75 Shelter Pets Arrive at OHS to Make Room for Animals Impacted by the Storm
Oregon Humane Society is assisting with the response to Hurricane Dorian by receiving 49 dogs and 25 cats today in an effort coordinated by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Shelter Ally Project. The pets are from Pet Transport Hub rescue center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. By moving these pets out, animals from shelters directly affected by Hurricane Dorian can be moved in, if necessary.
“Responding to disasters requires a cooperative effort among many partners,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “OHS is ready to help in any way we can.”
In addition to receiving pets to make room for animals affected by Hurricane Dorian, OHS has offered assistance through national organizations directly involved with the response efforts. OHS has more than 130 staff and volunteers certified in Emergency Animal Sheltering who are able to deploy to disaster zones at a moment’s notice.
With the additional pets arriving at OHS, the public is being asked to consider bringing a new dog, puppy, cat or kitten into their family. “When our community chooses to adopt, it allows us to help even more pets in need,” adds Harmon. Pets currently available for adoption at OHS can be viewed here.
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Disaster Response at OHS
The Oregon Humane Society has more than 130 staff and volunteers who are certified in Emergency Animal Sheltering. This means they have completed FEMA course work, participated in drills and have advanced animal handling skills. Additionally, the OHS technical animal rescue team can rappel down cliffs, climb trees and maneuver through challenging environments to rescue pets in distress.