LCAS Taking Precautions To Contain Canine Flu


Shelter Friends, 

At this time the Lewis Clark Animal Shelter is taking extra precautions due to a few of our shelter dogs experiencing signs of a strain of Canine Influenza.

Rest assured, we are taking the necessary steps to ensure our dogs are provided with treatment and the necessary care. 

The Lewis Clark Animal Shelter:

  • Vaccinates every dog that enters the shelter against Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Adenovirus type 1, Canine Adenovirus type 2, Canine Parainfluenza Virus and Canine Parvovirus.
  • Is taking precautions to contain and protect our community pets from this strain of influenza by pausing dog adoptions and visitations for 2-4 weeks. We are still able to take inquiries about our dogs and answer any questions you may have. (208) 746-1623
  • Is unable to take in any new stray, abandoned or loose dogs into the shelter to limit the spread and keep our community pets happy and healthy. However, we want to help get pets back home in any way we can. We are more than willing to scan for a microchip and look up owner information.
    • We ARE accepting stray, abandoned or loose cats.
  • Has cats up for adoption that are awaiting their forever homes – come visit! Adoptions are open for cats.
  • Is limiting volunteer activities to outdoor yard work only.

Ways our community can help us:

  • Dog Fostering - help our dogs recover in a home. We will only be accepting fosters with no other dogs and are able to isolate them indoors for 2-4 weeks minimum. 
  • Cat/Kitten Fostering: It’s that time of year again–Kitten Season!
  • We are ALWAYS accepting donations. During this time: bleach, unscented laundry detergent, exam gloves, disposable gowns and booties are appreciated. For all other accepted donation items, please view our wishlist.
  • Help keep your pet at home – check your backyard for any areas that your dog may be able to escape from, make sure your dog has a microchip and it’s registered with current contact information, and a collar with name tag with up-to-date information. If you’re unsure if your pet’s microchip is registered, contact your microchip company to confirm or set up.
  • If you find a loose dog, check with your neighbors. There’s a good chance the dog lives not too far away! Utilizing social media to look for owners or temporary foster families will help keep the animals safe until returned home.
  • Consider donating to our New Building Fund, where we’ll have proper isolation rooms and the ability to better care for our community pets.
  • Thank you for helping us STAY PAWSITIVE! If you have any questions, please let us know.


Staff Appreciation.

We are grateful for the continuous dedication of our shelter staff and the above and beyond compassion they provide for the shelter animals.


Lewis Clark Animal Shelter

6 Shelter Road, Lewiston, ID  83501

(208) 746-1623