Yamhill County to Contract Kenneling Services with Homeward Bound Pets
On September 21, 2017, Yamhill County Commissioners approved a contract for dog kenneling services with Homeward Bound Pets, a non-profit animal shelter located on Loop Road in McMinnville. The county contract with Homeward Bound includes the availability to house up to five dogs of various sizes, with the availability for overflow, for use by the Sheriff’s Office for found dogs. A separate area will also be provided, as needed, for the quarantine of dogs by Yamhill County Public Health. Homeward Bound and the Sheriff’s Office are pleased to be working together to ensure dogs in the care of the county are properly provided for. The partnership, part of the larger transition of the county dog control program, brings to fruition Sheriff Svenson’s goal of joining with non-profits to provide a service to dogs and their owners.
Homeward Bound, which was originally named Evergreen Doe Humane Society, was founded by Julie Julson in 1975. From the beginning, they have been dedicated to placing homeless animals in good homes and remain committed to their role as a “no-kill” shelter. They have continually expanded their services and currently operate facilities for both dogs and cats, including a spay and neuter clinic.
Capt. Christopher Ray