Volunteers Give Back on Thanksgiving

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64 volunteers celebrate holiday with OHS pets

In the early morning hours of Thanksgiving day, volunteers filled the Oregon Humane Society. The shelter was closed to the public, but volunteers ensured that Thanksgiving was special for all the animals in our care.

“I think the OHS spirit is highest on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s,” says Karl Keener, OHS volunteer.

From 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 64 volunteers spent their holiday with the pets at OHS. Volunteers were on hand throughout the day to walk dogs, socialize cats, exercise small animals and clean kennels. This is invaluable help to our staff who care for pets during the holidays when the shelter is closed.

“People could be somewhere else, but they would rather be here,” says Karl. “I love OHS.”

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