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Join Me in Helping Homeless Pets Find Their New Homes!

Karl Keener

Karl Keener


You are receiving this message because I need your support to help assure the Oregon Humane Society raises at least $675,000 at this year's Doggie Dash 2017. The OHS rescues over 11,000 pets each year that are neglected, abused and/or abandoned. As a non-profit organization the Oregon Humane Society is funded 100% by private donations from donors like you. We do not receive any government funding.

For my part, in addition to being a donor I contribute approximately 1,000 hours a year to OHS as a volunteer in a wide variety of capacities. Three to four (or more) mornings a week I arrive by 6 a.m. to check on each of our dogs, note any special needs they might have and help provide other volunteers with the basic information they require before we all begin taking them for walks (through rain, sleet, snow or the occasional sunshine). We try our very best to take each of our canine guests for a 10-20 minute walk depending on how willing and able they are to go, and how much snow and ice might be on the ground. In addition to dog walking my other volunteer roles include training and mentoring new volunteers, transporting animals to and from other rescue facilities, showing dogs to prospective new parents, working with OHS vendors and sponsors at offsite events such as Doggie Dash, fundraising primarily from corporate sponsors, and most recently serving as a member of our Construction Committee as we begin to gear up for a major construction campaign. Oh yeah, and I scoop a lot of poop.

For my friends in California who might wonder why they should support a non-profit in Oregon, here's your answer: As in past years, in 2016 we saved more than 4100 animals from California shelters that might have otherwise been euthanized because of overcrowding. Every week OHS sends at least one of our trucks or vans to CA for the sole purpose of rescuing abused, homeless, and/or neglected animals who are on the verge of being "timed out" unless we step in to offer them a new and better life. OHS has no time limits; no animal is ever put down at OHS because of time or space limitations. This is what we do and this is why I am asking you to help us keep doing what we do so very well.

Please know I would not ask if I was not totally convinced in Mission of this wonderful organization. I may not be the top fundraiser this year but I will have the best Donors.
Thank you for your support!


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 $8,500 goal

Recent Donations

1. Kristie Sievert
2. Sue Harrison
3. Kindel Keener
4. Baxter & Ginger Keener
5. Susan Jorgensen
6. Margaret Spear
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