The Lincoln County Animal Shelter is in need of a new home to help the homeless animals of our community!
The current animal shelter was built in Newport, Oregon in 1967 with a number of additions over the years. We have had troubles with leaky roofs, rotting walls, outdated electrical system, and dilapidated plumbing for a number of years. In July of 2019, dangerous levels of toxic mold were found in the HVAC system and in the walls, prompting an emergency evacuation.For the past few years, the county has been searching for land for a new location, and $300,000 has been budgeted for land purchase. We are now on a fast-track to find a safe and functional short-term solution, as well as planning for a new building.
Animal Shelter staff are operating out of a disaster trailer outside of the Animal Shelter on Harney Street, and an emergency animal shelter is setup at the County Commons (fairgrounds).This emergency relocation is far from ideal, but it's an opportunity for the community to come together to try to make many of our dreams a reality including:
*A building better designed as a rescue, adoption, and education center
*A building designed by experts in animal welfare for disease treatment/prevention
*Additional kennels and more rooms for all types of animals
*Ringworm treatment room
*Onsite neonatal bottle program
*Barn/garden for not social/feral cats
*Canine cottages for long-term stays
We understand there are so many needs and worthwhile causes throughout the county. We hope this is an opportunity to provide enhanced services to all of our community through:
*Play yards accessible to the public
*Large conference room for meetings, behavior classes, volunteer orientations, and fundraisers
*Enhanced Humane Education (after school programs, summer camps, birthday parties, field trips)
*Low cost spay/neuter, microchip, vaccine clinic onsite
*Boarding - focusing on pets who have behavior/medical needs
*Community care for pets who need temporary foster (e.g. medical emergency)
*Enhanced Pet Food Bank
*Partnering with local colleges for vet/vet tech student opportunities
We hope to have land secured within three months and a building built within two years. We're so grateful for our community's support! Please help us help the lost, homeless, and abused/neglected animals of our community to have a safe haven on their way to loving families.
To keep up to date on developments, follow our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LincolnCountyAnimalShelter/