Phone Front Desk 208-455-5920 Cats 208-455-5924 Volunteers 208-455-5928
Physical Address West Valley Humane Society 5801 Graye Lane Caldwell, ID 83607 Hours Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm Sunday - Closed
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Encouragement to Exercise Due Diligence We advocate and encourage that all pet owners who have a lost pet use due diligence towards those ends of finding your pet. West Valley Humane Society is not responsible for finding your pet. The information contained herein is meant to be a resource. It is not exhaustive, nor does it indicate an endorsement or recommendation from West Valley Humane Society that we are in any manner responsible for finding your pet. We have made available this lost and found system to assist you in your search for your lost pet. However, please use your own due diligence in researching these sources and making the best choice for your pet(s). You can create a lost report at the shelter with specific details and it will be added to our Community Lost Animals Page, which will then appear in the I frame near the bottom of this page. Stray animals are held at West Valley Humane Society for 5 business days, so we recommend, and advocate, that you look for your pet every two to four days. Filling out a Lost Animal Report does not mean you should stop coming to the shelter to look for your pet. Stray animals come into the shelter on a daily basis. We also highly advocate that you also continue to monitor the lost and found page of our website on a daily basis. You are responsible for finding your pet. If you still need assistance after reviewing the information on our website, please email lostandfound@westvalleyhumanesociety.org.
Community Lost Animals   This page outlines the steps to take when you’ve lost your pet. These steps apply to dogs, cats, and other small domestic mammals. You are on the right page for help. You can create a lost report at the shelter with specific details and it will be added to our Community Lost Animals  Page, which will then appear in the I frame near the bottom of this page. Step 1: Come to the West Valley Humane Society and fill out a lost report. Come to West Valley Humane Society and walk through the stray holding areas. You will also fill out a lost pet report at the shelter if your dog/cat is not at the shelter.  What to expect: At the shelter you’ll need to speak to the next available staff member at the front desk. An Animal Care Attendant will lead you through the stray cat or dog areas. These areas are off-limits to the general public. If you don’t find your pet in the stray animal areas, you’ll return to the front desk and file a “lost” animal report . Lost reports are done by the Front Desk Staff and put into our computer system.                                                                                                                                               Please note that lost animal reports will expire in 30 days. You can make a new lost report after the 30 day period. In some cases, found pet reports are created and sent to Facebook , Craigslist or sent to our Found Pets in the Community​pages​. Be sure to review all pages often to see if you find a match.​ Facebook and Craigslist links will take you to the pets that have been reported as  lost or found in the community. Click the animal's picture to learn when it was reported lost. It's important for owners that have lost their pets to check the Animals in Shelter page on the website daily as new animals are brought in at all hours of each day- Stray Pets Page Link.  If you think you might have found your pet online PLEASE come to the shelter to see them in person. Bring proof of ownership with you just in case the pet you saw online is yours so we can expedite the reclaim process. Step 2: Use Other Resources to Report Your Pet Missing Too! Make sure you report your pet missing at other area shelters!         Garden City (208) 472-2950         Idaho Humane Society (208) 342-3508         City of Star (208) 286-0440 (Star Vet Clinic-houses strays)         Mountain Home Shelter (208) 587-2111 Talk to your neighbors. Put up flyers in the area the pet was lost. Put an ad in the online lost/found section of craigslist at boise.craigslist.org/laf. Place a lost pet ad in the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Press Tribune. Place lost pet ads on Facebook forums. Step 3: Continue to Visit the Shelter Continue to visit the shelter to walk through the stray holding areas to look for your lost pet as frequently as possible, preferably every day! Even though your lost report is already on file, it is quite possible for your description of your animal and the shelter’s description to be very different. Many times even pets that are wearing a collar when they’re lost will lose the collar before arriving at the shelter. While microchips are the best form of identification, they’re not foolproof. Rarely, some microchips will migrate from their implant area and not be picked up by a scanner at the shelter. Therefore, it’s very important that you physically walk through the shelter to look for your lost pet as frequently as possible. The shelter’s stray holding period for dogs is 5 business days. Because of the high volume of cats we receive, cats without identification are held for 24 hours. When a cat arrives with identification or microchip, the shelter holds the cat for 3 days while we attempt to locate an owner. Step 4: Make Sure Your Pet’s Microchip Information is Up-to- Date and Accurate. If your pet is microchipped contact the microchip company and let them know that your pet is lost. Make sure all personal information (address, phone numbers, etc.) are up-to-date at the same time. Many will alert veterinarian offices as well as Animal Control agencies near your home. Step 5: Remember to Call Please remember to call West Valley Humane Society and remove your lost report when you’ve found your missing animal.  The shelter is always busy, so make sure to leave a detailed message if your call is not answered.                                                                  
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Phone Front Desk 208-455-5920 Cats 208-455-5924 Volunteers 208-455-5928
Physical Address West Valley Humane Society 5801 Graye Lane Caldwell, ID 83607 Hours Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm Sunday - Closed
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MISSION STATEMENT To Provide professional and compassionate animal services through shelter, adoption, educational programs, population control and health care services while remaining fiscally responsible.
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West Valley Humane Society

 
Encouragement to Exercise Due Diligence We advocate and encourage that all pet owners who have a lost pet use due diligence towards those ends of finding your pet. West Valley Humane Society is not responsible for finding your pet. The information contained herein is meant to be a resource. It is not exhaustive, nor does it indicate an endorsement or recommendation from West Valley Humane Society that we are in any manner responsible for finding your pet. We have made available this lost and found system to assist you in your search for your lost pet. However, please use your own due diligence in researching these sources and making the best choice for your pet(s). You can create a lost report at the shelter with specific details and it will be added to our Community Lost Animals Page, which will then appear in the I frame near the bottom of this page. Stray animals are held at West Valley Humane Society for 5 business days, so we recommend, and advocate, that you look for your pet every two to four days. Filling out a Lost Animal Report does not mean you should stop coming to the shelter to look for your pet. Stray animals come into the shelter on a daily basis. We also highly advocate that you also continue to monitor the lost and found page of our website on a daily basis. You are responsible for finding your pet. If you still need assistance after reviewing the information on our website, please email lostandfound@westvalleyhumanesociety.org.
Community Lost Animals This page outlines the steps to take when you’ve lost your pet. These steps apply to dogs, cats, and other small domestic mammals. You can create a lost report at the shelter with specific details and it will be added to our Lost Dogs or Lost Cats Bulletin Feeds on our Community Lost Animals Page which will then appear below. One is designated for just dogs and the other for just cats.    Step 1: Come to the West Valley Humane Society and fill out a lost report. Come to West Valley Humane Society and walk through the stray holding areas. You will also fill out a lost pet report at the shelter if your dog/cat is not at the shelter.  What to expect: At the shelter you’ll need to speak to the next available staff member at the front desk. An Animal Care Attendant will lead you through the stray cat or dog areas. These areas are off-limits to the general public. If you don’t find your pet in the stray animal areas, you’ll return to the front desk and file a “lost” animal report . Lost reports are done by the Front Desk Staff and put into our computer system.              Please note that lost animal reports will expire in 30 days. You can make a new lost report after the 30 day period. In some cases, found pet reports are created and sent to Facebook, Craigslist or sent to our Found Pets in the Community​pages​. Be sure to review all pages often to see if you find a match.​
Step 2: Use Other Resources to Report Your Pet Missing As Well! Make sure you report your pet missing at other area shelters!         Garden City (208) 472-2950         Idaho Humane Society (208) 342-3508         City of Star (208) 286-0440 (Star Vet Clinic-houses strays)         Mountain Home Shelter (208) 587-2111 Talk to your neighbors. Put up flyer’s in the area the pet was lost. Put an ad in the on-line lost/found section of craigslist at boise.craigslist.org/laf. Place a lost pet ad in the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Press Tribune. Place lost pet ads on Face-book forums.  Step 3: Continue to Visit the Shelter Continue to visit the shelter to walk through the stray holding areas to look for your lost pet as frequently as possible, preferably every day! Even though your lost report is already on file, it is quite possible for your description of your animal and the shelter’s description to be very different. Many times even pets that are wearing a collar when they’re lost will lose the collar before arriving at the shelter. While microchips are the best form of identification, they’re not foolproof. Rarely, some microchips will migrate from their implant area and not be picked up by a scanner at the shelter. Therefore, it’s very important that you physically walk through the shelter to look for your lost pet as frequently as possible. The shelter’s stray holding period for dogs is 5 business days. Because of the high volume of cats we receive, cats without identification are held for 24 hours. When a cat arrives with identification or microchip, the shelter holds the cat for 3 days while we attempt to locate an owner. Step 4: Make Sure Your Pet’s Microchip Information is Up-to-Date and Accurate. If your pet is micro-chipped contact the microchip company and let them know that your pet is lost. Make sure all personal information (address, phone numbers, etc.) are up-to-date at the same time. Many will alert veterinarian offices as well as Animal Control agencies near your home. Step 5: Remember to Call Please remember to call West Valley Humane Society and remove your lost report when you’ve found your missing animal.  The shelter is always busy, so make sure to leave a detailed message if your call is not answered.
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Click the animal's picture to learn when it was reported lost. It's important for owners that have lost their pets to check the Stray Pets  page or Animals in Shelter page on the website daily as new animals are brought in at all hours of each day- Stray Pets Page Link.  If you think you might have found your pet online PLEASE come to the shelter to see them in person. Bring proof of ownership with you just in case the pet you saw on-line is yours so we can expedite the reclaim process.                                                                                                               
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