Giving Support To The Hazel House Non-Profit Is A Purr-fect Cause

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Community: Hazel’s House
By Kelly Romo, Contributing Writer

Everyone loves a good rescue story. The journey from helping just a few kittens to becoming a full-fledged nonprofit shelter is one of the most inspiring and heart-warming rescue stories you’ll ever hear. Such is the tale of Hazel’s House Rescue, a nonprofit cat and kitten rescue organization that came into existence in 2017.

In the spring of 2018, the non-profit, Hazel’s House partnered with the Newberg Animal Shelter and began to learn everything about running a shelter and foster program. They learned about shelter and rescue medicine, which helped them during the rescue process. This partnership was the stepping stone for the growth of Hazel’s House. With a commitment to expand, the team decided to file for their nonprofit status. It is currently a state and federal nonprofit.

Hazel’s House Rescue remains primarily focused on cats and kittens; however, they recently announced an expansion to rescuing and helping dogs. The organization’s founders believe by assisting a few dogs and other animals along the way, they can better serve the community. They have helped bunnies, guinea pigs and even a couple bearded dragons.

As a nonprofit, Hazel’s House relies on fundraisers and donations to continue its life-saving work. They mostly rely on an online auction and a holiday bazaar as fundraisers. The funds ensure that the rescue can continue providing high-quality assistance to the cats and kittens in their care. This includes food, veterinary and emergency care, and spay and neuter services. By supporting the rescue, you can help to make a difference in the lives of these animals.

Facebook Auction

The Facebook auction is a great way to support Hazel’s House and shop for some fantastic items at the same time. With 75 to 100 items up for bid, there is something for everyone. Supporters and businesses make donations, and all funds go directly back to the rescue. The best part? You don’t need to be local to participate, as most items can be shipped. From tickets to a Winterhawks game and local attractions, to an emerald ring from Ken and Daughters, there truly is something for everyone. The auction will be held Nov. 3–6 on Facebook, with traditional online bidding via posting a comment below the item.

Caregivers attend to a cat at a non-profit animal shelter

Bazaar and Bake Sale

The Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held at the Newberg Armory on Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. With more than 30 vendors in attendance, you can get your holiday shopping done while supporting the rescue. Vendors donate 15% or more of their sales to the rescue, so there is no vendor fee for a table. A variety of items will be available for purchase, including ceramics, Nature’s Pet products, birdhouses, dried flowers and arrangements, tie-dye clothing, and delicious baked goods.

Seeing how a small project can transform into a significant nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the world is remarkable. Hazel’s House Rescue’s inspiring story reflects the passion and dedication that every animal deserves for a good life. By donating, you can help ensure they can continue to provide high-quality care to the cats, kittens and other animals in their care.

Hazel’s House’s primary source of communication is through Facebook, where they post updates about their events, adoptable cats, fostering opportunities, needed supplies, and other ways to get involved and support the rescue — such as their Blue Bag Bottle Drop Program. Learn more at You can also email the team at