The Oregon Humane Society answered the call to help with an unusually high intake of kittens in Los Angeles shelters. More than 100 cats and kittens were flown to OHS on Thursday for a second chance at an adoptive home.
Joining the felines on the plane was Jackson Galaxy, star and Executive Producer of the television show “My Cat from Hell” on Animal Planet. Jackson is a long-time shelter worker, animal advocate, and founder of The Jackson Galaxy Project.
“When OHS gets the call to help, our goal is to be able to say yes,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. In 2018 alone, OHS has received close to 1,500 cats and kittens from shelters and rescue groups throughout Oregon and SW Washington.
The transport and rescue of these vulnerable kittens is a cooperative effort between The Jackson Galaxy Project, a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Animal Relocation Team and Wings of Rescue.
30 of the kittens will be available for adoption on Friday, Aug. 10. Others will be available after being spayed/neutered early next week while some will be cared for in OHS foster homes until they are ready for adoption.
All adoptions include vaccines, spay/neuter, microchip, one month of pet insurance for Oregon residents, a health exam with a vet of your choosing and a coupon from Mud Bay.
OHS hours for viewing and meeting pets are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The shelter is located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211. Directions here.