A Dog Will Love You Forever
The Umpqua Valley Humane Society in Roseburg, Oregon. We are a non-profit organization serving Douglas County with a mission to reduce the number of uncared for and unwanted pets and to stop euthanasia through the promotion of responsible pet ownership by spaying and neutering. We offer assistance to the public.
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 their new home.
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. Sadly we closed our doors on May 21, 2022 The building we were in was sold.
You can donate online with PayPal or you can go to our donate page for more options.
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. The 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 vaccinated, before having a major abdominal surgery. Surgery lowers the resistance to disease, parvo and distemper are at epidemic numbers in Douglas 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 crucial.