Because KPFL is an all volunteer organization, we are always in need of funds. We are a no-kill shelter. No animal leaves our shelter without first being neutered or spayed and being up to date on shots. That is just the beginning of our expenses so please consider making a donation. We will be happy to receive Tribute Donations remembering people as well as pets; Grants and Bequests; In-Kind and Material Donations; as well as Private Fund raisers. We obtained our Tax Exempt Status in 2002. Our IRS Employer Identification Number is 81-0543796.
We also have been working on a small area behind the shelter to 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 will have a small area – larger than a cage – where they would live privately until they healed from their trauma.
People often ask what they can do to help us. We have developed this want list to guide you. We appreciate everything we receive. You can also find immediate needs by calling the Shelter (293-57350
- Kuranda dog and cat beds
- Heavy duty dog leashes and collars
- Step stool or medium size ladder
- Paper towels
- Small cat litter pans
- Printer paper
General supplies used frequently at shelter:
- Animal toys - chew toys for the dogs, fuzzy mice for the cats
- Rubber or latex gloves ( medium)
- 13 gallon drawstring garbage bags
- 33 gallon heavy duty garbage bags
- Long handle scrub brushes
- Metal poop scoopers
- Pet carriers, all sizes for dogs or cats
- Towels and dish cloths
- Donations for cat and dog food (when we feed the animals a consistent diet we have less problems) Homesteader's Ranch and Feed Store can show someone what we usually feed our animals - Purina Cat Chow, Advantage Dog Food and Purina Kitten Chow or you can credit our account at Homesteader's.
- Cat and dog treats (especially ones that are good for their teeth)
- Cat & dog toys
- Cat scratching posts or climbing things
- Dog biscuits (we usually only allow 1 dog biscuit per dog per day, but they definitely feel special when they get them)
- Cat litter - (we currently use Napa oil absorbent and it works well)
- KPFL is always looking for volunteers to help with the many jobs that need to be done:
- Shelter workers to clean or help clean
- Office workers (to help with paper work and answer phones at the shelter while the cleaners are working)
- Office workers to show people around during our public open hours ( Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-2 PM) We would really like to be open to the public more often, but need scheduled office people to do that.
- Home workers (people who will make calls, such as checking references for people wanting to adopt)
- Dog walkers - getting to walk daily is essential to the dogs health and sociability, making them more adoptable
- Cat and dog groomers (to brush and groom animals -- the attention and handling of animals is vital for adoptability
- People who take in animals on a temporary basis can mean so much in development and sociability of puppies and kittens, cats and dogs.
You can now donate with one click using your credit card or phone on Facebook.
Look for the graphic on the left and click on Donate.
Go to Facebook, click here
or send a check or money order to Kootenai Pets for Life, P.O. Box 1454, Libby, MT. 59923.