Letters to the Editor

Pets: Animal shelter is easy to find

I wanted to inform and remind the residents of Oak Harbor that the city council is holding a meeting regarding combining the city shelter at the Seaplane base with Waif “a no kill” shelter Sept. 21 7 p.m. at city hall. If your are passionate about animals and animal rights, I strongly encourage you to attend.

The folks at the city shelter do an excellent job and are kind and compassionate with the animals but it is a stark depressing place and these animals usually have short life spans, so until this is resolved, I encourage people to visit the city shelter first and have a look. There are some beautiful animals there that have a limited time to be adopted. I was surprised with my last visit to see how young, healthy, bright-eyed and affectionate these little souls were.

The shelter’s number is 360-279-0829 and they are open between the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. It is very easy to locate, but before you leave make sure you have your driver’s license and registration and any passengers have picture identification, unless they are minors of course.

Once you are passed through the gate follow the road bearing to the right and go past the Navy Commissary. You will see a small fuel station on your left and a sign listing animal shelter. Follow the street all the way to end and you can drive no further. When leaving simply backtrack and you don’t need to stop at the gate upon leaving.

If you know of a lonely, elderly, chronically ill person or just want to provide your child with a pet and teach them responsibility and kindness towards animals, this can be a great gift.

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