From the President's Desk, August 2020

Beverly Beach

Summer Greetings from your shelter.

First and foremost, a thank you to our amazing staff. Every day they keep up with the animals making sure they are well cared for, exercised, fed and loved. Claire, Delanie, Amanda and Bruce, we appreciate your efforts every day.

We asked our staff “if you could have one thing, what would it be?” That item, across the board, were trees for our dog fields to provide shade for the animals while they play outside. The city has offered us trees at a cost of $80 apiece and we would like at least half a dozen. These are the same trees planted downtown as part of the city beautification project. If you are interested in sponsoring a tree, please contact the shelter.

With the continuing spread of Covid-19 we are still operating by appointment only. Be sure to check out our Cats Available and Dogs Available pages to see the animals available in our care. As of August 3rd, we have 9 dogs, and 16 cats and kittens ready for adoption. Applications can be found here, and can be emailed, mailed or hand delivered to the shelter. We apologize for the inconvenience, but our application cannot be filled out online at this time.

A hearty THANK YOU to Gabe, who has been mowing our lawn weekly, as well as our dog fields.  With assistance from David on the weed-eater, our outdoor areas are looking sharp. Another thank you goes to Jack and David, who have hauled 2500 pounds of scrap metal out and make dump runs to help us clean up (and clean out) the facility.  

Kitties of the month are Jet and Lark. Now ready for their forever homes, these two have been with a foster family since arriving in our care. Both were very tiny, Jet being only three weeks old when Lark came on the scene. Lark was even younger, and was in bad condition. They spent their nights together, with Jet hopping in the tub Lark slept in to keep her warm. Jet is a talkative, happy boy, and is ready for a life of adventure with his forever family. Lark is fully recovered and has grown into a spunky female, thanks in part to Jet’s cuddles and Animal Health Center’s care.

My dog of the month is Indiana Jones. At just under a year old, this neutered male Bernese Mountain/Lab mix is full of energy. He has been receiving basic obedience training at the shelter and is progressing well.

The best story for July was one of a cat lost for over a year. Brought in as a stray, we successfully reunited him with his family. They were missing each other, and we are honored to have been able to play a role in their reunion.

Shout outs this month go to Petsense, BiMart, WalMart, Bowman Trucking and Goss Motors. We appreciate your support. Additional thanks to those of you who dropped by with much needed supplies as well as those who purchased items from our Amazon Wish List.  

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.

meet our staff

On the front lines, our staff is ready and willing to help our guests find their forever home and family.

Available Jobs:

None at this time

meet Our board

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.

  • President- Beverly Beach
  • Vice President- Bri Troutman
  • Secretary- Lani Jones
  • Treasurer- Terri Bradley
  • Board Member- Mary Horn
  • Board Member- Rebecca Lord

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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Navigate by clicking on each corresponding year tab for tax filing documents. Future filings will be uploaded as they are approved by the Board.

Tax documents prior to 2013 are currently not available.

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Oregon Charity Filing: 2013_CT12

Oregon Charity Filing: 2014_CT12

IRS & Oregon Charity Filing: 2015_990_CT12

IRS & Oregon Charity Filing: 2016_990_CT12

IRS & Oregon Charity Filing: 2017_990_CT12

IRS & Oregon Charity Filing: 2018_990_CT12

IRS & Oregon Charity Filing: 2019_990_CT12