As communities in east Texas continue to recover after Tropical Depression Imelda dumped more than 40 inches of rain, the Oregon Humane Society is lending a helping hand. More than 50 pets from Beaumont Animal Care have arrived in Portland.
OHS is working with the Humane Society of the United States and other regional rescues on this effort. These pets were in shelters before the flooding began, and moving them out of the area frees up resources for pets and pet owners needing help.
OHS’s off-site Cat and Kitten Intake Center is being used to facilitate this transfer, which includes 50 felines. The Center, opened in July, is specifically designed to receive large transports of cats and kittens. Five dogs are also part of the transfer of pets to OHS and will be received at the main OHS shelter.
“OHS’s offsite Cat and Kitten Intake Center allows us to bring in these large transports of pets, which is particularly helpful after a natural disaster,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “We’re glad to assist our partners at HSUS and the communities in Texas affected by this devastating flood.”
With the extra animals arriving at OHS, the public is being asked to consider adopting a pet this weekend. Pets available for adoption can be found here - https://www.oregonhumane.org/adopt/
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.