The Lemhi County Humane Society offers numerous services to the community in addition to adoption.
Animal Shelter
The Lemhi County Humane Society (LCHS) provides shelter for stray, abandoned and owner-surrendered animals. We house animals brought in by the Animal Control Officer and citizens of Lemhi County and surrounding counties. Each animal is given vaccinations and a health assessment when they enter the shelter. They are then housed and cared for while they await their forever home.

If you must surrender one of your dogs, you will be required to complete a Dog Personality Profile.
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Animal Protection
Citizens who may be concerned about an animal’s welfare can call the Lemhi County Humane Society and request an animal welfare check. Occasionally, we are called upon by the Sheriff’s Office to assist in the removal and housing of animals in crisis. LCHS will maintain the animals at the shelter while legal proceedings are underway and may be responsible for placement of the animals at the conclusion of the court case.
Pet Adoptions
LCHS has many adoptable animals awaiting their forever home. Each potential adopter is asked to complete an application to begin the adoption process. Please see the Adoptable Pet page for more information about adoptions and to see if you are ready to adopt.
Population Control
LCHS ensures all animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. LCHS also sponsors numerous spay/neuter events throughout the year to help control the pet population and help prevent over-population.
LCHS provides the opportunity for people to volunteer at the shelter. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities including Dog Walking, Cat Companion, Pet Finder updates, Fundraising/Special Events, Daily care and cleaning, etc. Volunteers are critical to help socialize and assist training the many animals in the shelter as well as to help with their daily care to ensure that they are adoptable. Please see the How You Can Help page for more details.
Animal Transport
Volunteers help transport animals to their new homes and rescues throughout Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Utah area. Volunteers help transport animals from the Salmon Animal Shelter, as well as those from and to shelters in other towns and cities. This service is provided free of charge and helps us and other shelters network to find good homes for all our animals.