West Valley Humane Society is the only open admission, nonprofit animal shelter in Canyon County, Idaho serving a population of 216,699. So far, in 2018 - 8,098 animals have come through our doors and into our hearts. While the number of animals that arrive at the shelter grows each year, so does the services we provide to our community and the animals we so lovingly serve.
Our mission is to provide professional and compassionate animal services through shelter, adoption, educational programs, population control and health care services while remaining fiscally responsible. We believe in giving every animal a second chance. This vision takes on new meaning when it comes to rescuing sick, injured or special needs pets. Our unwavering commitment is evident in the story below:
Lady Bug came to WVHS as a stray on April 6th, 2018. This little dog was completely terrified! Lady Bug is a 12 year old Chihuahua mix, she had not been fixed. She has a heart murmur and she is blind. She simply wandered away from her home and quickly became lost. Unable to find her way back, she ambled along until a good samaritan picked her up and brought her into the safety of our facility.
Lady Bug has a condition called KCS, chronic dry eye, caused by a lack of tear production. This caused cornea damage to both eyes and severe pain. She also had a condition called microphthalmia which means that both eyes are smaller than normal. These factors contributed to her becoming blind.
She was given a big, fluffy bed to make her more comfortable and provided with plenty of soft food, as most of her teeth are worn and missing. She soon settled into the routine here and waited patiently to reunite with her family. But, they never came for her.
When her holding period passed, she was spayed and both eyes were removed to alleviate her suffering. She was given pain medication and sent to a foster family to heal. As she began to feel better, the terrified senior personality melted away and the resilient Lady Bug made her appearance. This tiny five pound senior soon became the boss lady of the house and began telling the big dogs what to do! She swiftly melted hearts and became a cherished member of the family. Her foster family adopted her on June 25th, 2018.
At West Valley Humane Society, this is the type of happy ending we seek for every animal that comes through our doors. A second chance to find a loving family and a place to call home.
We consider Lady Bug just one of many success stories because WVHS is committed to providing quality care to each of our homeless pets. Their stay here is just a brief respite before being fostered, adopted or reunited with their families.
The work we do here is only possible because of donors like you!
Your tax deductible gift provides essential care and lifesaving medical treatment to a homeless animal!
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