SEQUIM — Renovations are below way at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s new making just west of Carlsborg as the nonprofit prepares to broaden providers for its felines at the McKay Kitty Town sophisticated.

The 7,000-square-foot building at
91 S. Boyce Road, which as soon as housed a school and a church, will be dwelling to cats, kittens and compact creatures — and attribute a 100-foot-very long mural depicting cats at perform in the Olympic Mountains.

The 3-acre campus was acquired immediately after Clallam County officers identified three modular structures the no-eliminate shelter was making use of at the main campus on Old Olympic Freeway required to be taken out. The modular place also housed veterinary companies and administration.

The developing in Sequim will residence all those displaced expert services when renovations are total. The focus on shift-in date is by the end of September or early Oct, Olympic Peninsula Humane Modern society (OPHS) representatives reported very last 7 days, although the current campus will proceed to residence dogs and their related services.

“Unfortunately, swiftly escalating content costs and the supplemental need to have for new healthcare gear created the general cost tag of building a new composition on our present 9.5-acre property untenable,” OPHS government director Luanne Hinkle reported.

“Instead, we had been lucky to identify the residence on Boyce Road at significantly less than 50 % the selling price of constructing new.”

Port Angeles artist Dave Montague has donated his time and skills to a mural at the McKay Kitty Metropolis.

“When I heard about the new Kitty City developing, I definitely desired to help,” Montague said. “I made the decision to offer you my providers to generate a mural to capture the cats’ personalities that will stay there until finally adopted.

An avid hiker, he reported he “wanted to depict our furry close friends in the scenes I have loved by means of my 3,000 miles of hiking all over the Olympic Mountains.”

OPHS has a fundraising campaign to assist with renovation costs approximated to be $350,000. In addition to create-outs for cat rooms, the new Kitty Town developing will include things like a operation suite for OPHS to supply minimal-price spay/neuter services to the local community.

As of Aug. 18, OPHS had an believed 97 p.c of the essential renovation money. Donations will be matched right up until Sept. 15 by an nameless donor.

“Because of bequeathed money, we had been equipped to order the Sequim home for cash, preserving OPHS debt-free,” Hinkle reported.

“With only a very little over $10,000 to raise toward our renovations, I know our generous group of animal enthusiasts will assist us get all the way there.”

Upon completion of the McKay Kitty Town facility, OPHS will host an open dwelling — the day is to be introduced — for the group, Hinkle stated the party will contain tours, raffles and a sale of animal-related items.

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For about 75 a long time, OPHS has preserved an lively existence on the North Olympic Peninsula. Yearly, much more than 1,300 animals move via the doorways of the facility, OPHS representatives claimed.

Adoptions are by appointment only. Programs are readily available on the web at

To make an appointment, or for much more facts, call 360-457-8206 or stop by the website.


Michael Dashiell is the editor of the Sequim Gazette of the Olympic Peninsula News Team, which also is composed of other Sound Publishing newspapers Peninsula Day by day Information and Forks Forum. Get to him at [email protected].