Donations and senior discounts. Honor a pet with a donation to Bonnie Hays

Donations and senior discounts. Honor a pet with a donation to Bonnie Hays

My friend’s cat recently passed away. They adopted the cat from you 15 years ago as a kitten. I’d like to do something to let my friend know that I understand how much she cared for her cat and that I’m sorry for her loss. Can I do that with a donation?

We are also very sorry to hear about your friend’s loss, but so grateful to hear that the kitty had a nice long life in a caring home. You can absolutely make a donation in memory of the cat. The donation will be listed in a special section of our Animal Tales newsletter. Donations can be made online, in person or by mail. Just let our staff know the name of the pet who passed away and the contact information for the person you’d like us to send the letter of acknowledgement to. You can also use donations to honor pets and people who are still alive, such as for a birthday or graduation.

Both my husband and I are senior citizens and we have 3 dogs. Do you offer a senior discount on dog licenses?

Yes! We do offer a senior citizen discount, provided that one of the human owners is at least 65 years of age and that the dog has been spayed or neutered. You can purchase or renew your dog licenses and receive the discount online, in person or by mail. Requiring the dogs to be altered in order to qualify for the discount reflects our support of spay/neuter as a powerful tool to reduce the number of unwanted and homeless pets.

Each month, you will have the chance to have your questions answered by the animal shelter. Email your questions to Jennifer_Keene@co.washington.or.us and we will try to answer as many as possible.

For more information on these topics and more, please visit www.WashingtonCountyPets.com. The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter is located at 1901 SE 24th Ave in Hillsboro.