Special Needs Animals

Homes for Our Special Needs Animals 

From time to time the Bannock Humane Society fosters animals who have Special Needs. The animal might have a communicable disease such as Feline AIDS or Feline Leukemia (FELV). These diseases are not a problem for humans, but are dangerous in the cat population. Other animals might be elderly and have health issues. These special needs animals want to be loved and cared for just like any other living being.

Please call 208.232.0371 to inquire about adopting a special needs cat or dog.

Meet Hawk~ An Amazing Dog With Love to Share

This was written when Hawk had just come to be with me. I have been with Hawk now for sometime, and all I can say is Hawk is such an amazing dog.  He deserves to have a permanent home with loving caring people. He is an inspiration with a heart that is full of love; and a darn good nose, too!

I met Hawk by chance when I stopped at a young lady’s house to pick up a tire. She invited me inside while she got finished with what she was doing. Right beside me I noticed a crate that was tied up in the front with rope to keep whatever was inside from getting out. I moved to the front of the crate and knelt down and saw a dog. He was just laying there. I talked to him and lifted his head and I saw his eyes. They were almost foggy looking. I stuck my fingers through the grate and touched his face. He seemed so sad.

I went back a couple of times to say hello to the young lady,  but I really was wanting to visit with the dog. The third time I visited she told me he was blind because of abuse when he was a puppy. He had been kicked in the head so hard he became completely blind. I was so sad for him. She told me his name was Hawk, and he was a year old. I asked if he always stayed in the crate. She said unless he is on the rope out back, yes.

I asked her if I could take him out back because it was such a nice day out. She said yes. As I took him from the crate, he was obviously afraid. I almost had to drag him through the living room and kitchen to the back stairs to put him on the rope tied to a post. His water bowl was filthy and empty. I rinsed it and gave him water. I talked with him for a bit and walked up the steps to go back into the house when he started crying (baying). I turned around and went back to pet and reassure him everything would be alright.

When I went back into the house, I told her what a sweet dog she had. She said, “I need to get rid of him or have him put down because he poops and pees everywhere, and so I keep him in the crate most of the time”. I knew I had to help Hawk.

A month passed since I had that conversation with the young lady about Hawk, and I finally went and got him yesterday. I gave him a bath , a treat, and cleaned his filthy crate where he has lived most of his life. He loves the back yard and within minutes he could find his way to the back door and come in and out as I called him. He has been with me less than 24 hours and already he can go up and down both my staircases, come in and out my front and back doors.  He also goes in and out of his crate at will because the door is left open for him. He has not had one accident in my house. He is an amazing dog who has not stopped wagging his tale since he got out of my truck.

I cannot keep Hawk. My husband does not want another pet, and Hawk is sensitive to feelings. I just don’t want him feeling unloved ever again. He is so sweet and so smart. Please help me find him a good home with a yard and a family for him to love and to love him.

In PurrSuit of Hope

When someone finally found me, I was abandoned under some pallets behind a building. I was a scrawny little thing who was very scared and hungry.

It worked out though, because I currently live with a loving and safe foster family. But someday, I hope two hearts will meet and the ideal person will give me the gift of a forever family.

I hope to find someone who wants a sweet, indoor kitten who needs some special care, love, and patience. In return, I will give you endless cuddles, a lifetime of purring, and a friend who will always be there for you. You will have a super fun playmate too. I love to play with a lot of different toys. I also enjoy being a certified lap cat.

I have a condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia. This condition causes me to fall easily, so I need to stay inside and off of high places. Additionally, I need to stay away from any dangerous objects that I could trip on. It also causes me to shake sometimes. I enjoy running, but I do lack coordination, so occasionally I can trip and fall.

My clumsiness makes me extra adorable though! I’m not used to dogs, so I would probably do best in a house with nice cats, or be a very spoiled single cat. I like to be held and I can be left alone for periods of time in safe surroundings. My birthday is June 1, 2019, which makes me have a very outgoing personality. (There’s never a dull moment with a Gemini around!) Hope comes from the heart and can bring kindness and love.

That is why Hope is my name. I hope with all of my heart to find a loving and safe forever family who can take care of me. Today, will you be that special someone?