Construction and support of Newberg Animal Shelter

by Newberg Animal Shelter Friends
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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
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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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. 

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.    


Sarah Williams-Jarred and shelter dog Baye
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! 

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Newberg Animal Shelter Friends

Location: Newberg, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.newberganimals.com
Project Leader:
Crista Eberle
Newberg, OR United States

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