Established in 1969, Coos County Animal Shelter is governed by the Animal Control Division of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon. CCAS’s mission is to provide temporary shelter for lost, abandoned, and unwanted animals; provide adoption services; educate the public; protect public safety and animal welfare by enforcing Oregon’s anti-cruelty and animal control laws. Though it’s nearly impossible to say exactly how many pets CCAS has rescued since 1969, in the past 20 years they have rescued 24,279 animals!
CCAS shelters about 28 dogs and 33 cats at any given time. The organization ensures that every animal leaving CCAS receives all their vaccines, licenses, de-worming, flea treatments, and are spayed/neutered. CCAS also participates in community outreach by educating school and church groups about animal welfare.
Though CCAS may not call themselves a no-kill animal shelter, they do not euthanize any animals due to limited space or time. They had a dog in their care for over 3 years before finally finding it a forever home thru a transfer to another state. If you live in the area and are interested in volunteering to save the lives of animals at CCAS, visit their volunteer information page.
Every year, CCAS holds their annual Kritter Kraze event which includes expos, vendors, adoptions, parades, food and more. If you live in the area, this event takes place in July. You’ll find more information as the event approaches on CCAS’s Facebook page.
“Daisy is a 2 yr old spayed female pit/heeler mix who came to the Coos County Animal Shelter as a stray. She has a strong Prey Drive so No Cats and No Chickens. She does great with male dogs, but can be dominant with other female dogs. She loves to run and play with the male dogs. She has a lot of energy and drive which would make her a good agility dog or running partner. She does great with people and is a very sweet girl. She aims to please and with obedience training will make a great addition to most families.”
If you would like to adopt one of the pets at Coos County Animal Shelter that are looking for a home, please visit their website here and submit an adoption application. Coos County Animal Shelter can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-751-2480