Events and Activities

Join Willamette Humane Society at one of our upcoming events or fundraisers! This calendar is updated regularly. Questions? Email us at

Kittens and Beer Returns

Join us at Santiam Brewing (2544 19th St SE Salem) from 6 to 8 p.m. on:

  • April 14
  • May 26
  • June 23

Come find our table when you arrive and sign up for a slot! We have kitten cuddling shifts available every 15 minutes – spots are limited! We’ll steer you in to meet the kittens for a suggested $5 donation. You’ll have plenty of time to cuddle, but we will ask you to set your kitten aside for the next family after 10 minutes. These guidelines ensure everyone gets to see the kittens (and the kittens won’t get too tired). 

This isn’t an adoption event. These kittens aren’t quite ready for adoption yet. The time you spend with them will help to socialize them and help them prepare for loving homes in the future.

Stay to enjoy the ambiance! Santiam will donate $1 for every beer sold. Be sure to thank the team for the support! Minors are welcome at Santiam, and non-alcoholic beverages are available. 

No need to RSVP, but do plan ahead. These events can be very popular. Follow our Facebook event to see how many others might show up for purrs!

Save the Date: Subaru’s Garden Days

Stop by Capitol Subaru‘s Garden Days on Saturday, June 11th from 11 AM – 3 PM.

Check out the booths featuring plants, lawn art, and more. Meet and talk with Ryan and Judy from television’s Garden Time. Members of the WHS team will be there with giveaways for your pets, as well as information for you. Shelter trainer, Skylar, will be available for you to “Ask the Trainer,” in case your dog needs a few tips on improving manners.

There will be food trucks and more. Don’t miss this annual event, sponsored by Capitol Subaru. No reservations needed.