Wallowa County Humane Society (WCHS) announced it will be earmarking all donations it receives at a Cycle Oregon visitors information booth for the group’s goal of establishing a sanctuary.

The booth to be run by humane society volunteers Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16-17, at Wallowa Lake State Park will offer the cycling visitors useful information about the local area from the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce. Typically, a sizable percentage of Cycle Oregon participants make subsequent visits to interesting communities along the cycling route, representing a source of future tourism.

Humane society volunteers will also be selling baseball caps and shopping bags bearing the WCHS logo, and a donations box will be available for accepting cash. All proceeds from cap and bag sales, along with funds in the box, will be applied to the WCHS sanctuary project.

The booth’s scheduled hours are 1 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

According to WCHS’s Carol Vencill, the organization will henceforth be able to easily earmark any donations exclusively for the sanctuary at donors’ request. For more information, contact Vencill at 541-432-1630.

Supporters of WCHS should also note another event coming soon: an Oct. 3 open house at the group’s information center on River Street in Enterprise. People will have the opportunity to meet and adopt animals currently in foster homes. Other activities are planned as well. More information about the open house will be published as the event approaches.

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