OHS welcomes new Lead Humane Special Agent

Humane Special Agent Chris Allori joins the Oregon Humane Society 

The Oregon Humane Society has welcomed a new Lead Humane Special Agent to its Investigations Department. Special Agent Chris Allori was sworn in on Monday, April 20 during a video conference commissioning ceremony with Oregon State Police.

“Fighting animal cruelty and neglect is at the heart of our mission and deeply rooted in our history,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “Even as we face the uncertainties of COVID-19, the work of our Humane Special Agents continues. We are still getting hundreds of calls, reports and referrals from other law enforcement agencies each month. “

Special Agent Allori has more than 25 years of experience working for Oregon State Police, with the majority of that time assigned to the Fish and Wildlife Division in Portland. Most recently, he was Sergeant First Class with the Oregon State Police supervising Fish and Wildlife officers from the Portland, McMinnville and North Plains OSP offices. Allori has also been an instructor at Portland Community College since 2009 teaching courses in criminal justice, and fish and wildlife enforcement.

“We are thrilled to have Special Agent Allori on our team to help protect animals and serve the people of this community,” added Harmon.

OHS Humane Special Agents are commissioned by Oregon State Police to enforce animal protection laws all over the state of Oregon. These Agents work in the field; investigating reports of cruelty or neglect, interviewing witnesses, evaluating evidence and issuing citations. Often, OHS Humane Special Agents are working with pet owners to educate them on minimum care standards, and connect them with supplies and resources. Although OHS Humane Special Agents are commissioned by Oregon State Police, they operate solely on donations.