Purrcy’s Sunday Scoop…Kitten Chow, Storms, Found dog & New Kittens

1554480_820330981383540_7792821216457195065_nPurrcy here for another Sunday column..I must remain at my post guarding the new bag of kitten chow.. I have not taken my eyes off of it all night!  Thought about puncturing the bag to grab a taste just to make sure it was of good quality, but Becca considers this as precious as gold as it is an invaluable source of nutrition to our new kittens, their moms and very thin, sick cats when they first arrive at the sanctuary.  So I am patiently waiting for her to arrive this morning to put it in the kitten chow bin.. I have great willpower!

11330002_820332328050072_8680331002040892053_nThis poor dog was found on Hwy 395 North of Kettle Falls. Becca already posted her but she probably ran off from her home during the terrible storm we had in the area Friday night… So many cats and dogs become so terrified during storms like that, they run and before they know it they are lost. There is also a dog reported to have run across the border from the Canadian side, I didn’t know Canada got storms! I know it is difficult to always be home when a storm hits but please make sure your pets are well protected and cannot get out. Nancy came down to check on all the cats in the basement after checking on the dogs, I was not hiding but I did have some work to do under Becca’s desk.

11224783_820390201377618_4077521832478207560_nI like to leave notes for the volunteers..I just finished putting a new set of directions on how much bleach to use in the water buckets. This gives me an excuse to sit at the window and watch the birds flying around outside. Here is Monica, following my directions. Yes we mop our floors with bleach water because with so many cats coming from so many different situations and conditions, this is one way we can keep illness from transferring from one kennel to another. The mixture is formulated so there are no bleach fumes. Don’t we have cute volunteers?

11392844_820422018041103_3882556857950284393_nRemember our transport to Seattle Humane a week ago? Well I am happy to announce that most if not all the cats that went were adopted. This makes the long trip so worth it. I know you remember seeing all the crates packed in Susan’s car for the trip over, but have you ever wondered what happens to the crates when Susan brings them back? Well I know you have!

Our volunteers get to spend time outside playing in the water while cleaning them. They are scrubbed with soap and bleach, rinsed and put on the table to dry in the Sun. Monica and Brook do a great job.




10550833_820426158040689_6914354499374574557_nBecca said a new young litter of kittens were brought in today. They are going to a foster home but I am giving you a sneak preview. Please call Becca if you would like to be put on a waiting list. They are much too young now but you can still pick if interested. Some people who were waiting have decided not to adopt at this time so not all kittens are spoken for.

Well it is getting late and I need to patrol the shelter to make sure everyone is snug in their beds…. Purrcy Out!



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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