West Valley Humane Society's 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 are the only nonprofit, open admission animal shelter in Canyon County, serving a population of 211,698. In 2017 we saw 7,779 animals come through our doors from our own community, as well as out of state transfers into our facility. We welcomed 348 senior dogs into our care, many of whom required dental work before being adopted to loving families.
The senior dogs that come into the West Valley Humane Society have been neglected and most have not had regular veterinary care. The Grey Muzzle grant will provide funding to do blood work on our senior dogs and also support dental procedures, as needed. The blood work will allow us to identify underlying conditions and provide medication and treatment. We will also be able to provide this information to prospective adopters so that they are prepared to meet their new family member’s health needs.