Free Cat Adoption in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. — This coming weekend, November 1st and 2nd, adult cats at three area animal shelters will be free. Jackson County animal shelters have run out of room for cats, and therefore adoption fees will be waived for all cats one year or older during this special adoption weekend event.  More than 100 cats need homes … Continue reading »

Shelters React to Animal Abuse Law

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local animal shelters are praising a decision from the state to give animals the same basic protections as humans. Many of the dogs and cats at places like SoHumane are bruised or emaciated from abuse or neglect. Their Executive Director says the decision, which allows police the authority to enter a person’s … Continue reading »

Shopping to Save Lives

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Humane Society is trying to raise money for its animals this weekend by holding a yard sale. For the past couple months the shelter has been collecting donations to sell.  People can find anything from furniture and toys to dog beds.   Volunteers are hoping to raise $2,000, and so … Continue reading »

Shelter Celebrates Adoption Milestone

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon Humane Society is celebrating 5,000 dog adoptions this weekend through its “Saving Train” program. The shelter saves lives through that program, targeting dogs who are in line to be euthanized at other shelters. Saturday the shelter commemorated the milestone with a party. Also, every dog adopted Saturday left with a … Continue reading »

Memorial This Weekend for Crash Victim

MEDFORD, Ore. — This weekend, family and friends will pay tribute to the victim killed in a wrong-way crash last month. A celebration of life ceremony will be held for Karen Greenstein at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ashland High School. Her family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the … Continue reading »

Local Woman Helps Hard-to-Adopt Animals

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jennifer Bynum is a local woman with a passion for animals and decided to be pro-active in helping two local animal shelter get “hard to place” dogs and cats adopted. These types of dogs include certain breeds like Pitbulls and Chihuahuas, elder animals that may require more and unforseen medical costs compared … Continue reading »

Animal Shelters Report Record Adoptions

MEDFORD, Ore. — 2013 was a good year for adoptions at Southern Oregon animal shelters. SoHumane reports more than 1,400 animals finding homes last year – 475 cats and 935 dogs. Normally, the shelter is at capacity, but this weekend it’s full of empty cages and kennels because of so many adoptions. Volunteers did not … Continue reading »

Penalties for Leaving Pets in Your Car

MEDFORD, Ore. — On a hot summer day extra pails of water and kiddie pools are helping the animals at the Southern Oregon Humane Society beat the heat. And a hot day outside, means it’s even hotter inside your car. “Already too hot just to be outside walking your dog, let alone leave it in … Continue reading »

Pet Shelters Face Critical Overcrowding

MEDFORD, Ore. – Pet shelters in Southern Oregon say they’re completely overwhelmed with cats and dogs. The Jackson County Shelter is now having to send pets to other agencies and parts of the state. They say if the problem gets worse, some animals might have to be euthanized. The animal shelter says it happens every … Continue reading »

Out & About: April 19, 2013

MEDFORD, Ore. — This weekend, you can support a local school, while enjoying some of the region’s top wine, beer, and food. Tonight, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Rogue Valley Food and Wine Festival will have a “date night” theme with live music and tomorrow from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will … Continue reading »

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