OHS Response Update: 2020 Oregon Wildfires

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As the situation with the wildfires around our state changes rapidly, we want to keep you updated on Oregon Humane Society’s role in the response, important resources and ways you can help.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES  WAYS YOU CAN HELP  LOST AND FOUND PETS

To ensure the response is coordinated and we are meeting the most pressing needs of our community, OHS is working across the state with the Department of Agriculture and dozens of shelter partners.

Locally, OHS is part of the Portland-area Multi Agency Coordination Group (MAC-G) that includes Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Animal Services; Cat Adoption Team; Humane Society of Southwest Washington; Portland Veterinary Medical Association; and Sound Equine Options.

To date, OHS has assisted in the following ways:

  • Transferred 60 shelter pets from shelters in Marion, Lane and Lincoln counties to free up space for local emergency boarding.
  • Delivered supplies and assisted pet owners at a number of evacuation sites in Clackamas, Washington and Marion counties.
  • Set up dozens of kennels at the Oregon State Fairgrounds evacuation site.
  • Assisted with equine relocation and care at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
  • Transferred injured, stray pets from the fire zones to our medical center for treatment.
  • Welcomed stray cats from Clackamas County to our shelter for care and eventual reunification.
  • Traveled to the Newberg shelter to examine and treat a group of huskies who were evacuated from Clackamas County.
  • OHS Technical Animal Rescue (OHSTAR) team responded to a report of an injured cat in a level 3 evacuation zone in Marion County. Working with the local fire department, the cat was rescued and is now recovering from his injuries and burns at Willamette Humane Society. His owners have been identified, but sadly, they lost their home to the fire. This sweet kitty will continue to receive medical care and then stay with a foster family until he and his owners are able to go home.
  • Extended our phone hours to help pet owners affected by the wildfires with resources, supplies, pet food and emergency boarding. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., call (503) 285-7722 and press 0 to speak with someone from our team.

Ways You Can Help

  • Make a plan for your pet. Have an emergency kit prepared for your pet in case you need to evacuate. Consider placing your pet’s crate out now so they can get more comfortable with it. Here are more tips to get ready.
  • Sign up for emergency alerts. Know when an emergency is happening in your county. Getting info quickly gives you power to take action. Find your county and sign up now.
  • Make an emergency donation. Help us respond to the ever-changing needs of this disaster. Make an urgent monetary gift today.
  • Stay connected with your community. Reach out to evacuating friends and family to see if they need a place to stay. Let them know that you’re willing to help with emergency boarding, supplies, etc.

Lost and Found Pets

Lost Pets

If you have had to evacuate due to the wildfire and have lost your pet, there are several resources available to help you find your animal.

  • Oregon Humane Society is accepting stray cats from Clackamas County. View the cats currently in our care here.
  • For all other counties, check your local animal services website to file a missing pet report or look for pets who have been found. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has a resource list of all the local animal services agencies in Oregon. They have also launched a new search tool to help you find your lost domestic animal or livestock.

Found Pets

If you have found a stray cat in Clackamas County, please contact (503) 285-7722 and press 0. If you have found a stray dog, please contact Clackamas County Dog Services at (503) 655-8628. If you have found a pet in another county, please call your local animal services agency.

Emergency Resources

Below is a quick reference for emergency resources around the state.

Oregon Humane Society has extended our phone hours to help pet owners affected by the wildfires. If you have been evacuated, OHS can provide supplies and pet food so you can keep your pet with you. We also have created space in our shelter for emergency boarding for evacuated pets.

Our team is now available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to connect you with resources for domestic animals. Please call (503) 285-7722 and press 0 to speak with someone from our team.

Baker County

Benton County

Clackamas County

If you have found a stray cat in Clackamas County, please contact Oregon Humane Society at (503) 285-7722 and press 0. If you have found a stray dog, please contact Clackamas County Dog Services at (503) 655-8628.

Oregon Humane Society is accepting stray cats from Clackamas County. If you have lost a cat within Clackamas County, view the cats currently in our care here.

Clatsop County

Columbia County

Coos County

Crook County

Curry County

Deschutes County

Douglas County

Gilliam County

Grant County

Harney County

Hood River County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Josephine County

Klamath County

Lane County

Lincoln County

Linn County

Malheur County

Marion County

Morrow County

Multnomah County

Sherman County

Tillamook County

Umatilla County

Union County

Wallowa County

Wasco County

Washington County

Wheeler County

Yamhill County

 

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