Animal services in the County have been changing with the on going issue of county budget obligations. The County Animal Control program is now referred to as the County DOG CONTROL program and will designate their resources to providing services to the dog community.( Bite, nuisance, and neglect investigations).
Investigations involving the neglect of animal other then dogs are being referred to the OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY at http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/report_neglect_abuse.asp. Oregon Humane is located at 1067 Columbia Blvd Portland Oregon 97221 or by phone at (503) 285-7722 ext 214.
The County sheltering of dogs has been merged with the COLUMBIA HUMANE SOCIETY http://www.columbiahumane.com, Columbia County's local Humane Society organization. The Columbia Humane Society will operate the Lamar Holshiemer shelter located at 2084 Oregon Street in Saint Helen's. The Columbia Humane Society will provide all the care for lost, found and neglected dogs in the county. The Humane Society will work with the Dog Control Officer in efforts to return found dogs and to adopt dogs not reclaimed by their owners.
With some of these changes DOG LICENSING will only be provided by the County Clerk's Office, located at 230 Strand Ave Saint Helen's Oregon 97051. Licenses applications can be downloaded and mailed to the clerks office with proof of rabies vaccinations. You may obtain a license application from clerk or download a pdf file HERE.
The County Dog Control program is partially funded by the licensing of dogs within the Community. DONATION SUPPORT provides for medical and other animal care services not normally covered by the County budget process. Everyone can help this program by being a responsible dog owner and everyone can help by making a small donation to the Dog Control Program and/or to the Columbia Humane Society.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 16:00|