Oregon Humane Society
The Oregon Humane Society (OHS) has been working on behalf of animals since it opened its doors in 1868. Its mission is to “foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation, and leadership.” The OHS offers a variety of programs including the following:
- Homeward Bound (pet adoption)
- Second Chance (pet placement when shelters become overwhelmed by too many pets and too few adoptions)
- Animal abuse investigation
- Animal rescue (of animals that become trapped, stranded, and/or are otherwise in need of human assistance)
- Animal-related legislation (e.g., the recent Dog Tethering Law)
- A state-of-the-art medical center
- A neutering and spaying program
- A behavior and education program
In addition to the OHS’s full-time employees, the OHS has a large cadre of devoted and dedicated adult, youth, and community group volunteers who actively provide animal care and education throughout Oregon.
Through its programs, employees, and volunteers, the OHS makes a difference in the lives of both animals and their owners.
CRPWCC Corgi Rescue
Corgis who are surrendered to CRPWCC Corgi Rescue by their current owners, found as strays, or discovered in animal shelters come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, most having a variety of problems. Many have been neglected or abused. Others have behavioral issues that require some type of training, whether obedience, socialization, or desensitization. Some of the Corgis need a good diet and lots of exercise. The rescued Corgis are taken to a vet where they are checked for shots, medical conditions, and temperament. If needed, the Corgi is spayed or neutered. The CRPWCC rescue team then provides training and care until the Corgi finds a new home. Applicants are carefully screened, and Corgis are placed with a family for a two-week trial. If all goes well, the family is then allowed to adopt and makes a small donation to Corgi Rescue.