After a decade of dreaming and planning, Oregon Humane Society (OHS) has wrapped up the largest expansion in its 154-year history—and opened a new chapter for the pets and people of Oregon.
This expansion project consists of three purpose-built facilities next to OHS Portland Campus, which will provide critical services to pets in our community. The Community Veterinary Hospital opened to the public on Oct. 16. This state-of-the-art hospital specializes in four areas of veterinary care: preventative care, spay and neuter, dentistry, and urgent care.
The hospital offers subsidized veterinary services to minimize the financial barriers faced by many pet owners. Appointments can be booked at oregonhumane.org/care. The Behavior and Rescue Center is a designated safe space for animals in immediate danger or those who have experienced trauma. Having a dedicated space away from the busy foot traffic of the shelter will help these pets receive the focused rehabilitation that they deserve.
This facility will enable OHS to assist in more rescue operations across Oregon. The Animal Crimes Forensic Center is the only facility of its kind on the West Coast designed to support law enforcement agencies in Oregon and beyond. This facility will support work that is essential to securing justice for victims of animal cruelty and neglect.
Support from animal lovers like you helped to make this vision a reality. OHS was able to use bequest funds to kickstart this expansion project—all because of compassionate donors who had the forethought to include OHS in their will, trust, life insurance policy, or as a beneficiary on a financial account.
This holiday season, you can give a more hopeful future to pets and their people by making an estate gift to Oregon Humane Society. Contact Kathryn Karr at (503) 802-6743 or email@example.com to get started today.