Thanks from APS | Letters

The Orcas Animal Protection Society welcomed hundreds of islanders, visitors and their dogs to celebrate our “Dog Days of Summer” event at Mt. Baker Farm. On this delightful afternoon, people of all ages watched JD Platt’s very talented rescue dogs perform amazing acrobatic stunts, enjoyed delicious food and drink, played in the bounce house, rode the train and painted bandannas with pet designs. The dogs got to take home some wonderful handmade treats and free bones! We want to thank our community for your tremendous help and generous support for this event.

Our special thanks to businesses and individuals who contributed equipment and materials for the event, including: Island Hardware, Island Hoppin’ Brewery, Pawki’s, Puddin Paws Bakery, JD Platt and the K9 Kings, Country Corner, Orcas Village Store, Orcas Island Co-Op, Mt. Baker Farm, Lions Club, American Legion, Forest Ceramics, Stephie Mac, Sea Starling Fine Metalwork, Chimayo, PTSA.

Thanks to the many wonderful volunteers who helped us: Margot Shaw, Leslie Liddle, Jenny Johnston, April Nance, Lisa Kaylor, Alice and Roland Hachee, Marie Michnich, Brian Luce, Jeff Struthers, Jesika Scarpete, Woody Garwood, Rosie Miller, Lynne and Gary Greene, Lyn and David Onsum, Shayne Vinagre, Erika Harlow, Erin White, Anna Tejada, Susan Hampel, Bob Waunch, Mary Rancourt, Susan Hampel, Marsha Weiner, Alina Daoust, Chase Woodward, Colleen Smith, Lauren Weaver and Ella and Lucia, Diane Ultican, Liz Longworth, Pam Evans, Ashley Rivas, Maggie Kaplan, Megan Flier, Tom Mitchell, Bill Patterson, Ashley Ryder, Sean Roberts, Delmi Sanchez and Heather Davis. There were so many folks helping, we hope we haven’t missed anyone.

A very special pat on the back and thank you to Cheryl Jackson and Barb Roddy for welcoming us to Mt. Baker Farm. Their support and assistance made the day possible.

And thanks to all the people who came to enjoy the day with us and support the work of the animal shelter. On behalf of all the homeless pets that our shelter helps, we thank our Orcas community.

Marsha Waunch

APS Shelter Manager

Sally Hodson

APS Shelter Board President