Ferel Cat Program - We have a feral cat program that has been funded by a 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 288 cats. For more details on this program call 293-4936
Last Updated 7/12/17/2017
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
Did You Know
To donate one of the Kuranda products
Monday, August 14, 2017
at 6:00 p.m.
at Fireman's Park in Libby
Everyone is welcome to come and join in or just to see what we do.
If you have questions or need directions please
KPFL Microchipping Program - To make an appointment to have your pet microchipped call 293-4936. The microchipping program was begun in February 2012 and over 300 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.
October 4, 2016
" Thank you so much for my wonderful Noz!! He has become apart of our family and fits in so wonderful!"
Emma and Marigold were in inseparable in the Shelter and they were lucky enough to find there forever home together!
We were all so happy for them. See Adoption Stories
August 31, 2016 - The Montanian - Libby Woman Facing Up to 21 Years
Cathie Iris Warren, also known as Cathie Iris Odegaard, was booked into Lincoln County jail on Wednesday and faces four felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty, one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty - fist offense, and six felony counts of animal cruelty - second or subsequent offense. The indictment also includes six alternative charges of animal cruelty - second or subsequent offense.
According to documents filed with the court, the Lincoln County Health Department has been involved with Warren and her animals since 2013. The situation escalated in April 2016 when Health Department director Kathi Hooper and Lincoln County animal Control Officer, Wendy Anderson, contacted Warren after receiving complaints of dogs barking at a property hear Crossway Avenue in Libby. Hooper and anderson visited Warren's residence on April 21, 2016, and again on June 30, 2016. The two reports detail sub-standard living conditions including overcrowding, lack of food and water, and extreme temperatures. In addition to the dogs, several horses and donkeys were on the property as well as goat, chickens and a large cage of birds.
Animals Removed and Charges Expected - 53 Poodles, 6 Donkeys and 63 Birds
August 6, 2016 - taken from the Friends Of the Shelter, Libby Office Facebook Page
Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter and Libby Friends of the Shelter are currently housing and providing care for the animals involved in the Animal Cruelty seizure in Libby, which occurred earlier this week. TVAS has contracted with Lincoln County to provide sheltering for dogs and cats in the county since 2008. Due to legal circumstances, we are currently unable to discuss the specifics of the case with the public. While we greatly appreciate all of the offers of assistance from the community, the specific areas in which we need the most help are as follows: First and foremost (tax deductible)monetary donations are by far the most helpful, as the burden on shelter resources is tremendous. We have plenty of food for all of the animals due to the generosity of PetSmart Charities organization. Another commodity that we are in need of are towels, of the paper and cloth varieties. Small, soft bedding (please no electric blankets, sleeping bags, comforters, etc.) is another thing that would make the animals stay much more comfortable. As we are doing a great deal of laundry and cleaning, laundry detergent and dish washing soap would also go a long way! Financial donations can be made to Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter at P.O. Box 1815 Eureka, MT 59917 or through our Paypal account at Tobaccovalleyanimalshelter.com .Please call (406)293-5665 if you have any questions. Thank you all SO much for your patience and support during this challenging ordeal.
August 9, 2016 - taken from the Kootenai Valley Record
County, Humane Society Rescue Pets Sheriff hand investigation to County Attorney to see whether charges are warranted. "There are no charges yet, but we suspect there will be," said Stephanie Twining, the deputy director of Humane Society of the United States. Kathi Hooper is director of the Lincoln County Health Department. She said she is grateful for the Sheriff's Department participation and that of the Humane Society of the United States.
Hooper said the Animal Control Office has been besieged by locals who want to contribute funds to care for the pets. She said to contibute, send checks to:
Lincoln County Health Department
% Libby Animal Rescue
518 Mineral Ave,.
Libby, MT 59923
Donations are NOT tax deductible. Montana has no law that provides for the cost of caring for animals after they are seized in a cruelty case, so that cost typically falls on the taxpayers or the goodwill of the community. The Humane Society of the United States provided some financial assistance for the care of the animals and PetSmart Charities also provided food, supplies and financial support.
April 27, 2017 - Jury Says Guilty in Animal-Cruelty Trial
When Cathie Warren was served with a warrant on August 2 last year, she had on her Libby property a veritable menagerie of animals, including 53 dogs, donkeys, horses, birds, goats and cats. After members of the sheriff's department, a veterinarian, a representative of the Humane Society and animal control officers walked through the property and inspected the animals, all of the animals were seized due to concerns about their health and safety in Warren's care. At the close of her trial on April 20 last week, the jury found her guilty of six counts of animal cruelty and two counts of aggravated animal cruelty. Warren was represented by attorney Ryan Peabody, while the state was represented by Jeffrey Zwang, deputycounty attorney.
The case came down to the jury deciding if Warren had maliciously and purposefully neglected her animalÕs needs, or if she did not know her animals were suffering but would have, had she known, taken action to rectify the situation. In his closing statement, Mr. Peabody said ÒMs. Warren was not callous. She was not given a chance to make a change, and her husband testified that they were working on it. Warren believed everything she was doing was right, including getting information from the internet, what she thought was a reliable source.Ó Peabody finished with a reminder to the jury that Òthe burden of proof has to be beyond a reasonable doubt, which is the highest standard in the legal system.Ó The State closed by urging the courtroom to Òplease remember that Warren did not provide the dead Borzoi with treatment for a serious illness. She did not notice the serious illness prior to death because she had too many animals. The Defendant took all these animals into her custody. She took on the responsibility to care for them but did not. If Warren was a breeder with 35 years of experience she should not have needed more time than she was given to correct the situation. The State has proven beyond a reasonable doubt the charges in this case and should return a guilty verdictÓ said Mr. Zwang. in his closing statement. Cathie Warren will be sentenced on June 5
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Billy Ritter of Libby and her close friend, Kathryn E. Lee of Myrtle Creek, Oregan are supporting Kootenai Pets for Life in a way that benefits KPFL, the cats and dogs that are adopted and the people who adopt them. Kathryn is sending, through Billy Ritter, beautiful handmade quilts for the cats and dogs at KPFL. When people like Wayne Rau and Karen Zaso adopt kittens like Griz and Sweetpea they get to pick one of Kathryn’s quilts to take home for each of their adopted pets. There are many more quilts to pick from when you adopt a pet from KPFL, and Kathryn says she is making more to send. Thank you Billy and Kathryn.
Come out and visit the Shelter and see all the pets available. We are always happy to have visitors and new volunteers to help us clean up yards and Shelter for the coming summer.
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)
Dear Friend of Kootenai Pets for Life
At KPFL we often 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. For example someone brought in three little kittens that were found in a grease pit in a garage after their feral mother had been hit by a car.
We have a wonderful shelter but it could be made better to help these animals adapt to their new life so they can heal. Currently they are held in cages in the front part of the building. We would like to construct a small area behind the shelter where the general public would not go so these cats would have more privacy. 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 the address above
KPFL is an all volunteer, no kill shelter that provides quality care to the abandoned animals of this area. Your help would enhance our efforts. Thank you for whatever you can do.
Sincerely yours, Eileen Carney, President KPFL
Kootenai Pets for Life, P.O. Box 1454, Libby, MT 59923