Idaho Humane Society WISKR Program
The Women Inmate Social Kitty Retreat (WISKR)
program brings sick cats and young kittens into a tier of the South
Boise Women’s Correctional Center for around-the-clock care by inmates.
WISKR participants have assisted with a range of cases, but they most
frequently work with cats recovering from upper respiratory infections,
mother cats and their babies, and orphaned kittens that need bottle
This is particularly important during the spring and summer season
when the Idaho Humane Society can easily see more than 100 cats come
through its doors in one week. Sending cats into the correctional center
to receive the attention they need to become healthy, socialized and
ready for their forever homes helps free up space in the shelter and in
the homes of other foster families to help even more cats.
Since WISKR launched in January 2016 with assistance from a Best Friends Animal Society
grant, it has helped the Idaho Humane Society save hundreds of cats. It
has also increased morale in the correctional center and encouraged
collaboration among the inmates. As with IDAPI, the WISKR program
teaches inmates responsibility, patience, tolerance, persistence, and
Want more information about WISKR? Contact WISKR@idahohumanesociety.org
2020 Sip n Purr
March 19th 2020 - 6 p.m. @ the Linen Building in downtown Boise. Cats, Auctions, Local wines, Tasty Appetizers & more!
WINE, FELINES & FUN!