Record-Setting Number of “Second Chance” Pets Arrive at OHS
Dec. 19, 2012: Holiday joy has arrived a week before Christmas for 93 puppies, kittens and dogs who are now getting a second chance at the Oregon Humane Society.
The record-setting number of pets arrived late last night as part of the ongoing OHS Second Chance program that gives a new lease on life to pets from other shelters.
Dogs like Nito, Nibs, Jangle and 90 other animals came from shelters faced with too many pets and too few adopters. The group includes small mature dogs (under 30 pounds), as well as 18 puppies and 18 kittens.
”Our goal is to get as many pets adopted as possible, and that means lending a hand to other hard-working shelters when they get overwhelmed,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director.
Helping Hands for Pets in Need
Last night’s group of pets came from shelters in southern and central California, where pet-overpopulation is a serious problem. The pets arrived after a long journey in the “Second Chance Express,” an OHS truck specially outfitted for transporting animals. The truck arrived at about 9:30 pm, with a group of staff and volunteers working until 2:30 am to get the pets settled into their new surroundings.
Many of the pets who arrived last night are available for adoption today, with all pets expected to be available Thursday or Friday.
Lowest Adoption Fees of 2012
As part of a special OHS adoption campaign, adoption fees have been reduced to the lowest level of the year during the month of December. All kittens, as well as all dogs over one year old, can be adopted for just $50. Adult cats over six months old are just $12. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip ID, collar and OHS I.D. tag, initial vaccines, courtesy veterinarian exam, and plenty of post-adoption support