Rogue Valley Humane Society seeks funding for spay and neuter vehicle

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Humane Society is looking for donations to help fund programs.   Every year, the society needs 645,000 dollars to keep its doors open.

Around 70 cats and dogs are up for adoption at the center.  Many animals that are brought in from off the streets need medical attention.

“It takes a lot of resources, foster care, dedicated staff, and a lot of man power and donations to care of all of that,” said Margaret Varner, Executive Director of RVHS.

The organization says within the past few weeks, they had to stop taking in animals because staff was dealing with a hoarding situation.

Varner hopes to address the issue by creating a mobile spay and neuter unit.

“That mobile unit would be so beneficial.  We would be able to take it out and have our veterinary and our staff evaluate those animals on the property, said Varner. “Right now what happens is when we go out and do these large rescues, we’re having to bring animals back, flying fosters for them, it’s just not as efficient as we would like it to be.”

The organization is short 60,000 dollars from its goal but Varner says it would be a huge help to pet owners who aren’t able to travel.

“If it means a bag of food, flea treatment, we want to just be a good partner so that they can keep their pets in their home and take the best care of their pets,” she said.

The organization will be hosting a fundraising event in the next couple of weeks.

Their Howl-o-ween event will be at the Josephine County Fairgrounds on October 27th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, please visit Rogue Valley Humane Society. 

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