Persevering with so little should be the motto of the Lewis County Animal Shelter. Open six days a week and staffed by only four women, two of who are part-time employees, this is the only shelter serving a geographic area larger than King County. Though the county provides funds for building operations and salaries, everything else that is necessary to run the shelter – pet food, money for medical procedures, office supplies and even toilet paper – is provided for through donations. And to make the work more daunting, we “have to take [every stray], no matter what,” said Amy Hanson, manager of the Lewis County Animal Shelter. Read more …

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