The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society recently added three members to the nonprofit’s board of directors.
Carol Johnson, Samantha Benedict and Becky Upton will each serve a three-year term.
“We are very excited to welcome these three ladies to the board,” OPHS board president Kandace Pierce said. “Not only are they passionate about animals, they also bring excellent business and organizational skills to the humane society.”
Johnson is the executive director of the North Olympic Timber Action Committee. Benedict is the branch manager for Kitsap Bank in Port Angeles. Upton recently retired as the city clerk for the City of Port Angeles.
The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has maintained an active presence in the community since 1947. The society shelters and cares for animals of all types. A private, nonprofit corporation, the society is financed primarily by private donations and gifts.
No animals are turned away and about 2,000 animals pass through the doors of the facility each year.
For more information or to volunteer, call the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society at 457-8206.
OPHS to hold annual fundraiser
The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) has scheduled its third annual Meowgaritas and Mutts Dinner and Auction for Saturday, April 25, at the Vern Burton in Port Angeles.
Seats are $50 per person, $400 for a table of eight. The event will feature a Mexican dinner along with both a silent and live auction. Cocktails and the silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.
To purchase your seat, call office at 457-8206.
In two years the event has raised nearly $120,000.
Proceeds from this year’s event will go to OPHS’s building fund. OPHS is building a new dog kennel facility on Old Olympic Highway between Port Angeles and Sequim.
The new location should be completed by the end of the summer or early fall, organization reps said.