Idaho Humane Society to open new building next week

Posted at 6:32 AM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 11:18:38-05

BOISE, Idaho — After an accident leads to a moving delay, the Idaho Humane Society is officially set to open its new location next week.

A car hit the new adoption and medical center last month, leaving it damaged and delaying the move significantly. Investigators say the driver accidentally mixed up the pedals, accelerating into the building.

Now, a month later, IHS is set to open the new location after years of fundraising, design, construction and anticipation. The campus on South Bird Street in Boise is just off Overland and Maple Grove and will house the Adoption, Education, and Veterinary Medical Centers.

A sophisticated building years in the making, it will house shelter animals in a gentler environment complete with state-of-the-art HVAC, noise control, and ambient natural lighting. The dogs will be able to take advantage of more frequent playgroups with both indoor and outdoor play yards and our feline friends will have catios for copious amounts of cat naps and connecting with each other and potential adopters.

The Veterinary Medical Center is getting a much needed new hospital that has doubled in size to help the increasing demand of low-income families. Those individuals using public transportation will have an easier time accessing our facility with two bus stops a few hundred meters from our front door.

The Adoption Center will be the only location for adopting IHS shelter animals and will house the IHS store, accept donations, and be available for pet license purchases. It's set to open Tuesday, November 19 and will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed on Mondays.

The IHS Veterinary Medical Center opens Monday, November 18 and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Education Center is independently scheduled based on group activities and classes.

The IHS Dorman Campus will serve as a hub for animal care and control and strays and surrenders on November 18.

For more information on the Idaho Humane Society, follow along on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also view adoptable animals here.