It likely does not come as a surprise that our local Ellsworth Area currently struggles with a staffing shortage, and unfortunately the shelter has felt these effects as well. Overcoming this challenge, and the related consequences, becomes acutely sensitive when animals and families depend on our operation.
Previous Next It's been nearly 20 years since the Shelter has had a fresh coat of paint, and as you can imagine we were beginning to wear around the edges! Thus we were so excited when a passionate volunteer Lori Verwey approached our director and expressed that she wanted to spearhead a painting project and give us a fresh new look. Not only was Lori offering to donate her time, but also all the paint and materials. Lori, and several other dedicated volunteers, came after…
Earlier this month, we changed our road sign to indicate we were open for visitors to come walk in and meet our available cats, and the response has been HUGELY positive.
Due to the overflow of bottles in our tent, and the strain it currently puts on local redemption centers, we have put a temporary hold on receiving redeemable bottles and cans at our parking lot redemption tent until the tent is completely emptied. However, we are still using the CLYNK redemption program, so anyone looking to support our cats and dogs by recycling is welcome to grab as many bags with our unique tags on them as desired.
We know it's been a long time since we've been open to the public - between COVID protocols and facility limitations, our hours are by appointment only to reduce stress to the animals and to keep everyone healthy and safe. But now you can join us every other week for a livestream on Facebook to meet new shelter residents and hear the latest news and developments.