News Releases Home
The original item was published from 5/26/2022 9:43:49 AM to 5/26/2022 10:14:25 AM.

News Releases

City of Pocatello News

Posted on: May 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Pocatello Animal Services Receives Large Donation for Animal Shelter Spay and Neuter Program

Animal Shelter Donation

On May 11, Pocatello Animal Services received a donation of $40,722.99 from Harold and Rosemarie Petty.  The Pettys made this sizable donation to specifically help the department’s spay and neuter program.

“Thank you to Harold, Rosemarie, and their family for supporting Pocatello Animal services.  This generous donation will be a great resource to help the animals temporarily housed at this shelter,” said Animal Services Supervisor Chris Abbott.

All adoptions at the animal shelter include the spay/neuter procedure for cats and dogs. This donation will help the shelter prepare many animals for their forever homes.

In 2021, the Pocatello Animal Shelter took in around 450 kittens and 590 adult cats. Female cats can get pregnant starting at about four months old. They are pregnant for approximately 60 days, then can become pregnant again about four weeks after giving birth.  This cycle happens quickly and can cause a large population of cats.

Also in 2021, the shelter took in about 800 dogs and 250 puppies which were mostly due to owner releases for a variety of reasons, including unwanted litters. 

By providing the spay and neuter procedures, we are helping to decrease the homeless animal population while finding these animals a new home.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Pocatello News


City of Pocatello Seeks Community Input During Multiple Rebranding Campaign Events

Posted on: February 29, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 14, 2023
Untitled (9)

Pocatello Ranked 7th Best-Performing City Out of 203 by Annual Milken Institute Report

Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 14, 2023

State of the City 2023

Posted on: January 5, 2024
Advisory Boards-2 (1)

Apply to Join an Advisory Board Today

Posted on: October 23, 2023

Public Invited to Town Hall Meeting

Posted on: October 2, 2023

Arts and Community Ticket Program Returns

Posted on: September 13, 2023
Micro Sealing

Micro-sealing Schedule for August

Posted on: August 3, 2023
Portneuf River Go With the Flow

VIDEO: Go with the Flow Pocatello

Posted on: July 10, 2023

Water System Flushing Begins June 20

Posted on: June 16, 2023
Public Invited to Town Hall Meeting

Public Invited to Town Hall Meeting

Posted on: March 16, 2023