OHS Adopts 11,000 pet of 2015
Staff and volunteers at OHS today celebrated the 11,000th adoption of 2015. The lucky dog was Beaugard, a two-year-old West Highland terrier who was adopted by Clint Bruton and Tammy Fields of NE Portland.
“This is what the holidays are all about,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director. “Our goal is to find homes for 11,000 pets each year, and it’s wonderful to see people opening their hearts to shelter animals. ”
The large number of adoptions makes OHS one of the busiest shelters in the nation with one of the highest save rates. OHS adopts more animals from its shelter on NE Columbia Blvd. than any other single shelter facility on the West. Today’s adoption marks the sixth year in a row that OHS has reached the 11,000 mark for animal adoptions. This feat is especially remarkable because OHS never puts a time limit on how long a pet remains available for adoption.
Beaugard came to OHS from a breeder who was no longer able to take care of the dog. Clint Bruton said he always had a soft spot for Westies. Bruton and Tammy Fields had met the dog for the first time yesterday, but they were the second hold on the dog. They were elated to find out today that they could adopt Beaugard. “This dog has had a rough start to life, now it’s our job to provide him a safe, comfortable home,” said Bruton.
The Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest’s oldest and largest humane society. OHS receives no tax dollars and relies entirely on donations to support its adoption, education, and animal cruelty investigation programs. Visit http://www.oregonhumane.org for more information.