Join me in supporting Doggie Dash, a fundraiser for Oregon Humane Society!
You know how much I love animals. I signed up for Doggie Dash because I believe in creating a more humane society and the pets in our community need help! This is Miss Heidi's eighth year of fundraising and ninth year dashing; to date she has raised over $6,000 for OHS because of friends like you!
This past year so much has changed, yet our love of pets is constant. Even with everything that has happened, OHS is still committed to their mission and helping pets and people in need.
Did you know that OHS never puts time limits on how long pets remain at their shelter? What really touches my heart is when a pet arrives at OHS who may be shy or frightened, OHS has a special program to help teach them to trust people and that love is good. Big wins are the simple things like when they first take a treat from your hand or their first wag of their tail, but the really big win is the loving home they will be ready for when adopted.
And when it comes to helping abused or neglected pets, they have a Humane Law Enforcement team that is in the field, taking extra precautions during COVID, to investigate reports of animals who sometimes are in desperate situations. However, many times, humane officers are connecting struggling pet owners with lifesaving supplies or resources.
Did you know what OHS receives NO tax dollars and operates independently of any other shelter (it is not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States). They also operate the super-awesome Second Chance program which brought Miss Heidi (then known as April) to Oregon waaaaaay back in March 2011.
OHS realized early during the pandemic that pet owners needed help and OHS has stepped up to support pet owners around the state. Close to 100,000 pounds of pet food was delivered to shelters and food pantries around the state, and given directly to owners at free pet food banks at OHS.
I hope your pets were a comfort to you through this very challenging past year - I don't know what I would have done without mine.
And I'm hoping you'll join me in helping pets from all walks of life. Even $1 or $10 will make a difference to homeless doggos like Miss Heidi used to be.
Thank you so much!
- Laura, Miss Heidi, and all of Team ShortNSweet