The Board of Directors is pleased to officially announce our new name and introduce the new logo. Our new Marketing Director, Alison Talpin, has issued the following press release to various media (watch for more a more complete bio of Alison in the next issue of The Whiskers News).
Florence, OR, May 16, 2016 -- The winds of change continue to blow through the Oregon Coast Humane Society (OCHS). The name change reflects the organization's focus on network/outreach programs with myriad animal welfare facilities across the state. OCHS's existing relationships with the Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, OR and the Willamette Humane Society in Salem, OR has helped a variety of needy cats and dogs find their forever homes. 

"It takes all of us to do this work," said OCHS Shelter Manager Tanya Garrett. "The more lives we can touch by developing new partnerships directly increases the number of animals who get to spend their nights in a loving, responsible home instead of a shelter." 

The shelter's reach recently expanded into Southern Oregon through diligent follow up by OCHS staff, volunteers and a tabby-striped Scottish Fold named Buddy. Buddy was the shelter's only FIV+ kitty who arrived last year after his owner passed away. Sanctuary One in Jacksonville, OR houses one of the only specially designed Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV+) facilities in the entire state. Buddy can now live out his days in the lap of luxury at the new facility, but is also available for adoption, as are all five of the FIV+ cats living at the facility. FIV+ cats cannot transfer the disease to humans, it is only transmitted to other cats through blood, saliva and sexual contact. 

"The trip proved successful for all," said OCHS Marketing Director, Alison Taplin. "We found Buddy a new home, solidified the budding relationship with Sansa and the Sanctuary One team and forged a new one with the Southern Oregon Humane Society! All of us have the same goal - to find loving, forever homes for these amazing animals. By working together as a team, that goal becomes much easier to achieve." 

The name change also clears up some confusion stemming from a humane society located in Florence, SC with a very similar name. Shelter staff receive multiple calls and social media messages each week about lost pets, adoption programs, and even donations from the community in Florence, SC.
The Oregon Coast Humane Society, aka Florence Area Humane Society, is a non-profit, limited intake, no-kill shelter serving the Central Oregon Coast, based in Florence. The Mission of the Corporation shall be to rescue, care for, and find responsible, loving, permanent homes for homeless and at-risk dogs and cats; to advance the goal of a no-kill community; to promote the principle of a lifetime commitment to our pets; and to provide for spay-neuter and educational programs to the public.

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