OHS celebrates 12,000th adoption – setting new record

OHS sets new adoption record as a puppy transferred from a Klamath Falls shelter goes home.

Caroline, a three-month old border collie, made history at the Oregon Humane Society as she became the 12,000 adoption of 2018. This marks a new milestone for OHS; it’s the ninth year adoptions have exceeded 11,000 and the first time 12,000 pets in need have found a new home through OHS.

The Gonzalez family was second in line when the shelter opened this morning. They saw Caroline’s profile on the website last night, but had no idea they might be part of a historic celebration today.

Caroline was transferred to OHS from a shelter in Klamath Falls through the Second Chance program, which also hit a new record in 2018. Through expanded partnerships with shelters and rescue groups throughout Oregon, around the region and across the country, OHS’s Second Chance program has been able to give more than 8,100 pets a second chance at a loving home. This is in addition to more than 3,300 owner-surrendered pets who have come to OHS to find a new home. The Oregon Humane Society adopts more animals than any other single-shelter facility on the west coast.

“This is a wonderful way to finish a historic year,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO.

Some of the pets still looking for a home include:

Sarah, eight-year-old shepherd mix –  Link to adoption profile, and video.

Fredrick, seven-year-old Siamese cat – Link to adoption profile and video.