SURPRISE…YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR BIRTHDAY PARTY!
Who: You—our favorite friend to the animals!
What: Our 150th Birthday Party
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10-11 a.m.
Where: Oregon Humane Society
We’ll have cake, fun activities, shelter pets and more surprises, too!
THROWBACK FUN FACT
Did you know the cemetery at OHS is the oldest pet burial grounds west of the Mississippi?
True or false: There is an orangutan buried at OHS.
It’s true! Peggy Borneo was the pet orangutan of a Portland woman with big dreams for her primate companion. Peggy was dressed in rompers, had her own chair, slept in a bed, played in a kiddy car and frolicked in a backyard sandbox. Only a few days before Peggy died in 1929, her owner had signed a contract to have Peggy appear in movies. Peggy’s funeral was a grand and elaborate affair, and she was laid to rest in a lavish satin-lined casket within the OHS Memorial Gardens.