PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — For more than 150 years, the Oregon Humane Society has been there to protect animals in our area, but amid these unprecedented times, the need is greater now more than ever.
OHS is working to help people in financial need to keep their pets, but they need the community’s help to do it.
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The Oregon Humane Society lines up adoptions for about 11,000 pets each year, more than any facility on the West Coast. The non-profit also offers free and low-cost spay and neuter programs for pets of those with low incomes.
Unfortunately, the funding for this program — in addition to funding for adoptions — is in jeopardy after the Oregon Humane Society’s largest annual fundraiser, the Doggie Dash, was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
With recession storm clouds on the horizon, there’s concern beyond the immediate needs.
“The biggest question mark in our minds is what is the long-term impact of this economic downturn? So how is that going to impact pet owners moving into the future? What are we going to be seeing in terms of people not being able to afford their pets anymore? How do we help people keep their pets?” OHS’ Laura Klink told KOIN 6 News.
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