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.