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January 2021, Volume 7
PET OF THE MONTH
Do we have any Trekkies out there looking to add a fun pair of cats to their lives? Kirk and Spock are January's pet of the month. We are listing them as a single pet as they are a bonded pair that should find a home together. They are so much fun and are always interested in what the people around them are doing.
If you would like more information on adopting these brothers, please complete an adoption request. 
 
SHARE YOUR HAPPY TALE
We love to hear about our shelter pets in their new homes. Share your adoption story so that others may learn about what a great experience adopting a pet can be. This is one of the many ways you can support shelter pets. 

SHELTER UPDATES
Along with the pets highlighted below, we were able to provide safe shelter for three stray dogs and one stray cat. The dogs have since been returned to owners, however our kitty, Ginny, is now available for adoption. 
Our lovable Corgi boys, Tony and Gus, brought in a flood of adoption applications. We set up meet and greets for many islanders to meet them, but regret that there was so much interest we were not able to meet with everyone. We are delighted that Tony and Gus were able to be adopted together locally, as we would have hated to have split this pair up.

Sassy was not at the shelter long. Soon after moving into a community room, she was adopted by a local family. 
Both Izzy and Ruby are senior cats. Seniors are so often overlooked when people are adopting a new pet. We are so happy that both of these cats were able to find their forever homes last month in wonderful cat savvy homes. 
Let me start by saying all of our shelter pets are very special to us, but sometimes there is just that pet we are all rooting for to find a perfect match. They are usually the ones that have been with us a long time because they need just that special someone.

We are over the moon today that our FIV+ cat, Jake, has finally found that home. He has lived in his own private catio at the back of the shelter since early 2016. We have been his shelter family for over half of his life. All of the volunteers make sure to spend a little extra time brushing him when they are here. He loves a good brushing and a chin scratch. Due to being FIV+, we knew we had to find just the right home that has a good understanding of his condition and can provide him a long healthy life indoors.

Thank you Rebecca for giving our handsome little man the life and home he truly deserves. We are so happy that you have found each other! I am sure when he arrived home tonight he wondered what's up. We will miss you Jake. Have a happy life.
The shelter routinely deals with sensitive issues with pets and owners within our community. We prefer not to report on these types of situations in order to protect the privacy of all individuals involved. Just know that we are here for you when you need us and are happy to assist when we are able. 
Should you find yourself in a position where you are no longer able to care for your cat or dog, please contact the shelter at (360) 376-6777 to discuss your options.
 
LOOKING TO ADOPT?
View our adoptable pets to see if we have the perfect match waiting for you. If you are interested in meeting one of our shelter cats or dogs, please complete an adoption request on our website. We will review your request and contact you to discuss our adoption process and answer any additional questions you may have.
 
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We are still very busy here at the shelter providing services to those in our community and adjusting to our new safety protocols as state and county rules are announced. The care of the shelter animals never stops. We appreciate your support in making sure the animals entrusted to us receive the best care possible. The shelter is currently operating by appointment only. This has been a wonderful way for us to spend time with visitors and provide our undivided attention to answer questions. Call (360) 376-6777 to set up an appointment. We require all indoor visitors to wear masks. Keeping everyone safe, we allow for two guests at a time. 
Some of the ways we can help are:
  • If you are aware of a pet that is not receiving proper care, we can often help you address the situation by offering assistance to an owner.
  • If you are having a difficult time working through behavioral issues with a pet, we are happy to offer training suggestions or point you to the resources that can help.
  • If you have a stray cat or dog visiting your home, we can provide warm shelter and assist with locating their family. If you suspect that the animal is a feral cat we can loan you a trap, provide recommended veterinary care and release it back into familiar territory.
As many families continue struggling to feed themselves and their pets, we ask that you consider making a donation at Pawki's for Pets to support the purchase of pet food for the Orcas Food Bank. The food bank will also accept your donations of unopened pet food for families in need.

Visit Pawki's to learn more about welcoming your newly adopted pet home with a FREE bag of food (up to 6 lbs.).
OUR SERVICES
  • Providing safe shelter for strays and owner released cats and dogs.
  • Adopting displaced cats and dogs to homes that are able to meet their individual needs.
  • Providing a safe place for pets when an owner is faced with an unexpected medical emergency.
  • Educating our community on responsible pet care and offering training advice, helping both pets and owners to live their best lives.
  • Transportation to Bellingham for cremation services of beloved pets that have passed on.
  • Providing low cost spay and neuter for pets whose owners need financial assistance.
  • Transferring in adoptable pets from overcrowded shelters in Washington State.
84A Hope Lane
Eastsound, WA 98245.
Orcas Animal Protection Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes. Our EIN is 91-1717046.
Our mailing address is:
Orcas Animal Protection Society
84A Hope Lane
Eastsound, WA 98245

info@orcaspets.org | (360) 376-6777
Visit us online at:
https://www.orcaspets.org 


Office hours by appointment.
 
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