The project is a bit daunting at this early stage, but OMHS is equal to the task.
The shelter will continue the all-volunteer philosophy of the organization and would have no paid employees. Adoption Coordinators know that this freedom of movement for cats enables them to adapt readily into their new homes.
The OMHS vision for the future has been to build an animal shelter of adequate size to accommodate the needs of pets in Richland County who are awaiting permanent loving homes.
OMHS is now much closer to having that vision become a reality.
We are also grateful to Lee and Judy Clarson for renting a second space to OMHS for use as an additional adoption location for the past 2+ years. OMHS aniticpates the new shelter to be a focal point of pride in a wonderful community that cares about quality of life of both people and pets.
This will be a much more convenient arrangement for the volunteers and the Adoption Coordinators who have traveled and worked to maintain two, small shelter faciltiies for several years.
It will also help potential adopters who will be able to interview the cats and kittens in one central location.