Celebrating Heroes

Heroes are among us—including you! There are so many ways to be a hero to animals in need and celebrate the special bond we share with our pets.


Watch the 2022 Diamond Collar Heroes’ stories

Each year, OHS honors people and pets who have demonstrated extraordinary compassion, commitment and kindness. Their stories inspire us to create a More Humane Society and are guaranteed to feed your soul. Meet the heroes in our community who have been honored with a 2022 Diamond Collar Award.

Dawson Kooch, a firefighter from Government Camp, rescued a critically injured cat during a house fire and drove her more than 50 miles for emergency care.
Monika’s House provides a safe place for victims and their pets where they can begin to move past their trauma and begin a new chapter.
A kitten named Moriarty, himself a survivor, helped lift a teenager out of a dark place and rediscover the joys of life.


Become a monthly donor and help pets every day

Monthly donors are everyday heroes to the shelter pets at Oregon Humane Society. They ensure that animals get the medical care and training they need, pet owners have access to resources, and victims of neglect and abuse are rescued.

Help us unlock a $10,000 gift from Fetch by The Dodo when you become one of the first 100 monthly donors to join PAWS now.


Share a photo of your hero pet

Share a photo of the pet in your life who has helped you persevere through tough times, put a smile on your face, and made your family complete. Upload a photo and a story to our Hero Wall. 

Plus, every Friday during the month of February, your hero pet could be featured on our Instagram Stories!


2022 Diamond Collar Sponsors

Sponsor opportunities are still available. Customize your package by contacting Sarah Yusavitz, (503) 416-7084 or [email protected].

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