About Home at Last Humane Society
Central Oregon Animal Friends is a Madras, Oregon-based 501c(3) nonprofit established in October 2012. This organization was born of a desire to create a better life for the animals of Central Oregon and to do our part to help put an end to pet overpopulation in our area. Upon our formation, we hit the ground running to help the Jefferson County Kennels with much-needed improvements and supplies. In November 2013 COAF was awarded the contract to operate Jefferson County Kennels and as an organization, we then took on a new role in our community. With this change came a new name, Three Rivers Humane Society, reflecting the three rivers of Jefferson County; the Deschutes, the Metolius, and the Crooked Rivers.
Along with the care of the animals, our goals for the organization include healthy financial fitness, building strong community relationships, and facilitating a low-cost spay/neuter program for Jefferson and now Wasco County residents. Three Rivers Humane Society officially opened on December 1st, 2013 with 40 outdoor kennels with no covers and ten indoor kennels. In conjunction with Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club, we built roofs over all the kennel banks. We then put electricity in each kennel and provided the dogs with heated water bowls and heated beds and reconstructed them to be mash Style tents. Over the next 4 years, COAF worked diligently on a capital campaign for a new building.
Our dream was realized on May 13th, 2018 when we moved into our new 5600sqft building with 41 indoor kennels, new offices, and an indoor Get to know your room! On January 1st, 2018 Central Oregon Animal Friends merged with Home At Last Animal Friends. This merger was brought about through communication between both boards of the respective humane societies. The Board of Directors of both organizations voted unanimously for the merger, with the unified decision that a merger of the two entities best met the needs of shelter animals and the communities they serve. The Home At Last Board of Directors will now take on the role of fundraising and would like to thank the community for their past and continuing support.