BMHA/ARC operates as a Non Profit Private 501 c3 Animal Rescue business.
BMHA/ARC relys on monetary donation, contracts, and grants to operate. The average years cost to operate an animal rescue our size with no vet on staff is $275,758.00.
BMHA/ARC of La Grande just underwent great expense due to old damaged underground water pipes. So far this year BMHA/ARC of La Grande has had to repair the plumbing, water lines, air venting systems, heating systems and the cooling systems. All of which has been at great expense. We have taken in over 987 animals so far this year (as of December 31, 2013) Many of which have been “strays”.
All animals adopted from us are spay/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. (The average cost of fixing an animal is $90.00- microchipping cost is $15.00 – vaccinating- $7.95 per shot if rabies shot added – $ 9.28 total expense = $122.23)
HOURS: Monday-Tuesday=11:00 till 4:oo p.m. Wednesday 11:00-5:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday= 11:00 till 5:00 p.m. Saturday- By appointment only call director John
BECOME PART OF THE SOULUTION VOLUNTEER. Call and set up a training class with the Director John. 541-963-0807
Bmha board Mike H (VP)-Cindy F- Rebecca V- Kim P (Sec/Treas)-Gayle H-Cameron B-Erik G (Pres)-Jan P-Josie H-Samantha S (Assist S/T)-Beverly W– would like to Thank you for any and all support you give to the animals and the operation of BMHA it cost over $225,000.00 a year to keep the doors open, animals cared for and the building in working order. The cost of supplies, employee cost, rising cost of utilities have effected BMHA just as it has everyone and every other business. The board supports John Brinlee and all the employees along with the daily volunteers and offers them a HUGE THANK YOU and job well done for 2013.. Only 9 animals had to be euthanized by a local veterinarians most due to extreme illness and one for aggression. BMHA is an open door high save rescue. Please call bmha at 541 963 0807 or email us if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org . The board does ask if you are not willing to be part of the new direction (saving animals) that you would refrain from harassing, slandering, defaming the character of any BMHA staff, board members, and volunteers. BMHA has retained legal counsel in the Portland area for all legal matters regarding said issues and creation of contracts. BMHA also uses an accounting firm from California that specializing in non profit business. We are please to announce that we will be offering pet grooming services starting in Feb 2014 and in hopes early summer we will be offering low cost spay/neutering along with TNR programs. We will also be holding auctions on our face book page to help raise funds. We would encourage you to look at the face book page for more information and photos of all our animals available for adoption and recent adoption along with events we have going on. BMHA is in hopes to get all contracts with local counties and cities completed by Febuary it has been a challenge to get a service provided contract completed. Gayle has tried many times in 2012 to get the county and city agreements done she did have the mayor try and help her with this issue yet to no avail. BMHA has continued to house any and all stray animals all officers have brought in 2012 and 2013. BMHA was blessed to have donors in the past years whom left funds to help care of all these animals and to operate BMHA we have made great use of these funds by saving all these animals lives and turning into a high save open door rescue. BMHA spay/neuters, vaccinates and micro chips all animals. Local officer brought in to BMHA for the 2013 year over 400 dogs along with some horses, pigs, cats, goats, sheep, pig, snakes, ferrets and birds. BMHA helps the county along with the cities by offer license service to all residents. The cost of a license is $15.00 and a kennel license is $50.00. Proof of rabies vaccination must be provided. BMHA board is extremely upset and sadden by the few older ladies that have harassed John and his employees. John and his staff work about and beyond the call of duty. John has taken calls from county and city officers all hours of the day and night during the week and on weekends to help the officers and animal control with any animals they have picked up. John will meet each officer at the humane or go out in the field to help with each animal. We the board would encourage you to look at the page called support of letters supporting BMHA new high save rescue and our director John Brinlee. If each community member would donate $9.00 or more (25,000) residents in Union County then BMHA would have enough funds to operate every year. The board would encourage all residents to support BMHA and its new direction to help save lives and educate the public on animal care. PLEASE see facebook for picture s of animals our site is under construction and our photos will not show up here yet sorry we are working on making our site user friendly. Thank you all BMHA Board Members again Please contact us via email or phone at 541 963-0807 leave a message for us. We will get back to as soon as possible. We all have jobs and familys so we are very busy people along with our time we spend helping the humane. Again if you are only wanting to cause problems and issues please find another organization to be part of we are too busy saving lives and educating people for any one that takes away valuable time from the animals and the operations of bmha. Thank you again. We would like the public to know that John the director many staff and lots of volunteers have taken home new born baby animals that have needed bottle fed and cared for months.
BMHA charges $27.00 per day for kennel space.
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