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JACK’S person died recently, and PALS was asked to find a new home for him.  He’s a big boy who is now on a diet – but he’s loving his low-calorie food!  He’ll need to continue eating this food as he gets down to a good, healthy weight.  Jack is one of the nicest cats PALS has seen in awhile. He is really sweet, LOVES people, has a thing for belly rubs, purrs as soon as you get near him … he’s a really great little companion! 

PALS is now looking for a caring Forever home for Jack.  If you’re a kind and patient person who can help Jack  with his diet, play with him, give him a stable and safe home, and give him lots of love, then Jack needs you!  PALS will help you out as you get him settled into your household, and we’ll help support you with Jack’s weight-loss program.

If you’re interested in adopting Jack into your Forever Home, or if you can Foster him, we’d love to hear from you.  Please call the PALS line at 250-265-3792 and leave your name and phone number, and we’ll call you back.  You will just fall in love this adorable guy!!

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PALS doesn’t have a shelter, we rely on loving foster homes to care for animals while we try to find someone to adopt them.  Each foster home we have represents one more pet we can assist.  If we don’t have foster homes and people to adopt our pets, we wouldn’t be able to rescue any more animals.  PALS is always in need of loving, safe foster homes.

Being a pet foster parent can be a rewarding experience.  You get a furry friend for companionship, and the animal gets a warm and loving place to live while awaiting adoption.  Injured animals have a safe and quiet place to recuperate, and some pets get the chance to live in an actual home for the first time in their lives.

happypetsPALS will pay for all medical costs for foster pets

PALS will cover costs of food for pets, and kitty litter for cats

PALS works closely with the team at the Nakusp Veterinary Clinic, who examine, vaccinate and spay or neuter the pets

If you have any problems with your foster pet such as allergies or conflicts with your own pets or kids, we’ll remove the animal and find another temporary home.  PALS will support you with the foster pet every step of the way.

Think of the satisfaction you’ll feel after helping a frightened, lonely or abandoned animal to feel loved and secure before they find their Forever Home.

Call PALS today at 250-265-3792 if you think you can help us with a temporary foster home.  Thank you so much.




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Look At Miss Lily Now – Thanks To You!


Last fall, the community of Nakusp came to the rescue of this beautiful kitty when PALS asked for help.  Lily had no home, had been diagnosed with diabetes, and PALS was very concerned about her future. We were overwhelmed by the kindness and love shown by our community, and the donations given to the Love for Lily fundraiser paid for medicine for this lovely girl, and helped us care for her until she found a home.  Lily was taken in by a very loving foster family and she responded so well to their kindness and care.  Not surprisingly, the family has now adopted her!

So that you know what happens to your donations to PALS, here’s an update on Lily, sent in by her Mom:

lily-up-close‘Our home would definitely not be the same without our Miss Lily!  She got along with our big dog Stewie and our old cat Spike from the start, but it’s taken until now for her to warm up to and trust our other boy Chester!  She touches noses with Stewie, has amiable staring matches with Spike and now plays with the same toy as Chester!  Miss Lily and Chester huddle close to each other, but won’t admit they actually like each other!

lily-on-chairMiss Lily now owns the house! As you can see, she has favourite people chairs that she takes over!  She has a very distinct waddle and announces herself very loudly as she enters a room!  She is VERY talkative and lets me know when she wants her bum ‘spanking’!

lily-and-brotherMiss Lily was officially adopted into the family during Valentine’s season; very appropriate, as she truly is loved by us all!  She is now in remission from her diabetes, and is a normal, happy young cat.


lily-updateA huge THANK YOU to PALS and Nakusp Veterinary Clinic for taking such good care of Miss Lily, and also for your continued support!  You all made the Fostering and Adoption process very easy.

Miss Lily would also like to thank all of the people in our community who helped support her during her time of need.

It’s wonderful what can be accomplished by kindness and caring.    PALS thanks you!


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chesterLast year, Chester the cat was homeless.  He was frightened, lonely, matted and hungry, and he took handouts from anyone kind enough to feed him.  PALS was called, and they trapped Chester and searched to see if he belonged to a family.  The volunteers at PALS realized he needed veterinary care, and brought him up to the Nakusp Veterinary Clinic, where they did lab tests, cleaned him up and neutered him.

The team at the Veterinary Clinic fell in love with this big boy, giving him belly rubs daily, so they were very saddened when Chester’s lab work showed that he had Feline Leukemia Virus.  Cats usually only survive a couple of years with the disease.  In trying to find a foster or forever home for Chester, PALS was faced with a dilemma.  Families with other cats wouldn’t be able to take him in because their cats could be infected with FLV.  Although many people expressed concern for Chester, people were afraid to adopt a cat with a terminal illness, and time went by with no prospects of placing him in a home.

At about this same time, our beloved elderly cat Poxxy was getting frail, confused and wasn’t eating or drinking without medication.  We spent months nursing her and giving her love and cuddles, but we finally had to make the decision to say our goodbyes to her. We were absolutely heartbroken losing this special member of our family, and couldn’t imagine our house without a cat.

We had read about Chester in the newspaper, and knew that PALS was very worried about what to do with this darling boy, so we decided to foster him until a forever home could be found for him.  We don’t know if Chester was abused while he was homeless, but for the first couple of weeks at our house, he hid under the stairs and cowered whenever we got too near him. He would come out for food, but was obviously very frightened of people, and it took a lot of coaxing and work to get him to socialize.  He eventually warmed to us, and started getting up on our laps for daily rubs and cuddles.  We realized we had fallen in love with him, and decided to keep him.  We called PALS and adoption papers were signed!

chester-big-yawn chester-by-chairChester is now in charge at our house! He is a really sweet and loving cat.  He wakes us in the morning, sleeps at the foot of our bed, and tells us when his mealtimes are! He loves his food! He watches for squirrels at the bird feeder in winter, and warns us if black bears are outside the door in summer.  He loves to be cuddled and rubbed, hates being brushed, and he purrs and squeaks when he’s on our laps.  He has his own bed, but also sleeps on any blanket he can find in our house.  He’s a great napper!  He’s quite healthy presently, and we’re hoping that by giving him a stable and loving home, he’ll live longer than the average cat with FLV.  We’ll do our best to give him a comfortable and happy life, and he’s doing his best to reward us with his love.


If you’ve ever thought about fostering or adopting a pet from PALS, don’t hesitate – you’ll be rewarded with companionship and love from an animal in need.  Call PALS today!  250-265-3792.



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tattooing-grapefruit-januaryflorence-and-kids-tattoo-awareness-january kids-and-tattooing-awarenessMiss Arnold and the Grade 4/5 Class at Nakusp Elementary School recently invited Florence from PALS and Jackie from the Nakusp Veterinary Clinic to come to the school to discuss the importance of tattooing our pets, and to demonstrate the actual process of tattooing.  A fun and informative time was had by all!

A number of students volunteered to have Jackie tattoo them, but it was decided that demonstrating on a grapefruit was a better idea!  She explained that the grapefruit was similar to the skin of an animal for demonstration purposes, and then proceeded to show how the tattoo gun worked by printing out words and numbers.

Florence from PALS was delighted by the questions asked by the students, and information about the importance of using tattoos for identification purposes for our pets was shared.  She was very pleased about the level of interest shown in tattooing and other pet-related areas, and how much the students care about the welfare f animals.

Special thanks from PALS to Miss Arnold and the Grade 4/5 students for their invitation to come to the school, and for their interest in the importance of tattooing and caring for our animal friends!



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Blackie and Joey recently lost their parent, and PALS was concerned about finding a forever home that could house both of them. Well, thanks to the fine people in our community, they’ve been adopted by a kind and loving home where they’ll be able to spend time together, run around a lot, and be loved throughout their lives.  We are Thrilled that they’ve been placed together in the perfect situation after all the trauma they’ve been through.

Thanks to all the people in our community who have helped PALS with our pets.



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