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Join Me in Helping Pets!

Tanya Baikow-Smith

Tanya Baikow-Smith

I'm here to ask you for money. Let's just get that out of the way right off the bat. But it's not for me, it's for the Oregon Humane Society, where I volunteer with the dogs. And it doesn't need to be much, every single dollar counts.

You can read all about OHS and their 4 star rating from Charity Navigator online, but here are a few salient facts:

•For the past several years OHS has found homes for OVER 11,000 ANIMALS each year.

•There is no time limit: every animal is free to stay in a safe warm environment until a loving home can be found.

•CALIFORNIANS PLEASE NOTE: Every week, a truckload of animals from California that would otherwise be "timed out" of overcrowded shelters is brought here to find homes. Every year over 4,000 California dogs and cats come to OHS.

•OHS is 100% privately funded by donations like yours. It receives no tax dollars or government funding.

Please help if you can if you haven't already given all your spare money to the ACLU, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Planned Parenthood, or all the other organizations that need your money in these, um, trying times.

The annual Doggie Dash fundraiser is the event in question here, and Roxy and I will be at Waterfront Park in Portland that day to walk and root for the cause. If you're nearby, please come join us!

Thanks for anything you can spare, The Early Thurds (our Thursday a.m. walking team) came in third last year and we would love to pass the competition this year.
Please donate to the animals on my behalf. Just click on the Donate button on this page, it's that easy!

Thanks so much!

About the Oregon Humane Society: OHS is the largest and oldest humane society in the Northwest. Last year, OHS found homes for more than 11,600 pets and investigated more than 1,000 reports of animal cruelty.


raised of $2,300 goal

Recent Donations

1. Nancy Phillips
Good job Tanya!
2. Karen Lutz
3. Steve And Robin Sterba
4. Debbie Williams
Looks like you'll make your goal. Thank you for doing this. Have fun!
5. Katie Lyons
6. Marc Aigner
Great to help out such a good cause

Team The Early Thurds