Animal Shelter Has A New Trailer To Help Animals

TrailerBy Kiera Morgan

The Lincoln County Animal Shelter is now better equipped to serve the citizens and companion animals of Lincoln County with the acquisition of a new trailer.  The 31-foot state-of-the art trailer is designed to be used for adoption outreach, disaster response and housing during cruelty or hoarding investigations. It can also be used for large-scale transport, and for mobile spay/neuter. The trailer has 48 kennels that may be modified to accommodate at least that many animals.  There can be up to eight work stations, two seating/sleeping areas, and the space may be separated for a private exam/surgical suite.  Trailer kennelsLaura Braxling, Animal Shelter Director said there are many ways they can use the trailer to benefit animals. “It also has two generator systems, running water, bathroom, and communication package with internet capabilities. This will make the mobile unit functional throughout the entire county.”  The organization Animal Safe delivered the trailer on September 16. It was used for an adoption outreach event in Lincoln City on September 20, and was used for a microchip clinic during the shelter’s fundraiser the Boomer Dash Bash. Braxling is now working at forming partnerships with local veterinarians and OSU Veterinary School to find solutions for providing low-cost spay/neuter services. Funding for this trailer was made possible through the estate of William Upjohn to honor the love in his life, Gladys Finn, by gifting a portion of his estate to the shelter to honor her love for animals. To learn more about the trailer, to donate or volunteer go online to www.LincolnCountyAnimalShelter.org.