Day 2: Oregon Humane Society

Chanukah is a time that we celebrate light. In this darkest time of year, help us bring light to nonprofits in our community. This December in our 8 Days of Giving campaign, we’re highlighting some of our favorite local community organizations. 100% of the donations collected on this page will go directly to the organization featured! Check back tomorrow to see who’s next!

As the largest humane society in the Northwest, the Oregon Humane Society adopts more animals from its Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. OHS puts no time limits on how long animals remain at the shelter—a pet stays available for adoption for as long as needed to find a loving home.

  • 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 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 8,000 pets to OHS from other shelters around the region every year
  • In the state capitol, OHS is the driving force behind efforts to improve laws that protect animals and punish offenders

“Over the last several years, OHS has been one of the leading animal-welfare responders to natural and man-made disasters. Our biggest challenge right now is making sure we are able to continue our critical, life-saving work while protecting the health and well-being of our staff, the animals and the public. I can’t imagine a better team to respond to this crisis and it makes me extremely proud to be a part of the OHS family.” 

– Brian August, Chief Operating Officer, Oregon Humane Society

Celebrate the second night of Hanukkah with a gift to the Oregon Humane Society