The Oregon Humane Society is partnering with the Humane Society of Cowlitz County to help with a large influx of cats and kittens. Close to 60 cats and kittens were transferred to the Oregon Humane Society on Wednesday to help open up space at the Cowlitz County shelter. Additional transfers have also been planned.
“Just this year we have gotten in over 600 kittens,” says Charmaine Nawrocki, Executive Director, Humane Society of Cowlitz County. “At the time OHS was here to assist, we had more than over 150 cats and kittens in the shelter, not to mention over 100 out in foster ,”
“We are so grateful to have OHS and other entities in the area to help us out when our numbers are high,” added Wanda Lukken, Animal Care Manager, Humane Society of Cowlitz County. “It helps the animals to be readied more quickly for adoption, and to find their forever homes.”
“Saving lives is a cooperative and collaborative effort,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “In the last week alone we transferred in cats and kittens from 16 of our regional shelter partners.”
Wednesday’s large transfer to OHS follows the relocation of almost 100 felines from Florida after Hurricane Michael. OHS’s off-site facility has been used for both large transports to temporarily house the cats and kittens before moving them to the main shelter for adoption.
“We appreciate the support of the community in these efforts,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “If you adopt a pet from OHS, it allows us to say ‘yes’ when our shelter partners are full.”
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 Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The shelter is located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211.
Source: Oregon Humane Society