November 25, 2009
Local Animal Shelter Featured
On National Radio Program
Dr. Jo-Anne Dixon, executive director and medical director of the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, was a guest Wednesday on the My Buddy Butch Internet radio program, hosted by award-winning author Jeff Marginean.
She and the local animal shelter will be featured on Novemeber 25th. The show can be downloaded on iTunes at no cost. Ask for "mybuddybutch" on iTunes.
Marginean selects one shelter from across the country each week to be featured.
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, the first "no kill" shelter in Idaho, promotes companion animal welfare by providing temporary shelter for homeless animals, adopting them to qualified homes and reducing animal abuse, neglect and overpopulation through community education and spay/neuter services. More than 90 percent of its funding comes from private donations.
In 2008 more than 1,500 animals received services from the shelter. This includes 407 animals that were adopted, 263 lost animals that were reunited with their owners, and 421 privately owned animals that were spayed or neutered at no cost to their owners. On an average day, the shelter cares for 45 dogs and 45 cats.