March/April Newsletter

With Spring officially here, kitten season can’t be too far away. Our feline numbers drop significantly during the winter but they grow rapidly once people start bringing us litters of kittens that they find under their porch, in their garage or wherever a pregnant cat finds a warm place to give birth. In preparation for increased numbers, we’re looking for volunteers to foster kittens. If you’re interested, please call the shelter at 360-457-8206.

With the sun making an appearance more often, now is a great time to volunteer to walk dogs at the shelter. The more we get them out to walk and play, the calmer they are when they go back in their kennels. And the calmer they are, the more adoptable they become.
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Meowgaritas and Mutts

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 4 to attend Meowgaritas and Mutts, a dinner and auction benefitting the animals at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.
Our friends at 7 Cedars Casino are the presenting sponsors of the event. Thank you 7 Cedars for being our Top Dog sponsor!

We’ve had a tremendous response so far and there are still some seats available. The cost is $50 per person. The event will be held at the Red Lion in Port Angeles with cocktails beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

We’re still looking for items for our silent and live auctions. If you have something you’d like to donate, please contact us at the shelter.  It’s going to be an awesome event so plan to join us. Call the shelter at 457-8206 to purchase tickets.

Generous Donor Funds 100 Spays and Neuters
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society is currently providing 100 free spays/neuters through the shelter’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP).

This is the second donation of $10,000 that the shelter has received this year from anonymous donors to fund spays and neuters. The gift will cover the entire cost of 100 surgeries.

SNAP is a low-cost spay and neuter program for cats and dogs living in Clallam County. Owners must meet certain income requirements in order to qualify for the program. The no-cost surgery is limited to two per household.

In 2012, 239 SNAPs were provided through the shelter. Typically the individual is asked to pay for a portion of the surgery and the shelter pays for the remaining cost. Thanks to this donation, the entire cost will be covered.

“We are really anxious to see the impact these donations have on the number of kittens we take in this year,” said Dr. Suzy Zustiak, the Humane Society’s staff veterinarian. “This type of donation can make a huge difference in the lives of our animals.”

Special Meeting Announcement
A special meeting for members of OPHS is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at noon in the Carver Room of the Port Angeles Library. The purpose of the meeting is to elect new members to the OPHS Board of Directors.
Light refreshments will be served.

Longtime Residents Finds His Forever Home
Sailor, a 10-year-old German Shepherd mix, has been at the Humane Society since last summer. After so many months at the shelter, he really needed a change of scenery. Luckily one of our dedicated foster volunteers took him into her home a few months ago and has been working diligently to place him in just the right forever home.
We are happy to report that Sailor was matched with his new family just this week. Hard work pays off again!
If you are interested in fostering dogs or cats, please call us at (360) 457-8206.

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We are so excited about our first-ever Meowgaritas and Mutts dinner and auction. It’s going to be an awesome evening with proceeds going to our building fund.

As you may know, we purchased 9.5 acres on Old Olympic Highway last fall. Now we just need to build a kennel facility for our dogs and we’ll be able to move to a much better location that will be more comfortable for both animals and humans.
We already have some tremendous items in our live auction including a behind the scenes tour of Pixar Studios in California. There are no public tours of this facility so this is a truly priceless item!
We also have some fun surprises in store. Call us today to reserve your seats. Buddy and I hope to see you there.

going to be an awesome evening with proceeds going to our building fund.

As you may know, we purchased 9.5 acres on Old Olympic Highway last fall. Now we just need to build a kennel facility for our dogs and we’ll be able to move to a much better location that will be more comfortable for both animals and humans.   We already have some tremendous items in our live auction including a behind the scenes tour of Pixar Studios in California. There are no public tours of this facility so this is a truly priceless item!   We also have some fun surprises in store. Call us today to reserve your seats. Buddy and I hope to see you there.

Mary Beth Wegener
Executive Director
Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

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