Thanks to our donors, the new animal shelter is now housing the dogs and cats. The animals have been moved from the old shelter to the new shelter. The new facility has floor heat, washer and dryer for clean laundry and other amenitites. However, there are many rooms not finished and the building is not open to the public at this time. The cat room is not completed. We need cages. The north dog kennels do not have gates. The south kennels can house about 8 dogs. It is expected to take about 6 months to finish the interior and train new volunteers, before opening to the public. We will need more volunteers to handle the additional pet intake, once the building is complete.
The City of Newberg and NASF are working together, along with volunteers to completely finish the interior. Many fundraiser's are planned for spring and summer to cover the costs.
We are thrilled to have come this far in the project. Now, we need to tie-up the loose-ends and make this a shelter we can all be proud of.
Thank you for your long-term support and for following our progress. The shelter has some great dogs, if you or someone you know are interested in a long-term, satisfying friendship. Please continue to support us, now and in the future. We have just begun!
It's a new year and we are pleased with the progress of the building construction. The kennels and floor of the new shelter are in the process of having epoxy applied. The floor heat is now working, thanks to the hours of labor donated by DP Plumbing.
As soon as the epoxy is cured, measurements will be taken for kennel gates. There are a few other things that need to be done before the animals can be moved from the old shelter to the new one. Our first priority are the necessities needed in order to 'house' the animals. With the floor heat now working and the kennels finished, the animals should be able to be moved. Our first consideration is keeping the animals comfortable and healthy.
Thank you for your past donation, this has helped us get on the track to complete this project. There are many rooms to finish and equipment to purchase, but the animals will be moved soon, into a dry comfortable new building, thanks to your donation.
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends are working with the City of Newberg to finish the dog and cat kennel areas before November 1st, when the weather turns more severe. The old shelter roof is in need of repair and won't make it through another winter without major repairs.
Habitat for Humanity and the Newberg City Councilmen worked together last week, to build the interior wall frames. This really helps get the work done and becomes a great community effort.
The dog kennels will be built out of cinderblocks with chain-link gates and materials will be delivered on Octoboer 2nd. It will take a few weeks to complete all 24 kennels (includes Intake and Quaratine kennels).
NASF is working on a couple of grants, hoping to be able to pay for the kennel gates and the garage door openers. We need 4 commerical grade garage door openers as soon as possible. If you're interested in following the construction steps, check out the Construction blogsite link. We are trying to enter blog data of our needs and the dates we need it. Please follow our progress.
Thank you for support the Newberg Animal Shelter. There are many good things happening right now!
We've got good news, the new animal shelter building "shell" is almost completed. LCG Pence will have completed the building shell, parking lot and minor landscaping by the end of June. Newberg Animal Shelter Friends (NASF) are excited to start constructing the dog kennel areas. Kennel areas must be totally finished before animals can be brought to the building. We can't continue to pound nails and run noisy equipment and cause trauma to the animals, so all of the heavy construction must be finished. There will be 16 dog kennels and a separate room for cat cages and also a cat play area.The laundry and food prep rooms are part of the central kennel area, so there is much to do. NASF will be finishing the interior with materials and labor that are donated or discounted and we're also seeking grants, where available. Thank you for your donations and support for this project. A few pictures are attached to show the building progress. You can see the rolling doors to the kennels, to give the dogs sunlight and outdoor area. We are using Clackamas Dog Services kennel construction plans as our role model. The new shelter is located on Sandoz Road, off Wynooski Road, which is off Hwy 219. Drive by and take a look when you're in the area. Progress has been made thanks to you!!!!
Much has happened since our last report. Even though we’ve had winter weather (snow, rain and wind), the construction effort if moving forward. DP Plumbing has installed the under-the-floor heat for the kennels and the drain system for the new shelter. The base of the building is now ready for the concrete. The next step will be preparing the foundation for the manufactured steel building. The construction costs are running in the red about $20k. We will be looking for ways to make-up for those costs.
NASF and Newberg Animal Control have toured other local and county shelters to determine the best construction for our Newberg kennels. This is the area of the building we’ll concentrate on first. All efforts will be made to complete the kennel areas so the animals can be moved as soon as possible to their new home. We will be looking for material and labor donations to finish the interior.
We expect the steel building to be delivered within the next few weeks. Pictures will be available on Facebook and in our on-line newsletter, Flea-mail. Please sign-up for our on-line newsletter at our website (the event page) to get the latest project news.
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