help. His front left leg was bent at an awkward angle and seemed to stick out in front of him when he walked. We took Groot to get some X-rays at Animal Clinic and Hospital , and this revealed that he would need an amputation. His leg had healed incorrectly from a prior injury and no longer had any feeling, function, or muscle mass. In addition to the amputation, Groot had a large mass on his back right foot that needed to be removed. Below you will see photos of Groot prior to his surgery. Groot had his surgery on February 4th, and everything went according to plan! He was very happy to see staff again and was standing on three legs in no time. He absolutely rocked his recovery and had a smile on his face the entire time. His mass was also removed and found to be benign! Groot was now happier, healthier, and ready to find his forever home. The process of getting Groot ready for adoption was not as easy as some of our other pets. His surgery was quite expensive, in addition to all his other medical treatments. To ensure he was able to get the care he needed, we deployed our Merlin Fund for lifesaving medical care to cover the costs. Our Merlin Fund is designed to pay for extreme and lifesaving medical care in extraordinary circumstances. Groot is definitely an extraordinary pup, so we are very happy to have helped him with the generous support of our community. Groot became available for adoption on March 7th and found his forever home on March 22nd. We are over the moon for Groot and his new family! "Mango" Mango was brought to HSoP as a stray in April of 2021, along with three of his siblings. The group of four were found running down the road and were extremely nervous when they first arrived. When we took a closer look at Mango, it appeared he was suffering from entropion in both of his eyes. There was a thick white goop coming from his eyes, and he seemed to keep them closed more often than open. Entropion is a condition where the eyelid rolls inward instead of outward like it usually would. This can cause pain, scratched corneas, and impaired vision. It appeared Mango had been living with entropion his whole life and had to deal with the pain it caused him all on his own. ​ Mango's wonderful veterinarians at Animal Clinic & Hospital suggested he receive a surgery to fix the entropion in each of his eyes. We deployed our Merlin Fund for lifesaving medical care to cover the cost of his corrective surgery. After a short healing period, Mr. Mango was feeling and looking good as new! We imagine it must have been a huge relief to finally see clearly. In addition to his improved eyesight, we saw a bigger and brighter smile come from this lovable guy. Mango met his new family in May of 2021 and was so excited to go home with them! This sweet boy got the sweet outcome he truly deserved, and we couldn't be happier for him and his new family. "KC the CH Kitty" This special wobbly boy was surrendered to HSoP in July of 2021. His family loved him dearly but felt that he would benefit from a different home set up and that he needed a family who could spend more time with him. You see, KC was born with a congenital condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia (called CH for short). Often called "Wobbly Cat Syndrome", CH affects the part of the brain that controls fine motor functions, balance, and coordination. This meant that KC would often slip, fall, and lose his balance when trying to walk. CH does not cause pain or discomfort for cats, and KC seemed to have no idea that he faced challenges that other kitties may not have to face. Despite his accidental falls, KC was always back on his feet in no time to try again. It was clear that this special boy deserved an equally special home. There were a few elements of the home that would make his life more comfortable and easier to navigate. He needed carpeted floors, a larger litter box, and no access to heights over four feet (so no tall cat trees or window perches). KC met his new family in August of 2021, and they quickly fell in love with this determined little guy! He is so happy in his new space, and we are thrilled to see that KC has found his match. "Forest" Forest was found in November of 2019 after being hit by a car. Upon arrival to HSoP it was clear Forest suffered quite a few injuries. Forest was taken to the veterinarian, and we did X-rays on both of her back legs. We found two broken bones in each back leg, which meant Forest was going to have to wear casts on both back legs for roughly 8 weeks. Forest purred the entire time she was evaluated, and even after the casts were placed on her legs. She was just happy to get any attention from people. Forest required veterinary visits every four weeks for bandage changes and updated X-rays. She progressed extremely well, and after 8 long weeks of being in casts, Forest was finally free to learn to use her back legs again! Her rehabilitation took roughly four weeks of gaining back muscle and learning how to balance. The staff at HSoP worked hard to help Forest regain full function of her back legs, and were extremely proud of her determination to start walking! Forest was ready for adoption just in time for Valentines Day, and she found her forever home on February 14th! Without the generous donations we receive to our Merlin Fund, the care Forest received wouldn't have been possible! Our Merlin Fund is our life-saving medical fund, and it is designed specifically to give animals like Forest a second chance at life. "Stud and Muffin" In June of 2014, two dogs named Stud and Muffin were brought to HSoP, along with their mother, Misha, and seven puppies. The ten dogs were removed from a less than OK home, and were now in search of loving adoptive homes. The seven puppies, being as cute as puppies can be, were adopted in hardly any time at all. Stud and Muffin seemed to be a very close bonded pair. When they first arrived, Stud had some injuries from the other dogs. Muffin seemed determined to protect him at all costs, refusing to leave his side. The pair waited and waited and waited for an adopter to come in who was willing to adopt them together. Unfortunately, this day never came. The pair spent three years together at HSoP, and developed quite the following in that time. Visitors, volunteers, and staff alike all loved Stud and Muffin! They were popular on social media, too. Being in such close quarters with each other eventually led to bickering and anxiety between the pair. After consulting with their veterinarian, it was recommended to separate the duo and have them adopted into different homes. Stud and Muffin were separated for just a few short months before Muffin met her forever home! After taking a few days to settle in, Muffin was ecstatic to be living in her own home. Thankfully, Stud wasn't too far behind! Just about a month after Muffin left for her new life, Stud was adopted into his own loving forever home. The owners of each pup exchanged contact information, so they have the ability for Stud and Muffin to see each other in the future. After several long years of waiting, we are so incredibly happy for Stud, Muffin, and their new families! "Bruce Wayne" When Bruce Wayne arrived from Potlatch in the summer of 2017, HSoP staff knew he had been patiently waiting for his super hero. Bruce was brought in by the Latah County Sheriffs Department. Bruce had been abused, and was needing help. Bruce was needing a safe, warm and loving place to rest as well as an eye surgery. He was suffering from microsabatosis that was causing entropia. Thanks to the support of our local pet community, HSoP was able to provide the much-needed surgery. Once Bruce was healed, he quickly found a wonderful loving forever home. Dogs like Bruce Wayne need our help. Without a shelter to go to, Bruce would have had no other option but to stay in an abusive home and would not have received the needed vet care. Now, Bruce is living life to the fullest with his super hero! "Sissy and her Seven Dwarfs" Sissy arrived at HSoP in spring of 2017. Sissy was wandering around the Kendrick area, lost and scared. A good Samaritan found Sissy and brought her into HSoP. Sissy did not have any form of identification, and no missing reports had been filed with HSoP. Soon after arriving, Sissy’s condition was obvious to HSoP staff and the veterinarians at Animal Clinic. Sissy was homeless, and pregnant with seven puppies! The care for an expecting mother began! Staff worked quickly to find a way to help Sissy stay more comfortable during her pregnancy. High stress levels can send dogs in Sissy’s condition into premature labor, and this something the shelter staff worked diligently to avoid. Sissy received her own kiddie pool to nest in, any appropriate preventative care pregnant dogs can receive, and then we waited. Weeks later, her seven all male puppies arrived! Her puppies received preventative care, then mama and her puppies all found their forever homes in responsible and loving homes. What would have happened for Sissy and her litter had HSoP not been able to provide Sissy and her babies with their needed care or shelter? Instead of one stray dog, Kendrick would have had eight homeless, unfixed dogs that had no preventative care provided, adding to the over pet population issue facing Latah County. Who knows what would have happened to Sissy and her babies had she not been able to receive temporary housing at HSoP.

  • Donate | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    Donate Donate The second chances and lifesaving care we provide here at HSoP would not be possible without the generous donations we receive from our community members. About 35% of our yearly budget is sourced from donations, so donors really play a huge role in making our mission a reality! Any size or type of donation is extremely valuable to our shelter. As we like to say, every penny counts! Donations made to HSoP ensure our animals can be fully vaccinated before adoption, guarantee all of our animals can be spayed or neutered, and make sure the medical needs of each animal can be met. Please consider making a donation to HSoP. Our furry friends would be so thankful for your help! Donations will go toward our general operating expenses unless otherwise specified. You can click below to donate online through PayPal or Venmo, or come inside to donate via cash, card, or check. Cash and checks can also be mailed to 2019 E. White Ave Moscow, ID. Thank you for thinking of our animals! Donate Now on PayPal Donate Now on Venmo Merlin Fund HSoP Merlin Fund What happens when a homeless companion animal is in need of a life-saving surgery? With help like yours, they receive their much needed veterinary care and receive a second chance. Without donations like yours, sadly, these animals would have no option but to be euthanized. The HSoP Merlin Fund is our life-saving surgery and emergency medical care fund. This fund operates solely on donations from our generous pet-loving community. The kind donors who contributed made the following success stories possible. To donate to our Merlin Fund online, please write "Merlin Fund" in the comments. ​ Donate Now on PayPal Merlin Success Stories: Donation Drive Want to raise donations for HSoP? How to hold a donation drive for HSoP: Contact us at to let us know you are interested in hosting a fundraiser for us. You will be emailed the following documents to support your efforts: Current Humane Society of the Palouse Wish List . Humane Society of the Palouse Logo to use at your drive, or on social media. Pictures of animals at HSoP (if requested) Host your donation drive If you post it on Facebook or Instagram, please tag HSoP, so we can share it to our page. When you are finished, contact HSoP to schedule a time to drop off your donations Bring your donations to 2019 E. White Ave. Moscow, Idaho 83843 HSoP will take a picture to post on social media thanking you for your efforts to help the homeless pets of Latah County. Who can host a donation drive? Businesses can host a donation drive with their employees and customers. Students can host a drive with their classmates and friends. Sororities and fraternities can host a drive with their houses or at their university. You can host a donation drive for your birthday! If you don’t want gifts, you can ask that gifts be donated to HSoP in honor of your birthday. HSoP is grateful for such a supportive community, and no donation is too big or too small. We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness to raise the much needed donations we need to provide second chances to the pets in our care! Donating Used Pet Supplies Donating used pet supplies Do you have pet supplies that your pet no longer uses or likes? HSoP can accept many used pet donations to care for the homeless pets in our shelter! HSoP cannot accept prescription medications from your pets. If you have medications that your pet no longer needs, please call your local veterinary clinic to donate them. HSoP uses Animal Clinic and Hospital. If you donate the medications there, they can prescribe those medications to us at no charge when we have a pet in need! Enrichment at HSoP HSoP Enrichment Help us keep our pets happy! ​ Here at HSoP we strive to ensure our animals receive the highest level of care possible. This includes physical, mental, and emotional stimulation while they stay with us. We do our best to make sure each animal in our facility receives all preventative and necessary medical attention, as well as enrichment in their kennels to keep them entertained. Did you know animals can go stir crazy when they are confined in a small space for periods of time with no distractions? This is a common issue for animal shelters nationwide, and we are determined to limit that likelihood as much as possible for the animals here at HSoP. The staff here at HSoP are dedicated to making sure each animal has plenty of stimulation both physical and mental, to keep them from getting bored. Our wonderful volunteers help with this by taking the animals out of their kennels for some free time in a different area. Our dogs enjoy going to their outside kennels and side yard to play fetch, stretch their legs, and change their scenery! Our cats love to get out of their kennels and go into our adoption room so they can stretch their legs, chase some toys, and get some extra special cuddles! Mental Stimulation is just as important as physical stimulation. We want our animals to have a great experience here while they wait for their new homes, so we are starting an Enrichment Program. This program will be dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to keep our furry friends busy and happy in their kennels! To achieve this goal of ours, we need your help! We have created a Wishlist on our amazon of all the items we think could be of great use for this program. We hope you will take a moment to browse through our list and pick a few things you would like to donate to our furry friends here at HSoP! ​ Donations can be mailed to 2019 E. White Ave. Moscow, ID 83843 Learn more about pet enrichment here! Thank you Nylabone for donating roughly 250 Chews! Thank you Starmark for donating 25 treat dispensing chew balls! Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for your grant of 15 Kong Toys to benefit our canine friends of HSoP. With this grant we are able to provide our dogs with both mental and physical stimulation. Keeping our animals happy and healthy during their stay with us is our number one priority. Thank you Animal Rescue Aid for providing our homeless pups with 16 dog cots to keep them comfortable, and kong toys and treats to keep them happy! We truly appreciate your support in our efforts to provide our pets with the five freedoms.

  • 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 ​ (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

  • Events | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    Annual Events HSoP hosts and participates in several yearly events to help raise funds for our lifesaving efforts. Many of these are long-standing traditions that we've hosted for decades! As our community continues to reopen, we're ecstatic to finally host these fun-tastic events again. For a quick look at each of our annual events, see below! If you'd like to know about our upcoming events, be sure to visit the events calendar. Soup & Pie Luncheon When: February 17th, 2025 Where: 1912 Center What: HSoP's annual soup and pie luncheon is the tastiest way to support your local animal shelter. For just $15, you can enjoy delicious soup and pie with great company! This long-time event brings together compassionate people with good food for a worthy cause. Kitten Shower When: May 19th, 2024 Where: 1912 Center What: Our annual kitten shower is a donation drive intended to generate useful supplies as we head into kitten season . Come cuddle some furry friends and learn about proper pet care while you're here! We ask attendees to bring in donation items off our wish list to help offset the costs of kitten season. Idaho Gives When: April 29th through May 2nd, 2024 Where: Online What: Idaho Gives is an annual week-long giving event for hundreds of nonprofits within the state of Idaho. Participating organizations are able to set fundraising goals and supporters can watch the donations grow in real time! Nonprofits have the chance to gain thousands in additional funding by winning one of the many available prizes . Paw-Louse 5K Fun Run and Walk When: TBD Where: TBD What: Our annual Paw-Louse 5K is a chance for people to bring their pups together for a great cause! Take a gorgeous stroll down the Paradise Path in Moscow, and enjoy complimentary water and snacks. All registration funds directly benefit HSoP! Howling at Hamilton When: September 8th, 2024 Where: Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center What: The canine event of the summer! Each year, Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center welcomes us to host a dog day at the pool before being drained for winter. Pooch pals are welcome to take a dip in the pool, make some new furry friends, and even take part in a pool jumping contest! You won't want to miss out on this. Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse When: December 2024 Where: Latah County Fairgrounds What: AGMP is an organization focused on encouraging gift-giving in the form of donations and useful supplies to local nonprofits. Primarily active during the holiday season, AGMP successfully raises tens of thousands of dollars per year for local organizations in need. Thanks for all you do AGMP! Pet Pictures with Santa When: November 30th and December 1st, 2024 Where: Pets are People Too What: Jolly ol' Saint Nick always manages to make time for our amazing pets. Each December, Mr. Clause joins us at Pets Are People Too to spread Christmas cheer with all. Bring your best friend in for a festive photo or two! Photos each cost $15, which is then donated to fund lifesaving efforts here at HSoP. All we can say is: we wish we had Santa's job!

  • 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

  • Pet ID Tags | HSoP

    Engraved Pet ID Tags What is the first line of defense when a beloved pet goes missing? After finding a lost cat or dog, most people will immediately look to see if there is an ID tag on the pet's collar. Usually, these ID tags contain the pet's name and their owner's phone number. This makes it easy for the person who found the missing pet to contact the owner directly. Pet ID tags can help lost pets avoid spending the night in our facility by allowing them to be reunited in no time. At HSoP, we know that pet ID tags are extremely important. In January of 2022, we were gifted an IMARC pet tag engraving system to keep at our facility. This generous gift has given us the ability to offer customized pet ID tags as a service for pet owners throughout our region. Custom pet ID tags at HSoP cost $12.00 each and take about 3 minutes to make. This price includes the tag itself, the engraved text, and a key ring to connect the tag to your pet's collar. Our hope is that this service will encourage local pet owners to give their companions some easy-to-read identification. We want lost and escaped pets to come home ASAP, and these tags help immensely in that process! A photo of our IMARC pet tag engraving system Some of our available shapes and colors An example of our pet ID tags

  • Financials | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    HSoP Financial Information We appreciate our supporters and donors more than we can say. Knowing where your donation goes is important, so we have attached our annual 990 forms for all to view. If you have questions about our financials, please contact us at (208)883- 1166 or email us at director Thank you for helping to give the homeless pets of Latah County a second chance! 2023 990 Form 2022 990 Form 2021 990 Form 2020 990 Form 2019 990 Form 2018 990 Form

  • Animal Intake Process | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    Intake Process Intake Process Stray animals ​ If you have found a stray pet, click here. If you have found a stray pet after hours, click here. ​ Stray dogs that are found in the city limits of Moscow are held for 10 days, while we search for an owner to claim them. Stray dogs that are found in Latah County are held for 6 days, while we search for an owner to claim them. Stray cats that are found either in city limits of Moscow or Latah County are held for 6 days, while we search for an owner to claim them. ​ Upon arrival, HSoP staff immediately search for any identification (collar, ID tags, and microchips). If the animal has identification we contact the owners to alert them their animal is safe with us, and waiting to be picked up. If the animal does not have identification, or we cannot get a hold of the owners, we post a picture and description of the animal to our Facebook page. ​ For information on fees when claiming your lost pet, click here. ​ If the animal is not claimed during the stray holding period, we begin the process of getting the animal ready for adoption. All animals adopted from HSoP are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to leaving the shelter. ​ ​ Owner Surrendered animals ​ Animals may be surrendered to HSoP for any number of reasons. HSoP does not accept aggressive animals, or animals with a known bite history. When an animal is surrendered to HSoP, we immediately start the process of getting them ready for adoption. If the animal is not already, we will spay/neuter, vaccinate, and microchip them. ​ For more information about owner surrenders, click here. *** HSoP is a no-kill shelter, which means we are limited admission intake. We do not euthanize animals for space. When our kennels are full we do have to place animals on our wait list to be brought into the shelter when space is available. Our wait list is dependent on our adoption rates. The quicker our animals find loving homes, the quicker we can bring new animals into HSoP. ​ Dog Bite Quarantine Holds ​ For more information about dog bite quarantine holds at HSoP, click here. ​ Feral Cats ​ HSoP does not have the capacity or safe-housing to take feral cats into our shelter. For more information on feral cats, click here. ​ Other Animals ​ HSoP does not have the space or safe-housing to take in birds or reptiles. HSoP does accept "pocket pets", such as ferrets, rabbits, rats, hamsters, and guinea pigs. We are limited on space for our small animal friends, so we do keep a wait list for animals to come in when we are full. Found Pets Found Pets Read through our resource sheet for Found Pets . ​ Contact HSoP (208) 883-1166 to leave a "found" report, and see if an owner has contacted us missing this pet. ​​ Dogs found in Moscow and Latah County may be brought to the HSoP for holding until an owner is located.​ HSoP can also scan any found pet for a microchip. This service is also available at veterinary clinics. Contact your local police department or sheriff's office. An owner may have left a report with them. Moscow Police (208) 882-2677 Sheriff's Office (208) 882-2216 Make flyers in eye-catching colors with a photo and description of the found pet. Post flyers in your neighborhood, local shelters, veterinary hospitals, local websites, and grocery and feed stores. Even if the animal is in the shelter, these efforts will help the animal return home. Be aware that it is against City Code to post flyers on public property, such as telephone poles. ​ ​"The City of Moscow would like to remind citizens of the limits on posting signs or posters. Per City Code Title 10 Section 1-22, posters or signs may not be attached on property that does not belong to the poster without first obtaining the consent of the property owner or their agent. Also, posting signs on public property or right of way is prohibited. The City does provide a free public bulletin board in Friendship Square for posting notices that is available to the public." If an owner has not been identified after the holding period, the animal will be evaluated for adoption. To learn more about procedures for stray animals visit our Intake Process page. The holding period for found dogs in the city​ is 10 days. The holding period for found dogs in the county is 6 days. The holding period for found cats is 6 days. ​ Cats ar e allowed to roam freely in Latah County. If you feel a cat is indeed a stray, please contact us prior to bringing the cat in. If the cat is friendly and you are able to handle it, please put the cat in a carrier and call HSoP to let us know you plan on bringing in a stray cat. We currently cannot accept feral cats. Stray Pets Found After Hours Stray Pets Found After Hours If you found a stray dog in Moscow city limits, you may call the non-emergency police line at (208) 882-2677 to have a Moscow Police Officer impound the dog at HSoP. The dog will be placed in our indoor kennels with food, water, and a bed until HSoP staff arrives the following morning. We will scan the pet for any identification, and start the process of reuniting the pet with their owner. ​ If you found a stray dog in Latah County limits, you may call (208)882-2216 to have a Latah County Deputy impound the dog at HSoP. The dog will be placed in our indoor kennels with food, water, and a bed until HSoP staff arrives the following morning. We will scan the pet for any identification, and start the process of reuniting the pet with their owner. ​ There is no assistance for stray cats found in Moscow or Latah County. ​ If you find an injured stray pet after HSoP and the local veterinary clinics have closed, you can call Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at 509-335-0711. Owner Surrenders Owner Surrendering Companion Animals Cat Owner Surrender Form Dog Owner Surrender Form We understand there are circumstances where finding your pet a new home may seem like the best option… In the event you can no longer care for your pet, contact us at (208) 883-1166 to discuss how HSoP can help. While we would love to accept all animals, for the safety of our animals and staff we are unable to accept the following: ​ Animals with known aggression problems or behavioral disturbances, which would prevent them from being adopted Animals that have bitten someone Animals with known contagious or fatal diseases Feral animals How do you surrender a pet? Please understand that as a limited-access, no-kill facility, we do not have room for all animals. In order to stay a no-kill facility, HSoP does not euthanize to make space. That being said, to adhere to our no-kill stance we are unable to offer “walk-in” owner surrenders . Please contact HSoP to discuss our owner surrender process prior to arriving at HSoP with your owned pet. ​ How many animals we adopt out decides how many animals we can take in, and this includes stray animals. Once HSoP reaches our care capacity, we cannot take in more animals. Call (208) 883-1166 OR email: Owner Surrender Fees: Feline Owner Surrender Adult Feline Owner Surrender under 6 months Canine Owner Surrender under 2 months Canine Owner Surrender 2-6 months Canine Owner Surrender Fee Adult $35 $15 $15 $25 $50 ​ ​ To help HSoP better find the best possible home, we ask owners to fill out a personality profile for their pet. ​ HSoP also requires a copy of any medical care an owned animal has received. Including but not limited to, spay/neuter and vaccination information. HSoP asks for a copy of any medical care provided, but surrendered animals are NOT required to be up to date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered prior to arrival. Hours of operation ​ Open Monday - Saturday from 1:00-6:00pm, dog kennels close at 5:00pm Closed Sundays If HSoP does not have space, what next? ​ View our resource page for Pet Rehoming Services and Assistance . ​ If your pet is spayed/neutered, we can help advertise your pet on our Petfinder page . We will create a courtesy listing for your pet, and advertise them along with our other adoptable pets. HSoP will only assist in the advertising, and you will be in control of the re-homing process. You will decide if there is a re-homing fee, home checks, or any other adoption requirements for your pet. The goal of courtesy listing is to help your pet find a new home, without needing to come into HSoP. If you would like HSoP to courtesy list your pet, please call us at (208)883-1166. ​ Alternatively, you can list your pet to be rehomed through Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet. This service allows you to create your own free listing to advertise your pet to others. It offers screening questions, resources for choosing a good family, and full control over where your pet goes. Your pet does not need to be spayed/neutered to use this service, but the new owners are obligated to have your pet fixed within 30 days of adoption. The adoption fee is passed along to the referring shelter or shelter of your choice, which helps us to care for any homeless pets that make their way into our facility. If you need assistance getting your pet spayed/neutered, click this button: S.N.A.P. 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. Dog Bite Quarantine Hold FAQs Dog Bite Quarantine FAQ

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