At RVHS, we are dedicated to providing the best services to our community that we can. On this page is a list of resources for food, spay/neuter, and lost pet assistance (among other things!).
Found Kitten Flowchart
Ever wondered what to do if you find kittens in your community? Consult our handy flowchart to get guidance on what to do in your situation!
Please visit our page on caring for orphaned kittens here if you are needing further instructions on kitten care.
Pet Food Bank
Our community food bank exists to help folks who need an extra helping hand during the month to feed their pets. Our program is designed to supplement the food you already purchase for your pets during the month and is supplied by other generous members of our community who donate these goods to us. There are currently no restrictions on who may access this program, although we do ask you utilize it once per month to allow other families in our area to benefit from this program too!
Our pet food bank is available any time during business hours. Please wait in your vehicle when you arrive to our facility and a staff member will be right out to assist you.
We are ALWAYS accepting donations for our food bank and will take any brand of pet food and treats (opened or unopened) to redistribute to the families in our community who are in need. Please check out our home page for updated current hours of when you can drop off your donations.
RVHS operates a spay/neuter voucher program to help our community members with the cost of spay/neuter procedures at the local veterinarians that we partner with. To find our voucher program details, please send an email to email@example.com. You will receive an automated email listing the veterinarians we partner with, the current voucher amounts, and the process to claim a voucher for your upcoming spay/neuter appointment.
Community Cat TNR
RVHS may able to assist with the trap/neuter/return (TNR) of large colonies of community cats depending on current funding and surgery space at our on-site clinic. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount of cats, sexes (if known), ages (if known), and location. Emailing us this information is not always a guarantee that we can assist you. However, if we are unable to help you, we will do our best to provide you with other local resources.
Lost/Found Pet Assistance
We understand how frustrating and scary it can be to lose a pet, or to find a pet loose in the community, and we are here to help! If you have lost or found a pet, please do the following:
- File a lost/found report by calling us at 541-479-5154 AND by calling the Josephine County Animal Shelter.
- Post a photo of the pet and a description of where they went missing/were found to the RVHS Facebook Page. Once posted on our page, we will share it with our followers to increase exposure of your animal.
- We recommend posting this same information to other places on the internet. We suggest posting to any lost/found pet Facebook group or local community Facebook group you can find, as well as Craigslist and Nextdoor.
- If you have lost a pet and your pet is microchipped, we recommend verifying that the information your microchip company has on your pet is accurate. If you have found a pet, you can contact us, Josephine County Animal Shelter, or any local veterinarian to see if anyone has the ability to scan the found pet for a microchip.
- Call the Daily Courier and local radio stations like KAJO and KLDR to notify them of your lost/found pet.
- Post flyers in your neighborhood at major intersections or nearby local businesses to increase exposure of the animal. If you have neighbors, try to inquire of those nearby if they have seen this pet before.
- For lost pets, take a walk around your block in the early morning or late evening when there is less traffic and try calling softly to your pet (don’t forget to bring treats!). Lost pets may be scared and unwilling to come out of their hiding place if there is too much commotion. For found pets, ensure you are able to supervise them directly or place them in an appropriate enclosure that is secure while you attempt to find the owner.
- Once you have been reunited with your lost pet or found a pet’s owners, please update any post you have made on the internet with the happy news and give us a follow-up call so we can remove your lost/found report from our records.
Also, check out this informative article about lost/found pets from Best Friends and Find My Lost Pet’s list of lost/found websites you can use to find your pet or reunite a pet with an owner.