Yes, Willamette Humane Society cares for stray dogs found in Polk County, as well as all the stray and lost cats found in Marion and Polk Counties. Stray dogs found in Marion County must go to the Marion County Dog Shelter, located at 3550 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem. A report may also be submitted through the organization’s website. The Marion County Dog Shelter’s phone number is (503) 588-5233.
Community members may bring lost animals to WHS by appointment or during walk-in hours. Animals are scanned for a microchip and the Good Samaritan is asked to fill out a brief personality profile to provide us with any details observed while caring for the animal. Animals not claimed by their owners are evaluated for the adoption pool. In addition, all injured and ill animals are cared for immediately.
Sometimes, community members who find a lost or stray pet choose to keep that animal in their homes while waiting for an owner match. In this scenario, the individual should still fill out a found pet report and bring the animal to WHS to be scanned for a microchip. We keep this report for 30 days or until a match is made.
Since we depend on donations to serve our community, we ask for a suggested donation of $10 to bring in a stray animal.