current authorHumane Society of the Ochocosoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

Animal Welfare organization

Humane Society of the Ochocos

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Humane Society of the Ochocos

Founded in 1995 as the inspiration and vision of former Prineville residents Gladys Logsdon and Donna Whitcomb. The Humane Society of the Ochocos has come a long way since then and and we have many of you to thank for that! The current shelter was constructed in 1996 as a temporary facility when the local population was just 17,000…it is now over 25,000 which represents a 47% increase! The needs of the County have outgrown the current shelter’s capacity.

In 2006, HSO paved the way and became the first animal shelter in Central Oregon to adopt the no kill philosophy.


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