Thursday, July 08, 2010

Beat the Heat: Oregon Humane Society Opens Cooling Center for People and Their Pets

People and pets can beat the heat by coming to the Oregon Humane Society. OHS is now offering its lobby as a cooling center for individuals and their animals who are suffering from Portland's record-breaking heat wave.

The OHS cooling center will be open today and tomorrow, July 8-9, during normal shelter hours, 10 am - 9 pm.

Pets must be accompanied by their owners at all times – no pet drop-offs are allowed.

"There are few, if any, cooling centers where people can bring their pets," said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. Adults, children and well-behaved pets are invited to the cooling center, located in the OHS Animal Medical Learning Center (AMLC) lobby, which is located a few feet east of the main OHS shelter lobby entrance. The public is encouraged to bring crates for animals accustomed to using them.

OHS is located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR, 97211, (503) 285-7722;

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