In this update: A heartfelt thank you from Peanut Butter and Jelly – Salmon salutes our Rags & Wags thrift store – The numbers you make possible!

A Heartfelt Thank You from Peanut Butter & Jelly

We just wanted you to know: We are warm, safe, and very much loved now; thanks to you

These two little Teacup Yorkies came into the shelter weighing less than 5 pounds each.  They were emaciated, dirty, and with several severe health issues, making them far less adoptable.

Peanut Butter in particular, had serious issues with his hind legs.  He was most likely in serious pain, and had a noticeably abnormal gait.  Jelly had two large masses on her hind-end, and noticeable cataracts impairing her vision. 

Thanks to your support Peanut Butter got the surgery he needed to repair his hind leg.  And while he may still need a follow-up procedure, results-to-date have been spectacular!  He can now move around pain-free.  Jelly was able to have cataract surgery to improve her eyesight.  And they were adopted together into a loving forever home!  A family that was willing to take on adult dogs with special ongoing medical needs; an adoptive family for which we are so grateful and so happy for Peanut Butter & Jelly!

We still have a lot of love left to share. Jelly & Peanut Butter happy in their new home.

Want to create more happy endings for the animals?

Please donate to Lemhi County Humane Society

We are a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization and  depend on donations to help fund our operating costs, and are grateful for donations of any size. If you wish to help by making a tax-deductible contribution, you can donate online on our website,  Or mail your donation to:  Lemhi County Humane Society, PO Box 1918, Salmon, ID  83467.

RAGS & WAGS Happenings

Opening at 8am the day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 26 with a $5 whole house Bag Sale!

Bea’s Gift Bar goes up December 1; where you will find amazing new and used treasures and gifts to fill all your Holiday needs!

Open for late night shopping December 9th! Stop by for a special gift! Check out Rags & Wags Facebook page for dates and more information!

Remember you can now buy your favorite Rags swag using your credit card!

We loved seeing you in costume at downtown Trick or Treat.

Lemhi County Humane Society – By the Numbers. You make it possible.

371 – Total number of animals sheltered to date in 2021. 

0 – Number of animals that are euthanized due to lack of space at
         Lemhi County Humane Society – Salmon Animal Shelter.

1 – Organization.  Lemhi County Humane Society is one non-profit   organization with the mission of providing high quality animal sheltering services; safely sheltering and rehoming stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals.  We serve as a line of defense against neglect and abuse for all animals in Lemhi County, working closely with law enforcement officials.  In addition to running the Salmon Animal Shelter we also own and operate Rags & Wags Thrift Store, the proceeds from which provide a large share of the funding for the shelter to care for, feed and rehome the animals.

10 – Number of people employed by Lemhi County Humane Society.

501(c)3 –  We are an Internal Revenue Service approved tax-exempt charitable non-profit organization in good standing.

44 – Number of years Lemhi County Humane Society has been an operating non-profit organization.

Scene from 2021 kitten yoga and shelter kitten alumni.

Salmon Salutes Rags & Wags

Pictured left to right: David Lockes, Shirley Anderson, Becky Anderson, Ann Kossler, and Diane Ellis.

In August Salmon saluted Lemhi County Humane Society’s Rags & Wags Thrift Store.  The thrift store is owned and operated by Lemhi County Humane Society.  All the profits from Rags & Wags go to support the Humane Society’s Salmon Animal Shelter. 

In 2010 the Lemhi County Humane Society purchased the Odd Fellows building and began remodeling the historic downtown landmark to house the thrift store.

Volunteers at Rags & Wags are vital to day to day operations – working the cash register, creating displays, stocking merchandise, and much more.  Sometimes even working hands-on with the animals when adoptable cats and kittens are at Rags & Wags.  We can always use volunteers at our Thrift Store and Shelter.  For more information on how to volunteer at either location visit our website at

A big thank you to our volunteers, thrift store employees, and patrons!  You make our lifesaving work possible.

Thank you for another great Adopt-A-Thon event in October 2021. This year we were sponsored by Bissell Pet Foundation!

Save the Date, Tuesday, November 30th.  Please include the animals of Lemhi County Humane Society in your holiday giving this year.  More information coming soon on our website and social media pages.