will officially open and the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA) will have completed a long-term project that will provide the citizens of North Pacific County and Westport with this region’s first no kill animal shelter for cats.
The shelter would not have been possible without a generous donation from LaPriel Jones, in memory of her husband Harry. Harry brought home stray cats and dogs on a regular basis and it is in his honor that HAVA has named the shelter Harry’s House. Their daughter, Dee Roberts, has served as President of HAVA for the past two years and it is due to her leadership and refusal to give up, that Harry’s House has become a reality.
HAVA board members including Christine Balcom, Brent Barrows, Hester Gilliland, Kelli Habersetzer, Cheryl Hadlock, Leslie Moulton, Dr. Gina Lewis, Mary Mast, Dawna Westrick, and Dick Woods, have also dedicated hundreds of hours to the development of the shelter.
Harry’s House is a great example of what can happen when a community works together to achieve what might seem to be an impossible dream.
The public is invited to help HAVA celebrate the opening of Harry’s House at an Open House on Saturday, October 12 from 11-3 p.m.