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SoHumane Celebrates 89 Years of Saving Lives



Medford, April 20, 2017 – For 89 years, the Southern Oregon Humane Society has meant hope for homeless companion animals in Southern Oregon. Providing programs and offering services that reduce the suffering caused by pet overpopulation, SoHumane is the second oldest animal welfare organization in Oregon. Thanks to a generous and caring community, SoHumane is celebrating 89 years of saving lives on Saturday, April 29th from 11 am to 5 pm.
Please join us for our 89th Birthday Celebration! Enjoy cake, popcorn, cotton candy and other refreshments. There will be a kissing booth with our mascot Chance and carnival style games with prizes! Meet dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes. Goody bags will be given with every adoption! Visitors to SoHumane will see many improvements to the campus and will have the opportunity to learn more about the adoption and volunteer programs.

Since 2005, the Saving Train has rescued adoptable animals that have run out of time and space at overcrowded public shelters and given them a “second chance” in loving homes right here in the Rogue Valley. In the past 12 years the Saving Train has brought dogs and cats to SoHumane from all over the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, Arizona and now Thailand. In 2014, Elizabeth was celebrated as the 5000th Saving Train dog. So many more lives have been saved since then. Businesses and community groups sponsor large Saving Train rescues, and individuals support the program with their personal gifts to the animals.

In 2016 SoHumane was able to find homes for 1,684 dogs and cats through the adoption program. We accepted pets from 672 members of the community who could no longer care for them - an increase of 31% over 2015. SoHumane also doubled the number of senior pets that were given a second chance at a loving home. Critical medical care for animals in need was provided, and over 800 spay/neuter surgeries were performed. Behind those figures are dogs and cats now with loving forever homes.

The SoHumane 89th birthday celebration is an opportunity to say thank you to SoHumane supporters, adopters and volunteers for making SoHumane a wonderful resource for pets and people in need. Please join us in celebrating the tens of thousands of lives saved and the continuing commitment to improving the lives of pets and people in Southern Oregon. You may even find your next “best friend” and furry family member while visiting SoHumane.

The Southern Oregon Humane Society is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1928 whose services benefit the community. SoHumane accepts owner-surrendered cats and dogs and transfers from other shelters. Healthy, adoptable animals are never euthanized for lack of space or time. Prior to adoption, each pet is spayed or neutered, microchipped, and receives necessary vaccinations and medical care. SoHumane’s Federal Tax ID No. is 93-0391640.

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