Homeward Bound Pets understands that this is a challenging time to stay positive in an uncertain climate for you and your family, and your business. We pray that all of you are okay, and we want to let you know what is needed to get through this trying time of uncharted territory. Just like you, we aren’t entirely sure what to expect from week to week.
HBPets remains committed to our mission of ‘Improving the lives of cats and dogs through adoption and community partnerships’. It is working proactively to ensure the health of its staff, and the pets and community it serves. Our team appreciates the loving support that has poured in over the past week and we will continue to work together to get through the difficult weeks ahead.
Over the last week amazing adopters have given many HBPets’ shelter animals forever homes. But as we look to the near future, we are preparing for an influx of animals to the shelter, from people who have to surrender their pet because they can no longer care for it, from foster parents whose kittens who will need to be separated due to not being able to be spayed/neutered, and from new litters of kittens as “kitten season” is upon us.
The closing of the Homeward Bound Pets Thrift shop has created a devastating loss of operational income. Thrift Shop sale proceeds directly impact HBPets by helping to fund its no-kill animal shelter. Additionally, with the closing of the HBPets Spay/Neuter Clinic, it will be necessary to shelter pets longer as they will not be able to receive necessary spay/neuter procedures. Because of these two closures shelter costs may triple due to having to keep animals longer. At the HBPets Animal Shelter, adoptions and owner surrenders are now by appointment only. Please call 503-472-0341 ext 1 and leave a voicemail; a staff member will call you back.
In this time of crisis, your urgent gift will allow HBPets’ dedicated staff to continue to provide care for the dogs and cats in its shelter and foster homes. In addition to monetary donations, HBPets may also need foster homes for animals. If you live in Yamhill County and would like to open up your home to foster animals in need, please contact our Foster Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at 503-472-0341 ext. 7.
Please join in helping the animals by visiting HBPets’ website and click here to donate: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E344451&id=1. Every donation, no matter how small, helps during this challenging time, and all of us at Homeward Bound Pets appreciate your support now more than ever.
Please take care of each other and manage stress by staying connected by phone or internet with your friends and family. Taking a walk close to home with your pet is a wonderful way to get exercise and help relieve anxiety, just be sure to maintain six feet between you and people you encounter. Eating healthy, getting exercise and plenty of sleep are important ways to help keep your body resilient. Enjoying your backyard or deck will keep you in the great outdoors and feeling connected to those we love is good for your body, mind and soul!
With 45 years as Oregon’s first no-kill shelter, we understand that it takes a village; we love our village!
Homeward Bound Pets