Animal Advocates of the Inland Northwest

Animal Advocates
of the Inland Northwest (Spokane)

PO Box 493, Liberty Lake WA 99019
509-255-6001 ~ email

Chris Anderlik, Animal Advocates board member and fierce advocate for animal's rights, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2011. Chris was a friend, mentor and inspiration to an untold number of people who wished to turn their respect for animals into action. Animal Advocates owes her a debt of gratitude, and we will miss her greatly.

She was born in Galesburg, Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois where she met Bob her husband of 61 years. Her first job out of college in an animal research lab exposed her to the atrocities of animal research. She quit that job and became a chemistry teacher, coach, and life-long Animal Rights and Animal Welfare advocate. Her religion was Veganism. "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, or experiment on"was the motto she lived by.

Chris, along with her husband Bob, co-founded the group "For Animals" in Traverse City, Michigan where she earned the Lifetime Humanitarian Award from the Michigan Humane Association. She and Bob moved to Liberty Lake in 2001, became President and then Executive Secretary of the "Animal Advocates of the Inland Northwest".

Chris did not want a service, and please no flowers or gifts. Instead her dream was for everyone to go an extra mile to practice true compassion for animals.

Donations can be made in her memory to any of the following:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

7525 E Trent Ave
Spokane Valley, WA

2521 N. Flora Rd. Box 11555
Spokane, WA. 99216 Spokane Valley, WA. 99211
477-2532 924-7826

Spokane Humane Society
P.O. Box 6247 501 Front Street
6607 N. Havana Norfolk, VA. 23510
Spokane, WA. 99217




"Where's the meeting? I brought Spring!"

Join us for the first meeting of 2017

and work with some of the finest people in Spokane for the animals!

7:00 p.m. Thursday May 25th at the Spokane Valley Library


Come work with some of the finest people in Spokane for the animals!

7 p.m., Thursday, November 7, at the Spokane Valley Library


Soon it will be winter, and everyone will be at home

Thank you to the SHS Parade of Paws Animal Advocates Dog Pack


Well, ok, it's Kiantha, Christy, and Bruce posing with the Peta condoms.
Help Someone Spay or Neuter Their Pet.


Mercy for Animals came to Spokane to promote compassionate food choices and policies and to show the cruelty to animals in the meat production industry

Here's Phil and Christy!

Phil and Victor with the video, (can be seen at

Thank You For Bringing Such A Great Show!


Welcome People and Animals!

A Little Work In The Corral

OK, Let's Bring This Meeting to Order


I'm Keeping An Eye On Everyone

I'm The Boss. Any Questions?

Running IS The Reason!

All Vegan!

Decisions, Decisions

Animals Cared For Here...Not Eaten

Saying GoodBye, For Now...

Animal Advocates is the only animal rights and welfare group in eastern Washington. We welcome animal-compassionate people to meetings, vegan potlucks and events. Monthly meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held the second Thursday of each month at the Spokane Valley Library, just north of Sprague off Pines on Main St.

Animal Advocates is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization established in 1991 to help end the abuse and exploitation of non-human animals. Members include students, professionals and retired persons of all ages and backgrounds working together for animals.

We advocate for animals, tackling such issues as companion animal overpopulation, wildlife protection, farmed animals, vegetarianism, vivisection, animals in entertainment and fur industries.

Animal Advocates is an independent, grassroots organization. However, many of our members support other animal protection groups and regional animal shelters.

Animal Advocates accomplishes its work through public education, peaceful demonstrations, investigations, letter writing and petitioning, awareness of government legislation and, ABOVE ALL, PRACTICE AND PROMOTION OF COMPASSIONATE LIFESTYLES.

"We are the animals. Appreciate us for who we are. Protect our habitats. Spare us pain and suffering. Stop exploiting us for financial and other gain. Pay attention to our needs and our natures. Fulfill your obligations as stewards and regard our lives as sacred as your own. In so doing, you will achieve a harmony that has been lacking in your lives, and which is abundantly apparent in ours."

--Jim & Nicole Willis, On Animal Rights from the Animal Prospective

"Where respect for our beloved animal companions is concerned, thought, language and action all start with one word: guardian. This simple word facilitates an inner understanding of our responsibility to the furry, feathered and scaled beings whose loyalty, uniqueness and generosity so enrich our lives. By using "guardian" language when we communicate with others, we send a clear message that every individual animal has an inherent worth that far exceeds any mere material possession that can be "owned" like a table or a TV."

--In Defense of Animals (IDA), The Guardian Campaign

We invite you to join the first and only animal rights group in the Inland Northwest.
Yearly membership dues are $15, which go toward our Spay & Neuter Fund, tabling and campaigns. Dues and donations are tax deductible and should be made out to Animal Advocates of the Inland NW and addressed to PO Box 493, Liberty Lake, WA., 99019.

Too few hours in a day to actively participate in meetings, vegan potlucks and campaigns? Donations help the animals.

You can also sign up for our email alerts list, which offers ideas about making a difference for animals.

We welcome your comments and questions.

Copyright � 2002-2010 Animal Advocates of the Inland Northwest.
All Rights Reserved.

PO Box 493, Liberty Lake, WA, 99019 ~ 509-255-6001 ~ email