Kootenai Pets for Life
125 County Shop Road, P.O.


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

Pets Available
for Adoption

Last Updated2/14/17

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)

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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Next Meeting

Monday, March 13, 2017

at 6:00 p.m.

Libby Campus of Flathead Valley Community Collete. Everyone is welcome to come and join in or just to see what we do.

If you have questions or need directions please

Kootenai Pets for Life
125 County Shop Road, P.O.

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 Rescu
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.


Remembering Chester - a great ambassador for KPFL

Read his story here

Do You Know About Amazon.Smile - an automatic way for you to support Kootenai Pets for Life every time you shop at Amazon at no cost to you.

Instead of going to Amazon.com go to https://smile.amazon.com You'll find the exact same prices, selection and convenience of shopping at Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Kootenai Pets for Life.

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, and other account settings are also the same but do remember to sign in a smile.amazon.com.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization (Kootenai Pets for Life) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.


Dates have been selected for the rummage sale. Start saving items to donate now. Please - no old TV's or clothing. They just do not sell well. Hope to see you in March!


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.