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If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
    National Animal Control Association
    Olathe, KS 66061
    Do something to help your community and animals in need by adopting your next pet from our animal shelters. Find one near you through our nationwide association and help an animal in need.
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    Northwest Breeders Directory
    490 Liberty Lane, Sagle, ID 83860
    Contact Northwest Breeders Directory at 208-265-3536 for a breeders directory where you can find people who raise specific type of animals.
    (208) 265-3536
    Project Annie
    19611 S Yale, Spangle, WA 99031
    Support dog rescue in Ethopia. Project Annie is an organization based in Spangle, WA, that provides care for homeless dogs.
    (509) 464-6585
    Panhandle Animal Shelter
    870 Kootenai Cut Off Rd, Ponderay, ID 83852
    (208) 265-7297
    Bonner County Homeless Task Force
    330 S Florence Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864
    (208) 265-2952
    Second Chance Animal Shelter
    6651 Lincoln St, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
    (208) 267-7504
    Family Promise of North Idaho Inc
    1687 E Horsehaven Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854
    (208) 777-4209
    Fresh Start
    1524 E Sherman Ave, Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 667-9798
    Spokane Humane Society
    6607 N Havana St, Spokane, WA 99217
    (509) 467-5235
    Julia's Jungle
    12619 E Sprague Ave Ste 1, Spokane, WA 99216
    (509) 922-6197
    Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service-
    2521 N Flora Rd, Spokane, WA 99216
    (509) 477-8100
    Partners for Pets
    8901 E Trent Ave, Spokane, WA 99212
    (509) 893-9829
    Ferret Haven
    2411 W Rowan Ave, Spokane, WA 99205
    (509) 326-2779
    North East Washington Animal Protection League
    1381 Little Twin Lakes Rd, Colville, WA 99114
    (509) 684-4421
    City of Colville
    349 Louis Perras Rd, Colville, WA 99114
    (509) 684-3131
    Crime Stoppers
    808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201
    (509) 625-6070

    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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