Oregon Humane Society has received a $26,000 gift from Friends of the Portland Mounted Patrol to support animal rescue and investigate cases of cruelty and neglect, with a focus on helping horses in need. Dolorosa Margulis, a long-time supporter, board member and leader at OHS, was key to securing this generous gift to help animals. 

OHS is frequently called upon by local law enforcement agencies and private citizens to help with horse rescue and neglect cases around the state. Humane Special Agents and other members of the OHS Humane Law Enforcement team collect and manage evidence and investigate and prepare cases to hold horse owners accountable. OHS also partners with Sound Equine Options to help fund the care and rehabilitation of neglected equines. 

In 2017, the Portland Police disbanded their Mounted Patrol Unit after a lack of city funds were allocated to the unit. Since that time, private funds used to support the program have been managed by Friends of Portland’s Mounted Patrol. 

"There is an increasing need to help rescue horses from neglect,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “This gift will give us the resources to help fight for those who can’t speak for themselves.” 

After a tour of the Ernest C. Swigert Animal Shelter, members of the Friends of the Portland Mounted Patrol pose with President & CEO Sharon Harmon handing her the donation. 

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