COVID-19 - Panhandle Animal Shelter
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PAS COVID-19 UPDATES

There was a possibility of corona virus exposure at Panhandle Animal Shelter.  The shelter will be closed for adoptions until April 18th as a precaution. If you are an owner with an emergency that requires you to surrender your pet OR if you find a stray dog, you will need to call to schedule an appointment at (208) 265-7297 ext. 100. Because we are experiencing staff shortages, we cannot guarantee we will be available to take in strays that don’t have a scheduled intake day and time. If needed, please call Bonner County dispatch at (208) 265-5525 for assistance.  For more information on services we are still providing, click the button.

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COVID-19

There was a possibility of corona virus exposure at Panhandle Animal Shelter.  The shelter will be closed for adoptions until April 18th as a precaution. If you are an owner with an emergency that requires you to surrender your pet OR if you find a stray dog, you will need to call to schedule an appointment at (208) 265-7297 ext. 100. Because we are experiencing staff shortages, we cannot guarantee we will be available to take in strays that don’t have a scheduled intake day and time. If needed, please call Bonner County dispatch at (208) 265-5525 for assistance.

  • Need pet food? Food will be put out in front of the shelter each morning. We ask that the community only take what is needed for the week. If transportation is an issue, we can deliver. Please call 208-265-7294 (ext. 100), or email info@pasidaho.org or message us on Facebook for assistance.  
  • We’re still working to get lost pets back home. Check our website or our Facebook page if your pet is lost or call 208-265-7294 (ext. 100)
  • Low income spay and neuter vouchers are still available. Call 208-265-7294 (ext.100) for assistance.
  • Our helpline is still available. Call 208-217-4453 for pet related questions.

Please be assured that our staff are caring for the animals in the shelter and the animals are safe and comfortable.

We encourage you to stay connected with us by subscribing to our emails (go to the homepage and scroll to the bottom. Look for the “newsletter” sign up form) and the following social media platforms:

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Shelter Hours of Operation: 

Our staff will be answering phone calls between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 7 days per week. Our services will be available between 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 7 days per week. 

Thrift store and donation center Hours of Operation: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Adoptions: The shelter is NOT open for adoptions until April 18.

Found a stray animal: Please consider temporarily caring for the found animal while PAS works to find the owner. Notify PAS immediately to set-up a time to bring the dog or cat in, so we can scan for a microchip. You can create lost and found pet report on the website. To do so, go to the “Services” tab then “Lost or Found Pet”. PAS will share the information on Facebook, their website, and in the newspaper. Questions about this can be emailed to info@pasidaho.org

When arriving at the shelter please ring the doorbell at the intake door. A staff member will come out to assist you.

Retrieving your lost pet from the shelter: Please contact the shelter and make an appointment to retrieve your pet. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are under quarantine, please let the staff know so we can alter our normal protocol.  Our hope is to get all stray pets back to their families as quickly as possible.

Owner Surrenders: Due to limited space we are attempting to limit our owner surrender intake to emergency only. We encourage you to use our Home To Home program (pas.home-home.org) as an alternative. Please call our shelter for more information 208-265-7297.

Food Bank: If you need help feeding your pet, we are here to help you. Our food bank can be accessed by calling the shelter front desk to arrange for food to be left outside for you to pick up.

TNR Surgeries:  Canceled until further notice.

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Surgeries: We will provide vouchers electronically as long our partner clinics are accepting vouchers. Please call, email or message the front desk (info@pasidaho.org) for more information.

Volunteers: Please inquire with the front desk 208-265-7297 about volunteer needs. Until further notice, Volunteer Orientation is cancelled. 

Helpline: Our goal is to help keep families together. If you need help with a pet, please call our helpline to see if we can help you. The helpline number is 208-217-4453

Want to help? 

Become a foster: If you’re interested in fostering a dog or cat during this time, please fill out the foster survey or email info@pasidaho.org to request a survey. The shelter will contact you if the need arises for a foster home.

Donate

  • The shelter relies on donated dog and cat food and supplies to care for animals in the shelter. You can order dog and cat food and cat litter on Amazon. Please arrange for supplies to be delivered to: Panhandle Animal Shelter 870 Kootenai Cut-off Rd. Ponderay, ID 83852 
  • Please consider donating to the shelter to help offset the impact of the thrift store closing. With the loss of the thrift store revenue (approximately $55,000 per month) and the continuation of services, the shelter needs financial assistance to ensure it can continue to operate. Donations can be made by mail or online at www.pasidaho.org (click the “Donate Now” button). 
  • Host your own peer-to-peer fundraiser on Facebook by selecting “Fundraisers” under the options tab. Choose Panhandle Animal Shelter as the beneficiary of the fundraiser and share with your friends. 
  • Sign up to become a monthly donor with automated monthly donations as low as $5.00 per month. To become a monthly donor, visit www.pasidaho.org and click the “Donate Now” button. Choose “Monthly Donation” went prompted.

Save your gently used items: 

  • The thrift store will urgently need donations when it reopens. Have extra clothing you’re not wearing anymore, or maybe some dishes or exercise equipment that could use a new home? Please hold on to donations and visit pasidaho.org or call (208) 265-7297 for updates about reopening.