Oct 31, 2016

Newberg Animal Shelter October 2016

Shelter Building
Shelter Building

Greetings Donors!  As I reflect upon 2016, it has been a year of great progress.  Our team has worked hard to care for and adopt animals, almost 300 so far this year.  It our great honor to be able to help animals, help our community, provide critical veterinary care, and a caring place for displaced animals to go while they await thier forever home. 

In my last report, we had raised funding for installation of an HVAC system in the building.  This continues to be a top priority for health, comfort, and disease control of our animal residents (and volunteers).  We now have engineering documents completed, and equipment on order.  The project is progressing nicely, and we look forward to installation. 

The grounds of the building have had several volunteer work days this year, with teams of wonderfully hard workers coming to pull weeds, plant flowers, wash windows, and lay barkdust.  We appreciate so much the amazing committment of our community!

Inside the building we have been installing FRP, painting with high gloss paint, and completing needed electrical/plumbing to finish the interior.  FRP and high gloss paint are required to ensure proper sanitization of areas where animals reside, and it's already been wonderful to have the ability to hose off, scrub, and deep clean the walls. 

Right now we run in parallel, operating a shelter facility, while working to finish the construction.  Key projects that are next on the agenda, as funding allows include:

  • After HVAC installation, finishing the walls and installing ceilings in Lobby, Office, and Cat Room areas.
  • Painting those same areas.
  • Sink installation in Grooming Room, and in one Cat Room.
  • Extending exterior fencing to provide a more secure area for North Kennel runs, secondary enclosure.
  • Reinforcing Dog Kennel gates, now that we have the experience of animals in the kennels, the current gate locking mechanisms are not strong enough for rambuncious large dogs.  More secure latches are needed.

Thank you for your continued support, Please visit our website for additional information and updates:  www.newberganimals.com

Sincerely,

Crista Eberle

Adoption Success
Adoption Success
Kittens
Kittens
Adoption Successes
Adoption Successes
Big before and after
Big before and after
Aug 1, 2016

Newberg Animal Shelter July 2016

Kilo
Kilo

Hello Donors, it has been a busy summer already.  We are in kitten season full swing, helping to bottle feed kittens without mothers, and taking care of nursing mothers.  All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption, tested for key feline diseases, treated for parasites, and up to date on vaccinations.  Our wonderful donor community has been so generous helping to provide kitten formula and food that goes so quickly with many mouths to feed.  Thank you!

We have big news for our construction progress!  We have met our fundraising goal for installation of an HVAC system at the shelter!  This will provide temperature control, and fresh air exchange required to reduce the spread of any disease.  We are so excited to get started on this project.  The contractor is currently working on engineering and permits, we hope to begin by end of August.

In other construction news, we are currently installing FRP on the walls in areas where animals are housed.  This non-pourous materials meets sanitation requirements, and it's the right thing to do for our animals and staff/volunteers.  The dog kennel area is nearly complete, cat kennel areas and lobby will start this week.

We are so thankful for our donors, we could not do this without you!!

Kittens
Kittens

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May 4, 2016

Wine and Whiskers - Success Story

We owe a great big thanks to everyone that attended our Wine and Whiskers, annual wine and auction event.   This was the first year for this event and we are extremely pleased with the turn-out and support.   We have received many compliments on the presentations and our guest emcee 'Cliff Barackman' from Animal Planets 'Finding Bigfoot'.   How wonderful it was for him to donate his time to support our shelter.  The funds from this event will assist with this years budget needs.   

Spring and summer are very busy with cat, dog and kitten adoptions.  It's a popular time to get a pet.  We are hoping to have an HVAC system installed before the hot days of summer to provide comfort and ventilation for the animals.....and staff and volunteers!    This is our last big construction project for the shelter and hopefully we can achieve it this year. 

We are pleased with our progress and enjoy giving you a this quarterly update. 

Thank you for your on-going support. 

 
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