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Help support the great work of the WCHS on behalf of the animals and people of Wallowa County.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Are you ready to party?  Come join us as we celebrate our third year at the Info Center.  We’ve signed a new two-year lease and are celebrating with an Open House and Volunteer Appreciation party!

We’ll have refreshments, door prizes, and of course the cutest adoptable pets this side of the Rockies.  Be sure to stop in for the goodies, a friendly chat, and to find out what new things are coming our way next year!

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Carol Vencill, our Humane Society president, hosted a barn sale for 5 weekends.  The first one was on Memorial Day weekend, and the last one on Labor Day weekend.

The folks of Wallowa County generously donated their “treasures” and their dollars to help us continue the great works of our local Humane Society.  Together, we are making a positive difference in the lives of the animals and people of our communities!

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WE’RE CROWD SOURCING A BOOK as a fundraiser and we want you to participate!

The accomplished writer and photographer Ellen Bishop and the WCHS board members are joining together to create a book featuring the amazing animals of Wallowa County.  It will be all about local animals – pets, service animals, ranch dogs, etc. – with pics and their special stories.

Does your animal have an amazing story to share?  There’s still time to submit your story.  Click the link to download and print the Book Application and tell us all about it! 

Our August 2016 newsletter is available!

Click here to download and read the good news.  Current and past newsletters can be accessed on our Newsletters page.

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Join the AmazonSmile program

Here’s a super easy way to donate a little extra to WCHS.
  When you join the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to WCHS.  Click on this link for AmazonSmile, and get started in only a couple minutes.  Remember to bookmark the link for future shopping!

See how easy it is to sign up.  Take a look at the AmazonSmile page on our website.

Important updates from Carol, our President:

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We have a monthly volunteer orientation class for all volunteers and those wanting to become.  Volunteer packets with important info will be given to each person in the class.  Carol Vencill, WCHS president, will be conducting the volunteer orientation.

Next class is at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, at the Info Center.  You can view and download a summary of our standard Volunteer Orientation info as a PDF document.

View a pic of our first Volunteer Orientation meeting on our  Events page.  (Scroll down to the February 27 meeting info.)

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Open your heart and home to a foster animal.   If you’re not able to adopt, this is a great way to make a difference in the life of a dog or cat that needs food, shelter, and love.

We’re always looking for volunteers to foster pets until they find their forever homes.  Check out our Foster Program page for more info.

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Help us trap feral cats and keep the kitty population down!  We need a volunteer or two to help trap and transport feral cats, so they can be spayed.  This is the best way to prevent unwanted kittens from ending up in shelters, or worse.

Do you have a spare Havaheart or similar humane trap that you can donate?   All our traps are in use, and there are still plenty of feral cats out there.  You can drop off your traps at the WCHS Info Center,  104 N. River Street in Enterprise.  We’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


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“Barney” – Featured Pet

This darling girl was abandoned and took up residence under a local barn, so she was named Barney.   She is  very affectionate but terrified of dogs.

Please call Loree at 541-263-0064 if you’re interested giving a forever home to this sweet girl.  More info about her on our Adopt A Cat page.

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September 13th – 1:30 p.m.

Cooler days are coming, and summer chores are soon behind us!  This is a great time to get to know your local Humane Society.

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30, WCHS Info Center in Enterprise.  Come on by and join us, everyone is welcome to attend!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2:00 P.M. – Alpine House
Thursday, September 15, 2:00 P.M. – Wallowa Senior Living Center

Pet Therapy Visit

On the second Wednesday of every month at Alpine House, and the third Thursday of every month at the Senior Living Center, we bring our pet therapy animals to share the joy of soft fur, warm paws, and cold noses.  Dixie and Lola, the pet therapy dogs, are part of the visits at Wallowa Valley Senior Living.

Do you have a pet that you think would be perfect for interacting with seniors?  Call Sue Barcik, our Pet Therapy Program Coordinator, at 541-432-3907, and ask about making your pet a part of this great program!



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Have you lost your dog or cat?

  • Report it to the Sheriff’s office at 541-426-3131
  • Notify our local radio station KWVR, 541-426-4577,
  • Call Mary, Chair of the WCHS Dog Committee, at 541-426-4170
  • Call the local veterinarian offices:
    • Double Arrow:  541-426-4470
    • Enterprise Animal Hospital:  541-426-3331
    • Red Barn Veterinary:  541-426-3832

Remember: A lost pet wearing a collar with a name and phone number has a much better chance of being returned to its home. Microchipping is a safe procedure. Pets react to insertion of a microchip about the same as they would to a typical vaccination. Microchipping will help to identify your pet no matter where it is found. Please see your veterinarian about microchipping your cat or dog.

Stop by and Visit our Wonderful Info Center!

The WCHS Information Center has signed a two-year lease!  It has been an incredible opportunity to work with the community, since we’ve been so visible.  Together we have stepped up the the Trap/Neuter/Release program since it began over 30 years ago.  More lost “owners” have been reunited with their pets, and more people have come forward to volunteer, just to name a few wonderful things that have come our way since the Info Center opened in October 2014.  We are one step closer to a sanctuary in our future.

The Center is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., except holidays.  Margaret Turner, our volunteer coordinator, has set up a schedule which is posted at the Center.  All volunteers are asked to pick dates and times to work at the Center. Each volunteer will be partnered with an experienced volunteer to start.  Without volunteers, there is no Wallowa County Humane Society.  The animals and the people of Wallowa County will be helped by our efforts.

Call Carol, 541-263-0336, or Margaret, 541-240-9755, to vounteer.  We invite you to stop by and visit the Center to see the changes and progress we’re making as we go forward.  The WCHS Information Center is located at 104 N. River Street in Enterprise.

Carol Vencill, President, WCHS

Check out our Education page, a resource for articles to help you take better care of your pets and domestic animals.

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Lots of kittens means we need to work hard at finding forever homes for the animals in foster care, in addition to running the new Info Center.  

Please take a look at our Wish List and see if there’s something you can donate to keep Wallowa County Humane Society going strong. Just drop off any donated item at our Info Center at 104 N. River Street in Enterprise. We’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Kitten chow
  • Smaller kitty litter scoops
  • Heated pet beds
  • Cat litter boxes
  • PowerPoint projector (for our educational classes)
  • Live traps for feral cat program
  • Carpeted shelves for tall cat cage
  • First aid kit
  • Duct tape
  • Fire extinguisher
  • New Santa beard and hair

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5 million unwanted animals end up in shelters every year.  You can help reduce this number by spaying or neutering your pet.  Visit our Programs page for more info.  We also offer a voucher for $10 off spay or neuter.  Conditions apply.

The WCHS is committed to the well-being of companion animals, working with the community to better the lives of all.