EIN 93-0386880

Oregon Humane Society

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Oregon Humane Society: private animal welfare org. founded in 1868 with the mission to create a more compassionate world for animals through education and adoption services.
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Sheltering and adoptions - ohs merged with willamette Humane Society on july 1, 2022. This expanded ohs's ability to provide services to more of Oregon, the pacific northwest and other areas of the country. In 2022 ohs placed 9,825 pets. Through the second chance program, ohs saves more lives by accepting animals from shelters and animal control agencies in the pacific northwest, Oregon, California, Washington, Texas, Hawaii, new mexico and Louisiana. These shelters often face the dual problem of too many abandoned animals and too few adopters. In 2022, 5,581 animals were accepted from 61 organizations.continuted on schedule o.live release rates for 2022ohs uses live release rate (lrr) to track the outcome of animals that are brought into its shelters. The lrr accurately reflects the many options for pets that come to the shelter besides adoption - for example, animal transfers to other rescue organizations and animals that are returned to their owners. Lrr does not include end-of-life services. *ohs saved a total of 9,825 animals *ohs saved 2,952 dogs *ohs saved 6,445 cats *ohs saved 428 small animals *ohs portland campus live release rate = 97%*ohs salem campus live release rate = 93%length of stay for 2022ohs calculates the average length of stay ("los") by including the day of arrival through the day of disposition (adoption, transfer, euthanasia or return to owner). The los reflects the entirety of the time the animal was in the care of the organization, including stray animal holding periods, time in foster care, behavioral rehabilitation, and protective custody in criminal cases. *dog los averaged 16 days*cat los averaged 20 daysadoption outreachbringing pets into the community for adoption is another way that ohs maintains such a high save rate. A total of 265 animals found homes directly through this program.medical services (shelter-owned pets and pets from other rescue groups)during the year ended december 31, 2022, ohs performed 9,155 surgeries in the holman animal medical learning center (the "amlc") on the portland campus, including 6,159 shelter and partner spay and neuter surgeries and 675 other essential and emergency surgeries. In addition, the amlc provided 9,464 medical exams for pets, and taught 100 Oregon state university veterinary students. On the salem campus, ohs performed 1,431 surgeries for shelter pets and pets from other rescue groups. This included 746 spays and neuters of community cats. Best friends' cornerohs operates a retail store located in the lobby of the portland shelter. The store stocks everything that a new adopter might need to make their new pet feel at home. It also has numerous training books and tools to improve pet behavior humanely and keep the animal in the home.in 2022:*gross sales: $359,995*net loss: ($60,628)*percentage of overall sales attributed to new adopter sales: 70%volunteersthe compassion of ohs's volunteer force changed the world for each dog, cat, rabbit, rodent, or bird they helped on a daily basis. The lives saved, through a kind word, a walk, a gentle touch, a photo taken, or a new toy, are those of this community's homeless animals. Foster care has contributed significant time to ohs's volunteer hours. Donating 208,453 hours of service to all programs offered at ohs in 2022, volunteers provided services equivalent to 100 full-time employees.adult volunteers*total volunteer hours - 205,508 (not including foster volunteer hours)*total number of individuals volunteering their time to ohs was 3,244*volunteer hours at the portland campus for general care, behavior, and enrichment totaled 30,920 (+54%), this includes animal care, admissions, medical, cascade station, local emergency animal shelter (eas) support and behavior and training activities*volunteer hours at the salem campus for general care, training and enrichment totaled 6,096*ohs had 23 teams deploy in 2022 to help other agencies for emergency animal sheltering youth and community groups program*individuals who participated in the youth and community groups program numbered 1,458 (+181%) providing 8,628 volunteer hours *individual youth volunteers (not including groups) numbered 105, resulting in 7,275 (+208%) hours volunteered*groups totaled 142 (+230%) visits with 1,353 (+257%) group volunteers and 3,007 (+261%) hours volunteeredfoster care*there were 628 foster care volunteer families, volunteering 203,544 hours*animals fostered totaled 2,750primary reasons for foster care*they were too young for adoption*they were nursing baby animals*they were underweight or had a medical condition
Community and education services - educating the community and promoting animals and programs are crucial to helping ohs achieve its mission of finding a home for every animal. In addition to a vibrant education department, ohs's public relations and marketing department strives to promote Humane lessons through the media, special events, and real-time photos of animals available for adoption on ohs's website.continued on schedule o.in 2022:*visitors to the portland campus totaled 60,671 (on average, 170 people visited the ohs portland campus each day - open 357 days)*adoptions at the portland campus averaged 24 per day *ohs issued 51 media releases *ohs was mentioned or featured in 3,437 television, radio and web news stories *ohs hosted or participated in six major events *ohs's magazine reached 36,000 readers each quarter*ohs's website averaged 45,000 daily visitors*the average stay on ohs's website was 58 seconds Humane educationsometimes the most significant lessons are learned not by listening to a speaker, but by experiencing with the heart. In Humane education, ohs strives to reach the hearts as well as the minds of children, teens, and adults ohs has the opportunity to meet. *Humane education had 103,799 points of impact, including 11,598 children and 3,818 adults; of which 4,588 of those people were reached with virtual education *Humane education made 6 non-school, off-site presentations reaching 250 individuals *school visits included 54 schools - 8 virtual visits and 161 classrooms visited with 3,465 individuals reached *seven weeks of summer camp sessions were attended by 218 campers with 20 virtual camp video points of impact*twelve after-school clubs had 172 points of impact*five special events for Humane education reached 179 individuals*twenty-three in-shelter tours reached 414 individuals
Community veterinary services - in 2022, ohs offered a series of clinics to the public, provided medical services to the warm springs reservation, and opened the new community veterinary hospital to provide greater access to veterinary care for pets owned by the public. During the year ended december 31, 2022, ohs provided care for 268 pets living on the warm springs reservation, served 162 patients through community clinics, had 2,490 patient visits to the new hospital and distributed more than $119,000 in subsidized care. These services included 592 spay and save surgeries, 48 dentistry visits, 164 urgent care visits and 1,686 outpatient visits. Continued on schedule o.asap/spay & savethe spay & save program is operated in coordination with the animal shelter alliance of portland ("asap"), of which ohs is a founding member. Asap is a coalition of the greater portland area's leading animal welfare organizations and the veterinary community. The spay & save program works to reduce the number of cats and kittens that come into portland-area shelters. Over the past 16 years, the portland metropolitan area shelters have reduced euthanasia in local shelters by a dramatic 91% and now save 95% of cats and dogs, thanks to the efforts of asap. In 2022, the spay & save program completed 5,486 surgeries, of which 2,318 were performed by ohs staff. This vital program is funded entirely by private donations.salem campus - community veterinary servicesohs provides medical services to members of the community at its salem campus. In 2022, ohs provided 746 spay/neuter surgeries to community cats and 798 spay/neuter surgeries to privately owned pets.
Behavior consultation and training - ohs's behavior consultation and training services are summarized as follows:*provided 907 private consultations*public training classes offered numbered 731*people numbering 2,946 attended ohs training classes and workshops*volunteer trainings totaling 42 included 302 volunteers who attended those trainings*40 dogs and 45 cats were helped through the behavior modification program*40 dogs and 43 cats were adopted through the behavior modification program*a volume of 1,804 phone calls and emails were handled by the behavior help line, a free service provided to the community by ohs*top issues for cat owners: resident pet incompatibility and litter box issues*top issues for dog owners: leash reactivity issues, anxious/fearful behavior, and dog/cat incompatibility
Humane law enforcement and rescue - ohs has three Humane special agents who are commissioned by the superintendent of Oregon state police to enforce Oregon's tough animal cruelty laws statewide. Ohs has officers in the field handling a variety of animal welfare complaints. In 2022, there were 3,614 calls and e-mail messages to ohs's cruelty complaint line and website. Humane special agents investigated 560 new cases of animal cruelty, leading to 2,239 animals helped, including 365 animals who entered the care of ohs. Five investigations performed by Humane special agents in 2022 led to criminal charges. The Humane law enforcement department also assisted law enforcement and similar agencies 133 times and provided 199 veterinary forensic services. Ohs's goal is to save lives and enhance the relationship between people and their pets, while ensuring that the roughly two million pets in the region are protected from abuse or neglect. Rescuemany ohs staff and volunteer are certified technical rescuers and disaster responders. *ohs staff and volunteers deployed 23 times to aid in emergency situations *the ohs technical response team performed 41 technical rescues/responses in response to calls for assistance.

Grants made by Oregon Humane Society

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Animal Legal Defense FundGeneral Operating Support$49,000

Who funds Oregon Humane Society

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Rachael Ray FoundationAn Unrestricted Grant To Further the Donee's Exempt Purpose$300,000
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$285,140
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To AnimalsSee Part Iv$250,000
...and 101 more grants received totalling $2,816,905

Personnel at Oregon Humane Society

Sharon M HarmonPresident and Chief Executive Officer$324,691
Brian AugustChief Operating Officer$208,075
Stephen KochisChief Medical Officer$161,596
Debra RillingVice President , Finance$173,227
Barbara BaugnonVice President , Marketing and Communications / Vice Presient , Marketing and Communications / Director of Marketing and Communications$165,867
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for Oregon Humane Society

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$22,653,926
Program services$3,340,669
Investment income and dividends$649,124
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$508,848
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$15,707
Net income from fundraising events$-483,936
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$208,102
Miscellaneous revenues$22,409
Total revenues$26,914,849

Form 990s for Oregon Humane Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-05-05990View PDF
2021-122022-05-08990View PDF
2020-122021-05-21990View PDF
2019-122021-01-21990View PDF
2018-122019-08-16990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 31 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from The Rachael Ray Foundation
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $136,939 from The Blackbaud Giving Fund
August 9, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 76 new grant, including a grant for $285,140 from American Online Giving Foundation
July 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
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General information
1067 Ne Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
Metro area
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Multnomah County, OR
Website URL
(503) 285-7722
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D20: Animal Protection and Welfare
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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