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OHS finds home for 11,000th pet in 2016

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Remington, a lively black Labrador puppy, became the 11,000th animal adopted at the Oregon Humane Society in 2016 Saturday. (Oregon Humane Society) Remington, a lively black Labrador puppy, became the 11,000th animal adopted at the Oregon Humane Society in 2016 Saturday. (Oregon Humane Society)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Humane Society reached its yearly goal of finding a home for 11,000 pets Saturday evening.

The Boverman family from Southwest Portland selected a black Labrador puppy named Remington, who will join their existing 6-year-old Labrador.

“Remington was just great,” said Kelly Boverman. “He played with Bella so well.” 

The family found Remington by browsing the OHS website and fell in love when after seeing his picture.

“Each year, we set a goal of finding homes for 11,000 pets, and it warms my heart to know that we will be exceeding the goal this year. It’s wonderful to see people opening their hearts to shelter animals,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director.

Reaching their goal in 2016 marks the seventh year in a row of at least 11,000 pet adoptions per year.

According to OHS, they are one of the busiest shelters in the country and its NE Columbia Blvd shelter adopts out more animals than any other single shelter facility on the West Coast.

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