A feral cat is a cat that has had little or no human contact or support. These elusive felines are born outdoors in parks, alleyways, under buildings, etc. and will probably never become accustom to people. Others live their lives in backyards, garages, or barns, or travel from doorstep to doorstep in search of food and shelter.
While KHS believes the best place for a feral cat to live is exactly where it is, we recognize at times feral cats must be relocated from their original habitat. Our BARN CAT program was created to help those feral cats who cannot be returned to their original home.
Only feral cats are allowed in the program and a barn home must be on the wait list before a feral cat can come into the shelter. All cats are spayed or neutered, receive vaccines, and their ears are tipped. Applicants who want barn cats must meet certain criteria in order to receive cats from the program.
KHS staff and Wil, a two-year old Dachshund mix dog, help educate our elementary age youth about KHS and what we do. Children are also taught about what our pets need, what makes a good pet owner, and safety around strange dogs.
KHS works hand-in-hand with our network of Foster Care volunteers who open their hearts and homes to help care for foster kittens, puppies, nursing mother cats and dogs, animals recuperating from injuries and more. We are always in need of Foster Parents so if you would like to volunteer please read more under our Volunteer section.
While visiting local businessess and organizations, KHS educates our community about who we are, what we do, and how to be a responsible pet owner. During these events, many shelter animals are brought along in hopes of finding them a loving home.
KHS participates in this certified training program that partners at-risk youth with shelter dogs. Pawsitive Works helps these youth develop the skills they need to become more caring, responsible and empathetic members of their community. The transformative power of the human-canine bond results in a significant heartfelt change in the youth and increased adoptability for the dogs.
KHS networks with rescue groups across the country and local outlying shelters to provide more placement opportunities for pets. KHS also mentors other shelters and rescue groups in animal services.
SAFE HAVEN FOR PETS
KHS works as a partner with the North Idaho Violence Prevention Center to provide safety and care for the animals of victims of domestic violence.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
KHS partners with the American Red Cross to provide shelter and care for animals who are homeless due to major manmade or natural disasters. KHS will house animals until their owners are relocated to another resident.
Stop Pet Overpopulation Today (SPOT) is our low cost spay/neuter program. The community SPOT program was developed by KHS to address the challenges of pet overpopulation. For more information, please go to VETERINARY SERVICES for more information.
Hours of Operation
12 - 6 pm Mon - Sat
12 - 4 pm Sun
11650 N. Ramsey Road
Hayden, ID 83835
PO Box 1005
Hayden, ID 83835
208.772.4019 - Phone
208.762.8645 - Fax
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