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Public meeting set for Wednesday, June 21

Key stakeholders and community members who are interested in exploring the needs for a new animal shelter are invited to a public meeting on Wednesday evening, June 21.
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Washington County Animal Services and the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter are in the
process of exploring the needs for a new animal shelter. This is a big part of our future
planning for animal services to ensure the needs and expectations of the human and
animal residents of Washington County are met in the years to come.

While we do not have approval to build a new shelter at this time, we are inviting input to
help inform the process when the time comes to replace our aging and outdated facility.
During this process, we would like to welcome the community’s input on what
Washington County residents would like to see in a new county municipal animal

We appreciate the strong support that we receive from the community, and would like to
invite you to join us and other key stakeholders on Wednesday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m.
at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library. This will be an opportunity to hear about modern
animal sheltering considerations and to share your thoughts on how we can incorporate
those concepts into a future animal shelter facility.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Karrie Johnson at
[email protected] or by calling 503-846-7149. Language
interpretation requests may be accommodated with advance notice.

If you cannot make the meeting, but would like to provide input, please feel free to send
your suggestions to Karrie via email before June 21, 2023 and she’ll make sure they are
included in the future planning process.

You can find a PDF of this public meeting notice at:


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