Oregon Humane Society

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Video: Behind the Scenes with OHS Investigators





The Oregon Humane Society's Investigation Department has officers in the field seven days a week, handling a variety of animal cruelty complaints. Our three investigation officers are commissioned by the Governor of Oregon with peace officer authority to enforce Oregon's animal cruelty statutes and ensure that the two million pets in Oregon are protected.


While our primary focus is on educating owners about proper care for their animals, we will use our authority to ensure every animal receives at least minimum care and we will prosecute anyone who is guilty of gross negligence or abuse.


OHS officers also respond to rescue animals from disasters in Oregon and across the country with the assistance of the OHS Technical Animal Rescue team.


OHS investigators receive over 1,000 complaints each year alleging animal neglect, abandonment and abuse. Every complaint is investigated.


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