January 2016 Newsletter

AirViewFacility16Happy New Year! Everyone at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society is so excited to welcome 2016 because it means we’ll be moving into our new facility! We are currently on schedule to move to the new site at the end of February.

Facility16This is a monumental accomplishment for OPHS and our wonderful donors who have supported us throughout the $1.4 million capital campaign. We are within $100,000 of reaching our goal and completing the project with no debt! Your continued support is critical at this point. You can make a donation online here or by calling OPHS at (360) 457-8206 and saying that your donation is for Dig Deep or mail your donation to OPHS, P.O. Box 1376, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

If you are interested in helping us move to our new facility, simply complete a volunteer application and write MOVE at the top. You can download an application from our website, or pick one up at the shelter.

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers who donated your time to support the shelter in 2015. From dog walkers to cat cuddlers, special event workers and more, your help is deeply appreciated. We promise that 2016 will be a much better environment for you! Dog walkers will have beautiful trails to follow through an old growth stand of trees while our cat volunteers will be able to work with the cats in community rooms, outside on the “catio” and in an overall setting better for the cats and people!

If you’d like to join our volunteer group, please complete an application by downloading it here or stop by the shelter and pick up an application.

Thank You Donors!

Our donors are awesome. Thank you to everyone who donates throughout the year, either monetarily or by dropping off donations. Everything you do is helpful and ultimately benefits the animals in our care.

This holiday season, we received so many wonderful donations. From cash to truckloads of food and supplies, we are very grateful. And to those of you who include goodies for the staff, thanks for that too!

Fourth Annual Meowgaritas and Mutts

Meowgaritas and Mutts 16Mark your calendar for the fourth annual Meowgaritas and Mutts dinner and auction on Saturday, April 30th at the Vern Burton in Port Angeles.

You won’t want to miss this fun evening as we raise money for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

We’ll be celebrating the completion of our new dog kennel building and looking towards the future.


Secret Santa Surprises OPHS Adopters


Jessica Peterson and Lady

A secret Santa visited the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society the week before Christmas and paid for the adoption of 21 pets.

Among the families who were surprised with a free adoption was Jessica Peterson and her 12-year-old son, Skylar. They adopted Lady, a dog who had been at the shelter waiting for her forever home for just over one year.

“My son is autistic and Lady is a wonderful companion for him. They’re able to go for walks and Lady is helping him with his social isolation issues,” said Peterson.

“Thank you so much to this wonderful donor. Our family is now complete.”

Adopters did not find out that their fee was already paid for until they had completed all paperwork and were ready to pay for the adoption.

“It was really special for our staff to be able to surprise people with the free adoptions,” said Mary Beth Wegener, OPHS Executive Director. “We were really excited to work with this donor to provide such a nice gift to our adopters.”