Heartland Humane Shelter & Care is a local non-profit animal welfare organization working to make Benton County a safe and healthy place for every pet, and for the people who love them.

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.

Our doors are always open to pets in need.

Our location-based animal shelter serves the pets and families of Benton County and Corvallis with animal welfare programs and humane education. We will never turn away a Benton County pet in need because of poor health, age, breed, or temperament.

  • Our animal shelter serves 1,500-2,000 pets per year
  • Our Save Rate is 95%. Find us on the Oregon No Kill Network!


Services offered at our animal shelter include:

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.


We offer low-income services to help families care for, and keep their pets.


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.


Our 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.


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. Our Tax ID Number is 93-0574297. Make a gift today:


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