Construction Continues – Volunteers, Donors, and Lucky Finn

Newsletter – July 2015

Director’s Column

Executive Director, Marybeth WegenerThe unusually warm weather we’ve been experiencing has created some challenges in caring for the animals at the shelter. We’ve gotten pretty creative, freezing towels to put in with the bunnies, putting ice cubes in water dishes and setting up fans all around the shelter to help keep everyone as cool as possible.

We are so grateful to the many people who responded to our plea for fans on Facebook. Within a day, we had at least 10 fans donated which made a huge difference for all of the animals (humans too). This is just another example of how wonderful people are when we have a need at the shelter.

The next several months are going to be filled with more requests for your help as we make our big move to our new facility on Old Olympic Highway. Thank you in advance for your help and ongoing support.

Construction Continues — Check out our progress

IMG_2565This summer has been filled with activity at our new location on Old Olympic. Construction of the dog kennel building is right on track for completion by the end of the year. Along with construction of the building, Allan Barnard and his crew from Vision Landscape Nursery are working to clean up and beautify the grounds. Everything is coming together!

We are also starting to schedule volunteer work groups to help renovate the three modular buildings on site which we’ll be using for administration, cat adoption and veterinary services. If you are interested in being part of our volunteer work crews, click here: I Want To Volunteer!

One Lucky Cat

FinnJack came in late on a Thursday, a large orange cat with a badly fractured leg. Despite his injury, he was happy and loving. On Friday he took a trip to the local veterinarian where x-rays were taken and it was determined that because of the severity of the fracture and the fact that the owners had waited several days to bring him to the shelter, amputation was the only solution. Surgery was scheduled for Monday morning. He was placed on pain medication and antibiotics and made as comfortable as possible. In the meantime, OPHS posted Jack’s situation on Facebook, asking our friends to make a donation to Jerry’s Fund, a medical fund established specifically for animals like Jack who required expensive veterinary care. Local vet, Sharon Jensen saw the post and knew that she had to help. She contacted OPHS and offered to do the amputation for free so Jack was transferred to Blue Mountain where he was stabilized for surgery. Three weeks later and Jack (now Finn) has recovered very quickly and now negotiates the clinic with grace and a sense of entitlement! “Finn has wormed his way into the heart of each and every one of us at the clinic,” said Dr. Jensen. Finn is one lucky guy!

Upcoming Events

Clallam County Fair -Don’t forget to stop by and visit the OPHS booth at the Clallam County Fair, August 20-23. We’ll have plenty of information about our new facility, the services we offer and more. We’d love to meet you! Petco – Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Planned Giving Brochure Request

Learn more about planning for your future while helping OPHS at the same time! Request a copy of our new planned giving brochure.Click Here to Download the Brochure

Thank you, Jim’s Pharmacy!

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society was recently part of Jim’s Pharmacy “Shop with Loyalty, Shop Locally” campaign.

Thanks to the generous customers and employees of Jim’s, OPHS received $1,518 in donations.

Employees held a cutest pet contest and sold homemade dog treats! What a great show of support. Thank you.

Pet of the Month

eveMeet Eve! Eve is six-years-old and is a longtime resident at OPHS. She is very sweet with people but most go to a home where she is the only pet and where there are no small children. She can be very protective of her home so she will need a fenced yard to keep her safe.

Eve loves to play fetch! If you are looking for a loyal pit bull, please consider Eve!
Adoption fee (includes spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccine, and a health check from a vet): $60