WCHS Programs

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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.

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.


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

Do you like happy endings?  Visit our Happy Tails page to see all the wonderful animals who have found forever homes, thanks to the dedication of the WCHS and all its volunteers.


We provide an educational program for area schools and organizations.

Pet Therapy Program





We visit the Alpine House in Joseph, with our friendly therapy pets.

We visit the Wallowa Senior Living Center with the therapy pets.

We visit the Wallowa River House with the therapy pets.

For more info and to participatein this great program, call Sue Barcik, our Pet Therapy Program Coordinator, at 541-432-3907.




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That’s the motto of a Public Awareness Program, created by Wallowa County Humane Society 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.  By promoting spay and neuter programs, helping those in your community to spay and neuter pets, we can reduce the number of unwanted animals who end up in shelters.  Use this motto and graphic to help promote awareness of spaying and neutering pets.

Our local communities have had large feral cat populations trapped, altered, and released through the efforts of local concerned citizens and our Humane Society, resulting in decling or stable feral cat populations. Join the effort!

We promote Spay and Neuter Campaigns regularly,  along with Adoption Outreach Events, featuring adoptable pets,  at local supportive businesses and events.


Click the link to download a large image of the Share Your Heart, Take Part graphic. You can insert your organization’s logo, contact numbers, and website address. Image is 1024×964, 300 dpi, 430kb.