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.
Originally known as the Florence Area Humane Society (FAHS), Oregon Coast Humane Society was founded in 1992 when a group of concerned animal advocates met to see what they could do to help the companion animals of the area. The shelter was completed, and the first animals were moved from foster homes in August of 1996. In the next few years, changes were made to accommodate the increasing homeless pet population. The cattery was enlarged to improve the isolation and stray facilities, kitten and puppy nurseries were added to the second floor, and storage space was converted into a staff/meeting room, as well as an additional office. In the spring of 2016, the original name was changed from Florence Area Humane Society to Oregon Coast Humane Society to reflect scope of the area serviced by our shelter. This shelter is the only facility administering to the needs of the homeless cats and dogs within a 60-mile radius of its Florence location.
Our Main Goals
To provide immediate, safe shelter for our rescued animals where they stay until they are ready to be placed for adoption
To provide up to date vaccinations and spaying and neutering services for our rescued animals
To help keep people with their pets by donating food and helping them find low-cost veterinary clinics
To educate the public about proper animal care and pet overpopulation