Where does my donation go?
INKAS supports animals in many ways. Often we are called upon to help with extraordinary veterinary bills. Sometimes we pay for grooming a cat or dog in order to give it a better chance for adoption. We provide special food such as milk replacement for kittens. We invested in quarantine kennels for cats to improve the health of the feline population at the shelter. We provide training and socialization for the canine population. We also provide basic needs like collars, harnesses, leashes, litter, litter boxes and dog/cat beds.
Improvements to the shelter are also a high priority for us. INKAS partnered with Ivins City to expand the cat area and provide additional storage. We provided shade canopies over the outside cat and dog exercise areas and purchased fans to cool internal rooms. We also provided an air conditioning unit and new signage for local animal rescue groups.
Where is Ivins City?
Ivins City, a community of over 7,000 residents, is located in the southwestern tip of the State of Utah in the Upper Mohave Desert. It is nestled at the base of the Big Red Mountain, a tower of vermillion sandstone. It shares a border with the City of St. George, one of the fastest growing communities in the Southwest.
When did Ivins adopt the no-kill philosophy?
The Ivins Animal Shelter adopted the no-kill philosophy in December 2003. This philosophy became official policy in January 2006. (Ordinance 6.01.101)
Does INKAS work with other animal support organizations?
Yes, we support other animal rescue groups in our area.
How can I help?
INKAS Volunteer Associates are needed and appreciated. If you are interested email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do INKAS Directors/Officers work at the Ivins Animal Shelter?
Yes. Some are official volunteers. Volunteer duties include walking dogs, maintaining cat areas, transporting dogs for training and socialization and to adoption events.
Can I help the shelter as a volunteer?
The City of Ivins has a process for volunteer approval. Contact the shelter at 435-628-1049 for more information.
Why should I support the no-kill philosophy?
To help save the lives of adoptable animals. According to the ASPCA, 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized each year. Adopting the no-kill philosophy means defining and implementing the steps necessary to save an animal. Often times all that is needed is grooming or dental work to make an animal appealing enough for adoption. Other times it takes veterinary care, training or fostering by patient families. It takes money, commitment and perseverance, but the end result is very rewarding.