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Cruelty Prevention Fund

The Idaho Humane Society rescues many abused animals every year. We rely on your tax-deductible donations to support our rescue efforts. Your donations allow us to place thousands of dogs, cats, and other domestic pets in loving, nurturing homes – sparing them the fate of so many unwanted animals in our society. We greatly appreciate your concern for these creatures and assure you that your gift will do much to ensure their welfare.

You can specify that your donation be used generally to assist the victims of cruelty or you can specify that your donation go to help a particular animal. There are several ways to make a dedicated donation directly to the cruelty prevention fund. Click here for the online donation form, make sure you use the drop down menu to designate “Abuse Prevention.” Or you can send a donation to Cruelty Prevention Fund c/o Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman Street, Boise, Idaho 83705 or call our development office (208) 387-2760 or by email cmoore@idahohumanesociety.org to arrange a credit card or electronic funds transfer donation.

Pet Food Pantry

The Idaho Humane Society’s Pet Food Pantry is a safety net program, designed to help provide resources to struggling pet owners to help keep pets with their families. The Pet Food Pantry holds twice monthly public distributions for individuals struggling to feed their pets. The Pet Food Pantry volunteers also deliver pet food once a month to home-bound, Meals on Wheels seniors so that they may be able to continue to benefit from the companionship of their pet. The pantry also provides pet food to the dedicated foster families who help expand the walls of the shelter by caring for IHS pets with special needs in their homes until they can be adopted. The pantry also provides pet food to other rescue groups, shelters and smaller pet food pantries around the state.

This vital program can only function through generous donations from our community that are needed year-round. You can support the Pantry through donations of dry cat & dog food, canned cat & dog food, pet treats and cat litter.

You can also make a direct monetary donation to the Pet Food Pantry. Click here to donate online (choosing the Pet Food Pantry on the drop-down menu). Or you can send your donation to Pet Food Pantry c/o Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman Street, Boise, Idaho 83705 or call the development office at (208) 387-2760 or by email at cmoore@idahohumanesociety.org to arrange a credit card payment.

Frankie’s Friends

Since 1999, Frankie’s Friends Holiday Pet-Care Drive has raised money to help the Idaho Humane Society care for animals at the shelter. Frankie is a real dog, rescued by the I.H.S., and re-homed to a kind owner who, in collaboration with Zamzows Stores, began this successful fundraiser for our shelter. What began as a $300 fundraiser now provides food and needed supplies for nearly 15,000 animals annually. Frankie’s Friends supply drive begins each year after the Thanksgiving holiday and continues through December. Click here for a link to our downloadable donation form, or donate anytime, by simply specifying Frankie’s Friends with your donation.

Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI)

The IDAPI program is an innovated program that pairs hard-to-place shelter dogs with inmates for intensive socialization & training. The program transforms the shelter dogs into well mannered, trained, incredible companions. See more information on this program. This program depends solely on your support through monetary donations and donations of necessary supplies.

You have several options to make a monetary contribution to this valuable program. Visit the donation page to donate online; please make sure to specify your donation type for IDAPI. Or you can send a donation to IDAPI c/o Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman Street, Boise, Idaho 83705 or call our development office (208) 387-2760 or by email at cmoore@idahohumanesociety.org to arrange a credit card or electronic funds transfer donation.

Needs for items vary, but often the program is in need of large quantities of training treats, large crate pads, large plastic style crates, and tough dog toys (nylabones, kongs, etc). Contact Dee Fugit at DFugit@idahohumanesociety.org or (208) 331-8552 for the program’s current needs.

Foster Program

The IHS Foster Care Program is designed to move animals into loving, temporary homes in the community as a way of providing more time for the animal to get adopted into a permanent home. Many of these animals have special needs that can be best met one-on-one, in a home environment. Click here for more information on the foster care program. The foster care program depends on your donation to provide the best support possible for our dedicated network of foster families.

You have several options to make a monetary contribution to the foster care program. Click here for the donation page to donate online; please make sure to specify your donation type for Foster Care Program. Or you can send a donation to Foster Program c/o Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman Street, Boise, Idaho 83705 or call our development office (208) 387-2760 or by email at cmoore@idahohumanesociety.org to arrange a credit card or electronic funds transfer donation.

Need for donated items varies, but the foster program counts on donations of pet food from the Pet Food Pantry. Especially during the summer months canned and dry cat/kitten food is in extremely high demand, as is clumping cat litter. Contact the Foster Office at (208) 331-8557 or fosterprogram@idahohumanesociety.org for other current needs.

Rescue Ranch

The Idaho Humane Society Rescue Ranch rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected horses and other livestock from Boise and around the state of Idaho. Your donations support the veterinary expenses, feeding, vaccinations, and general care of the horses and other barnyard animals that are in the care of the Rescue Ranch. Learn more about the Rescue Ranch.

To donate towards the care of horses at the Rescue Ranch Click here for the donation page to donate online; please make sure to specify your donation type. Or you can send a donation to Rescue Ranch c/o Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman Street, Boise, Idaho 83705 or call our development office (208) 387-2760 or by email at cmoore@idahohumanesociety.org to arrange a credit card or electronic funds transfer donation.