MCPAWS offers a variety of services to Valley Country residents and visitors. Call 208.634.3647 for more information about any of our services.
First check the places where you last saw your pet, and all the places they may run to look for fun. Ask any person you see along the way, as they may know which direction your pet went.
If there’s no sign of your pet:
Call MCPAWS 208.634.3647 to see if your pet has been brought in as a stray or impounded by the police. After hours, leave a message with a description of your pet and your phone number. You will receive a response the next business day. In case of an emergency, call your veterinarian and your local police department.
Call the McCall Police Department at 208.634.7144 or Valley County Dispatch at 208.382.5160 and let them know your pet is missing. Stray animals in Valley County will likely be brought to MCPAWS.
Contact your local veterinary offices. Sometimes people who find stray pets will take them to the nearest veterinarian.
Create posters and distribute them around town and near where your pet was lost.
Post a picture of your pet and your contact information on your Facebook page, as well as on MCPAWS’ Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/MCPAWS
Lost Pet Resources
CLICK HERE to view tips for finding your lost dog
CLICK HERE to view tips for finding your lost cat
CLICK HERE to create a lost pet poster
Return to Owner Fees
If a pet is returned to the owner the same day it is brought in and:
is already microchipped, there is no fee the first time.
is not microchipped, there is a $30 fee, which includes a free and optional microchip
After the first day, there is a $10 boarding fee for each day all pets stay at MCPAWS before being returned to their owners.
Fees can increase for multiple visits.
MCPAWS offers spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs to Valley County low income residents. The surgery fees for a cat are $40 for neuter, $55 for spay. The surgery fees for dogs are on a scale based on weight increasing in increments from $74 for a neuter of a dog up to 40 pounds, and $95 for a spay of a dog up to 40 pounds. Optional $5 shots and $15 microchips also available at the time of the surgery.
In addition, all feral cats qualify for surgery, regardless of the income level of the individual bringing the cat for surgery. Low income documentation must be provided prior to surgery.
Microchipping helps animal shelters, veterinarians and other rescue groups identify lost pets in the event they are found without other ID tags.
All MCPAWS animals are microchipped for free before they leave the shelter with their new families.
We offer microchipping services for any community cat or dog for $15. Call 208.634.3647 to make an appointment.
Engraved Pet Identification Tags
An up to date ID tag is essential for ensuring that your lost animal is returned to you as quickly as possible. All MCPAWS adopted animals, and any community animals who are at MCPAWS for a service are provided with an engraved Pet ID tag for free. Anyone can come to MCPAWS and have a tag made for a $5 donation with no appointment necessary. The tag can fit up to four lines of information, which can include name, several phone numbers, and address.
Surrendering a pet is never an easy decision. There are several options for you to consider if you can no longer keep your pet. First, let trusted friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers know that you need to find a new home for your pet. You may be able to find a new home for your pet through this network.
If you can’t find a home for your cat or dog, you can bring your pet to MCPAWS. We are a regional animal shelter designed to serve Valley County. Our surrender fees are:
Dogs from Valley County:
With medical records & spayed or neutered: $30 each.
No medical records & not spayed or neutered: $35 each.
Litters of puppies: $10 per puppy ($30 if alone.)
Cats from Valley County:
With medical records & spayed or neutered: $25 each.
No medical records & not spayed or neutered: $30 each.
Litters of kittens: $10 per kitten ($25 if alone.)
Dogs from outside Valley County:
With medical records & spayed or neutered: $40 each.
No medical records & not spayed or neutered: $55 each.
Litter of puppies: $10 per puppy ($40 if alone.)
Cats from outside Valley County:
With medical records & spayed or neutered: $35 each.
No medical records & not spayed or neutered: $40 each.
Litter of kittens: $10 each ($35 if alone.)
Please note: If all of our kennels are full, we may ask you to take your pet home for a few days until we have a space available. We do not take feral cats or wolf hybrids. If you are surrendering a puppy or dog, please call ahead to be sure we have space. Please do not bring puppies in the building, we will need to do a quick check of the puppy outside to be sure it is healthy before it enters the building.
Please contact Valley County Dispatch at 208.382.5160, the McCall Police Department at 208.634.7144 or Cascade Police Department at 208.382.4123 to report animal abuse. MCPAWS cannot impound animals, but we serve as an intake facility for all animals law enforcement officials bring to our shelter.
Animal cruelty occurs when someone intentionally injures or harms an animal or when a person willfully deprives an animal of food, water or necessary medical care. Here are some signs that may indicate abuse or neglect:
Tick or flea infestations
Wounds on the body
Patches of missing hair
Extremely thin, starving animal
An owner striking or otherwise physically abusing an animal
Dogs who are repeatedly left alone without food and water, and often chained in a yard
Dogs who have been hit by cars—or are showing any of the signs listed here—and have not been taken to a veterinarian
Dogs who are kept outside without shelter in extreme weather conditions
Animals who cower in fear or act aggressively when approached by their owners
(Abuse content provided by the aspca.org)
Having training or behavior problems? Does your kitty refuse to potty in her litter box? Does your dog likes to chew on the couch? MCPAWS staff members know many easy-to-apply training tips and tricks. Feel free to call the shelter and ask for assistance at any time. If we cannot solve your dilemma, you will be pointed in the direction of someone who can. There are solutions to your problems. Please exhaust all resources before you decide to surrender your beloved family pet.
We are the only Valley County location that carries a wide range of Zamzow’s dog and cat food. Stop by anytime we are open to purchase your high quality pet food.
We offer free pet food to low-income community members. If you need pet food, please come by. If you would like to help, we are always accepting food donations for the Pet Food Bank.