From the President's Desk, January 2021

Beverly Beach

The holidays have come and gone and the communities support for this shelter was beyond expectations.  To all of you who stopped by with food, litter, toys, blankets; all of those who shipped items to us; all of you who donated through Petsense and EOU’s giving trees; words alone cannot express our appreciation.  This community provided over $5000.00 worth of in-kind donations in December and we can’t say THANK YOU enough.

2020 year end numbers are in and we are very excited to share these with you.  Our intake numbers for 2020 were 728 animals.  Outcomes in 2020 were 305 adoptions, 259 transfers and 91 animals returned to their owner.  Our shelter spayed and neutered 75 animals locally and assisted with the spay and neuter of over 190 public, feral and shelter cats through our monthly low cost program. 

Due to Covid-19 we are still operating by appointment only.  We look forward to welcoming back volunteers in the future when it is deemed safe to do so.  In the meantime the shelter board is working hard and have logged over 2000 volunteer hours this year.

Meet Stitch, a wire haired terrier who is around a year old.  Quiet for a small dog he loves attention and toys.  He was recently neutered and is available for adoption.

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 9 dogs and 28 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 recently installed two mailboxes on our gate, one with blank applications and also a secure mailbox to leave a completed app in.

We continue to offer a low cost spay/neuter for cats transport monthly.


Thank you Petsense for assisting with adoptions this year.  We also appreciate the continued support from Bi-Mart, Walmart, Bowman Trucking, 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.

meet our staff

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

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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.

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