Oregon Woman's Club donates to animal shelter


OREGON – Pets are like children – they need stuff, lots of stuff.

Stuff like kibble and wet food, biscuits, toys, leashes, combs and brushes, treats, and some less obvious things such as towels and blankets.

The Oregon Woman's Club has lent a supporting hand to the Granny Rose Animal Shelter in Dixon by providing some of that important stuff – a collection of blankets, towels, and washcloths for use by its dog and cat clients. Granny Rose depends on community support for all its activities, which include providing food, water, health care, socialization, and a safe haven for homeless animals while they wait for Granny Rose to find them a forever home.

Over the last month, the Club women have gathered several dozen used blankets, throws, towels, and cleaning rags and presented them to the shelter on Sept. 23.

“Drying a wet dog takes more towels than you might think,” says Jan Steward, club president. “So does cleaning up after them. We were glad to be able to give these unglamorous, but very necessary supplies to the shelter.”

Granny Rose, formerly the Tri-County Animal Shelter, provides, in addition to the support of the animals themselves, also offers education on the humane treatment of animals and spays and neuters every resident in the shelter in order to help reduce the overpopulation of unwanted animals in Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties.

The Oregon Woman's Club is a service and volunteer organization open to all the women of Ogle County. New members are always welcome. For more information about the club see the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OregonWomansClub or call club president, Jan Steward at 815-734-6337.

DSC_0607_jpg: Oregon Woman's Club members present a supply of towels and blankets to Granny Rose Animal Shelter, Dixon. Left to right: Woman's Club members Johanna Hahne, Jan Larson, Granny Rose staff member, Judy Lohse, club president Jan Steward, Rosemary Underwood, Fran Strouse, and Audrey Taylor.

DSC_ 0602_jpg: A carload of warm and dry for the residents of the Granny Rose Animal Shelter, Dixon, from the Oregon Woman's Club.