Jul 8, 2014

Help Us Meet Our Goal

Newberg Rescue
Newberg Rescue

We are almost to our $50,000 goal! In the final stretch I would like to ask that you consider a commitment to the animals by making a recurring gift to the Oregon Humane Society.

Monthly sustainers provide a consistent, reliable income stream that allows us to focus more on saving lives and less on raising the necessary funds. It's the most efficient and effective way to help the animals all year long.   

Speaking of all year long, there is still so much work to be done:

Adoptions: We have adopted 4941 animals this year as we work towards an aggressive goal of finding homes for 11,000 animals before December 31.

Investigations: The Humane Investigation team has is hard at work with 507 new cases this year, such as the 13 kittens and 46 adult cats rescued from a Newberg home in late April.

Second Chance Program: Last year OHS assisted 70 animal welfare organizations bringing second chances to 4837 animals. SO far this year we have made 2568 second chances possible. Of note, 681 were cats! Historically, the Second Chance program consisted of dogs since there was a long waiting list for cats to come to the shelter. With diligent efforts creating a coalition with other Oregon shelters and attacking cat overpopulation with an aggressive plan ASAP, OHS has now seen an evident cause and effect.

Medical Team: We have completed 4924 spay/neuter surgeries for sheltered and owned animals, as well as 799 other needed surgeries for shelter pets. At this rate we are on track to complete over 10,000 surgeries by year’s end.

This work is only made possible by supporters like you. Please partner with us today and join a network of friends, supporters and animal lovers who can come together to make a profound difference at the Oregon Humane Society. We—and those animals whose lives you will touch—will be forever thankful.   


 

Second Chance Vehicle
Second Chance Vehicle
Medical Center
Medical Center

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Apr 29, 2014

Nearly 60 Cats Rescued

Cats coming to OHS
Cats coming to OHS

April 22, 2014: Nearly 60 cats living in overcrowded conditions in a Newberg home got a new start in life today after being rescued by the Oregon Humane Society. 

The 13 kittens and 46 adult cats were surrendered by their owner and transported to OHS, where they will be examined by a medical team and receive any needed care. No charges have been filed against the owner of the pets, who voluntarily relinquished the cats to OHS after being overwhelmed with their care and feeding needs. 

"Life just got immeasurably better for these rescued animals," said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. "We are thankful the owner surrendered them to us."

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Feb 26, 2014

2014: A Spay Odyssey

Spay Odyssey
Spay Odyssey

Feb. 12, 2014: In honor of World Spay Day, the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) boldly sets out to alter 500 cats in one week. ASAP offers 500 free spay/neuter surgeries the week of February 24 in five locations around the Portland/Vancouver metro area.

World Spay Day is an annual occurrence that aims to highlight spay/neuter as a proven means of ending pet overpopulation and is part of a global, united effort to end the euthanasia and suffering of companion animals.

Qualifying cat owners (see How to Qualify below) can have their unsterilized cats or kittens spayed or neutered for free throughout the week. Caretakers of stray or feral cats can take advantage of this offer as well. Surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians and subsidized through charitable donations.

To make an appointment, call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own or (503) 797-2606 for feral cats.

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