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Oregon Humane Society Celebrates 11,000 Adoptions in 2011


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The Oregon Humane society marked it’s 11,000th adoption of 2011 when the Martin family adopted ‘Turner’ on Sunday. The three-year-old Chihuahua mix found a home for the holidays, and now the OHS is on track to break its all time annual adoption record of 11,054, set just last year.

adopted“At OHS, were celebrating the fact that we were able to save 11,000 lives in 2011, and there are still two weeks left in the year,” said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. “The people of our community have really opened their hearts to pets in need.”

Turner came to the Oregon Humane Society from the Blue Mountain Humane Association in La Grande as a participant in the humane society’s Second Chance program.

Established in 1868, OHS is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest, and adopts out more animals that any other shelter on the West Coast. OHS is not affiliated with any other humane society and relies entirely on private donations to fund all operations.


To learn more about The Oregon Humane Society, visit