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Donate to Doggie Dash, and be a Hero!

Heather Perkins

Heather Perkins

THANK YOU to all my friends and family who have helped me get past my goal - and when I RAISED my goal, you helped me exceed that, too. So I am raising my goal a third time, and feeling very grateful for everyone who steps up for the animals in ways large and small. It is heartening to feel the presence of a caring community, and the care and love you show makes a real difference for animals and humans alike. We need each other!

I’m a proud employee of Oregon Humane Society, and Doggie Dash is our biggest (and funnest) fundraiser. We feed and care for more than 11,000 animals each year, and this work is funded entirely by donations.

All of my own animals - Sally the Border Collie, Luna the Poodle mix, Lucy the parrotlet, and Scully the box turtle - came to me through different aspects of our many programs. My dogs came from Second Chance, an amazing program that allows us to bring animals from high-kill shelters to OHS, where they find new families. My parrotlet was surrendered to us directly by her former owners, who were experiencing personal upheaval in their home and were no longer able to care for her. Scully the box turtle was rescued by our Investigations department, along with hundreds of other animals who were languishing in an un-heated shed and badly in need of care. I love my sweet crazy menagerie. Without OHS, we would never have found each other. And I gladly go to work every day to help continue this work.

Every dollar matters - so donate what you can. The animals thank you, and I thank you!


- Heather


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, investigated more than 1,000 reports of animal cruelty, and reached 14,000 people through its humane education programs.



raised of $1,500 goal

Recent Donations

1. Anonymous
2. Freedom McGhee
3. Cynthia Stone
Hi Heather -- happy doggy dash!
4. Kate Kockler
Thanks for everything that you go. Kate and Matthew
5. Gail Luciani
6. Robyn Broad
go HP !!!
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