Colville, Washington - On November 16, 2011, a fire destroyed part of the Colville Valley Animal Shelter and killed three animals. Of those three animals, two were cats and one was an older dog that had never had a good, stable home and had just been owner surrendered to the rescue. The building that caught fire burned to the ground, leaving many of their dogs out in the cold.
According to a plea by the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary,
The volunteers and staff at Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary are determined that our dogs will NOT spend another winter outside in the freezing cold and wet, where their water bowls freeze, and they are dependent on straw bales, sawdust, dog Igloos and tarps to keep them warm and dry. Click here for a video taken last year by KXLY showing the condition of our shelter.
Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary is the only help for hundreds of homeless dogs and cats every year in Stevens County, a county with no government or county funded animal control. We are a 501(3) charity which relies on donations and volunteers to keep our shelter running. We are working hard to get the shelter's dog kennels winterized with a new floor; walls, doors and a wood stove as heat source. We need the community's help to make this happen. These are the items we are in need of, to provide our dogs with a decent shelter this winter. Please help if you can! We need: 12 - Chain-link Dog Runs approximately 6' x 12' (chain-link panels are fine too!); 16 - Kuranda Dog Beds - mainly large and medium; and 8 Cords of Firewood.
Of course, monetary donations are also needed to purchase these items and to rebuild. Any help you can give is much appreciated. Winters in Washington are cold and the cold is already here so these dogs need help now. To donate, please click here.
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