Willamette Humane Society (WHS), along with Oregon Humane Society and other local animal rescue groups, are set to welcome 102 dogs and 45 cats from animal shelters impacted by the deadly tornadoes in Alabama. The transport will arrive on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the Hillsboro Airport in Hillsboro, Ore.
At least 11 dogs will be placed with WHS for care and are expected to be available for adoption Monday, March 11. Pets included in the transport were already in the care of impacted animal shelters before the tornadoes. Transporting pets to out-of-state shelters, such as Willamette Humane Society, creates room to help animals separated from their families during the storms and gives the already-adoptable animals a second chance at finding forever homes.
“When the Humane Society of the United States reached out to us to see if we were able to take any dogs that were in tornado-ravaged area shelters before the storms, we immediately said yes. Rescue is a truly collaborative effort, and we are here to help,” said Betsy Bode, Willamette Humane Society Operations Director. “If the community is interested in helping as well, we could use support finding adoptive homes for these dogs, as well as donations to cover the costs of their medical and general care while they are with us.”
Donations in honor of the Alabama dogs can be made here. Thank you for your support!