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!
In 2018 the shelter handled over 700 animals from adoptions, dog control pups, lost kitties, and transfers.
The Shelter adopted out 545 dogs and cats in 2018!!!
The Spay/Neuter clinic ended 2018 by fixing 1706 cats, 607 dogs, 10 rabbits and 2 rats for a grand total of 2,345 pets! We also performed 240 microchips and 857 rabies vaccinations!Join us in reaching our 2019 goal of fixing 2,155 pets so we can reach a grand total of 4,500 pets fixed by the end of this year! We have started the year off on the right foot performing 21 surgeries on Jan 3, and 50 the following week!
Pints For Paws!
Join us in helping out our Shelter at this enjoyable and relaxing fundraiser! Golden Valley Brewery will donate a $1.00 from every pint of beer sold on March 20th to Homeward Bound Pets Shelter!A raffle will be held in the evening. Join the fun and purchase tickets from 4:30-6:30 then stick around to see if you are a winner!
Local Matters with Ken Moore
Thank you to McMinnville Community Media and to Ken Moore for featuring Homeward Bound Pets on our local community television. If you missed the program it will be aired again on Jan 13 and 14. Find more information at mcm11.org live streaming online.
Thank you to our volunteers that helped with the Santa Paws photos and to the News-Register and Wilco for supporting Yamhill County’s Fourth Annual Festive Pet Contest both events benefitting Homeward Bound Pets. We appreciate all the love and generosity we receive from this great community.
We want to give a huge shout out to First Federal. They support charitable organizations and let each employee choose where to have them donate $50.00 on each person’s behalf. We received a check for $550.00!! Thank you so much for loving HBPets.
New Shelter Hours:
Monday & Tuesday Closed
Saturday & Sunday 11-4pmDog Orientations 2nd Sunday of each month at 11am. Call shelter to sign up.
Don’t forget to visit our great Homeward Bound Pets Thrift Shop on Lafayette Ave behind J&W Carstars. They have a great variety of treasures including wooden clogs and dog sweaters! You can also shop for special items from the Thrift Shop on Etsy.
Watch Facebook for special deals and sales!
The Homeward Bound Pets Thriftshop also has its own store on eBay!
Find great treasures at fantastic deals now.
Currently in our eBay Store…
Thanks to our generous donors the HBPets Spay/Neuter Clinic has another Cat Tree to raffle! The drawing will be held just before St Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 14th! Stop by the clinic to purchase your ticket for $1.00!
Volunteer Orientation will be held the fourth Thursday of the month at 2 pm at the Spay Neuter clinic. The orientation will cover volunteer opportunities for all parts of the Homeward Bound Pets Organization.
The shelter is in need of
Please contact the shelter for more information!
Angel Fund… “Turkey Fever”
Thanksgiving is always a dangerous time for pets. The extra rich foods and gravy cause many different illnesses in pets. Little Angel, and 8 year old Corgi Mix and her parents greatly appreciated Angel fund helping her to receive treatment because after two days of vomiting and diarrhea she felt terrible. Turns out she had a case of pancreatitis which resolved with treatment.
Thank you to Gunness Stuart Landscaping and our wonderful volunteer Georganne for landscaping the front of the HBPets Spay/Neuter Clinic. We appreciate our beautiful new front yard and can now hold our head up high alongside our neighbors!
Linda volunteers at the Spay/Neuter Clinic
“I have known Dr. Jenn for many many years. She has been treating my wayward animals with some very difficult issues. When she said she was leaving the practice in Sheridan to open HBPets Spay and Neuter Clinic I told her to holler if she ever needed help; to give me a call. So of course, she did!We all have a true love for animals and work so well together. At our house, we have never turned down an animal in need of a home. We currently have 3 horses (1 rescue), 6 goats (2 rescues), 1 llama, 5 dogs (2 rescues), and 6 cats (all rescues).
I retired just a few years ago after spending 35 years in Corrections. I wanted to give back to the community. I feel so lucky to do this while working with my favorite people and animals. Angel (above) is proof that a little kindness goes a long way, she adopted me in December, when she was sent to the Spay/Neuter Clinic from the HBPets Shelter. Life will never be the same with out her. I have met some amazing people here at the clinic, it is an honor to be part of the team.” — Linda
“When Linda recovered Angel after surgery the kitten wrapped its paws around her arm and would not let go. We knew that kitten would not make it back to the Shelter. Linda keeps us laughing and makes the day go by much faster. We are lucky to have her!” – Dr. Jennifer
Jan 1, 2019 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Jan 24 Volunteer Orientation 2pm
Feb 28 Volunteer Orientation 2pm
March 14 Spay/Neuter Clinic Cat Raffle Tree Drawing
March 20 Pints for Paws 4:30-7:00pm
Bingo Fundraiser!!! Stay tuned for more details!
May 5 – Lemonade Day
UFO Festival – visit the HBPets Booth!
Dawgs & Hogs 3rd Annual Poker Run
HBPets Spay Neuter Clinic Open House – Stay tuned for fun events and contests
See’s Candy Fall Fundraiser
Oct 19 Howl – O – Ween at Petco! – Support the Spay/Neuter Clinic!