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                About Us
The Bannock Humane Society is a non-profit organization funded by private donations plus fund raising by its members. There are no paid employees and all funds go to help the animals.

The BHS receives no money from any Government agency and is not a part of the Pocatello Animal Shelter. The BHS does work closely with the shelter on many projects to benefit the animals.

The BHS constructed its home at 850 Barton Road in 2001 with donations from the community, help from its members, and assistance by the City of Pocatello (50 year property lease). The mailing address is P.O. Box 332, Pocatello, ID 83204. The BHS maintains a phone line at 208.232.0371 for the following:

Mailbox 1: Foster information (Foster animals available for adoption or information on finding an animal a new home)

Mailbox 2: Requests for medical assistance (for sick or injured animals)

Mailbox 3: Other information (Lost or found animals, general information, information about spay & neuter programs)

Program Description
The Bannock Humane Society, in cooperation with local Pocatello veterinarians, coordinates volunteer time and donated funds to provide foster and healthy animal programs to the public. These programs promote spay/neuter for all companion animals.

Healthy Animal Program animals and Foster animals receive medical treatment as follows:
Spay or neuter surgery at local Pocatello vet clinics
Dogs 1st year Rabies and Distemper/Parvovirus vaccines
Cats 1st year Rabies and Distemper/Upper Respiratory vaccine

Current programs are:
Adoption of animals in our foster care program. Fees cover the medical services shown above.
The public may go through the BHS Healthy Animal Program with their companion animals and receive the medical services shown above.
Pets for the Elderly allows anyone 60 years or older to adopt a foster animal or go through the Healthy Animal Program at a reduced price. BHS is reimbursed from the Pets for the Elderly Foundation for the balance of the adoption fee.

The right program for your needs can be started Wednesday evenings between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at BHS building. For Pets for the Elderly, you must bring your animal so we can get a picture or your paperwork can't be completed. We are now asking for people to bring their animal in when they sign up for the program.

If you have questions? Call 208.232.0371 and leave a message we'll return your call.

Monthly Adoption Day
We hold adoption days the 2nd Saturday of the month (see our Events page) in our building from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pets are brought to Adoption Day so you can meet the dogs and cats that are looking for a loving new home. You will have a chance to talk with the foster parents to find out more about the pets. We also have information available on animal issues, and volunteers who can help with general animal behavior questions.

Low Cost Spay / Neuter Programs
BHS runs spay/neuter programs to help get as many animals fixed as possible. Contact BHS at 208.232.0371 for information on current programs.

If the animal you are concerned about is within Pocatello City limits, notify the city animal shelter at 208.234.6156. A city animal control officer can investigate and take action as needed.

If the animal you are concerned about is out of the city limits, but within Bannock County, notify the Sheriff's office at 208.236.7111.

Medical assistance for animal illness or injury is available on a limited basis.

Education including speakers for groups, handouts for children, classes about responsible pet guardianship, need and reasons for spay or neuter of all companion animals, and the link between violence towards animals and violence towards people.

Foster program for homeless animals. BHS does not keep any animals at our building. All our animals are kept in foster homes.

BHS makes every effort to find foster care for homeless and stray animals. We also try to help take in animals needing training or other assistance from the shelter. Volunteers are always needed to help with this need.

We work with people who are looking for a new home for their animal by asking them to be a temporary foster home, they keep the animal and work with us to find a home. We also work in this same capacity with people who have litters of puppies and kittens for adoption. We require the mother to be spayed for these litters to be supported.

Any of our foster animals can be shown at the monthly Adoption Day and are available for adoption between the monthly events via phone calls or email.

Shot clinic for foster animals and Healthy Pet Campaign animals ONLY is every Wednesday night from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the BHS building. BHS does not offer booster shots or shots to animals without spay & neuter services.

Food distribution of donated pet food to those in need, as it is available. We require animals getting assistance to be spayed & neutered. People may make donations of pet food and those in need may pick up pet food on Wednesday nights between 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wal Mart, Petco, the Idaho Food Bank and the public have kindly donated pet food for this program. Food is limited and we reserve the right to limit quantities based on need.

Legal Information
The Bannock Humane Society is a 501C3 Idaho Corporation, and was incorporated on July 12, 1971.