REDMOND, OR -- Deschutes County Commissioners are expected to approve a bargain and sale deed for Brightside Animal Center, at Wednesday's meeting. Several years ago, the county loaned money to the Redmond shelter, "The county helped us, they gave us a loan to keep the shelter running and to do some upgrades and different things that we needed to do for the shelter," says Brightside's Patricia Bowling. At that time, the shelter's property was used as collateral.
She says they've since satisfied the terms of the loan, "Someone willed us property. It was sold, and the proceeds from the property were used to pay off this loan." Commissioners are now ready to return ownership to the nonprofit, "We were able to pay the entire loan back to the county," says Bowling, "What they're doing is releasing any encumbrance to Brightside."
Brightside is celebrating the milestone with a $100,000 capital campaign, to upgrade the facility's outdoor kennels. Bowling tells KBND News she's so glad to be part of a community that supports their no-kill, high-save mission, "The animals that come through our receiving door, get the best care, and are put back out into the public for people who want to adopt."