The Oregon Humane Society in Portland received a call last week from the Humane Society of the United States asking for their help in finding homes for pets from the Alabama area devastated by tornadoes on March 3. A total of around 50 dogs and cats were transported and will go up for adoption later this week.
The transport was very precise in how it was carried out, with the animals arriving at Hillsboro Airport on Sunday. The Oregon Humane Society posted on their website
“The Oregon Humane Society is working in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to help close to 150 Alabama shelter pets from areas affected by deadly tornadoes last weekend. OHS will be receiving approximately 48 of these pets while others will go to shelters throughout the Northwest.
The animals were available for adoption at Lee County Humane Society and Southern Souls Animal League in Alabama prior to the tornadoes. Moving animals from the area open up space and resources to help pets and people directly affected by the tornadoes.”
The dogs and cats arrived at Hillsboro Airport on Sunday afternoon. The shelter went Facebook Live for their arrival. The video is a must-watch and you can feel the excitement in the air. (Facebook videos are often slow to load)
Unfortunately, there are those who are criticizing the Oregon Humane Society for taking in these cats and dogs. Comments on the OHS Facebook page are making statements saying these cats and dogs have taken away space for the cats and dogs in the Portland area. That there’s an emergency all the time for animals everywhere.
Please feel free to comment on any of this as well as add any details I may have missed. And would someone in the Portland area please go adopt this white kitty. I think I’m in love!