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


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IT’S STILL HOT OUT THERE!

Please remember how easy it is for pets to become overheated, which can lead to severe illness and/or death.  Many pets die each year because their owners left them in a parked car “for just a minute” to run an errand, never realizing how dangerously hot a car interior can become in a very short period of time, even with the windows rolled down.

You want your pets to be safe and comfortable.  Always be sure to have plenty of fresh water available for them on hot summer days.

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

TRACKS – KEEPING UP WITH THE WCHS & NEWS TO SHARE

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Featured Pet

Rodeo is a grey tabby, born around mid April.  He’s very small but he’s a healthy fellow, dewormed and up to date on his shots.  Loves to follow you around, and purrs when you pet him.

Call Bev at 541-398-1850 to meet Rodeo.  More info about him on our Adopt A Cat page.

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August 5th – 8th


We’ll be at the Wallowa County Fair.  
Lots of attractions and fun for the whole family.  Come on over and have a good time!

Visit the Fairgrounds Facebook page to check out their photos and to see what’s happening.

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Tuesday, August 11, 1:30 p.m.
WCHS Info Center

Please join us for the August meeting of the Wallowa County Humane Society.  We know it’s hard to get away from the summer fun, but the animals and folks of Wallowa County sure do appreciate having us there for them.  If you haven’t been any of our meetings, this is a great opportunity to find out all about our great work!

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Thursday, August 20 – Wallowa Senior Living Center
Pet Therapy Visit

Happy dogs and cuddly cats are the best medicine!   We visit the Senior Living Center on the third Thursday of every month to share the joy of being around our favorite four-legged friends.

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 part of this great program!


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WE DID IT, WITH YOUR HELP!

WCHS FUNDRAISING DRIVE IS A SUCCESS!

For every dollar you donated, an anonymous donor has matched it!!

You helped us reach our goal of $5,000.  Many thanks to our generous anonymous donor, and to everyone who donated to this fundraising drive.   We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

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WCHS Wish List

We’re staying busier than ever, finding forever homes for the animals in foster care, and 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.

    • KMR kitten food
    • Kitten chow
    • Scoopable cat litter
    • Smaller kitty litter scoops
    • Pheromone spray (dog-1) (cat-3)
    • Heated pet beds
    • PowerPoint projector (for our educational classes)
    • Cat-scratching tree/posts
    • Carpeted shelves for tall cat cage
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Doormat
    • Snow shovel
    • Copier paper
    • Elmer’s glue
    • Single-hole paper punch
    • First aid kit
    • Duct tape
    • New Santa beard and hair
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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.

Have you visited our new Info Center yet?

The WCHS Information Center officially opened on October 9th, 2014, from 11 AM to 2 PM.  The Center will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11-2 thereafter (except holidays).  Our volunteer coordinator, Gloria Smith, is setting up a schedule which will be posted at the center and online (WCHS website).  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 Gloria, 541-426-3586, 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.

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SHARE YOUR HEART – TAKE PART!

“Share Your Heart – Take Part!  That’s the motto of a Public Awareness Program, created by Wallowa County Humane Society Board Member Judi Taylor. She hopes this will catch on, not just locally, but in communities across the United States.

The heart-shaped graphic, with our Wallowa County Humane Society Logo in the center, is Free for Use for Any Humane Organization, along with the message “Share Your Heart ˜ Take Part.” Just substitute your own logo and contact phone numbers.

Designed to promote public awareness of the stray pet population in America today, Judi printed this logo on stickers for business windows. Supportive businesses in our community display the sticker to help promote the program.

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Your generous tax-deductible donations and grants keep us going.

The Wallowa County Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) organization, is an all-volunteer animal welfare organization committed to bettering the lives of animals within our community.

All donations are used for local programs benefiting the residents, animal and human, of Wallowa County. Like most humane societies and shelters, we cooperate with other agencies but are not affiliated with them.


 

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WCHS Programs

Spay/Neuter Program

The WCHS offers discount vouchers for spaying/neutering. Neutered or spayed pets are less likely to have behavioral problems such as aggression, poor discipline or roaming. They can have longer lives and less illness. Neutered cats will spray less often. Millions of pets are euthanized annually for lack of a home. You can help avoid these tragedies by making sure your pets don’t add to overpopulation. In 2010, 436 cats were either spayed or neutered.

Save $10 with a voucher when you spay or neuter your pet! Just print the voucher and take it to your veterinarian. All local vets accept the voucher.

Feral Cat Program

The WCHS catches, spays/neuters and releases feral cats. Cats that can adapt to adoption are placed in foster homes until adopted. Over time, this reduces the feral cat population without having to euthanize healthy animals.

Adoption

Unwanted pets are fostered by our volunteers until they are adopted. Take a look at our Adopt A Cat page to see what is available. Your new companion may be there!

Education

We provide an educational program for area schools and organizations.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Carol Vencill, President

Susan Gilstrap, Vice President

Sandy Twigg, Treasurer

Gloria Smith, Secretary

BOARD MEMBERS

Denise Clevenger

Mary Pillar

Kathy Reynolds