This years Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale was a huge success, our biggest Bake Sale yet! We more than reached our goal and made over $500! Thank you to all who helped and those who brought the beautiful baked goods, with a special thank you to Mary Gassett who put our bake sale together. Everyone enjoyed the ability to purchase homemade pies, breads and goodies for their Thanksgiving dinner.
Our annual Open House brought lots of visitors to our Center giving thanks to all our volunteers. Special acknowledgements were given to Mary Pilar for her years of service and dedication with our organization and to Denine Rautenstrauch for volunteering her Grant Writing expertise which has brought us extra financial help this year. Thank you to all who support our organization!
The Wallowa County Humane Society would like send our "Sincere Thanks" to those who sponsored and contributed to the success of our "Homeward Bound the Incredible Journey" movie event bringing awareness to the importance of shelters and volunteers.
The Humane Society's future goal is to have a sanctuary here in Wallowa County. Watch for information about our next event taking place Saturday, June 2nd.
45 North Construction (Shane & Brooke Langerman)
Paul's Chevron (Paul & Sharon Castilleja)
Farm Supply Distributor's (Craig & Candi Willis)
Ace Hardware (Nick Cameron)
Jay-Zee Lumber (Julie & Jim Zacharias)
Cliff & Christine Walter's
The Vault Fitness
Ken & Panky Hauxwell
Long Horn Espresso
The OK Theatre (Darrell Brann & family)
As always this year’s Santa Paws was a huge success! Many beautiful photos were taken with Santa. We even had Mrs. Clause with us this year along with Little bit the mini pony. Lots of interest was expressed in adopting our kitties. Ornaments and homemade dog biscuits were a big success. Even our “Gift Wrapping” station was a big convenience to all shoppers! Thank you all who participated, we couldn’t do it without you! Look for us again Next Year!
Beautiful prints and watercolors, a baby quilt and wall hanging were auctioned off.
Thank you all who participated!
Wallowa County Humane Society Raffle
Thank you all who participated in our raffle for a beautifully framed landscape oil painting by the late local artist Bob Fergison. A special thank you to Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts Council and the Josephy Center in Joseph for making this a successful event.
A big thank you to Gary Bethscheder, owner of the Subborn Mule, for inviting us to participate again this year in the Thunder Run. $5 dollars was donated to the Wallowa County Humane Society for each dinner sold at his restaurant Thursday night. We made a lot of contacts and visited with a lot of people both local and tourists. Gary supports the Wallowa County Humane Society year round by having our donation can at his Restaurant.
Our Outreach Trailer was set up once again for four days at the Wallowa Co. Fair. We visited with lots of folks from around the county and visitors to the area too. Raffle tickets for the Bob Fergison's oil painting were sold as were some of our other items. Three kitties were adopted that morning on the way to the fair. Our two entries, "Animal Sanctuary " entered under Collection for an organization, and one of our Scrapbooks, entered under Crafts, took a blue ribbon, each. This is one of many ways that we participate around the community.
Our locally famous WCHS outreach trailer participated in this year's Watershed Festival, held each year on the last Friday in June at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds. The Watershed Festival is always a fun-filled event for kids and grown-ups, with many attractions that will both entertain and educate.
We handed out animal-related material for the kids, and sharing information about what we're doing for the people and pets of Wallowa County. No animals were adopted this year at the Festival, but we had lots of folks stop by to take a look!