Northwest Animal Companions is trying to raise funds for a no-kill shelter in Boise, having received a donation of 200 acres of land to use. You can read about their plan and see a floorplan for the sanctuary here.
A local radio station, The River, is donating proceeds from "Concert for a Cause" to a charity, and Northwest Animal Companions is in the running. Please go here and take a moment to vote for Northwest Animal Companions before December 3rd. In things like this, even small numbers of voters can make a difference so please take a second to click and vote! Thanks in advance.
Boise currently has no sanctuary which is no-kill. The Idaho Humane Society policies require euthanization under certain conditions or at certain population levels and it is not realistic given their burdens and volumes to expect that to change anytime soon.
If you want to learn about no-kill facilities, the shining example of one is Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. They have outreach programs nationwide trying to teach people how to run no-kill shelters with success. I once tried to pay to send an Idaho Humane Society employee to the Best Friends seminars to get this information, but the offer was not accepted as they don't feel they are in a position to go no-kill. While I support the Humane Society and foster for them, and underrstand where they are coming from, I do believe this community can support a no-kill facility and I would love to help Northwest Animal Companions succeed.