We are excited about a new year and our new animal shelter. We've recently had a landscaping grant from our local Early Bird Rotary Club, which helped us get pea gravel and sod for our dog runs. This has helped us stay dry and mud-free this winter and we are truly thankful.
We have several opportunties this year to complete more of the interior finish work. This will be a great boost toward a full completion of our construction project. It will be exciting to have an HVAC for cooling and heating, and fencing and gates to complete the quarantine in-take area. There's still a bit more to do, but this is our focus this year.
We've appreciated all the support from our donors and those that attended our events in 2015. We've got some new and fun events for 2016 too.
Please check our website for events and adoptable animals. It takes a community to operate a shelter and we couldn't do it without you.
Oct 12, 2015
Open House was successful
By Janet Floren - President
Sarah Williams-Jarred and shelter dog Baye
On October 3rd, the Newberg Animal Shelter celebrated with an Open House. We celebrated with a face painter, taco wagon, dog trainer , City K9 unit, popcorn and raffles. The shelter lobby was filled with customers, the shelter store stocked new inventory, videos displayed names of donors and adoptable animals. Our donors looked for their newly installed paver or bricks in the front patio. Seven kittens were adopted! It was a very successful, fun day. We can't say THANK YOU enough to our supporters.
The Open House was a good opportunity for the community to meet our new Shelter Manager, Sarah Williams-Jarred. Her picture is included. She is working hard to care for our animals and find them good new homes.
The Newberg Animal Shelter Friends are operating the shelter, as well as, continuing to finish the building with an HVAC system. In my last report, I mentioned how HOT it was this summer in the lobby and cat room areas. We need to get an HVAC before next summer's heat.
We are working on our future events and building a good infrastructure of shelter volunteers to clean and care for animals. This is no small task. Our challenges grow as the business grows.
Thank you for your support, whether it be volunteering, donations of supplies, funding or prayers. Our animals appreciate YOU!
We hope you're keeping cool during some of our hottest summer days!
We have good news...........on July 1st, Sarah Williams-Jarred started her new job, as Shelter Manager. We're really excited to have a full-time experienced Shelter Manager to allow us to provide more services to the public. Soon we will be open longer hours and have the ability to do pet outreach events and provide other services that we have not had the ability or manpower to do. In the past, Sarah has been the Assistant Manager at Homeward Bound Pets in McMinnville and has Vet Tech certification to help us with many operational duties. We are thrilled to have her at the Shelter.
Our next big project, will be to get an HVAC system installed by next summer. This summer has been very hot and without ventilation and cooling, the building is almost unbearable. We are trying to cool the shelter the best we can, by watering down the kennels and setting up as many fans as possible. We have a one-room air conditioner, that cannot handle the job of cooling the entire building. The animals are taking the heat well and we are doing what we can to keep them comfortable. Hopefully we will have a cooling trend soon!
We have some fundraising events planned for the fall and there will be more details coming in the next report.
Thank you for your continued support and please visit our website and FaceBook pages.