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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Heartland's mission is to build a more compassionate community by teaching humane messages to our youth, caring for homeless animals and strengthening the human-animal bond.

Programs: Heartland provides lost/found services and an adoption program for homeless animals. This year, heartland served 1,464 animals. 920 animals found new, forever homes through our adoption program, 293 pets were returned to their owners, and 87 animals were transferred to local adoption partners. Over 78% of the animals entering our doors were saved. Dogs had a 9 day average length of stay and cats had a 25 day average length of stay. In our clinic, 965 heartland animals were spayed/neutered and 18 special surgeries were performed. 503 spay/neuter surgeries were performed for other shelters/rescue groups.

education of the public on pet ownership responsibilities. This program provides training to the public on pet ownership and control of the animal population. Humane education on bite prevention, basic animal care, and development of empathy in youth. This program works with students and youth clubs to instill an appreciation of animals and volunteerism.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I recently started volunteering at Heartland Humane Society and am extremely impressed by the way in which the animals are treated. Not only are they given a clean, safe environment, but they are also given lots of love and stimulation. It's a wonderful shelter and I feel very lucky to volunteer their every week.



Rating: 5

I LOVE this place!! I have trouble leaving when my shift is over ~ sometimes I wish I lived closer and didn't have anything else to do. For the past four years, I have been fortunate to volunteer with Heartland's cats and dogs, and for over a year, I have also served on the Board, for an entirely different view of the organization. It has been the most rewarding volunteer experience of my life, due in large part to the excellent staff. The whole staff, especially Director Andrea Thornberry, have consistently made me feel respected, needed, and appreciated. I have seen them make difficult decisions about how to best help a particular animal, and how to re-direct volunteer efforts which were not appropriate. The challenge of triage for limited resources and unlimited need is met with an effective blend of reason, passion, creativity, and long-range planning. Efforts to establish an 'Open Paw' environment which nourishes and socializes cats and dogs with stimulating human contact several times a day, have led to calmer animals, less barking, cleaner kennels, and animals becoming 'adoptable' more quickly. One of the most rewarding experiences I have personally had is the preparation of a special photo album which tells the story of a major rescue of over 90 dogs from a local hoarder. Many happy endings finally resulted for those dogs, and the public is often moved to donate their time, money, or talents when they see the stories.


Board Member

Rating: 5

Heartland Humane Society and its Executive director Andrea have been amazing! The advances they have made in humane education have gone unnoticed for too long! I don't think the Corvallis community has yet understood the difference they are making and how important donation continue to be. Kudos to anyone involved with this organization!!! The women that I serve on the board with, take passion to a new level. Their empowerment is so strong it empowers the men. I joke with my lady friends a lot about how much tougher it is being a woman and how glad I am a gent, but being involved with Heartland changes that type of thinking. Through humane education and other programs, girls everywhere are looking forward to being woman and continuing to fight the fight for animals everywhere.