The Oregon Humane Society has launched a state-wide effort to distribute pet food to shelters, rescues and food pantries for communities in need. Tuesday, three OHS trucks were packed with dog food, cat food and litter, and headed to Hood River, Pendleton and Eugene. Deliveries will continue each Tuesday and Thursday for the next month with the goal of providing assistance to all 36 counties throughout Oregon.
“The Oregon Humane Society is here to serve the entire state, especially during this difficult time,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO.
Tuesday's recipients included Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene, FISH Food Bank in Hood River and PAWS in Pendleton. On Thursday, teams from OHS will head to Humane Society of Central Oregon and Josephine County.
More than 50,000 pounds of pet food is expected to be distributed over the next month. Approximately 27,000 pounds of the pet food was supplied to OHS by GreaterGood.
“We are very thankful to our partners who have supported OHS and made this donation possible,” added Harmon.