CVAS would like to thank Kimberley Evans, her daughter Jasmine, Jasmine’s friend Chastity and family friend Suezanne Norton. We were pleasantly surprised and very grateful to them all for what they did for the shelter and the animals! To my mind, this is the true meaning of ‘community’ in action! Everyone working together, helping eachother, to make our community a beautiful and compassionate and loving place to live.
“Around August of 2012, one day my daughter Jasmine and I (Kimberley Evans) found 7 little kittens, just barely alive. We found a little black one first, he was very skinny and barely moving. We fed him food and gave him water and a bath. He was not playful, he just layed there all that day. I really didn’t think he was going to make it. By evening however, he was trying to be up and about. The next morning he was playing and running around. My son Jason named him Duce.
A few days later we found 6 more kittens. Their eyes were crusted shut and noses clogged so they were having a difficult time breathing and they were completely covered in burs. These kitties were so bad I had to tell my children that I didn’t think they were going to live. We had to wash and brush the burs out, we feed them and some had to be bottle fed every couple of hours because they were so sick. One we named Joey, was so frightened he would cry all night unless he slept with me.
So at this time I had 7 rescue kittens, 3 cats of my own, and my 6 children. Being a single mom doing all of this you would think it would be an impossible task. With the help of my children and the good Lord above, and the help from Sandy at the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary for her advice, know-how and encouragement, we managed to save all their lives and found wonderful forever homes.
Just recently my daughter Jasmine and her friend Chastity and I had a bake sale to earn money for the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary. We also had the help my close friend Suezanne Norton. So many people were so kind, we made $244.32. Boxes of litter and canned cat food were also donated. We want to deeply thank everyone who donated and made our day so worth while and brought so many smiles from the volunteers who were working in the shelter on Tuesday when we made our very unexpected delivery.”
Kimberley Evans and family and family friends, Chastity and Suezanne
Again, all of us at CVAS would like to thank Kimberley and her wonderfully compassionate family and friends for what they have done. Not only for us, but also for that little litter of helpless kittens. Our world needs more families like this!