Oregon Humane Society (OHS) Salem Campus, formerly Willamette Humane Society, was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders and serves Marion and Polk counties. Our mission statement says it all: “OHS Salem Campus is dedicated to establishing, maintaining, and enhancing the bond between companion animals and people of Marion and Polk counties.”

Dedicated to providing compassionate services to pets and people, OHS Salem Campus exists to:

Assist pets and people in transition
Complete families through adoption
Reduce pet overpopulation
Teach responsible pet care
Alleviate pet suffering

Core Values of Staff & Volunteers

Positive Service to All
Sharing Knowledge
Collaborative Problem Solving
Initiative and Innovation
Accountability and Responsibility
Safe Actions
Sustainability

Brief Paws is the printed quarterly magazine of Willamette Humane Society. 

Due to the merger of Willamette Humane Society and Oregon Humane Society on July 1, 2022, the final edition of Brief Paws will be released in Fall 2022. The OHS Magazine, printed in Portland, will include both Portland and Salem-related articles and will be distributed to both regions beginning in 2022.

The OHS Magazine features happy “tails” of adopted pets, features on programs and events, tribute listings, and other important updates from your local humane society, Oregon Humane Society’s Executive Director, and Board of Directors. The magazine is mailed quarterly to active supporters of the shelter. If you donated, volunteered, adopted, or otherwise requested to receive mailings recently, you can expect to receive a copy of OHS Magazine. Or you can Call 503-585-5900 (ext. 324) to ask about receiving our upcoming edition.

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