These three cuties were found huddled together in the parking lot of the Ivins Veterans Home at the beginning of the week and brought to the Ivins City Shelter. Hendrix and Joplin were in desperate need of grooming. INKAS made a call to grooming angel Honey-Bee. Honey-Bee donates her time to help the animals at the Ivins City Shelter. She rearranged her schedule and INKAS dropped them off the next day for their spa day. 

What a difference and day makes!

Blondie Cleaned
MJ, formerly Hendrix
Mipha, formerly Joplin

Meet Tater Tot and Tank!

(Formerly Lulu and Lana)

These two girls were found running loose in Ivins a few months ago. The younger one, Tank, is 8-10 yrs old and the older one, Tater Tot, is 10-12 yrs old. They were inseparable so the Ivins City Animal Shelter worked very hard to find them a home where they could stay together. Both needed work on their teeth and Tater Tot had a growth inside her mouth the size of a large grape. With the help of Best Friends Tater Tot’s growth was removed and the process was started to get her mouth healthy. She had the last od her procedures done at the end of April and is one happy girl. Tank had her teeth wored on locally in April as well and is doing great. 

Some have asked what we do… this is just one of the many projects INKAS takes on. We schedule appointments, transport to and from Best Friends and local vets and finance the medical needs of animals like Tater Tot and Tank. 

The reward… Well you know what they say:

“A picture is worth a thousand words!”

Tater Tot and Tank


Navy’s foster family has adopted him!!!



Navy chillin’ at a coffee house in Kanab! 



Navy & Kids???  No Problem!


DAY 1:

Navy has settled in at his temporary foster home in Kanab and is doing great!  Thank you to Keith Hightower, trainer at WOOF!  and INKAS own Lois Hewitt for working tirelessly to find a foster home for Navy.  A huge thank you to Dani for opening her heart and home to Navy for the next 2 months.  Keith and Dani will be working with Navy and giving him much deserved love and attention.




In late June 2016 the Ivins City Shelter found themselves with a pregnant Schnauzer/Poodle mix named Trudi needing a foster home.  One of our directors took Trudi home and 4 days later she gave birth to 5 beautiful puppies.  After 8 weeks of hard work, laughter and tears Trudi and her 5 adorable pups all found wonderful forever homes.



In early March 2014 a very pregnant Schnauzer mix named Paisley came into the Ivins City Shelter.  Happily a loyal INKAS supporter and her husband agreed to foster Paisley through whelping and the first several weeks of the puppies lives.  Five beautiful and healthy puppies were born on March 13, three girls and two boys.  All went well until April 1 when Paisley was diagnosed with pancreatitis.  True to their commitment, the foster parents leaped into action.  The puppies thrived during the ordeal and Paisley recovered nicely.  We’re very pleased to report that at eight weeks old, on May 8, all five of the puppies were adopted to good homes.  As for Paisley, what had been her foster home became her forever home. 



BLUE - The little guy who could not walk.

BLUE – The little guy who could not walk.

BLUE - Getting some love from Connie visiting him at Best Friends.

BLUE – Getting some love from Connie visiting him at Best Friends.

Blue came to the shelter with neurological damage.  He couldn’t function in the general kitten population because he was unable to walk and was incontinent.  INKAS Director, Connie Butterfield, took Blue home to nurse and help him regain the use of his hind legs.  Soon Blue was able to hop like a bunny and play with a kitten companion.  INKAS paid all veterinary bills and with persisting love INKAS was able to place him with Best Friends to live the good life with other disabled cats.