Making a Difference

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These three little ones were really lucky as they grew up from the time they were just weaned, until they were old enough to be spayed/neutered, in our kennel manager’s living room.  Not so lucky for our kennel manager as they were a noisy little bunch and sleep was hard to come by.

Getting three little puppies ready for adoption – how hard could that be? Well actually getting them adopted was not hard at all but sometimes there is more to the story.

They came from the home of an elderly lady who lives in an area which is a convenient dumping ground for unwanted pets. Through the years she has saved many cats and dogs and even had them spayed and neutered when she could manage it.

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This wonderful woman contacted CVAS a few months ago because she realized there was no way she could care for these little pups. She also knew that getting these 3 pups as well as their mom all spayed and neutered was going to be beyond her capabilities.

When Nancy went to meet these little puppies she was able to understand the full gravity of the situation for this elderly lady. To really help, it meant not just taking these puppies but also someone needed to help her get the few remaining cats and dogs that were not already spayed/neutered to a veterinarian. Realization that one person cannot save them all finally hit home for this wonderful woman. CVAS learned this long ago…we could never save all the animals that come to our doors without the help of our supporters.



With Nancy’s help transporting the remaining animals to and from the spay/neuter appointments, this woman no longer has to worry about unexpected litters of kittens and puppies to feed, spay/neuter and find homes for. She knows that we are only a phone call away should a cat or dog find their way to her door after being abandoned.

As soon as Sissy, Sassy and Scooter were old enough they were spayed/neutered, vaccinated and gotten ready for adoption. We did have a scare one morning when they appeared to be sick, but a trip to the vet confirmed it was just a little intestinal upset, not to worry. Up for adoption they went!

I am happy to report that Sissy and Sassy went together to a wonderful home in the Spokane area and Scooter is now a Canadian citizen. His owner came all the way from Canada to take him home. What a great new life these little guys have to look forward to, what could be better!

Our kennel manager can now look forward to some quiet nights and hopefully get some sleep…at least for a little while.

CVAS learned years ago that the mission of Rescue requires many types of “help”. From the people who go out and physically rescue animals from bad situations, to the volunteers who feed, clean and care for the animals while they are at the shelter, to compassionate people who make it all possible with their support and donations. It takes each one of us to help those without a voice of their own.
Pat Lowe,
Donation Coordinator


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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