Idaho Humane Society seeking public input on animal-related city ordinances

Posted at 5:55 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 08:13:38-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Humane Society (IHS) is seeking public input on animal ordinance codes for a variety of issues facing animals in Ada County. IHS has received an increased amount of phone calls, emails and messages on social media about updating different ordinances.

The Humane Society has launched a public survey to gather public feedback in hopes of improving the ordinances. Concerns range from pet limit laws to allegations that a retail store has been selling puppies infected with parvo.

"This is a moral issue for us and no responsible breeder is going to let a retail store sell their dog," said Kristine Schellhass, a spokesperson with IHS. "We welcome responsible breeders and we hope that people do their research before they go and purchase an animal."

You can find the Survey on the Idaho Humane Society website and social media pages and you have until the end of January 2020 to fill it out. IHS will then share that information with communities across the Treasure Valley.