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We have a pretty tabby and two kittens available for adoption through WCHS,  and three barn cats on our Private Adoptions 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 7 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The WCHS trailer will be at the Grain Growers Open House.  Come on by and visit with us.

The kittens Hapa and Frosty are still available for adoption, and they’ll be with us to meet and greet the public.  They are adorable little fellas.  Their birthday is on May 14, just around the corner.  Hapa and Frosty would love to have a new forever home before they turn 1 year old.  It would be the best birthday present ever!

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Be sure to get your tickets before the drawing deadline!  This is one of Mary Edwards’ most popular prints.  (Click the image to view a larger version and more info.)

WCHS is selling raffle tickets for a framed print of From The Air, generously donated by the award-winning photographer Mary Edwards.

We have the print at the Info Center.  Come by and take a look, and be sure to get some lucky raffle tickets for you and your friends!  Only $1.00 each, or six tickets for $5.00.

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Photo by Scot Heisel / The Chieftain

Chieftain Article, April 7, 2016

Wallowa County Girl Scouts Troop 10480 recently donated a generous $200 to the Wallowa County Humane Society.

Pictured left to right are WCHS President Carol Vencill, Troop member Mackynzie Melville, Lola the dog, Troop member Kylie Moore, and WCHS Pet Therapy Program Coordintor Sue Barcik.

Thank you to the The Chieftain for featuring this special event in the local paper!

Important updates from Carol, our President:

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Can you share your heart and home with a foster pet?  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.  We appreciate any food donations dropped off at our Info Center.

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We have a monthly volunteer orientation class for all volunteers and those wanting to become.  Volunteer packets with important info will be given to each person in the class.  Carol Vencill, WCHS president, will be conducting the volunteer orientation.

Next class is at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Info Center.  You can download a summary of the March Volunteer Orientation info as a PDF document.

View a pic of our first Volunteer Orientation meeting on our  Events page.  (Scroll down to the February 27 meeting info.)

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Help us trap feral cats and keep the kitty population down!  We need a volunteer or two to help trap and transport feral cats, so they can be spayed.  This is the best way to prevent unwanted kittens from ending up in shelters, or worse.

Do you have a spare Havaheart or similar humane trap that you can donate?   All our traps are in use, and there are still plenty of feral cats out there.  You can drop off your traps at the WCHS Info Center,  104 N. River Street in Enterprise.  We’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 23, 11:00 a.m.
WCHS Info Center

Learn all about trapping and transporting feral cats and kittens from our experienced volunteers.  Hear their stories.  Have your own story?  Join the class and share it with us.

Before any trapping begins, a plan for the cat(s) needs to be in place.  We will discuss hands-on trap setting, what you need for successful trapping, and what the WCHS can help you with.

No charge for this class.  Come on by and help us take care of the feral cat population.  More trapped cats means less unwanted kittens!

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.


Tuesday, May 10th
1:30 p.m.

May brings us the best of spring!  Blossoms are appearing on trees and in gardens.  The comfortable temps and longer days mean more time outdoors with family and pets.

It’s a great time to join us at our regular 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, May 11, 2:00 P.M.
– Alpine House
Thursday, May 19, 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.

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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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.  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.

Call Carol, 541-263-0336, 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
  • 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
  • Doormat
  • First aid kit
  • Duct tape
  • Fire extinguisher
  • 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.