Did you know that you now need to be licensed in Oregon to be an animal rescue? You can’t just create a non-profit and start taking in animals any more. This important new program is designed to weed out possibly well-intentioned, but harmful hoarders and unsafe situations.
Inspections are required by the Oregon Dept of Agriculture (ODA), and we are pleased to say that Oregon Horse Rescue is one of the first horse rescues to receive our state license. For more details on the new Oregon law, visit the ODA at https://www.oregon.gov/…/Pages/AnimalRescueEntity.aspx
Oregon Horse Rescue was started by Jane and David Kelly; our first horse was rescued in November of 2012. Since then, we have saved about 120 horses. Our horses have come from a variety of sources – surrender by owner, auction yard, referrals from Lane County Animal Services, veterinarians or other rescue operations. The sanctuary property is 70 gently sloping acres west of Eugene, Oregon. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, thus all donations made to O.H.R. are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.