Cats

Idaho Humane Society

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29 dogs were recently flown from San Antonio to Boise to be adopted.  Dog Is My CoPilot is a Jackson Hole-based non-profit that flies animals facing euthenasia in shelters to locations where they can be adopted.  We'll talk to the Idaho Humane Society about recieving these lucky dogs and finding new homes for them.

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After years of operating in vet clinics across the state, a nonprofit group that works to spay and neuter dogs and cats in Idaho is getting its own building.


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Residents of a southeast Boise neighborhood say at least 25 cats have disappeared from the area in the last few months and are concerned missing cats could be a problem throughout the city.

Cat owners tell KBOI-TV that felines started disappearing last July and then again in the last few weeks.

Erin Liedtke says five stray cats living in her garage for eight years all vanished in the last nine months.

Humane Society spokeswoman Allison Maier says predators are a big concern and a reason cats go missing.

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Every day unwanted kittens and puppies are born in the Treasure Valley and one nonprofit is trying to help. Spay Neuter Idaho Pets or SNIP wants to reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats in Idaho. Right now, they’re concentrated on the Treasure Valley.

“Spay and neuter your pets. It saves lives,” says Diane Ayres, SNIP’s founder and Executive Director. She says there are simply too many animals being born.