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Two kittens and one gorgeous cat available for adoption.

Fur trapping season began November 15 in Wallowa County.  Please be careful when hiking in trapping areas.  More info further down the page.

Help support the great work of the WCHS on behalf of the animals and people of Wallowa County.

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Here’s a super easy way to donate a little extra to WCHS.   When you join the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to WCHS.  Click on this link for AmazonSmile, and get started in only a couple minutes.  Remember to bookmark the link for future shopping!

See how easy it is to sign up.  Take a look at the AmazonSmile page on our website.

Important updates from Carol, our President:

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It’s cold outside but it’s warm in your home.  We’re always looking for volunteers to foster pets until they find their forever homes.  Check out our Foster Program page for more info.

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Please help us restock our Purina kitten chow.  Our supply has been depleted due to so many kittens being helped.  Our food barrels are out there, but very little kitten chow.

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We will be having a once a month volunteer orientation class for all volunteers and those wanting to become.  We’ll get started toward the end of February.  Volunteer packets with important info will be given to each person in the class.  Dates and times to be announced when we get it figured out.

Our latest newsletter is available!  Click here to download and read the good news.

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Mollie – Photo by Karen

Featured Pet

This is Mollie, a beautiful long-haired calico female.  She is about 2 years old.  Mollie was feral and is learning to be socialized.  She would do best in a quiet home.

Call Karen at 541-432-7310 for an interview.  More info about her on our Adopt A Cat page.

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Tuesday, January 11th
1:30 p.m.

A great New Year’s resolution — make a difference in the lives of animals and people!

Join us at the monthly meeting of the Wallowa County Humane Society.   We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30, WCHS Info Center in Enterprise.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2:00 P.M. – Alpine House
Thursday, January 21, 2:00 P.M. – Wallowa Senior Living Center

Pet Therapy Visit

On the second Wednesday of every month at Alpine House, and the third Thursday of every month at the Senior Living Center, we bring our pet therapy animals to share the joy of soft fur, warm paws, and cold noses.  Dixie and Lola, the pet therapy dogs, are part of the visits at Wallowa Valley Senior Living.

Santa will be there to add Christmas joy on the December visits!

Do you have a pet that you think would be perfect for interacting with seniors?  Call Sue Barcik, our Pet Therapy Program Coordinator, at 541-432-3907, and ask about making your pet a part of this great program!

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RAFFLE COMING SOON!

Who can resist the chance to win something as beautiful as this?  (Click the image to view a larger version and more info.)

WCHS will be selling raffle tickets for a framed print, From The Air, generously donated by the award-winning photographer Mary Edwards.  Mary’s photo will make its debut on January 31 at the Wallowa County Chamber Citizens Award Banquet.  Raffle tickets will be available at the WCHS table.  The banquet will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Raffle tickets will be $1.00 each, or six tickets for $5.00.   Drawing will be held sometime in May.  Stay tuned for more details about when and where.

SUNDAY SMILE!

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SANTA PAWS 2015

Adopting will put a beautiful smile on your face!  Kyrie adopted Fuzz at the Santa Paws event, and she couldn’t be happier.  Fuzz looks pretty content, too, knowing that he’s got a lifelong friend.

Everyone had a great time at our Santa Paws 2015 events.  On December 5, 12, and 19, folks brought their pets and their camera to be photographed with Santa at the WCHS Center.

Thank you to all for your generous donations, and for purchasing Christmas ornaments from our tree.  Your continued support in time and dollars keeps the Wallowa County Humane Society going strong!

We still have a few pets needing a forever home with someone like you.  Visit our Adopt A Cat and Adopt A Dog pages to find just the right new friend to make 2016 a wonderful year!


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BE MINDFUL OF TRAPS WHEN HIKING!

The fur trapping season in Wallowa County began November 15, and ends March 15, 2016.  For bobcats, which is the most popular trapping target, it begins December 1 and ends February 28, 2016.

For more information, view the ODFW schedule.  There are no changes for known trapping areas, except that the East Moraine is still posted by Wildlife Services for “management” trapping using kill traps.

If you hike in known trapping areas, remember to carry wire cutters and a length of rope to aid in the release of your animal if it gets caught in a trap.  Please read our Trapping page for more information on what areas to avoid, and how to protect your pet.

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Have you lost your dog or cat?

  • Report it to the Sheriff’s office at 541-426-3131
  • Notify our local radio station KWVR, 541-426-4577,
  • Call Mary, Chair of the WCHS Dog Committee, at 541-426-4170
  • Call the local veterinarian offices:
    • Double Arrow:  541-426-4470
    • Enterprise Animal Hospital:  541-426-3331
    • Red Barn Veterinary:  541-426-3832
Remember: A lost pet wearing a collar with a name and phone number has a much better chance of being returned to its home. Microchipping is a safe procedure. Pets react to insertion of a microchip about the same as they would to a typical vaccination. Microchipping will help to identify your pet no matter where it is found. Please see your veterinarian about microchipping your cat or dog.

Stop by and Visit our wonderful Info Center!

The WCHS Information Center officially opened on October 9th, 2014, from 11 AM to 2 PM.  The Center is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11-2 thereafter (except holidays).  Margaret Turner, our volunteer coordinator, has set up a schedule which is posted at the center.  All volunteers are asked to pick dates and times to work at the center. Each volunteer will be partnered with an experienced volunteer to start. Saturdays are planned for foster animal outreach events.

Call Carol, 541-432-1630, or Margaret, 541-263-2848, to vounteer.  Come on down and visit the new WCHS Information Center at 104 N. River Street in Enterprise!  Without volunteers, there is no Wallowa County Humane Society.  This is a giant step forward for our organization, please STEP UP and help us make this venture succeed!  The animals and the people of Wallowa County will be helped by our efforts.

Carol Vencill, President, WCHS


Check out our Education page, a resource for articles to help you take better care of your pets and domestic animals.

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WCHS Wish List

Lots of kittens means we need to work hard at finding forever homes for the animals in foster care, in addition to running the new Info Center.  

Please take a look at our Wish List and see if there’s something you can donate to keep Wallowa County Humane Society going strong. Just drop off any donated item at our Info Center at 104 N. River Street in Enterprise. We’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Kitten chow
  • Scoopable cat litter
  • Smaller kitty litter scoops
  • Heated pet beds
  • Cat litter boxes
  • Pheromone spray (dog-1) (cat-3)
  • PowerPoint projector (for our educational classes)
  • Live traps for feral cat program
  • Carpeted shelves for tall cat cage
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doormat
  • First aid kit
  • Duct tape
  • New Santa beard and hair

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5 million unwanted animals end up in shelters every year.  You can help reduce this number by spaying or neutering your pet.  Visit our Programs page for more info.

The WCHS is committed to the well-being of companion animals, working with the community to better the lives of all.