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We have one amazing dog available for adoption!

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

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

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December 5, December 12, December 19, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Santa Paws 2015 will be on three consecutive Saturdays in December at the WCHS Center, 104 N. River Street in Enterprise, from 11:00 to 3:00.  Bring your pet and your camera!  Santa Claus will be available for photos with you and your pet against a vibrant holiday-themed background.  Your photo will be suitable for sharing with family and friends, or for formatting as a Christmas card.

We will serve refreshments and volunteers will be available to help you get just the right pose for your great holiday picture.

We are asking for a suggested donation of $5 when you visit.  Your donation keeps the Wallowa County Humane Society going strong!

SANTA SPECIAL!!  WCHS will offer two for the price of one adoptions during Santa Paws hours in December.  Our normal adoption rates are $40 for cats and $50 for dogs.  During Santa Paws we will waive the adoption fee on a second animal adoption.  We have lots of wonderful companion animals looking for forever homes and they will be at the Center during Santa Paws.

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.


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Star - Husky-Akita-Boxer mix - private adoption through Wallowa County Humane Society

Featured Pet

Star is a 1-year-old mixed breed with a striking brindle coat.  She is people-oriented and gets along with dogs.  She is eager to please, and a fast learner.

Call Karen in Joseph, 541-432-7310, to meet Star.  More info about her on our Adopt A Dog page.

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

Monthly meeting of the Wallowa County Humane Society.   Come join us, and see what we’ve got in the works for this month and December.

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30, WCHS Info Center in Enterprise.  Mark it on your calendar and be part of this great organization!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2:00 P.M. – Alpine House
Thursday, November 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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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.

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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.

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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.

    • KMR kitten food
    • Kitten chow
    • Scoopable cat litter
    • Smaller kitty litter scoops
    • Pheromone spray (dog-1) (cat-3)
    • Heated pet beds
    • Cat litter boxes
    • Small kitten nursing bottles
    • PowerPoint projector (for our educational classes)
    • Live traps for feral cat program
    • 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

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).  Our volunteer coordinator, Gloria Smith, 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


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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.