[Newsletter] Construction Update September 2015

IMG_8860Construction Update

building_progressThe dog kennel building is completely enclosed now so we don’t have to worry about stormy weather stopping work on the project. We’re counting down the days until the end of the year and we can move to the new location on Old Olympic. It will be a much better environment for the animals, the people who care for them and our visitors.

Remodeling of the modular buildings is coming along very well. We’ve had two volunteer work days which resulted in cleaning out the contents of the three buildings, tearing out the carpeting and prepping the buildings for paint.

This has been a huge undertaking and we’re so grateful to everyone who has helped by making a donation or volunteering their time.

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 by clicking here.

Lucky Alex Finally Got Adopted!

1JM4NLCFSAlex came to the shelter under tragic circumstances. His owners both passed away within days of each other and he was found in the garage of his house. Very protective of his home, animal control had to set a humane trap for him in order to bring him to OPHS.

It took months for the dog staff to start to bring Alex out of his shell. An older dog, Alex wasn’t interested in playing with toys and wasn’t too interested in people either. Once he was groomed he really seemed to blossom. After nearly a year at the shelter, Alex was adopted and is happy in his new home where his is loved like a member of the family. We are so happy for Alex!

Sometimes it takes awhile for the perfect match to be made but we are always willing to have patience and help our animals find the ideal home.

Director’s Column

Fall goldensIt’s hard to believe that summer is already over and fall is fast approaching. We had a long and very warm summer which made it challenging to keep all of the animals cool and comfortable. Now we’re getting into the rainy season, a time when staff wears rain suits and boots to slosh through the puddles and mud to get the dogs exercised each day. No matter what the weather, the dogs get out at least twice a day, however, some like the rain more than others. The cats, on the other hand, have it pretty easy, staying warm and cozy in their cages.

If you would like to volunteer to take on the challenge of walking dogs or cuddling cats, please click here to complete a volunteer application. We can always use the help!

For Sale!

IMG_2685You may notice a for sale sign on our current building. We have listed the property and are looking for just the right buyer. We have it listed at $139,900. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Alan Barnard at Windermere Port Angeles. His number is
(360) 457-0456 or (360) 461-0175.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, 9/12

Join us for Pet Lovers Day at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. KSQM is the sponsor of this fun event.

Every Saturday

Petco adoptions from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.