Idaho Humane Society (IHS) Animal Welfare Campus

Boise, Idaho

The Idaho Humane Society (IHS) opened their new Animal Welfare Campus in October 2019. At approximately 42,000 SF, this new facility  houses about 200 dogs and cats in a state-of-the-art shelter.

CSHQA, with shelter design specialists Jackson & Ryan Architects and engineering design specialists Design Learned, Inc., designed a comprehensive community animal resource center. Key components of the campus include a shelter and adoption center; veterinary medical center and teaching hospital; and humane education center. The areas where the animals are housed are larger than the IHS previously had available. This allows for a more stimulating environment where the animals can socialize in compatible groups or seek seclusion and security, including access to outdoor space. Segregation based on size, age, and activity level helps lessen stress and make animal more comfortable. State-of-the-art engineering and design ensure vastly improve control over temperature, humidity, airflow rates, air treatment, acoustics, and sanitation.

The new facility provides a fun, interactive environment for adoptions, as well as state-of-the-art animal hospital. Future expansion will include trails for walking dogs, an expanded hospital, and animal control.


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