We Are Here to Protect the Animals
Idaho Humane Society humane officers protect Ada County animals every day and
at all hours from cruelty and neglect; we rescue hundreds of injured pets each
Our humane officers are deputized by the Ada County Sheriff’s Department to
enforce animal related laws.
The Idaho Humane Society Animal Care and Control Division provides services
in the cities of Boise, Kuna, Eagle, Meridian and the unincorporated parts of Ada County. The
Animal Care and Control Division does not have the authority to provide services
inside city limits of Garden City, Star or outside of Ada County. If you are
outside our service area, please contact your local animal control officer,
police department or sheriff’s office for animal-related issues.
What Does the Animal Care & Control Division Do?
Investigates, prevents and stops animal neglect and cruelty
public about animal welfare
Protects public health by removing deceased
animals from public by-ways
Enforces animal-related laws by issuing
citations if necessary
Protects the public from dangerous animals
Quarantines animals who have bitten or attacked
Rescues animals that are
in danger, sick or injured
Mediates disputes neighbors have about animals
Assists other law enforcement agencies
Our Humane Officers Respond to Citizens’ Calls About:
Animal cruelty and neglect
Dogs at large
unwanted animals to be picked up
Deceased animals on
public byways (where retrieval does not compromise officer safety)
animals that are injured, sick or in danger
Animal attacks upon other
animals or people
Animal bites to other animals or people
How Do I Contact Animal Control?
The Idaho Humane Society Animal Care and Control Division is on duty from
8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. seven (7) days per week. To reach our dispatcher, call
(208) 343-3166. Due to the volume of calls we receive, when you call be prepared
to leave your message on the voice mail system with a telephone number where you
can be reached. The dispatcher will call you back as quickly as possible. If you
are requesting that a Humane Officer be dispatched to a location, you must
provide a street address for the location.
For after-hours emergencies in Ada County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (208) 377-6790,
and a Humane Officer may be dispatched to respond.
When Will an Animal Control Officer Respond to My Call?
Calls must be handled on a priority basis. How quickly an officer can respond
to a specific call depends not only upon the priority of that call, but also on
how many calls of a higher priority are occurring at that particular time. For
example, calls involving an injured animal or immediate danger of injury or harm
to a person (from an animal) are the highest priority. Conversely, calls
regarding a barking dog might take a little longer to respond to. Your patience
and support is appreciated.