Friday, December 05, 2008

Our New Shelter

Mom Toni here...........I just wanted to report on our brand new "no kill" animal shelter. It was built through the help of Coldwater Creek (they got their start here and still have a huge warehouse and call center in Sandpoint.) Many of you are probably familiar with them through their clothing catalog. Anyway, I stopped in yesterday, although I guess they weren't really open yet. It is a state of the art facility! There is a grand entry way and lobby. The cats have 6 cat rooms, two of them are kittens, the other 4 are grown cats. No cages!! They have tons of toys, beds, climbing towers. Each room has a huge window that you can look at the cats, or you can go inside the room. When it is finished, they will have outside access, as well. The cats are so far away from the dogs, you can't hear them bark. There is a second hand store attached to the shelter, all proceeds going to the shelter. There is enough land, a park is planned for next spring. My vet clinic is right across the street.

Yes, volunteering again is a big possibility!!! I did volunteer work 8 years ago (that is how I found Mittens) but couldn't stand to see the cats in cages and knowing so many were being put down. They went to a "no kill" facility in 2002, but the building was small and in need of repairs.

17 comments:

Everycat said...

This sounds like a great shelter and how we wish all shelters could be!

DEBRA said...

Momma loves CC!
And this sounds like a wonderful place for kitties to begin their new path to a forever home...

purrs
Abby

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

On we wish the Visitor Cats in our basement could go there!!!

Daisy said...

That sounds really wonderful! Hooray for Coldwater Creek for helping out in such an important way.

Anonymous said...

We are always happy to read about good news like that. Anything that gives a cat a chance at a forever home is OK with us.

Eric and Flynn said...

That sounds a lovely place for the cats to wait for their forever homes. No cages is good news.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

How very exciting. That sounds like a marvelous shelter.

Fat Eric said...

Sounds great! Even better than the shelter I came from, which is a good shelter.

Derby said...

Hooray for a nice new shelter. Take pictures sometime if you can. Happy weekend.

momsbusy said...

sounds great! i wish our shelter was like that. they were left a LARGE sum of money from a very wealthy lady. nothing has changed in years except the building of a cremetorium for pets. i will have to check out CC. if they care for animals then i will give them my business.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so glad to hear that a new no-kill shelter opened up. We hope that they find lots of kitties homes.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

meemsnyc said...

Yeah, for no kill shelters!

Karen Jo said...

What a wonderful new shelter! It sounds great. I think you would like volunteering in a place like that. It's marvelous that there are no cages.

The Meezers said...

oh how wonderful!!!! it sounds beautiful!!!!

purrrsss to our bestest furriends!

Anonymous said...

Yay! We wish all shelters were No-Kill and cage-less.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It's hard for Jan to do the shelter photos because it's a kill shelter and most of the the animals don't make it out alive.

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