CVAS encounters many animals who end up needing long term assistance. In order to provide adequate care for these animals, CVAS depends entirely on the goodwill of the community through donations and volunteers. This is why we have decided to start  "Sponsor a Pet" for 2018.  For just under 80 cents a day ($25 a month) you can provide the food and medical care needed for a long term resident of your choice. You will receive monthly updates on your animal with a picture included, and you are encouraged (but not required) to come and socialize with him/her. If you are interested in Sponsoring any of the animals listed below, please call (509) 684-1475 to sign up today!



Cadet was brought to CVAS on October 10, 2017 as a stray, with terrible injuries to his hindquarters. His tail (right) was mostly severed and dragged behind him. He had multiple tears in the skin and the entire area was inflamed; it must have been extremely painful. Cadet still suffers from incontinence due to the damage. His tail was amputated and his infections treated. The incontinence is slowly getting better, but Cadet still has a road to recovery ahead of him. Cadet is a great cat, friendly and good-tempered, even after all he's been through. 



Sissy was born at the Sanctuary on Labor Day, 2017. She was the runt of her litter, and fought severe diarrhea the first three months of her life. It was so bad it would burn her hind legs raw, and make bath time very painful. No antibiotics seemed to be working, and the CVAS staff was beginning to feel discouraged. Then, one of the antibiotics seemed to magically work! For the first time ever, Sissy went a whole day without a bath! Turns out Sissy had an overgrowth of bacteria in her digestive track. She still has bad days, but staff is back to optimistic about Sissy-- she is definitely a fighter. 



Koda is a 13 year old husky female that was brought to us on 7-27-17 with a progressive degenerative disorder, affecting the mobility of her hind legs. Due to her situation she has been overlooked by adopters, and declined for transfer to our partners. She has been fortunate to find a loving CVAS foster that has opened up her home to her for the remainder of her days. Koda was also the lucky recipient of a custom made wheelchair by Joey's P.A.W. (Prosthetics And Wheelchairs for dogs) in Pennsylvania, which will help her walk once she is unable to. 



Rayne was a stray that was found behind Walmart in Colville. She was found with a horrible abscess in her mouth that had spread into an infection in her jaw, causing her immense pain. She was starving and ragged, and truly in need of some help. Rayne has since gained weight and CVAS was able to provide her dental work. She has a long road ahead to full recovery, but is doing a lot better than she was when we found her.



Billy was a stray feral brought to CVAS. Billy is FIV positive, so he tends to get overlooked when it comes to adoption. Billy is also not a huge love bug, and prefers to be left alone. Despite seeming like a tough guy, Billy does have one soft spot--Allie. Allie, listed below, became Billy's best friend pretty quick. They spend many hours cuddling and showing affection toward one another. Together they show that love truly can be found in the oddest of places, even in the darkest of times. 



Allie came to us when her owner passed away. Allie is very affectionate and quite talkative. Unfortunately, Allie has the human equivalency of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This means that she has very frequent accidents outside her box, as she does not have full control of her bowels. She is let out of her private kennel daily though, so she can cuddle with her beloved Billy.