Oregon Humane Society
“The Art of Giving is a wonderful way to help pets at the Oregon Humane Society, who rely entirely on your generosity. Your gift will help nourish, heal and find new homes for pets in need.” – Sharon Harmon, Executive Director, Oregon Humane Society
Key statistic: OHS found homes for 11,045 pets last year, without ever putting a time limit on how long an animal stays at the shelter. The OHS adoption rate last was approximately 96%, which is three to four times the national average.
Established in 1868, Oregon Humane Society, is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Humane Society's goal is to find homes for 100 percent of the animals we receive at our shelter, where we maintain one of the highest adoption rates in the nation.
Meanwhile, we address the causes of pet surrender through spay/neuter assistance for low-income pet owners, our Animal Medical Learning Center and behavioral training facility, Humane Education program, and state-appointed investigators who pursue allegations of abuse and neglect.
OHS’s adoption rate is consistently 3-4 times above the national average, in 2010 OHS overall adoption rate for all animals was 96 percent - a new high! The rate is even more impressive because it includes 4,058 animals transferred to OHS from 61 animal welfare agencies (such as humane societies and animal control agencies) in Oregon, Washington and California. These animals were given a “second chance” at finding a loving home through OHS when time and resources had run out at other shelters. Together, we work to eliminate pet overpopulation, teach responsible pet ownership, and create an environment in which all animals are treated with compassion and respect. Learn more at oregonhumane.org