The Oregon Humane Society welcomed dozens of dogs from Oklahoma on Saturday.
Oklahoma nonprofit Fetch Fido, which was started by a former Oregon resident, transported 45 dogs and puppies to Portland as part of the Oregon Humane Society’s Second Chance program, depending on the refuge.
Volunteers and staff transported the dogs from Portland International Airport to the shelter. Their arrival marked Oklahoma’s first pet transport to the Oregon Humane Society this year.
The shelter also recently welcomed 76 pets from Multnomah County Animal Services. This year, the association welcomed more than 1,400 animals from local shelters and animal owners.
“While Oregon is always our first priority, giving a helping hand to other parts of the country that are not as fortunate as we are is part of our mission to create a more humane society,” Mia Heaslet, Head of Refuge’s Second Chance program, said in a press release.
Oklahoma dogs and puppies will be available for adoption starting next week. Photos and information about the dogs will be available at the site of the refuge. The Oregon Humane Society is closed to the public and the shelter only schedules pet meetups and adoptions by appointment only.
– Ardeshir Tabrizian; [email protected]; 503-221-8067; @ardytabrizian