Braveheart Update #2

We do not mean to bore you or make you think that only Braveheart deserves to be written about as all our cats and dogs deserve the limelight.  But Braveheart is teaching us so much on so many levels about the spirit, determination, and resilience of this wonderful species.


From the first moment we saw him, the cat that looked like he could and would eat you alive, suffering with the pain of one of the most horrible wounds we have seen in a long time, now to witness transformation.

We are not claiming that he is now the perfect lap cat, but we are seeing a small glimmer of trust.  What you see Braveheart looking at are Becca’s fingers.

braveheart6She put her finger on his paw and he put his other paw on top of her finger.  Of course I am sure Becca’s heart stopped for a second or two but all fingers came back intact.  He allowed a picture to be taken of him looking at her fingers but not the brief second that he allowed Becca to gently touch his chin, maybe next time.

We know Braveheart still looks a little rough around the edges but he has allowed this close-up picture so we can show everyone how his hair is growing back and how well he is healing.

braveheart4Mingo is still Braveheart’s protector and stays with him always.  We hope sweet Mingo will find a family of his own that will repay him all the kindness that he has bestowed on Braveheart.

Pat Lowe


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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One Response to Braveheart Update #2

  1. So heart wrenching! You do great work!

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