"You can't change an animal's past, but you can rewrite its future." Unknown
OCAP is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. We operate a shelter at 19504 M-38 in Ontonagon MI, built with funds from donations and a three-year county-wide millage of $168,000 that expired in 2011. The majority of shelter operating revenues used for utilities, maintenance, food, and veterinary services come from memberships, donations, and fundraisers and have not kept pace with expenses. To establish a source of stable funding, OCAP requested millage of 0.15 mils for four years starting in 2013. This is equal to 15 cents per thousand dollars of taxable property value ($4.50 per year on $30,000.00). We are grateful that the voters of Ontonagon County approved this millage to support the shelter.
At this time, OCAP does not have the resources to keep the shelter open for walk-in visits except most Saturdays from 1-4pm EST, but anyone interested in meeting our adoptable pets can call Jan at (906-884-2429) for an appointment to see the cats and Anne Lundberg (906-390-0167 / 906-884-6722) to see the dogs. We are always happy to show our residents to potential families at a time convenient for them with no expectation of adoption.
This shelter is a No-Time-Limit Shelter. Because we must limit the number of animals we can accommodate and still maintain a healthy environment, and because we do not euthanize healthy animals to make room for new ones, we may not be able to accept all animals we are asked to take. All animals accepted into the shelter are loved and cared for until the right home is found. If OCAP cannot accept an animal, we will work with the surrendering party to help find options other than euthanasia. In the case of unwanted pets, owners will be asked to do whatever they can on their own to find suitable homes for their pets before asking the shelter to take on that responsibility.
OCAP volunteers work with the animals in our care to ensure a smooth transition into a new family. We adopt only to homes that consider pets to be part of the family, which means they will be treated with lifelong love, care, and respect. Our adoption fees are considerably less than the cost to adopt a so-called free pet and then assume the expense of spaying/neutering, worming, flea and tick control, and basic vaccinations. Our goal is to find good homes for our residents, not to make money on them.
Board of Directors:
Dot Phillips, President Barb Martin, Trustee Janet Wolfe, Vice President Anne Lundberg, Trustee (OPEN), Treasurer Lee McAffery, Trustee Jackie Dobbins, Secretary
To inquire about the open Treasurer position on the OCAP Board, please call 906.884.2500 and leave a voicemail.
Our Mission statement
It is the purpose of Ontonagon County Animal Protection (OCAP) to protect and promote the health and welfare of domestic animals in Ontonagon County.
ConNect with Us
19504 M-38 (P.O. Box 315), Ontonagon, MI 49953 906.884.2500 Hours: Most Saturdays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. By Appointment: 906.884.2500