Happy Jack Cats matches felines in need of friends with humans looking for furry companionship. This Saturday is Happy Jack's Alley Cats Bowling Fun Day and we talk with Deborah Phantana about cat adoption and bowling.
A conversation about cats in prison turns serious as we hear the story of one woman behind bars.
The South Boise Women's Correctional Center has some very unique programs designed to help the women there learn job skills and other qualities like leadership and responsibility. One of those is the Whiskers Program, a collaboration with the Idaho Humane Society where inmates take care of sick and neglected cats and kittens.
We talk with Stephanie Mark, who's been at the prison since May. She's the Cat Coordinator. She starts out talking about the Whiskers Program and then the conversation takes a turn toward some very serious subjects.
We talk about animal hoarding with the Idaho Humane Society.
Animal hoarding is a complex and layered issue. Now a case in Boise is bringing the issue to light. Idaho Matters talks to Dr. Jeff Rosenthal with the Idaho Humane Society about the issue and about the Society's new building.