Oregon Animal Shelter - making a difference for animals in need
a Cage Free, No-Kill Shelter & Sanctuary for animals that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned
an Adoption Center finding loving homes for all types of animals
a Hospice for chronically or terminally ill animals to live out their lives in comfort
Helping Horses - click here for pictures of these beautiful animals
December 2012 - A local resident named Alexis, noticed 4 horses who were starving to death out in a muddy field with very little grass and no shelter. To make matters worse, 2 of the horses were pregnant mares. When the vet first examined the horses it was thought that the oldest pregnat mare would probably die during birth and doubted the foal would be born alive. Alexis was kind enough to rescue the horses and give them a nice warm and dry place to live along with proper feed and vet care. Thanks to Alexis' hard work and financial sacrifices the 2 pregnant maes had succesful births and all the horses are now happy and healthy. Oregon Animal Shelter has been happy to make several generous donations to Alexis to help her care for these beautiful animals....... Wont you help too ?
You couldn't tell by looking at him now, but when we first found Scruffy he was near death. A family in a rental home had moved, and they just left Scruffy behind to fend for himself. After a terrible fight with a raccoon over cat food a neighbor had left out overnight, Scruffy had terrible gashes that were severely infected and required surgery and a stent placed in his chest to drain off the infection. After a few months of tender loving care and lots of food, Scruffy has now nearly doubled his weight, and is one of the most beautiful white cats we have ever seen. You can help other animals in just as much need as Scruffy was....wont you open up your heart and please help....
An old man had a habit of early morning walks on the beach. One day, after a storm, he saw a human figure in the distance moving like a dancer. As he came closer he saw that it was a young woman and she was not dancing but was reaching down to the sand, picking up a starfish and very gently throwing them into the ocean."Young lady," he asked, "Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" She replied: "The sun is up, and the tide is going out, and if I do not throw them in they will die.""But young lady, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it? You cannot possibly make a difference." The young woman listened politely, paused and then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves, saying, "It made a difference for that one." - Original Story by Loren Eiseley
Please Help make a difference for animals in need
We are the OREGON ANIMAL SHELTER, and we need your help to build a cage free, no kill, animal shelter,
hospice, and adoption center in Tillamook County, Oregon for animals
who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.....wont you please help
us make a difference for animals in need
Tax exempt 501c3 Status has been granted by the IRS- your donations are tax deductable - Our Federal Tax ID is 45-5564022
Oregon Animal Abandonment Law ORS:167.340. Animal abandonment (1) A person commits the crime of animal abandonment if the person intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence leaves a domestic animal or an equine at a location without providing minimum care. (2) It is no defense to the crime defined in subsection (1) of this section that the defendant abandoned the animal at or near an animal shelter, veterinary clinic or other place of shelter if the defendant did not make reasonable arrangements for the care of the animal. (3) Animal abandonment is a Class B misdemeanor. Class B Misdemeanor - Maximum Penalty is 6 months in jail and a $2500.00 fine
Raccoon Problems Leaving cat or dog food outside can attract Raccoons which can spread disease to your pets. While not common here on the West Coast, some Raccoons can carry Rabies. Also, some raccoons can get aggressive and kill or injure your pets or even attack humans when cornered. Never leave your pet food outside at night where raccoons can get at it. And raccoons, don't always limit themselves to visiting at night. When hungry, some raccoons will even visit during the middle of the day. If you notice that suddenly, all your pets food has disappeared, it may be a raccoon.
Animal Cruelty Statistics: Each year, 10,000 Pit bull dogs die in dog fighting. Women in abusive relationships often don't leave their abuser because they worry what will happen to their pet if they leave. 13% of animal abuse also involves domestic violence. 70% of animal abusers also have records of other crimes. 3 to 4 million cats and dogs (young, healthy and adoptable) are euthanized every year in shelters.
Letter to State Senator Bruce Starr ......while doing some research I ran across this article about Oregon's Animal Abuse Laws http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ssf/2010/02/pet_talk_oregons_animal-abuse.html The gist of the article states that while Oregon does have some of the best animal abuse laws in the nation, the fact is that the sentencing guidelines fall far short of handing out the proper punishments to animal abusers. Hopefully this is an issue you can help bring to the publics and state legislatures attention, and I hope you will be able to do something to change the sentencing guidelines to provide much tougher sentences to those who abuse animals. Sincerely, Mark Hannah - Executive Director and Founder Oregon Animal Shelter
Established June 2012 we are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in need
100% of your donations will go directly to helping animals - none of our board members or volunteers receive compensation of any kind
Tax exempt 501(c)(3) Status has been granted by the IRS- your donations are tax deductable - Our Federal Tax ID is 45-5564022
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