Oregon Humane Society


Creating a More Humane Society.

Bottom Line for Portland

Oregon Humane Society is the largest animal welfare organization in the Northwest, with campuses in Salem and Portland, including a new Community Veterinary Hospital. OHS offers a wide variety of services from pet adoption, training, humane law enforcement, veterinary care, humane education, and disaster response. OHS has nearly 200 full-time employees who are aided by approximately 2,800 volunteers.

OHS puts no time limits on how long animals remain at the shelter—a pet stays available for adoption as long as needed to find a loving home. If a pet in our care needs medical attention, the medical team provides that pet with the same level of care you would want your own pet to receive.

OHS finds homes for more than 11,000 pets each year.

The OHS medical team provides free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for thousands of pets owned by low-income families.

OHS new Community Veterinary Hospital offers accessible veterinary care to clients and their pets. Services are offered on a sliding scale to minimize the financial barriers faced by many.

OHS educators reach more than 12,000 youths and about 2,000 adults annually through humane education programs.

The OHS Second Chance program brings more than 6,000 pets annually to OHS from other shelters around the region.

In the state capitol, OHS is the driving force behind efforts to improve laws that protect animals and punish offenders.

OHS Humane Special Agents are commissioned by the Oregon State Police to enforce animal cruelty and neglect laws around the state.


“The Oregon Humane Society has long been at the forefront of animal rescue and rehabilitation in the Pacific Northwest, and a leader nationwide.” US Representative Earl Blumenauer. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Central to our mission is our belief in diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of our work and service. A broad lens of equity and diversity has a positive impact on the animals in our care, and helps us better serve clients, employees, volunteers and our entire community.

We also believe that Black Lives Matter, and we join with those fighting for change and raising their voice. We believe that no one should be judged on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability or level of income.

We believe in collaboration with other organizations and institutions within the community to help achieve the equity to which all humans are entitled.

Our commitment begins by looking inward at our hiring practices, workplace policies, accessibility of our services and approaches to marketing and organizational culture.

Oregon Humane Society is not just about compassion for animals. It’s about who we are at the core, how we treat other people and standing up for what is right.


Exclusive Mud Bay discount provided to all OHS donors via promo code, plus one random OHS donor will be selected after the campaign to receive a $250 Mud Bay gift card.

In addition, Mud Bay will double the first $5,000 in donations to Oregon Humane Society through Give!Guide.

Business Partner(s)

Providing healthy food, treats, toys, litter and supplies to pets in the Pacific Northwest since 1988, Mud Bay is a proud supporter of animal welfare organizations and is happy to partner with OHS in their work of helping pets in need.

$67,386 raised of $55,000 goal
609 donations
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Year Founded: 1868

Tax ID: 930386880

Oregon Humane Society is in the Animals category which is sponsored by Meat for cats and dogs

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