125 County Shop Road, P.O. Box 1454, Libby, MT 59923
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1. Print the 2 pages of the application you want (dog or cat)
2. Fill in the application
3. Scan it and email it back to Kootenai Pets for Life - email@example.com
or bring it to the Shelter or mail it to the Shelter
We would like to construct a small area behind the shelter where the general public would not go receive animals that have been traumatized before they arrive. They may have been abandoned on a country road and left to fend for themselves. They may have had a long time human taking care of them who has died and they don’t understand what happened to that person. Oftentimes they are very young mothers with their first litter and they have no idea what to do. Each animal would have a small area – larger than a cage – where they would live privately until they healed from their trauma.
We are asking you to help us build this area. A small donation from many people would get us to our goal. If you would like to help, please send whatever you can afford to KPFL at P.O. Box 1454, Libby, MT
Cats like Lady, a 14 year-old gray tabby whose owner passed away, are traumatized when they first come in and need a private place to adjust. A place away from the noise and smells of others, a place to call their own until they come to terms with the changes in their life. The rooms will also be used for new Moms who have kittens to care for, or abandoned kittens, like the thirty brought to us last year, who need space to play. Elderly cats in need of rest, sick cats in need of treatment Ð the use for the rooms far exceeds the space to list the necessity.
Spay & Neuter - We began our spay/neuter program in 2002. As of April 2018 we have facilitated the spay or neuter of 8,074 pets.
KOOTENAI PETS FOR LIFE ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO TAKE THEIR PETS TO THEIR VETERINARIAN AND HAVE THEM SPAYED OR NEUTERED AND TO KEEP THE VACCINATIONS UP TO DATE.
If you are unable to do this, KPFL, with some financial assistance from the County is actively offering a spay/neuter program. If you need help to spay or neuter your pet call 293-kpfl(5735).
Ferel Cat Program - We have a feral cat program that has been funded by the Sands Foundation grant. An appointment can be made to bring in a feral cat for spay or neuter and vaccinations. The cat's ear will be clipped and the cat will be released back to the same area. Since 2011 through this program we have spayed or neutered over 745 feral or stray cats. For more details on this program call 293-kpfl(5735)
Last Updated 7/16/18
An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per year, with only 2.8 surviving kittens per litter can total:
1 year - 12
2 years - 67
3 years - 376
4 years - 2,107
5 years - 11,801
6 years - 66,088
7 years - 370,092
8 years - 2,072,514
9 years - 11,606,077
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The next meeting will be Monday, August 13 at 6 p.m. - at Henry's Restaurant in Libby. Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings and join in or just to see what we do.
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KPFL Microchipping Program - To make an appointment to have your pet microchipped call 293-5735(kpfl). The microchipping program was begun in February 2012 and over 744 pets have been microchipped.
The charge is $15 if you have a pet that was adopted from KPFL at an earlier date. For $35 anyone with a pet can make an appointment and bring their pet in for microchipping. If you are adopting a pet from KPFL it will have already been microchipped.
The Shelter is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. We will be closed to visitors on Thursdays. Sunday the Shelter is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call for an appointment if our regular hours don't work. 406-293-kpfl(5735)
We are all volunteers and we need more volunteers - individuals, groups, families - anyone can volunteer. Volunteers can work with the pets socializing, walking, feeding, cleaning, and grooming. There is also office work, committees, foster care. Opportunities are endless. You can find the volunteer application here. Print it, fill it out and bring it in to the Shelter. We'd love to have you join our dedicated workers.
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Rolly is one of many pets available at the Kootenai Pets for Life Shelter at 125 County Shop Road in Libby. Rolly is a happy boy. He is sometimes too exuberant for other dogs and needs to be an only dog but if you sit on his bed with him, he will climb up, roll on his back and put his head in your lap so you can scratch his tummy. He is up to date with vaccinations and he has been neutered. He is black lab mix. Unfortunately Rolly needs surgery on a torn cruciate ligament in his back leg so he can get ready for a forever home.
Volunteers at Kootenai Pets for Life are holding a rummage sale for Rolly to raise funds for his surgery. It will be held Friday, August 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelter on County Shop Road. Donations will be accepted Friday morning, August 3 at the Shelter.
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