ASPCA Invests in Shelter's Collaborative Efforts to Save More Lives

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ASPCA Invests in Shelter’s Collaborative Efforts to Save More Lives

Grant of $1,675 Expands Willamette Valley’s Ability to Collaboratively Save More Lives
SALEM, Ore. ─ May 10, 2017 ─ Willamette Humane Society announced a $1,675 grant from the ASPCA to support relocation and transfer initiatives with partner shelters, providing transportation for animals to Oregon from out-of-state shelters across the country. Willamette Humane Society welcomes an average of 375 transfer animals each year. 
“Working collaboratively with parenting shelters across the country allows us to save lives we might not have been able to before,”  said Betsy Bode, Operations Director, Willamette Humane Society. “The cost of transporting and relocating these animals can be costly, which is one more reason we are so appreciative to work with the ASPCA on these life-saving initiatives.” 
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About Willamette Humane Society
Willamette Humane Society, located in Salem, Ore., was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve communities in Marion and Polk.  The organization is dedicated to establishing, maintaining and enhancing the bond between companion animals and people, serving more than 8,870 pets and 51,280 people in its last fiscal year. Willamette Humane Society provides essential services and programs such as adoption and sheltering, behavior and training, youth programs and a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. The shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 60 employees and 1,000 volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit