Shop at Amazon Smile and Support Shelter Animals

You can support shelter animals by shopping at Amazon Smile! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the … Continue reading

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs @ Willamette Humane Society by Martha Russell

I have lots of news and pictures to show you this week, but first, one last reminder that THIS SATURDAY is the third annual WillaMutt Strut! You can still come, even if you have not yet registered. In fact, you can register on Saturday morning! The weather is supposed to be good, and I just got the itinerary for the morning. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Riverfront Park North Pavilion. There will be dog games, Flyball demonstrations, dog trick contests, the WillaMutt Contest (for the WillaMutt of the year!), and, of course, the 5K Run, 1.5K Run, 5K and 1.5K Walks. There will also be a meet and greet with a K-9 Police dog and handler as well as a demonstration. It promises to be the best WillaMutt Strut morning EVER! Don’t miss it! Continue reading

Announcing BJ Andersen as Executive Director

(Salem, OR) – Willamette Humane Society (WHS) is delighted to announce to our community that BJ Andersen has accepted the position of executive director. As a nine-year employee of Willamette Humane Society, Andersen has a deep commitment to the organization and its mission of providing … Continue reading

Volunteer News for January 13th-19th, 2014

What’s up? I apologize for not sending a newsletter last week: we had a large turnout for orientation the first Monday, and I was swamped with new volunteer interviews. 40 people attended orientation and 100% signed up for interviews. One no show, and the rest … Continue reading

Volunteer News for December 15th-25th, 2013

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Tis the season of giving, but what, besides the holidays, inspires giving? The staff at WHS have been talking about building a culture of philanthropy, and it is clear to me that our volunteers play an integral role in that … Continue reading

Volunteer News for Nov. 18th-24th, 2013

Volunteers Rock! It’s Volunteer of the Quarter time again! Do you know an exceptional volunteer who should be recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to our mission? Someone who goes above and beyond, maybe behind the scenes, maybe at the Thriftstore? Someone who really … Continue reading