Resources For Other Shelter Professionals

OHS provides these resources to assist our fellow animal welfare organizations and shelters with the many issues that arise when organizing and operating an animal shelter or rescue.

Disease Control

CDC: Healthy Pets, Healthy People
Zoonotic disease information

University of California at Davis
School of Veterinary Medicine

Tufts University
School of Veterinary Medicine

OHS Shelter Medicine Program

The Oregon Humane Society trains veterinarians in the field of shelter medicine through an internship and residency program. Our residents perform a variety of tasks, including shelter consultations, both on-site and off-site. Learn more here.

Veterinarians seeking more information, please contact us here »

We also have a link to the video presentations from the 2011 Innovations in Education Conference here. Experts from across the country spoke on a variety of topics involving shelter medicine.

Miscellaneous Animal Shelters & Rescues
An online resource library for shelters

Oregon Animal Cruelty Laws Handbook
A Legal Reference to Oregon Revised Statutes (PDF)

Operating an Animal Shelter

Animal Sheltering Online
Comprehensive publication from HSUS for animal shelters. Visit their website »

ASPCA Professional
A collection of resources for many aspects of running a shelter, from animal cruelty investigations to fundraising to community outreach and more. Visit their website »

Humane Society University
Academic programs and professional development opportunities for those who work for the animals. Visit their website »

How do you start an animal shelter?
Advice from OHS (PDF)

American Humane Association Professional
Resources for animal welfare professionals »

Targeted Spay/Neuter Presentation
Madness in the Method (PDF) – presented at HSUS conference in Spring 2011

Physical Shelter Building

Oregon Humane Society
OHS Shelter Building Project (PDF)

Adoption and holding kennels »

Second Chance Program

The OHS Second Chance program helps shelters throughout the region. Over 6,000 animals are accepted by OHS each year from other shelters throughout the West Coast. Learn more »

Contact: (503) 416-5029; email »

Volunteer Development

Energize Inc.
Resource library for volunteer managers and much more »

Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Risk awareness and training for non-profit leaders »

Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association
Volunteer management resources and training »