Central Oregon Animal Friends is the primary humane society resource for northern Central Oregon, with two humane societies in Madras and The Dalles. From the Columbia Gorge to south of Madras, from Warm Springs to Hood River–COAF is rescuing, providing medical treatment for and adopting out more than 1,500 dogs and cats per year. Whether their names are Mr. Pickles, Sir Buckwheat, Peanutbutter Falcon or Porsche, we love them all and work tirelessly to ensure that every one of our animals has a chance to go home.
Our mission is “To promote healthy, safe and lifelong relationships between people and their pets through sustainable programs of education, adoption and spay/neutering. We will endeavor to fight for the abused and abandoned, and foster a community where no companion animal will be killed because it is homeless.”
Our services include community spay and neuter programs, partnership with the Warm Springs reservation to support people and their pets, support for lost animals and law enforcement holds, and adopting out stray animals. For every animal that comes into our care, we also dig deep into our budget to afford whatever medical care they require, with some expenses ranging well into the many thousands of dollars.
COVID has been a game-changer for our organization with very great increases in caretaker costs, and many other expenses. We are very grateful to each and every donor who joins with us to say–no matter what the cost–we are going to be here for the animals and for our community.