WELCOME TO THE WALLOWA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY!
Hannibal is playful, interested in surroundings, curious, and ready to explore. He’s about 6 to 7 years old, and came into our care when his owner passed away.
Please call Karen at 541-432-7310 if you’re interested in meeting handsome Hannibal. More info about him on our Adopt A Cat page.
DECEMBER 2016 – KEEPING UP WITH THE WCHS & NEWS TO SHARE
WCHS MONTHLY MEETING – December 13, 1:30 p.m.
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30, WCHS Info Center in Enterprise.
PET THERAPY VISIT – Wednesday, December 14, Alpine House in Joseph
On the second Wednesday of every month at Alpine House we bring our pet therapy animals Dixie and Lola to meet and mingle with the residents.
PET THERAPY VISIT – Thursday, December 15, Wallowa Senior Living Center in Wallowa
On the third Thursday of every month at the Senior Living Center, Dixie and Lola bring their sweetness and fun to the Senior Living Center.
Call Sue Barcik, our Pet Therapy Program Coordinator, at 541-432-3907, and ask about making your pet a part of this great program!
PET ORNAMENTS FUNDRAISER
AT COPPER CREEK MERCANTILE
Copper Creek Mercantile is going all out to help to help raise funds for the Wallowa County Humane Society. Starting now and ending the last shopping day before Christmas, Copper Creek Mercantile will donate half the proceeds of any Woof ornament to the Humane Society. The picture shows some of the ornaments, but there are many more, in all kinds of breeds!
These are beautifully made ornaments that you’ll want to use year after year. Buy them for yourselves, your friends and family. Give one to someone as a gift in honor of the pet they have, or in memory of a beloved pet that is gone.
The ornaments are $8 each, with only 210 ornaments available. Hurry in for your special ornament before they’re all gone! Copper Creek Mercantile is located in Joseph, at 15 S. Main Street. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. 541-432-1001.
YOU CAN HELP MORGAN MEOW MEOW WALK AGAIN!!
This sweet little fella was found abandoned, with his pelvis and hind legs broken. Bev Wyffels came to his rescue, but the vet gave her a difficult choice: save money by amputating the more damaged leg, or go for the costly surgery that would save both his legs.
For Bev, there really was no choice. She wanted to give this brave guy the best possible life. Bev scheduled surgery to have Meow Meow’s legs pinned, saving him from having to endure an amputation. Meow Meow came through the surgery with flying colors. He’s a happy and loving kitten, almost 4 months old now. He pottys just fine, eats well, and he purrs and cuddles to let everyone know that he thinks life is wonderful.
Morgan Meow Meow is recuperating nicely. He’s still in confinement as he heals and grows stronger with lots of love and attention. Bev needs our help in raising funds to help pay for his surgery. The surgery cost $900, and there will be more expenses, including antibiotics and follow-up visits to the vet. Bev is getting close to her goal, but donations are still very much needed.
If you’d like to help, visit the YouCaring donation page for Morgan Meow Meow. Bev tells the remarkable story of how he was found and ended up in her care. You can donate a few dollars or a lot. Every little bit helps! Bev also set up a Facebook page for the little guy.
You can also donate through Paypal Friends & Family. Send the funds using Bev’s email address, corgikisses at eoni dot com.
WE’RE CROWD SOURCING A BOOK as a fundraiser and we want you to participate!
The accomplished writer and photographer Ellen Bishop and the WCHS board members are joining together to create a book featuring the amazing animals of Wallowa County. It will be all about local animals – pets, service animals, ranch dogs, etc. – with pics and their special stories.
Does your animal have an amazing story to share? There’s still time to submit your story. Click the link to download and print the Book Application and tell us all about it!
Our August 2016 newsletter is available!
Click here to download and read the good news. Current and past newsletters can be accessed on our Newsletters page.
Join the AmazonSmile program
Here’s a super easy way to donate a little extra to WCHS. When you join the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to WCHS. Click on this link for AmazonSmile, and get started in only a couple minutes. Remember to bookmark the link for future shopping!
See how easy it is to sign up. Take a look at the AmazonSmile page on our website.
Important updates from Carol, our President:
We have a monthly volunteer orientation class for all volunteers and those wanting to become. Volunteer packets with important info will be given to each person in the class. Carol Vencill, WCHS president, will be conducting the volunteer orientation.
Volunteer Orientation classes will begin again in January. In the meantime, to learn more, you can view and download a summary of our standard Volunteer Orientation info as a PDF document.
View a pic of our first Volunteer Orientation meeting on our Tracks 2016 page. (Scroll down to the February 27 meeting info.)
Open your heart and home to a foster animal. If you’re not able to adopt, this is a great way to make a difference in the life of a dog or cat that needs food, shelter, and love.
We’re always looking for volunteers to foster pets until they find their forever homes. Check out our Foster Program page for more info.
Help us trap feral cats and keep the kitty population down! We need a volunteer or two to help trap and transport feral cats, so they can be spayed. This is the best way to prevent unwanted kittens from ending up in shelters, or worse.
Do you have a spare Havaheart or similar humane trap that you can donate? All our traps are in use, and there are still plenty of feral cats out there. You can drop off your traps at the WCHS Info Center, 104 N. River Street in Enterprise. We’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Have you lost your dog or cat?
- Report it to the Sheriff’s office at 541-426-3131
- Notify our local radio station KWVR, 541-426-4577,
- Call Mary, Chair of the WCHS Dog Committee, at 541-426-4170
- Call the local veterinarian offices:
- Double Arrow: 541-426-4470
- Enterprise Animal Hospital: 541-426-3331
- Red Barn Veterinary: 541-426-3832
Remember: A lost pet wearing a collar with a name and phone number has a much better chance of being returned to its home. Microchipping is a safe procedure. Pets react to insertion of a microchip about the same as they would to a typical vaccination. Microchipping will help to identify your pet no matter where it is found. Please see your veterinarian about microchipping your cat or dog.
Stop by and Visit our Wonderful Info Center!
It has been an incredible opportunity to work with the community since we’ve been so visible. Together we have stepped up the Trap/Neuter/Release program since it began over 30 years ago. More lost “owners” have been reunited with their pets, and more people have come forward to volunteer, just to name a few wonderful things that have come our way since the Info Center opened in October 2014. We are continuing our efforts to establish a sanctuary in the future.
The Center is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., except holidays. Margaret Turner, our volunteer coordinator, has set up a schedule which is posted at the Center. All volunteers are asked to pick dates and times to work at the Center. Each volunteer will be partnered with an experienced volunteer to start. Without volunteers, there is no Wallowa County Humane Society. The animals and the people of Wallowa County will be helped by our efforts.
Call Carol, 541-263-0336, or Margaret, 541-240-9755, to vounteer. We invite you to stop by and visit the Center to see the changes and progress we’re making as we go forward. The WCHS Information Center is located at 104 N. River Street in Enterprise.
Carol Vencill, President, WCHS
Check out our Education page, a resource for articles to help you take better care of your pets and domestic animals.
Lots of kittens means we need to work hard at finding forever homes for the animals in foster care, in addition to running the new Info Center.
Please take a look at our Wish List and see if there’s something you can donate to keep Wallowa County Humane Society going strong. Just drop off any donated item at our Info Center at 104 N. River Street in Enterprise. We’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Kitten chow
- Smaller kitty litter scoops
- Heated pet beds
- Cat litter boxes
- PowerPoint projector (for our educational classes)
- Live traps for feral cat program
- Carpeted shelves for tall cat cage
- First aid kit
- Duct tape
- Fire extinguisher
- New Santa beard and hair
5 million unwanted animals end up in shelters every year. You can help reduce this number by spaying or neutering your pet. Visit our Programs page for more info. We also offer a voucher for $10 off spay or neuter. Conditions apply.
The WCHS is committed to the well-being of companion animals, working with the community to better the lives of all.