The Oregon Coast Humane Society, located in Florence, Oregon, is a no-kill shelter with intake limited to our housing capacity serving the animal welfare needs in Western Lane County. Comprised of volunteers and a committed professional staff, we are dedicated to assisting homeless and/or abused companion animals in our area. We also seek to educate people about animal-related issues such as cruelty and pet overpopulation.
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 rooms, 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.
We are a private non-profit organization and receive no government money. Our support comes through donations, our Bay Street Thrift Store and PAWS Boutique, fundraising efforts, grants, endowments and membership dues. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.