“There is a crisis here in Oregon with abandoned pets and we are needing this new building so badly,” Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society’s Executive Director Ronnie Vostinak said.
Amid construction, the shelter has had to down-size to construction trailers to house cats and says they need the new facility to meet demand.
“It’s hurt us because we have abandoned kitties all the time at our clinic, at our thrift shop, at our shelter, they’re left overnight. We are full and so we’ve got to get this building up so that we’re able to get back to the numbers that we have been at,” Vostinak said.
The shelter’s executive director added, “we shelter lost dogs for the police department, we do licensing for the sheriff’s department, we’re a busy little organization and have got to get a new building…they’re terrible.”