The Oregon Humane Society is celebrating a decade of happy tails, four-legged best friends, and making families complete. As 2019 comes to a close, the shelter is also marking a huge milestone. Since 2010, OHS has adopted more than 11,000 pets each year and finishes the decade with close to 115,000 adoptions.
“Our incredible staff works hard each day to care for the pets who come to us and find them great homes,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “The achievements of this past decade are a testament to our compassionate community who continually open their hearts and homes to pets in need.”
Audrey, a 5-month-old Chihuahua mix, was the final adoption of the decade. She was adopted by Robert and Karen Dugas of Gresham.
The couple adopted Audrey as their 15-year anniversary gift to each other.
Audrey is joining their pets Spiffy, a 13-year-old Chihuahua, and Barkley, a 1-year-old Chihuahua.
Due to her shy nature, Audrey has been available for adoption from a foster home. During their pet meet on Tuesday, Audrey immediately connected with Barkley and Spiffy, who will help boost Audrey’s confidence and be her playmates.
The large number of adoptions makes OHS one of the busiest shelters in the nation. OHS adopts more animals from its shelter on NE Columbia Blvd. than any other single shelter facility on the West Coast. This feat is especially remarkable because OHS has a save rate that is among the highest in the nation. OHS never puts a time limit on how long a pet remains available for adoption.
Source: Oregon Humane Society