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OCAP to hold open house

December 13, 2012
By SCOTT VIAU - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Animal Protection will be having an open house this Saturday. The event will run from noon until 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served from noon to 3 p.m. and cats will be able to receive a complimentary nail-trimming. Attendees will also be able to visit with the animals.

OCAP President Dot Phillips said the purpose of the open house is for people to see what they have to offer.

"It's just to give people a chance to see everything," Phillips said. "We don't have regular hours because we don't have enough volunteers."

Another reason for the open house, Phillips said, is for people to see what their money is being used for.

Those going to the open house to adopt a pet will have to fill out an application and wait one day before taking the pet home to avoid an impulse buy.

"(We want to) make sure (the animals) are going to a good, reliable home," Phillips said.

Over the past three weeks, OCAP has had about 15 adoptions, but they've recently taken in three cats and two dogs.

From Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, OCAP will offer special adoption rates. To adopt a kitten or cat it will cost $20 and $40 for dogs.

"When we run the specials, people come to adopt," Wolfe said.

OCAP has also been planning for the future. Although the organization has recently completed renovations on their building, they're looking at doing more work on the aesthetics of the grounds.

"It's been a construction site for the past two years and now we want to tidy up the grounds," Wolfe said.



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