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Mission Statement

Promoting the welfare of animals through leadership, education and action


The Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders and serves Marion and Polk counties. Dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals through leadership, education and action, WHS exists to

  • provide a temporary shelter for discarded, abused, abandoned, and lost cats and dogs
  • complete families by matching companion animals with people
  • lead the community by teaching respect and compassion for animals.

Willamette Humane Society is an independent, private nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that receives no government funding or financial support from local, regional or national humane organizations. To deliver services to the community WHS relies solely on donor support, fees for service, and for profit ventures, such as the Willamette Humane Society Thrift Store , Helping Paws Thrift Store and Davenport’s Den retail pet supply store located inside the shelter.


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Would you recommend Willamette Humane Society?

by Ariana B. (January 12, 2011)
This is the greatest place to volunteer! I volunteered in admin for awhile and then also was a foster parent for kittens. Fostering is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done! Saving the lives of innocent, adorable animals really makes you feel good. The foster coordinator at WHS is great and she really knows her stuff. I would recommend that any animal lover volunteer here!!