Work in underway at Friends of Plumas County Animals on Lee Road. Photo submitted

Work progresses on new animal facility; targeting March 21 opening

Submitted by Friends of Plumas County Animals

Rose Buzzetta is one of the volunteers transforming the building into an animal shelter. Photo submitted

Volunteers have been busy at the new rescue! We have fresh paint on most of the rooms and two are already trimmed out. We are in the process of taking out the false ceiling in our soon-to-be cat and kitten room, along with the tired wall board and then will be installing kinder lighting, patching the ceiling and the walls, painting everything and erecting a kitten room inside the main room. This is the last really big project planned until the expected opening of the rescue in later March.

Friends has filed for a Special Use Permit from the county to be legally able to use our building for “animal breeding and boarding” (their code language for what we do). The hearing will be the first week of March and then there is a 3-week lag for public comment before we can open around March 21.

IF we don’t get approved for the Special Use Permit we would have to file an appeal and the opening would be delayed. I am not expecting that to happen though and we are  piling through our repairs and chores to be ready to open as soon as legally possible.

Our Almost-Open House and Yard Sale on Feb. 12th was a great success. Lots of people came and toured the building and let us show them our vision for the rescue and listen to  our hopes of being able to accommodate dogs, as well as felines, in the future.  Right now dogs are taken on a case-by-case basis as they are usually taken home by volunteers to live in a family setting. That really limits the numbers of canines we can handle. With ongoing enthusiasm from the public we hope to be able to expand the rescue to better house dogs, but it may take several years for that to happen. Baby steps. 


Meantime, big THANKS to everyone who donated items for us to sell and to those who paid too much for what they bought…we definitely feel the love!

Friends of PC Animals is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible.  No one in Friends receives a salary and no money is spent on administrative fees. Friends is not a county entity. Tax deductible donations can be sent to Friends, PO Box 182, Quincy 95971.  Thank you for your continued support.

Virginia Jaquez works on a ceiling panel at the new pet facility on Lee Road. Photo submitted
Work is producing on the new facility for Friends of Plumas County Animals. Photo submitted