Welcome to MCPAWS
Regional Animal Shelter
Located in McCall, Idaho
Welcome to MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter! Located in McCall, Idaho we are the ONLY nonprofit, no-kill animal welfare organization serving the West Central Mountain Region of Idaho.
2022 marks the 20th anniversary of MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you all year!
Happy Tails: LuckyStories that make our tails wag!
Stories that make our tails wag! Here is an update on Lucky, adopted in 2020:
The 2020 pandemic has brought many changes—in our case, it brought us Lucky!
As the pandemic situation unfolded and the possibility of a stay-at-home order emerged—which would necessitate the shelter being emptied— the shelter requested emergency fosters. I put my name on the list—honestly never thinking such a thing would actually happen—and on March 26 I received the phone call. Game on!
When I swung by the shelter Christa came out with Lucky in his carrier and put him in the back of the car, just like a drive-through. I never saw or met him until I got home.
I had been warned that Lucky would be skittish, so I set him up in the back bedroom and left him alone. In the evenings I would go in with him for a while and before long he was creeping out from under the bed, eventually becoming brave enough to check out what I was doing. This became our evening routine and before long he was no longer “skittish,” but instead was aggressively friendly as he purred and stomped all over me.
I thought Lucky might be with us for a few weeks, but weeks turned into months and he was still here. I already have two cats at home and had no intention of adopting another, but as time went by and Lucky graduated from the back bedroom his superpower emerged—he gives absolutely the best hugs ever! In addition to being a wonderful lap cat, he loves to get up on the counter and then reach up and HUG, purring like a fiend the whole time. Who can’t appreciate a great hug during the uncertainty of 2020?
In addition to his role as therapy cat, Lucky is also my self-appointed defender. I can always count on him to rush to my defense if he sees our puppy or either of our two cats get out of line, thus earning him the nickname, “Sheriff.”
I’m a pretty firm believer that things work out the way they’re supposed to, and it didn’t take long to reach the conclusion that while Lucky needed a home, we needed him as well.
Do you have a happy MCPAWS adoption story? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Ashley Lipscomb if you’d like to be featured in our monthly newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Monday - Saturday:
11:30am to 5:00pm
Dog introductions and adoptions by appointment only.
Please call (208) 634-3647 to schedule an appointment!