We collaborate with the following shelters, clinics, stores, and organizations to ensure that our animals are well taken care of:


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Recent Press

January 2013 -  Spokesman Review


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Special Thanks


In August 2011 we were awarded a grant from The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies (aka The Federation). The grant for $2400.00 given to the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary has been the most wonderful gift!  The funds enabled us to take ferals as well as possibly pregnant females to our local veterinary clinics in Stevens County for spay/neuter surgery instead of having to wait for the low cost clinics held once monthly by Stevens County Cat Care. 

The funds for this grant award were made possible by the sale of Washington State "We Love Our Pets" license plates. In an effort to be pro-active regarding the pet over-population problem, revenue from the sale of these license plates have been earmarked through an agreement with the State of Washington for actual spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Washington State.

Since 2007 The Federation has awarded over $230,000 in license plate grant funds to qualifying animal welfare organizations throughout Washington State enabling the completion of nearly 9000 spay/neuter surgeries.

The Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary took in 400 cats in 2011.  This is twice as many as in 2010, which was our first year of rescuing cats; until that time we had focused soley on dogs as that is all our facilities and resources would allow. We expect that number to double again this year!

It is very difficult to operate a shelter without more constant access to affordable spay/neuter and The Federation grant eased our burden considerably. We were able to provide surgeries for 38 stray and feral cats whose situations made it impossible to wait for the monthly clinics. For this we are forever grateful and want to give a big thank you to The Federation!