The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed the need to help cats and kittens around the state. In fact, the pause on elective surgeries in April meant that spay/neuter surgeries were suspended for more than a month, giving cats extra time to have litters of kittens.
This week, OHS received more than 132 cats and kittens. This included 55 felines who arrived on Wednesday from OHS’s Second Chance partners in Eastern Oregon.
“Many shelters around the state have limited services right now, but they are still helping hundreds of cats and kittens in need.” says Jessica Wiseley-Kruger, OHS Admission Manager. “By partnering with these shelters, we can lend a helping hand by bringing pets to OHS to find a new home.”
OHS remains closed to the public for walk-thru and adoptions are by appointment only.
Here is what the public needs to know about adoption-by-appointment:
• Pets available for adoption can be viewed at www.oregonhumane.org/adopt. The website is updated each evening between 6-7 p.m.
• Prospective adopters can submit a questionnaire/application for a specific pet. Each pet profile includes a questionnaire/ application link.
• OHS adoption specialists will call applicants in the order their submissions are received; review the specific animal’s needs and set up an appointment for the following day to meet the pet.
• Meetings take place at OHS in specific areas where social distancing can be maintained. Masks are required for staff and the public.
“These are challenging times, but we remain committed to helping as many pets as possible,” added Wiseley Kruger.
Source: Oregon Humane Society