Spay/Neuter Assistance – This program is designed for people who want to be responsible pet guardians and have their family pet(s) altered but are in need of financial assistance to do it.
S/N leads to a healthier, happier pet and decreases their chance of getting cancer by about 50%. It prevents “accidental litters” and ensures there are enough great homes for those animals waiting in shelters and rescue facilities. CCHS pays 100% for a rabies vaccination if done at the same time as spay/neuter.
Leave your contact information at (541) 265-3719 and one of our volunteers will contact you with more details.
Community / Neighborhood Cat Program – This program will pay for the cost of spay/neuter of neighborhood strays (community cats, as we call them.) We also pay for their rabies shot. We’ll loan you a trap and provide instructions on how to safely capture the feral cat and where to take it for the procedure. Once complete, the cat can be released back into the community and live out its life.
Stray neighborhood cats are generally known as ferals. However, we find most cats are not truly feral (wild), but just leery of humans due to lack of positive contact on a consistent basis. Some of the cats have been abandoned and some are “dropped off” to be someone else’s responsibility.
We choose to call them “community cats” because the cats have not chosen to be homeless and the existence of colonies is a community issue – not “someone else’s problem.” The average life span of a community cat is about five years.
Central Coast Humane Society (CCHS) uses the proven method of TNR (trap, neuter, return) to control populations and reduce the number of colonies in our county. Other methods such as trapping and killing all the cats do not work because when a void is created, other cats move in, and the cycle continues.
Once the colony is stabilized and not reproducing, residents no longer have to listen to cat fights and yowling during mating season, nor experience the unpleasantness of cat “spraying.” TNR is proven nationally and locally to be the only effective method of controlling this population. For large colonies, CCHS helps with food.
For more information, leave your contact information at (541) 265-3719 and one of our volunteers will contact you with more details.
Veterinary Expense Offset – This program offers assistance when a guardian is faced with large veterinary bills and unable to meet the expense. While we can’t pay the entire bill, we might be able to offer funds to offset the cost. Each case is unique. Leave your contact information at (541) 265-3719 and one of our volunteers will contact you for more information regarding your situation.
Veterinary Medications – This is offered on a case-by-case basis and not a continual supply. Leave your contact information at (541) 265-3719.
Animal Welfare – CCHS helps with the costs of a range of issues including itchy skin, worms, fighting injuries, lethargic/listlessness, salmon poisoning, trouble breathing, broken bones, URI – Upper respiratory infection, UTI – Urinary Tract Infection, etc.
Dental – An “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure .” It is vitally important to give your pet regular dental cleanings. Without it, substantial problems develop. It becomes much more costly to cure a diseased jawbone, an infection caused by rotten teeth, or a gastrointestinal upset due to the presence of infection. Taking care of preventive maintenance upfront is very cost-effective and CCHS is here to help!
Vaccinations – CCHS does not generally pay for routine vaccinations. We ask that you check out Oregon Mobile Veterinary (OMV) at www.oregonmobilevet.com They come to the Rogue Ale Restaurant parking lot in Newport once a month. The OMV performs the required exam but does not charge for it. Contact them at (503) 389-8987 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flea Medication – Check out – canadavet.com
Euthanasia – The cost of euthanasia will be covered when an animal is too sick to recover, in so much pain that nothing can be done to help, or if it is so injured it can’t be “put back together.”
We will not pay for the euthanasia of a healthy animal. Until a new shelter is built, CCHS and FOLCAS are covering the cost of communal cremation.
Rehoming Assistance – We offer assistance when you must give up your beloved family pet(s). You will deal directly with potential adopters so you can screen them and ensure your pet(s) go to a good, safe, and nurturing home. Leave your contact information at (541) 265-3719 or email us a description, picture, and short bio of your pet(s).
View pets currently looking to be rehomed, click here.
Looking To Adopt – Contact the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.