930 SE Stephens,
Roseburg, OR 97470
Shop: 541- 672-5240
UVHS meetings are
held the third THURSDAY of each month at noon,
at the Roseburg Country Club. A no-host lunch is available. Our meetings and financial records are both open to the public, so please come and join us.
The Umpqua Valley Humane Society was Founded in 1953
We are the first animal welfare organization in Douglas County. There was no shelter facility for the county at the time and the members, using their own money built the
animal shelter over the years. When I first became a member we put in a new heating system. We are also the only people who paid for the property that Saving Grace is located on. We deede it to Saving Grace.
beginning we followed
the guidelines set forth
by the state of Oregon
our meetings and financial records available to the public at every meeting. If you go
to the governments web site on non-profit organizations you can see that we had no overhead from 1653 until 2007. In February of 2007 we opened a Thrift Shoppe. The primary reason for the shoppe was to give the Humane Society a location and a
telephone number. For 20 years the phone has rung in my kitchen and I don't plan on
living forever. The shoppe has one paid employee, rent, utilities and insurance as overhead. Our newsletter, postage, telephone and advertizing are donated by
members. The Humane Society gets private donations by way of the little yellow dog banks you see around town. We receive no government money and no grant money.
Humane Society assists
with the cost of spaying
and neutering of dogs,
cats and pocket pets for
everyone who calls that
meet our criteria.
The criteria being that
animals be fully
having a major abdominal
lowers the resistance to
disease, parvo and
distemper are at
epidemic numbers in
County. We assist with emergency medical care for everyone who calls. The criteria
there being that if an animal has not been altered at the time of the call, it will be altered
at our expense before going home. There are currently no veterinarian clinics who will
take in a pet without money up front so this service is crutial.
The Humane Society
educates in the schools
in conjunction with
Animal Control and
since doing so the incidence of animal abuse and neglect among young people has
been reduced in the county, by 77%. We take pets into nursing homes and in the past
the VA Hospital. We occasionally have rabies clinics at various cities in the county.
We have purchased bullet proof vests for all of the K-9 units in the county and we purchased oxygen masks for dogs, for all of the fire departments. Cats are able to use infant masks. We assist with adoptions. People call looking for a dog and others call looking for a good home for their dog and we try to match them up. All dogs we assist
with must be free of charge. We don't help people sell dogs. They must all be spayed
or neutered at our expense before going to the new home. All calls from people looking
for a cat are referred to the SPCA., thrift shop or Saving Grace. We have placed many dogs in local nursing homes and hospitals are discovering the value of allowing animals
in their facility. We provide free dog and cat food at our thrift shoppe if criteria is meet.
We support 4-H and Umpqua Wildlife Rescue with monetary donations. We support
the Sutherlin Dog Park and pay all the vet bills for Making Connections. We purchased three car thermometer guns for animal control. We have spayed and neutered the 12
page waiting list for the SPCA. We donate food to the feral cat committee. We have
paid over $5,000 in emergency vet care for animals from Saving Grace in the last five years. For the past 6 years we have paid for an ad in the Furry Tail Times to benefit
Saving Grace. We pay for continuing education for the Animal Control Officers because the county will not. I think last year the cost was $800 per officer and at the time there
were three officers.
We are the only Animal Welfare Organization in Douglas County that is not saving our money for a shelter but trying to assist with the urgent need in these difficult times.
enough to help, please do so by using the link below.