Join me in supporting Doggie Dash, a fundraiser for Oregon Humane Society!
This past year with the pandemic has been among the most difficult for me personally and professionally. When a day was particularly hard, I would spend time with my dog Riley who really helped ground me. The endless joy he finds in simple things like chasing a ball or jumping for a Frisbee and the sheer happiness he greets me with never ceased to make me smile even on the darkest days. The human/animal bond is so important to me and I know has been the light for so many others this past year. That's just one of the reasons OHS is committed to its mission and helping pets and people in need and is one of the reasons I choose to raise funds for OHS.
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.
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.
And I'm hoping you'll join me in helping pets from all walks of life. Please donate now!