Becca Shaw

Becca is the Sanctuary's animal care coordinator extraordinaire. She manages animal intake and care, and helps make sure everything at the Sanctuary runs as smoothly as possible.

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Dave Fietz

A retired computer programmer, David moved to Washington in 2009 where he and his animal-loving wife Linda have a small ranch with a number (don‘t ask!) of cats, dogs, sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens, and ducks. He has volunteered and served on the board of the Valley Food Pantry since 2011, and has volunteered at Stevens County Cat Care for several years. He joined CVAS in 2016, where he hopes to improve its funding base, physical facilities, and volunteer participation. He and Linda periodically foster kittens and are honored to work with some wonderful folks dedicated to animal welfare in eastern Washington. Dave presently serves as CVAS Treasurer.


Linda Fietz

Linda was born in Spokane and graduated from Spokane Community College to become a licensed practical nurse. She moved to Sacramento and worked at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group for 20+ years. In that time she raised and trained Dobermans and German Shepherds to compete in (and win!) Schutzhund and AKC obedience trials. Linda moved back to eastern Washington in 1999, and unlike husband Dave, is willing to list here for the record the extent of the menagerie at the family home:  2 horses, a small flock of Jacob sheep, a few dairy goats, chickens, 3 alpacas, 3 huarizos (½ alpaca, ½ llama), a plethora of rescue cats, 2 rescue dogs plus 3 Great Pyrenees (to protect the cats and livestock from the coyotes, cougars, and bear). Linda enjoys making things with fiber (hence all the fiber animals), vegetable gardening, and serving on the CVAS board.


Susan Durnell

Susan is a long-time CVAS volunteer. Retired after 35 years teaching primary grades, she now has time to pursue her next passion, being a crazy cat lady. She and her daughter clean up after the cats (and spoil them a bit) and help train dogs to become more adoptable. They also have fostered a number of dogs and kittens over the years, including Molly, who was fostered “for a week” some years ago and never left.Susan serves as CVAS Secretary.

Mary Ikagawa

Mary works in conservation and devotes the rest of her time to battling a lifelong compulsion to take home every cat she meets. She serves as CVAS President.