Oregon Humane Society's End Petlessness Campaign

Dec 3, 2010

Home for the Holidays


The Oregon Humane Society is asking Oregonians to open their hearts to nearly 200 special shelter animals who are looking for a Home for the Holidays. 

"No one wants to spend the holidays away from friends and family, and that includes the pets at our shelter,” said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. Every animal at the OHS shelter as of December 1st is considered a "Home for the Holidays" pet, and OHS wants to place each of these animals in a new home by December 31st.

If you don't have room in you home for a pet, please consider making an online donationto help care for our shelter animals.

While most OHS animals are adopted in a week or two, many of the Home for the Holidays animals have been at the shelter for thee months or longer. 

Starting Dec. 1st, the OHS lobby will showcase a picture of all 199 animals who were available for adoption on Dec. 1. The OHS Animal Giving Tree will be up, and the public can place gifts of under the tree at the shelter.

Remmi and Stella are just two of the 199 animals in our Home for the Holidays promotion.  Remmi is a friendly and playful medium-hair domestic cat looking for her forever home. She is energetic and loves to chat. This one-year-old is a little shy around strangers and would prefer a stable and calm environment. She came to OHS two weeks before Thanksgiving and would love to find a home for the holidays. Stella is a Jack Russell terrier mix who is looking for someone experienced with shy dogs. This small red and white four-year-old is very loving but was not socialized when she was young and needs someone to help her overcome her nervousness.

During a typical December, OHS finds homes for 750 dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, and the occasional bird. OHS never euthanizes animals because of space limitations, so Remmi and Stella  will remain available for adoption as long as needed.


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Project Leader

Marsha Chrest

Portland, Oregon United States

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Map of Oregon Humane Society's End Petlessness Campaign