For Other Shelters
OHS provides these resources to assist our fellow animal welfare organizations and shelters with the many issues that arise when organizing and operating an animal shelter or rescue. Disclaimer: the content of external websites are beyond OHS's control.
CDC: Healthy Pets, Healthy People
University of California at Davis
The Oregon Humane Society trains veterinarians in the field of shelter medicine through an internship and residency program. Our residents perform a variety of tasks, including shelter consultations, both on-site and off-site. Learn more here.
Campbell Pet Company
Petfinder.com: Animal Shelters & Rescues
An online resource library for shelters
Oregon Animal Cruelty Laws Handbook
A Legal Reference to Oregon Revised Statutes - 2011 download here.
Comprehensive publication from HSUS for animal shelters. Visit their website
A collection of resources for many aspects of running a shelter, from animal cruelty investigations to fundraising to community outreach and more. Visit their website
Humane Society University
Academic programs and professional development opportunities for those who work for the animals. Visit their website
How do you start an animal shelter?
Advice from OHS (PDF)
American Humane Association Professional
Targeted Spay/Neuter Presentation
Madness in the Method presented at HSUS conference in Spring 2011
Design Learned Inc.
Licensed engineers specializing in animal care facility design
Oregon Humane Society
The OHS Second Chance program helps shelters throughout the region. Over 2,000 animals are accepted by OHS each year from other shelters throughout the West Coast.
Download the documents for more details:
Contact: (503) 416-5029; email
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association