donate and save lives

We are your local animal welfare organization and we are funded by you! Willamette Humane Society is an independent 501(c)3 organization with no affiliation to state or federal agencies. Our ability to help the animals in Marion and Polk Counties is dependent upon the support of individual, business, and foundation donors from our community.

Learn about the many ways you can donate to save lives below. You can also contact us at development@whs4pets.org or 503-585-5900 (Opt. 2).

More ways to support your humane society:

Sponsor A Pet

Sponsoring a pet is a great way to give a dog or a cat an extra bit of publicity. You can help that pet capture the heart of the perfect family. Your sponsored pet will get a special picture with a “Sponsored By” frame. Each week, we select several pets to feature on social media. Keep an eye out to see if your pet is selected! 

Sponsor a Kennel

Go a step further by sponsoring a dog or a cat kennel, and know that you’re giving pets a safe place to land year-round. Cat kennel sponsorships are $250, and dog kennel sponsorships are $500. Your name and logo will be displayed on a kennel for one year. We’re also happy to include a memorial photo.

Additional Sponsorship Options

Interested in going above and beyond? From sponsoring a pet room, to supporting our Humane Education Program, to championing a WHS event, we can work with you to find the best sponsorship for your or your business! Please contact us at development@whs4pets.org to learn more about exclusive sponsorship opportunities with your local humane society.

President's Circle

Did you know that 50% of our shelter funding comes from members of the President’s Circle, a group of key donors who support the shelter as leadership givers? Membership in the President’s Circle is determined by an annual gift of $1,000 or more; or a cumulative lifetime giving of $10,000 or more. Donors often tailor their gifts to support or establish programming or fund essential shelter equipment.

Estate and Planned Giving

Remembering WHS in your estate plans is a powerful way to invest in tomorrow’s homeless animals. Today’s ability to keep shelter standards and adoption rates high is possible because of the estate gift designations made by supporters decades ago. Your estate gift or planned giving ensures that Willamette Humane Society can provide a lifetime of love and care for the animals in our community. 

Donate Your Vehicle

Put your old car or truck to good use! Donate it to WHS to help the pets. We’re proud to partner with Donate for Charity, Inc. to manage our vehicle donation process. As our program partner, Donate for Charity, Inc. will arrange for your car to be picked up and handle all the issues associated with donating your car. You can use the Vehicle Donation Form or call Donate For Charity directly at (866) 392-4483.

How does the program benefit both you and the pets of WHS? In addition to avoiding the headache of selling your old car, you get a minimum $500 tax deduction (or higher, depending on what your car sells for), and WHS receives the net proceeds to support our programs.

Workplace Giving Programs

If you are a state or federal employee, please know that you can give to Willamette Humane Society through payroll deduction via the Combined Federal Campaign or Local Independent Charities of America. The WHS number is #20007. Please contact your employer directly regarding participation in this program.