OHS assists pets affected by California wildfires

Oregon Humane Society continues to aid with wildfire response

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, the Oregon Humane Society sent two transport vehicles to Northern California to assist Haven Humane Society with their response to the deadly Zogg wildfire.

To help clear space at the Redding, CA shelter, OHS transported 15 dogs and 40 cats and kittens to Portland. These pets were already available for adoption before the fires began. They arrived on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1.

“As we’ve seen before, one of the first ways OHS can help during a disaster is by moving shelter pets out of the area, so local shelters can assist pets and pet owners in their community,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “We are glad to be able to help Haven Humane and those affected by the wildfires in California.”

This transport of pets follows OHS’s response to the Oregon wildfires, which included receiving approximately 100 pets from shelters around the state.

In addition to receiving pets to make room for animals affected by the wildfire, OHS is in touch with national disaster response partners in case additional assistance is needed in California. In 2018, OHS sent two teams to help with the massive response to the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.

The pets arriving from Redding, CA will be available in the next week.

Pets available for adoption and details about the appointment process can be found at www.oregonhumane.org/adopt.