MARCH 25, 2010

You, our community can help

   For the last two weeks I have shared the tragic story of “Heidi” the hound that was chained to the courthouse railing. We are still trying to find who committed this atrocious act of cruelty.

   Since Heidi has been in our care she has blossomed. Heidi is learning that there are great people who have her best interests at heart. Now instead of ducking her head and shaking, Heidi greets with wags.

   Heidi loves going on walks! She is on antibiotics for different infections and is physically getting stronger and stronger. We can see the results of good food and vitamins. Heidi no longer inhales her food thinking she will get no more. Heidi is putting on weight. Heidi wiggles every time she sees me coming. She now knows that the human touch is something that she enjoys and welcomes. We have had several calls regarding adopting. For Heidi, there is a rainbow.

   We want to make sure that there is a rainbow for every dog in this community. To assure that every animal has the chance to know love and companionship, we always need your help.

   Please, if you see or hear about abuse and neglect, call. We do not want these helpless animals suffering. Our number is (208) 476-9823. Thank you all for caring about the animals in our community. Together we make a difference every single day.

   Last week I ran this very sad story. Since in our care little “Heidi” is living the life she deserves. Heidi is eating and drinking well. She is slowly gaining weight. Heidi loves affection. Even after what was done to her Heidi is willing to trust. I have to add that we found duct tape on all four legs. This means that her front and back legs were taped together. She managed to chew off most of the tape.

   To see Heidi trust and ask for affection in a very gentle manner makes my heart hurt even more. Heidi will continue to thrive and grow. We will find the forever home Heidi so deserved. We would like to know who the owners were that did this despicable act of cruelty.

   If you have any information please call 476-9823. All calls are confidential. If you missed last week’s article it is below.

   On Friday night I got a call regarding a dog. Someone had tied the dog to the courthouse steps. Whoever tied the dog used a metal fishing stringer around its neck. It also had duct tape wrapped around its front paw.

   We don’t know how long this poor dog stood there. She was scared to death. She will have to go to the veterinarian to have the duct tape removed. The duct tape will have to be cut away. Duct tape will pull the hair off the paw. It will be very painful and scare her.

   There are many wonderful dog owners in our community that will be mortified by this dog owner’s obvious abandonment and cruel act. We want to know who did this to this sweet dog. If you know who the owner is please call 476-9823.


   A generous donation was made in memory of “Lucy” who was 15 years old, by her companions, the Teels.


   Jeanette Gorman and Dave King made a generous donation in memory of “Buster” who was a great friend in the neighborhood.

Our policy on strays

   All stray dogs and cats are vaccinated upon arrival for their safety and the safety of the other dogs and cats. They are also neutered and spayed on the sixth (6) day. All costs are the responsibility of the owner claiming the dog. Strays are held for five (5) days and then are for adoption.

Wish list:

Dog and kitten food needed

   Dog food is really needed-adult only.

   We need large stainless steel bowls for water. We also need treats for training, small milk bones and other tasty treats are great.

   **Please donate cat/kitten food.** We have 13 cats and kittens now. Dry kitten food, Purina kitten food is ok. Friskies canned food, ground only, is also greatly needed! Please help us help them.***

   We are almost out of blankets. Please donate your clean used ones.

   We really need canned and dry cat/kitten food and litter right now. We also need small ceramic bowls for the kitten and cat food. We also need covered litter pans.

   We need towels to bathe our dogs and cats. Please don’t throw your old towels away—we will put them to good use.

   ***We need nylabones and tug toys for the dogs/puppies and toys for our cats/kittens right now.***

   You can drop all donations of food, toys, blankets, etc. at Orofino Builders Supply. Steve and Leila Crockett continue to be animal lovers and great supporters.

   Remember, your donations are tax deductible. Thank you for thinking of us!

   Our mailing address is: Clearwater Humane Society, P.O. Box 2063, Orofino, ID 83544.

For adoption:

By appointment only

Any questions call 476-9823

   Not all animals are pictured. Please call to see if we have the perfect dog or cat for you!

   #2, #5 Kittens for adoption. Little darlings!

   For any information on any of our animals, call 476-9823. Please leave your name, telephone number, and the reason you are calling. Please speak clearly and slowly.

Lost and found

   Lost from 20477 Wild Rose Lane off of Bobbitt Bench on March 19. Black with brown markings, female Doxie – not wearing collar or pet ID tag. Please call if you have seen this dog. Her name is “Blossom.”

   Lost on March 18, from Michigan Ave. near the trestle. Female Pitbull, friendly, not wearing collar or pet ID tag.

   Lost on March 18, from Cavendish Hwy., Sunnyside Trailer Court area – Older male Schnauzer wearing a brown and orange sweater, has collar with rabies tag. Rabies tag has blue tape on it.

   Two dogs went missing from Bobbitt Bench on March 23, “BooBoo” is a male Doxy (weiner dog) mix. He is neutered. He is black with tan markings on his legs, face and chest. He is not wearing a collar. “Petrii” is a male, not neutered, Chihuahua mix. He is the size of a Chihuahua and he is black with tan markings. He is wearing a blue collar. Please keep your eyes open for them. If you see them, please call. (One of these dogs has returned home since this article was submitted.)

   Lost from the Kalaspo Ave. area on Monday, March 1. Female calico cat, 3 years old, adult- but on the smaller side. Her name is Shilo. Please call if you have seen her. 476-9823.

   If you find a stray dog, please contain the dog or cat, if you feel it is safe to do so, and then call. Many times I get a call from someone that has a stray but by the time I get there the person calling says the dog ran off. Please contain in a yard or tie the dog until I get there. We want to keep these poor dogs safe and either find their owners or get them a wonderful lifetime home.

   All stray dogs and cats are vaccinated and wormed upon arrival for their safety and the safety of the other dogs and cats. They are also neutered and spayed after a five (5) day waiting period. All costs are the responsibility of the owner claiming the dog or cat. Strays are held for five days and then are up for adoption.

   If you recognize any of the above strays and know who the owner is, please call. We want to get these wonderful dogs and cats back to their homes. Call 476-9823.