It is truly inspiring to see the dedication of the staff at the facility; their goal, and that of the volunteers, is to provide excellent care and find
good homes for all of the animals that come to OHS. There is no
time limit for an animal's stay at the shelter. If it takes 6 months or more to find a home for a special needs pet, that animal will receive the best medical care and socialization until he finds his perfect person.
Some animals come to the shelter with serious medical conditions, both injuries and illnesses; the medical staff treats the animals, who then spend recovery time in foster care. It is gratifying to see
injured or neglected animals blossom into healthy, happy pets
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I adopted a diabetic cat who had been at OHS for several months. He is a wonderful guy who probably wouldn't have been given a chance at most shelters.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would love to have more space to house even more animals. In 2010, more than 11,000 animals found homes through OHS. With an even larger facility, who know how many pets could be adopted.