The Oregon Humane Society has accepted nearly 75 dogs and cats as shelters prepare for animals displaced by Hurricane Dorian.
The Oregon Humane Society has accepted 49 dogs and 25 cats in an effort coordinated by the Humane Society of the United States Shelter Ally Project. The pets are from Pet Transport Hub rescue center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. By moving these pets out, animals from shelters directly affected by Hurricane Dorian can be moved in, if necessary.
“Responding to disasters requires a cooperative effort among many partners,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “OHS is ready to help in any way we can.”
In addition to receiving pets to make room for animals affected by Hurricane Dorian, OHS has offered assistance through national organizations directly involved with the response efforts. OHS has more than 130 OHS staff and volunteers certified in Emergency Animal Sheltering who are able to deploy to disaster zones at a moment’s notice.