From the President's Desk, September 2020

Beverly Beach

Fall has arrived and, with it, kitten season is winding down. This season we have cared for over 250 kittens, many of which stayed with their rescuers or fosters until adoption or transports. We can’t thank everyone in the valley enough who assisted us with the influx of kittens this year.

A big thank you to all who came through and purchased a tree for our dog fields. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a dozen trees and a big weekend of planting to come at the end of September.

Due to Covid-19 we are still operating by appointment only.

Be sure to visit our website often to see all the animals presently in our care and available for adoption, and follow us on Facebook for the latest on shelter happenings. Currently we have 11 dogs and 30 cats and kittens available for adoption. Applications for adoptions can be found here. Completed applications can be emailed, mailed, or hand delivered to the shelter.

We had our very first TNR (trap/neuter/release) this month. 26 cats from the valley were trapped, spayed or neutered, and released back where they came from. We hope to offer more of these trips in the future. We appreciate the support received for this TNR from Randy & Michelle Willson, Rebecca Lord, and Hank. We continue to offer a low cost spay/neuter transport monthly. In 2020 an incredible 150 local cats, both owned and feral, have been spayed or neutered.

My highlighted animal this month is Africa and her babies. A super sweet young mother of five, plus two orphans she was kind enough to accept, she will be spayed and available for adoption in October. The two grey and white babies seem to be playing or sleeping together and are always the first to greet you. Her kittens will be coming soon to our website, also ready for their forever homes

Shout out this month goes to Petsense and their many customers who fill BMHA’s donation bin every month. We also appreciate the continued support from Bi-Mart, Walmart, Bowman Trucking, Side A Brewing, Animal Health Center, Grocery Outlet and Goss Motors.


As always, please remember to contact the shelter if you’ve found someone’s pet or if your pet is ever missing (541.963.0807), we log all lost and found calls in the hopes of reuniting pets with their families.

Stay safe,



Build the best environment for lost and stray animals, eliminate animal cruelty in Union County, inform through education, and implement spay and neuter programs to reduce the overpopulation of homeless animals.


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter and rescue committed to providing a safe, humane, high-save environment to connect all animals with their forever family, and reunite lost animals with their rightful home.

We are committed to working with local law enforcement and the community at large to provide an education resource for animal management and care. Saving animal lives, one at a time.

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The Blue Mountain Humane Association (BMHA) is the parent organization of the Animal Rescue & Adoption Center of Eastern Oregon (ARACEO). We are committed to transparency and full disclosure of BMHA policies, procedures, and finances. We believe that this transparency will allow our sponsors and donors to better understand how we utilize their generous support, and allow us to obtain additional funding to further our mission.

Navigate by clicking on each corresponding year tab for board meeting minutes. Minutes are confidential until approved by the Board, at which time they will be posted online, pursuant to our contract with the County.

Archived minutes, prior to 2016, are available at Blue Mountain Humane Association. We are unable to make copies of archived minutes due to cost, but they are available to review upon request.

By-Laws, as of 2013: BMHA By-Laws

Contract with Union County: Effective 07/01/2019

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Oregon Charity Filing: 2013_CT12

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IRS & Oregon Charity Filing: 2015_990_CT12

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IRS & Oregon Charity Filing: 2017_990_CT12

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