Ozarks Kat and K9 is a small but mighty NO KILL shelter operating in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks for over 30 years
Elections for some of the roles on the Ozarks Kat & K9 Board of Directors are upon us in October. Positions up for election are:
-Board President
-Board Secretary
-One NEW non-officer board position

The Ozarks Kat & K9 Board of Directors seeks board members who have the desire and time to be involved with our organization. As a board member that involvement could range from volunteering at the shelter or thrift shop, animal transport, dog group play, fund raising or other activities that support our mission. Management of special board projects is also part of being on the board as we all share in the management of the organization. 
To qualify to run for the Board of directors you must be a member of our organization and be able to attend monthly meetings in person. If you are not currently a member you can become one by printing and mailing the completed membership form below along with the $25 annual fee to the address shown. If you would like more information on the responsibilities and duties of each board position, please feel free to reply back to this newsletter email to make that request.
If interested in running for any of the three positions, please send an email to with a brief resume as it applies to our organization. Indicate which position you wish to run for and why your involvement on the Board of Directors can help the organization with our ongoing mission. These resumes must be submitted by September 21, 2021.
Our thrift store has a nice selction of BRAND NEW formal dresses on sale for only $10 each, while supplies last. Get decked out for your next fancy event and help out our shelter animals while you are at it!

We would like to welcome our newest thrift store employee, Carolyn Heimbouch, to our organization! She will be working as a part-time cashier to help move things along on our busiest days at the store.

As always, the thrift store is always in need of volunteers. Please contact our store manager, Penny Braker, either in person or by calling 573-374-2639 if you are interested in helping out .
Popular lake area radio and television personality and animal lover Kevin "KB" Burns began a new weekly show on Lake TV over the summer with a segment devoted to the adoptable pets of OKK9. His show What's Burnin' airs daily on Lake TV at 7am, 5pm and 11pm with new episodes debuting every Thursday. The segment "KB's Furry Friends" is sponsored by R Veterinary at the Lake in Linn Creek, MO and introduces a new available animal each week, alternating between cats and dogs.

During KB's visits to the shelter, he spends quality time with a different pet each week along with our shelter's office manager, Meri Tilley, who provides information on each pet's known history, personality and adoption requirements. They also discuss other various shelter-related topics such as volunteering and donations.

If you can't catch What's Burnin' during its regular air times, the KB's Furry Friends video gets posted to the Lake TV facebook page on Fridays and also shared from there to our facebook page and our website. This is a great way to get to see some of our animals up close and personal. Don't miss a segment - you may just find your perfect match!
Help with spay & neuter costs for low income pet owners is available through our financial assistance program, with surgeries primarily done at Lake Dog and Cat Veterinary Hospital in Laurie, MO. Call 573-552-7743 and leave a message for information and referrals. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Our online adoption application makes it easier for potential adopters to apply for a new family member! Click the "Adopt, Don't Shop" photo to fill out and submit the form directly from your phone or computer.
If you wish to help support OKK9 at this time in a "social distancing" approved manner, monetary contributions can be made using the DONATE button on our Facebook page.
Our animals appreciate you!
(by Angi Uber, Shelter Manager)

This month’s spotlight is on shelter employee, April Tollison. She started her journey with us in June of 2020, after moving to the lake area from Wisconsin, and is a natural when it comes to animals. Over the course of the past year, through all the chaos in the world, we are delighted that we found a wonderful, down-to-earth addition to our team. She is dedicated to helping animals in need and jumps into action for every one who enters our shelter.

In January, after being with us for just over 6 months, she was promoted to Animal Enrichment Technician. Her duties include leading dog playgroups, providing enrichment activities for the cats and dogs while in their kennels, ensuring the animals get their daily exercise, and one-on-one interaction with any special cases in need of extra behavioral work. She recently attended training to further her education at “Dogs Play For Life” in Colorado in June and came back ready to pass on her newfound knowledge to other members of our team. We are so proud of her progress, and are excited to watch her continue improving the lives of the animals while they wait for their forever homes! Thank you so much for all you do April!!
There are fun and games aplenty in our fundraising group on Facebook! Come join us for chances to win while helping raise money for the animals of OKK9. Some events will be open to local members only, but we have plenty of things planned that will include our supporters that live away from the Lake area too.

Click HERE to join
The OKK9 Board of Directors meeting is the third Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm. Meetings are held in the shelter building's assessment room and are open to the public.
We were honored this summer to host a visit from Scott Poore of Kansas City-based Mission Driven. Scott's rural shelter tours help raise awareness of smaller organizations like OKK9. He finds out from each organization what their current most pressing needs are and puts out a plea to his thousands of Facebook followers, who generously donate both money and items from specially created Amazon wish lists. We were overwhelmed by the support of so many new friends and donors who sent dozens of boxes of enrichment items for our dogs and cats, along with hundreds of pounds of food for our community pet food pantry!

Best of all, Scott called in some favors to help get our longest canine resident, Jewel, transferred to Great Plains SPCA in Merriam, KS, where she found her wonderful new momma, Diana, within days! Happy tails!!

Ozarks Kat & K9 Shelter
17290 Hwy 5 N
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
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