In certain instances, we are able to offer income-based, sliding-scale assistance for spay/neuter fees. Please call the shelter to inquire.
Appointments are Required to Surrender a Dog or Cat
Making the decision to give up your pet can be very difficult. In many cases, we can help you come up with alternative solutions to help you keep your four-legged family member. We can offer advice, and, in some cases, assistance with behavior and/or medical issues. Call or stop by for more information. (541) 997-4277
We are a limited intake, no-kill facility and only accept animals when space is made available through our current animals being adopted. There is a waiting list and this can take days, weeks, even months.
You must call or come to the shelter, to fill out an Intake Request form and a Pet Personality form. This does not guarantee your animal will be placed with us, but does put you in line for consideration.
An examination and/or behavior assessment may be conducted prior to your animal being granted intake. OCHS cannot take feral cats, or people-aggressive dogs.
When you find a stray dog within the City limits, please contact the Florence Police Department at (541) 997-3515 for pick up. For strays outside the City limits, please call the shelter and talk to staff about options. Not every loose dog is a stray. We keep a Lost and Found report. We may already know who the dog belongs to, and can help you reunite the dog with their owner.
Our cat areas are consistently full. There may not be space to take in a stray cat or kitten. Please call the shelter for space availability at (541) 997-4277
Emergency Veterinary Services
The Oregon Coast Humane Society does not have a full time veterinarian on call.
In a medical emergency, there are two veterinary clinics in Florence:
Oceanside Veterinary Hospital
1739 W.22nd St. (541) 997-9300
Osburn Veterinary Clinic
1730 Kingwood St. (541) 902-2013
These two clinics are outside of Florence:
Lower Umpqua Veterinary Clinic
199 Port Dock Rd., Reedsport (541) 271-4696
Emergency Veterinarian Hospital (24hrs)
103 W. Q St., Springfield (541) 746-0112
Microchip Your Pet!
A microchip is a rice-sized, radio-frequency identification device (RFID), that is quickly and painlessly inserted under your pet's skin. It's not a GPS, but a permanent form of ID that can be registered in our recovery database, which holds info about the pet and its owner.
We can perform the procedure while your pet is awake or under general anesthetic, and usually try to complete it during another routine procedure such as spaying or neutering. However, microchipping can also be done on its own and is not painful for your pet.
We try to schedule a Microchip/Vaccine Clinic monthly from 10 a.m. to 3.p.m. Check back for dates or call us for an appointment 541-997-4277.
Download and complete a Microchip Consent Form HERE
Oregon State Law requires all strays to be held at least 72 hours before change of ownership.
Dogs without ID
Dogs with ID (claimed by end of day)
$10 per day
OCHS Tag Identification
Vaccines (per vaccination)
OWNER SURRENDER – SUGGESTED DONATION
These donations help cover the costs of caring for the animal until a new home is found. This includes food, housing, spay/neuter, vaccinations, etc. Considerations made if there are financial issues