Thank you for making Caturday Night Live a success!

Thank you for making Caturday Night Live a success!

Our Caturday Night Live online auction and livestream were a ton of fun and a wonderful success is raising funds for the rescue animals in our care. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and contributed to making this fall fundraiser shine! If you missed any...
Animal Aid Cares Fund: Sully & Clyde

Animal Aid Cares Fund: Sully & Clyde

As we’ve navigated so many challenges this past year, the concept of synergy has become paramount. The reality that we are all in this together—that while the whole may be greater than the sum of its parts, it intrinsically depends on each piece—has been both...
Now Accepting Board Member Applications

Now Accepting Board Member Applications

Interested in helping rescue cats and dogs and the nonprofit staff and volunteers who serve them? We are looking to welcome additional members to our Board of Directors! About the Animal Aid Board of Directors The Board of Directors acts as the governing authority for...
Introducing the It Takes a Pack Program

Introducing the It Takes a Pack Program

Formally established in 2021, It Takes a Pack is Animal Aid’s community supply sharing initiative. Throughout the year, it is not uncommon for our shelter to receive cat and dog food and supply donations from generous individuals and businesses that simply go...
Happy Tails: Ginger (Formerly Rita)

Happy Tails: Ginger (Formerly Rita)

Families have different ways of recognizing their children’s coming of age. For the Pine family, they give their kids a series of special challenges to demonstrate their growing capabilities. Following this, the children choose one special challenge for themselves....
Tips from the Vet: Introducing Your New Baby to Your Cat(s)

Tips from the Vet: Introducing Your New Baby to Your Cat(s)

First of all, congratulations on adding to your family! Recognize that every time a person or pet joins or leaves your household, the schedule and the dynamic changes; being prepared ahead of time can help smooth the transition. Well in advance of bringing the infant...
Volunteer Spotlight: Wade Walter

Volunteer Spotlight: Wade Walter

As long as Wade Walter can remember, animals have been a huge part of his life. He grew up on his grandparents’ dairy farm, where all of the animals had names. Any time he found a stray animal, his grandparents let him keep it. So, when Wade decided to volunteer, he...
Shelter Spotlight: Rudi

Shelter Spotlight: Rudi

Hey yo, I’m Rudi! I’m a four-year-old hunk. Sometimes my office mate calls me Rudi-Tudi-Fresh-and-Fruity, but only she can get away with that!  I am a gentle, shy guy who likes to take things real slow. I like to think of myself as a gentleman and will...
Cindy Needs a Foster Home!

Cindy Needs a Foster Home!

Cindy is looking for a patient, long-term foster home, preferably with someone with bully breed, herding breed, or shelter dog-behavior experience, as Cindy has a lot to learn! Cindy needs an adult-only home and preferably all female, as she seems to have...
DEIA Committee Charter & Application

DEIA Committee Charter & Application

Animal Aid DEIA Committee Charter Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access Purpose Statement:  Animal Aid wants to be a part of the movement toward social justice for traditionally marginalized communities, and we recognize the need for more diverse representation...
Happy Tails: Sugarfoot (formerly Sabrina)

Happy Tails: Sugarfoot (formerly Sabrina)

Jered Molinsky had been looking for a cat of his own for a long time. He’d grown up with cats and loved another cat while he lived with some roommates. “It felt therapeutic to have a cat to come home to at the end of the day,” he said. So, when he moved into his own...
Volunteer Spotlight: Adelia Hwang and Brian Sheridan

Volunteer Spotlight: Adelia Hwang and Brian Sheridan

Adelia Hwang and Brian Sheridan are among the crowd of Animal Aid volunteers who have been a part of the organization for many years. Since they started volunteering with us nearly a decade ago, they’ve helped with annual plant sales and garage sales, the former Bet...
Tips from the Vet: Introducing Your New Baby to Your Cat(s)

Tips from the Vet: Winter Shut-In Is Not a Shut-Down

Last year certainly took us on a wild ride. We aren’t through with COVID-19 yet—or at least it isn’t done with us—and we hope the light at the end of the tunnel is not another oncoming locomotive, but rather a glimpse of spring daylight. So many of us and our pets...
Community Partner Spotlight: Hail Snail PDX

Community Partner Spotlight: Hail Snail PDX

Take one look at pictures of the cinnamon rolls on Hail Snail’s website, and your mouth won’t stop watering. From the Quake Snail topped with bananas, pistachios, carrot bacon, and chocolate chips, to the Lunchbox Snail covered in strawberry sauce, peanut butter...
Foster Spotlight: Introducing Sebastian

Foster Spotlight: Introducing Sebastian

This lovable boy is having his adoptable debut this week! Learn more about him below, and stay tuned for his official posting here on our website very soon. The Basics: Hola! I am your new best amigo, Sebastian! I was scooped up off the streets of Mexico and made my...
Shelter Spotlight: Panda

Shelter Spotlight: Panda

Hard though it may be to believe, this fluffy boy has been with us since June! Here’s part of the reason why: Despite his attention-seeking behavior, sometimes Panda just doesn’t know what to do with all of your adoration once he gets it, which causes him to act out....
A Year in Review: Animal Aid in 2020

A Year in Review: Animal Aid in 2020

Because of your support, we faced a year like 2020 with more strength than we could have ever imagined. In the midst of anxiety and heartbreak taking place across the globe, we witnessed a level of care from our community like never before. See below for all of the...
Heartstrings Spotlight: Hank

Heartstrings Spotlight: Hank

Back in March, on the day that Hank walked into Fang Pet & Garden Supply in Kenton, it was impossible for him to know just how his life was about to change. Presumed to be a stray, the scrawny short-haired tuxedo cat had already been spotted wandering the area on...
A Giving Tuesday Match in Loving Memory of Puff

A Giving Tuesday Match in Loving Memory of Puff

This Giving Tuesday, we’re honored to highlight Puff, a former Animal Aid cat who passed away one month ago on November 1, 2020. At 12 years old, Puff came to Animal Aid in 2015 following the passing of his previous guardian. Thankfully, his time as a homeless kitty...
Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

Animal Aid operates a shelter in SW Portland and a foster network throughout the metro area. We acknowledge that our rescue work takes place on the unceded territories of the Atfalati, Cowlitz, Umpqua, Molalla, Southern Kalapuya, Rogue River, Chasta, and the many...

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