Clean-up and Moving Forward

January 28, 2012

This black and charred piece of wood is the last piece of the puppy cabin that is left standing, it’s a small section of the lentil post. Two weeks ago, just after the New Year a small group of volunteers came early one morning and tore down what remained of the cabin and started the clean-up. Nothing could be salvaged so everything was either taken to the dump, or thrown on the burn pile.

Things are beginning to come together now and soon we’ll begin work on the new building. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the work, or to help with the regular running of the sanctuary. We always are in need of volunteers so if you would like to help in some way, please contact us! We would dearly love to have you.

With February right around the corner, it means that kitten and puppy season is nearly upon us, this makes it even more important that we get the building up and functioning as quickly as possible, we will desperately need the room for the new inflow of animals that we typically get during this time of year. We will keep you posted as we make progress.

As mentioned in the last update, several of our senior dogs were sleeping in the shelter manager’s kitchen due to lack of space. We have since transported several of them to Homeward Pets in Seattle which is also a no-kill shelter and one that we work with quite often. We have had a huge amount of success placing the animals that we send there into loving homes. These older dogs will have much better chance of finding a forever home in the much larger Seattle area.

Speaking of transporting animals…

We Need You…They Need You!

Since our area here in Colville is relatively small it makes finding homes for our animals that much harder. We have recently been able to partner with some wonderful shelters over in the Seattle area, they have much better adoption opportunities for many of our dogs and cats. When they call, letting us know they have room for some of our cats and dogs, we run into the situation of transportation. Often times we just need to get a particular cat or dog to Spokane where they will be met by a shelter worker going to the west side. Sometimes we need to get them all the way to the west side. Because there are so few of us, transportation is a problem. We desperately need people who would be willing to transport a dog or cat to Spokane or even to the west side, it would mean so much to helping that animal find a new home. Our animals are in carriers and set to go.  If you think you would be able to help in transporting please call or send us and email.

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About colvillevalleyanimalsanctuary

The Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned, neglected, and otherwise homeless companion animals. We provide both crisis and long-term sheltering, medical care, fostering, and adoption services - all with the goal of placing our animals permanently in safe and loving homes. We spay and neuter all of the animals in our care and actively promote, through financial donations and community support, the effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Stevens County. By example and through education, we promote and advance the values of responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.
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