Local Heroes Honored with 2021 Diamond Collar Award

OHS celebrates heroic pets and people during virtual happy hour celebration

On Feb. 24, four heroic pets and people in our community received the 2021 Diamond Collar Award. Recipients were recognized for their compassion, tenacity, kindness and vision. Their inspiring stories represent the Oregon Humane Society’s mission of creating a more humane society.

“I am always so inspired by the Diamond Collar Award honorees,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “Each of the recipients reminds us of the compassion and kindness in our community.”

Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest’s oldest and largest animal shelter, and relies entirely on heroes like you to fund its adoption, education and rescue programs. You can be a hero to animals in need by making a donation today.


Meet the 2021 Diamond Collar Award Winners

Katie Schrock and Cowgirl 911

For her dedication to saving lives and mobilizing the world to help large animals during the wildfires around Oregon.

Gwyneth the dog

For overcoming her heartbreaking past and changing the lives of children by playing a special role in their education and growth.

Dr. Emilio DeBess

For providing leadership during the pandemic and advocating the role of veterinary medicine in the health care system.

Savage the cat

For overcoming incredible odds in order to survive a wildfire.