JULY 2020
Ozarks Kat and K9 is a small but mighty NO KILL shelter operating in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks for over 30 years
Both the THRIFT STORE and SHELTER BUILDING are open again with their regular business hours.


Thrift store hours are Monday through Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Shelter hours are Monday through Saturday 12pm - 4pm.

Open dates/hours for both buildings are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 situation and state/local regulations. Please watch our SHELTER and THRIFT STORE Facebook pages for the latest updates and scheduling changes.

Both the shelter and thrift store will be CLOSED on the 4th of July.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
At one point during our Covid shutdown, we had only 4 adult cats remaining in the building. It was the first time in the shelter's history that there has been no dogs in our care. When we reopened at the beginning of June, the plan was to take things slow in case there was a need to shut down again. That certainly didn't last long! We currently have 37 feline and 17 canine residents living in our facility. With intakes and adoptions, those numbers tend to change every day.

The shelter is intaking animals again, but there is a lengthy waiting list on both cats and dogs. If you have animals in need of placement, please call 573-374-2629 or email staff3@earthlink.net to see if you can be added to the list. We can also provide you with contact information of other rescue resources who may be able to help.

We will continue to monitor and limit the amount of people in our buildings when needed to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Masks are not currently mandatory in the shelter building, but are encouraged when conducting business in close proximity to others. If you need assistance or wish to drop off donations for our animals and have social distancing concerns, please feel free to call ahead and we will do our best to accomodate you. We appreciate everyone's cooperation during these unique circumstances.
Our long-time supporter Linda Hamman Mathews has come to our rescue with her generous purchase of a brand new commercial washing machine for our shelter building. Our employees are beyond thrilled to finally be able to get caught up on laundry!

Thank you, Linda, for your continuous support of our mission! Our animals and our staff appreciate you   💜
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!

The OKK9 thrift store is run almost entirely by volunteers, and all the money raised goes to the care of our animals. Both sales and donations have been bustling since we reopened. Unfortunately, many of our regular volunteers have not yet been able to come back due to pandemic concerns.

If you have some extra time on your hands and would like to spend some of it helping our animals through the thrift store, we would love to have you. Set your own schedule--work as few or as many hours as you wish. We're flexible! Volunteers can even get discounts on their purchases! Call the store at 573-374-2639 or s top in and talk to manager Penny about volunteering.

After much discussion, the Board of Directors of OKK9 came to the decision that operating an on-site clinic continued to be a challenge given the ever-evolving world of veterinary technology. One prime example of this is state of the art laser surgery versus the use of a scalpel. We are excited to announce a partnership with Lake Dog and Cat in Laurie, MO where we can continue providing low cost spay and neuter services to the public one day a week while also having full veterinary service for our shelter animals--all while using the most modern equipment and the latest processes. This is a wonderful arrangement for both our animals and yours!

For low cost scheduling or grant access, please continue to call the Murphy's Clinic number at 573-552-7743 for referrals to Lake Dog and Cat.
The OKK9 Board of Directors meeting is the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm.
Meetings are open to the public.
Please watch our Facebook page for location.
We will be holding board member elections in October of this year for a three year term. If you are interested in running, please send a reply email to this newsletter with a short biography and your reasons for wanting to join our cause.
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.
A huge shout out to volunteer Jason Gardner who spent several weekend days this month working outside, filling and leveling our back driveway and shelter parking area and clearing out overgrown areas around the property. Thank you also to Jason's employer, High Brothers Lumber & Rental Center in Camdenton for use of the Bobcat and to Porter Trucking in Versailles for a great deal on the load of rock. It takes a village to get things done...and our village is AWESOME!
Ozarks Kat & K9 Shelter
17290 Hwy 5 N
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
573-374-2629 staff3@earthlink.net
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