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10601 SE Loop Road
McMinnville, OR 97128 Contact Us!
September Volunteer Newsletter
Homeward Bound Pets
Monthly Volunteer Newsletter
Shelter, Spay/Neuter Clinic & Thrift Shop News
Monthly Homeward Bound Pets e-newsletter!
We’d like to start by sending a HUGE thank you to you for taking time out of your busy schedule to volunteer with us. We would not be able to do any of this without you. Thank you for helping us save the lives of countless animals in our county and beyond.
Below, find some fun stories from last month, information on upcoming events, and current volunteer opportunities!
Special Stats Coming Next Month…
Kegs and Clubs Golf Tournament
Held August 23 at Santiam Golf Club in Aumsville. This fun fundraising event was a big hit. All 24 golfing teams were maxed out and everyone had a great time. HBPets volunteers poured for the nine breweries on the 18 hole golf course.
Car Dog Wash!
The Car/dog wash was packed! At 4 pm we literally had to turn away cars. YC Pet Heroes partnered with HBPets and were amazing partners. The total made at the car/dog wash $1210.75 with $305 going to YC Pet Heroes. We were all happy with the busy day!
The Naked Winery
The Naked Winery, McMinnville hosted a” Dog Days of Summer” special. On August 15th & 22nd they donated a $1 from every bottle they sold on those two days to HBPets.
Have you ever wondered what the Spay/Neuter Clinic does when they need a handyman to help with a project? We shout out for “The Guys!” They have done everything from fitting vent covers to building counters for us! A big thank you to Don and Larry for helping out with all our projects. This month they made a cart so our dental machine can be easily moved and put to use!
Sept 13 from 4-5 pm at the Spay/Neuter Clinic we are saying goodbye to a good friend. Heather has a huge passion for the fur babies and has given so much of her time to HBPets. She will be missed but says that she will be back to volunteer! We are hosting a going away party on September 13th from 4-5 pm at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. Please stop by, enjoy dessert and bring your favorite “Heather Stories”.
The Spay/Neuter Clinic is turning 1 yr old! Wednesday, Sept 26 we will have been open for 1 year! Join us from 1-4pm on Sept 26 for cake and raffles! We have a dog basket and cat basket up for the raffle! Each basket has fun toys, treats and a gift card to Heater Allen Brewing! Thank you to many many hands that were a part of helping us open up, and to all those that continue to work hard to keep the clinic growing and thriving!
The Homeward Bound pets Shelter is excited to announce that Juniper and Zoe have both been adopted! After a 4-6 month stay in the shelter they are now very happy in their new homes!
Homeward Bound Pets is in need of volunteers! The Shelter, Thrift Shop and Spay/Neuter Clinic can all benefit from you bringing in friends, family, and anyone you can grab off the street! If you know anyone that needs to be put to work send them over. There are flyers below to print out and hang up advertising the Spay/Neuter Clinic. Flyers are available for the Thrift Shop, as well as rack cards. Thank you for all your help!
Thank you for your donations. We are nearly halfway to point in earning our matching grant from Yamhill County. The Spay Neuter Clinic has received $2700 in donations toward the $6000 goal!
SAVE THE DATE!
YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THIS!September 8 COSMO CRITTERS is coming to Evergreen Space Museum!
From 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM HBPets is having a huge adoption event. There will be a lot of fun activities such as:
A pet spacesuit design challenge and fashion show/parade
Space capsule build
Space shuttle glider construction
Designing commemorative patches
Best of all…
The Cloud City Garrison group is arranging to attend dressed as Star Wars characters!
Come join the fun! Bring your pets, friends, and family! This is an adoption event you don’t want to miss out on!
Upcoming Events: Don’t Miss Out on the Fun
8/31:Dayton Friday Nights booth, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.Amber of Amber’s Dog Toys is selling items at the booth with all proceeds going to us. Stop by and say Hi, and pick up a new toy for your best furbaby!
9/13: Heather’s Goodbye Party at the Spay/Neuter Clinic 4-5pm.
9/15: The next parking lot sale at the Thrift Shop will be Saturday, Sept 15 10-5pm. The store and storage room is bursting at the seams. Extra hands to help out area greatly desired and appreciated. Contact the Thrift Shop if you can help out on the 15th.
9/26: Spay/Neuter Clinic 1st Birthday! Join us 1-4pm for cake and festivities.
9/29 – 9/30: Adoption event at Wilco in McMinnville! Contact the shelter if you are in need of kitten cuddle time and would like to help out at this event All kittens need homes for Christmas! It’s right around the corner, let’s get these babies adopted!
Thru September: This is the last month to take part in the Dobbs Family Estate Fundraiser: From July-September 10% of their proceeds from the 2014 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir ($65/retail) will be donated to Homeward Bound Pets. They are located at 230 SE 5th Street, Dundee
10/18: Film Festival! This is a fundraiser for HBPets building fund to build a brand new shelter! Put on by the McMinnville Short Film Festival and the filmmaker, Justin Zimmerman, come watch the screening of SMART! It is about a highly trained animal rescue team in Los Angeles who will go to nearly any length to save an animals life. They put their own lives on the line, day in and day out.
Justin will be at the screening followed by a Q&A with him! We are asking for a suggested donation of $10 per ticket
Director Justin Zimmerman and his crew followed the SMART team around for three years. Join us to watch this journey of superheroes and help raise funds for Homeward Bound Pets. There are 209 seats available at the Coming Attractions McMinnville Cinema 10, so please help us fill them all!
Thank you so much for all that you do, volunteers! Again, we literally could not do any of this without you.
Our deep appreciation,
The Homeward Bound Pets Board and Staff