KPFL Microchipping Program - The microchipping program was begun in February 2012 At least once a month microchipping is offered at the KPFL Shelter. Call 293-4936 to make an appointment.
The charge is $10 if you have the pet done at the time of adoption from KPFL. It 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.
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 7/20/2015
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
Did You Know
To donate one of the Kuranda products
Monday, August 10
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
It is a busy time at the Shelter heading towards Summer. Can you spare some time? There are lots of things to be done and we apprecaite any time from one hour or more. Talk with Tami White, Shelter Director at 293-kpfl (3735)
Thrivent Financial and Kootenai Pets for Life joined together to help KPFL better serve its shelter community in south Lincoln County. On Friday, April 17, Thrivent member and Kootenai Pets for Life volunteer, Bev Jacobs, hosted a bake sale at Roasters to provide tasty treats for dogs and humans. The goodies were available for any donation. Money raised, along with $250 given by Thrivent, will be used to purchase an air conditioner for the KPFL Spay/Neuter surgery room located at the KPFL Shelter at 125 County Shop Road in Libby. All animals adopted from Kootenai Pets for Life have been spayed or neutered, have their immunization shots and are microchipped.
Keep Your Pet Safe in the Summer Heat
Never Leave Pets in a Parked Car
Never ever leave your pet in a parked car, not even for a moment. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cars parked in direct sunlight can reach internal temperatures up to 131 -172 degrees F when outside temperatures are 80 - 100 degrees F. Temperatures can rise quickly into the 100 - 120 degree F range even with the windows cracked. This is hot enough to cause irreversible organ damage or even death. Dog houses aren't safe in hot weather either, because they block air flow and trap the heat inside. If your pet is outside, be sure to keep him or her in the shade when possible, with plenty of water on hand. You can add ice if it's especially hot out.
Keep Heat Exposure to a Minimum
Avoid exercising with your pet on a hot day, and if you must, at least avoid the midday hours or anytime it seems too hot for yourself. When going for a walk, avoid hot asphalt that can burn your pet's paws, keep running to a minimum, and bring plenty of cool water with you. Humidity can make matters worse since pets have a harder time cooling themselves by panting, which can send their internal temperatures dangerously high. Fans aren't enough either. Keep your pet cool by keeping him or her from overheating in the first place. A cool bath can help dogs who like baths and the occasional cat who likes to get wet! (They do exist.)
Watch Out for Heatstroke
Heatstroke is a serious hazard for pets on hot days, especially those who are very young or old, or not in good condition. Petfinder recommends watching for the following signs of heatstroke in your pet: excessive panting, salivating, discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, disorientation, and seizures. If you see any of these signs in your pet, move him or her into a cooler environment right away and call your veterinarian. You can use ice packs and give your pet some cool water to alleviate the condition until you get to the veterinarian's office. Summertime is for fun and games, so keep these tips in mind for a safe and happy season.