From the President's Desk, March 2020

Beverly Beach

Another month has flown by and we want to update you on the happenings at the shelter.

Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of the coronavirus, we have closed the shelter to public access at this time for the safety of our staff. We will continue with adoptions. However, they will be by appointment only and staff will be doing meet and greets outside the building. We are not able to accept surrenders at this time.

This month I would like to highlight Hunter, a Great Pyrenees/Lab mix who has been at the shelter for over 1200 days. He is a wonderful dog, but has a very strong prey drive so he must find a forever home with no other small animals. Check out Hunter here.

On the puppy front, we are accepting applications for Elsa’s 7 puppies. Adoption fees for the puppies are $200 with $50 going towards a spay/neuter appointment at the vet clinic of the adopters choice. See photos of the remaining available puppies here. Elsa will also be ready for adoption in April. She is a sweet husky/healer mix with one brown and one blue eye. She can also be viewed on our ‘Dogs Available’ page

February 2020 saw 460 volunteer hours at the shelter, compared to 70 hours in February 2019. We can’t say thank you enough to all our volunteers. We are still working on outside clean up as weather permits. We will be limiting volunteer hours until further notice, and look forward to welcoming our helpers back as the coronavirus situation improves.

Many thanks to Goss Motors again for providing transportation for our monthly spay/neuter trip to Idaho. In the last three weeks we have transported 36 cats (some feral, some family pets) to be spayed and neutered.

Additional thank yous go to Ace Hardware, Petsense, Walmart and the kind woman from Bi Mart who stopped by our gate this month to give us much needed disposable gloves from her husband’s shop. We appreciate you all.

Please remember to contact the shelter 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.

As always, we can’t do what we do without support from our community.


Beach Family Pets


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.

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

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: Coming Soon