From the President's Desk, April 2020

Beverly Beach

As I write this it is the end of April and our shelter has 4 dogs remaining. When we started on this adventure at the end of January there were over 20 dogs in the facility, some of which had been there for years.  With the help of this amazing group of board members, partner organizations like Oregon Humane, and our new staff at the shelter we have adopted out over 40 dogs in the past three months.  With any luck the remaining 4 will find their forever homes soon.

With over 45 cats in the facility at the end of January we were overwhelmed. With transports and adoptions we are down to 10. We are so happy that these kitties are no longer in need of love, but instead have their forever homes to rule.

Kitten Season is now upon us. We will be actively posting photos on this site and kittens will be available for adoption when they are 8 weeks old for an adoption fee of $85, with $25 going to either the vet of your choice for spay/neuter or pre-booking one of the monthly low cost spay/neuter transports to Nampa. This includes their first set of shots. We are also offering the option to place a $25 deposit on the cat of your choice, with the rest of the adoption fee payable upon pick up of your new family member.

We have worked very hard on our spay/neuter program and can now say (other than kittens or puppies) all animals in our facility are fixed.

My photo highlight of the month is this lovey kitty found at the Gekeler end of Adams Ave. He is friendly and purrs the minute you hold him so we’re sure someone is missing him.

We could not do any of this without your support. A huge THANK  YOU to those individuals who have answered our calls of need when we post on Facebook and show up at the shelter with a bag of cat food, dog food or many other items we use daily. Thank you to all who just write a check and mail it to us. Your generosity is appreciated.

The donations this month from Petsense, Walmart, Bi Mart, Millers, and La Grande Paint & Glass help us operate and we are thankful for their continued support.

My biggest thank you goes to the ladies, you know who you are!

And finally, 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.



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.

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

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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.

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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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