Heartland Humane Society is a local, progressive, not-for-profit animal welfare organization.

Founded in 1966, our mission is to build a more compassionate community by teaching humane messages to our youth, caring for homeless animals and strengthening the human-animal bond.

Heartland is not affiliated with any other local or national organization and receives no tax dollars; our work is made possible only by the generosity of people like you. Make a gift today:



Our Work

Heartland Humane runs an open-intake animal shelter serving the pets of Benton County and Corvallis. Our shelter will never turn away a pet because of health concerns, breed, temperament, or age. We are here to help.

  • Our animal shelter helps approximately 2,000 pets per year
  • Our Save Rate is 95%. Find us on the Oregon No Kill Network

We work with local and national partners to save more lives through transfer programs. Transfer programs bring animals from high population areas to lower ones (like Benton County), and utilize shelters’ unique strengths to give pets the best chance of adoption.

Saving Lives

Services offered at our animal shelter include:

Keeping Families Together

Heartland Humane offers low-income services to help families care for, and keep, their pets.

  • Pet Food Pantry
  • Yearly low-cost spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccine clinics
  • Inclement weather housing for pets of the homeless
  • A Safe Housing Program for the pets of people in crisis


Creating a Better Future: Serving People and Pets

Our Humane Education program visits local schools and youth activity centers with presentations that sow the seeds of compassion, teach responsible pet ownership, and animal safety. We teach these same values, and leadership, in our youth programs at the shelter:

Our Volunteer Program enhances the lives of our animals while providing job skills training to youth and adults with disabilities or other barriers to traditional employment paths.

Heartland’s Vision Statement

To carry out our humane commitment to the animals of Benton County by operating an open-door shelter and caring for homeless animals; providing education and enrichment programs to promote healthy human-animal bonds; offering access to low-cost services to those in need, with an emphasis on population control; developing progressive outreach programs; setting a high standard of animal care and husbandry; supporting opportunities for clinical education; and enhancing our funding resources to continue expanding these efforts.


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