We, here at OPHS, ended 2017 on a very joyful note. One of our long-time residents of Kitty City, who we’ll call Moxie, left for his new “forever-home”!
Day after day Moxie had been passed over by individuals looking for kittens. Month after month people adopted the more popular cats. Never once did Moxie get much of a second look.
But finally, Moxie’s lucky day had arrived! A gentle man with a gentle way discovered our Moxie. Perhaps because this man is a senior himself and could appreciate Moxie’s slow mannerisms and failing vision, they connected. It was just plain meant to be!
We experience wonderful stories like this every day. And, we are able to care for these animals, sometimes for long periods of time, because of YOU, your kindness, your volunteer efforts and your funding.
Thank you for your continued support that allows us to make connections like these now, and into 2018. We wish you and yours a very happy and healthy 2018.
New Years Resolutions
Things To Do in 2018
- Clean out your garage, storage shed, barn (ugh)
- Go on that trip on your bucket list (yes!)
- Get more exercise (bite the bullet)
- Write that book you know is in you (you could be famous)
- Make out your Will or Trust (ok, you know it’s time)
Many of our supporters leave a gift to OPHS in their wills or estate plans so they can do even more to protect animals in the future. You can, too. By making a simple gift in your will, you can help support those animals in need for years to come.
HOW IT WORKS
You designate a particular asset or a percentage of your estate to The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust. You can make OPHS a “contingent beneficiary.” OPHS receives the gift after your lifetime and applies it general operating funds or to the purpose(s) you specified.
Your gift costs you nothing now. You retain control of your assets during your lifetime.
You can change your mind or modify your gift if circumstances change.
Your gift can remain anonymous if you choose.
Your gift may provide tax savings or help reduce the tax burden for your heirs.
You can leave a gift in honor or memory of someone who inspired your love of animals.
You will be remembered as someone whose legacy included protecting animals in need and transforming their lives.
HAVE YOU ALREADY MADE A GIFT THROUGH YOUR WILL, RETIREMENT PLAN OR INSURANCE POLICY FOR THE FUTURE OF OPHS? IF SO, PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR PLANS SO WE CAN THANK YOU AND WELCOME YOU TO OUR NEW LEGACY CLUB
Become a Foster
Did you know that you can foster a shelter animal until it is adopted? OPHS does everything it can to make sure our animals find a family. The foster program allows a dog or cat to go home with a “buddy” for a while before they find their “forever-home”. Spending time with you as a foster family not only gives our animals a break away from kennel life, but can make the difference between a well-socialized and adoptable animal and one who is not.
Save the Date
Meowgaritas and Mutts
Saturday, April 28th
Vern Burton Community Center
308 E 4th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Call us to receive your personal invitation:
For over 70 years the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has been committed to caring for and finding permanent homes for the homeless animals of Clallam County. As an open admission shelter, we take in any animal. Each year, approximately 2,000 animals are brought into the shelter. We rely on the generosity of our community to help care for our residents. Thank you to everyone who makes a donation or adopts an animal into your family.