WHS is dedicated to establishing, maintaining, and enhancing the bond between companion animals and people of Marion and Polk counties.
Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders and serves Marion and Polk counties.
Dedicated to providing compassionate services to pets and people, WHS 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
Willamette Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that relies on donor support and service fees in addition to the Willamette Humane Society Thrift Store,and Davenport’s Den pet supply/gift store located inside the shelter.
Happy Endings Lead to New Beginnings
Watch a volunteer-produced video about what we do at Willamette Humane Society.