MEDFORD, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Humane Society (SoHumane) celebrates their 90th year in operation this Saturday. The shelter will be hosting an open house and birthday celebration on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SoHumane is the second oldest animal welfare organization in Oregon, according to a statement from the shelter. In 2017, SoHumane found homes for 1,587 dogs and cats through their adoption program, and 797 spay or neuter surgeries were performed.
The organization founded their Saving Train program in 2005—aimed at rescuing adoptable animals that ran out of time at overcrowded public shelters and attempting to match them with homes in in the Rogue Valley, according to SoHumane.
Saturday's open house will feature SoHumane's James M. Collier walking path, an agility demonstration, and opportunities to meet rescued dogs and cats that are still looking for homes. The organization hopes to showcase recent improvements to their campus, as well as information regarding their adoption, foster, and volunteer programs.