Our Mission

To reduce the number of adoptable animals that are euthanized in overcrowded shelters, restore them to good health, and through adoption, provide them permanent, loving homes.

Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals (OFOSA) is a registered Oregon 501(c)3 non-profit, all donations are tax deductible. We are a Foster-Based Animal Rescue based in the Portland, Oregon metro area and have rescued over 19,700 “last chance” animals.

Founded in 2002 at the kitchen table of Cathy & Bill Nechak along with Sue Woodson & Loretta Flemming. OFOSA received its IRS non-profit designation in 2003 and our tax number is 20-0003876.

For more specific and current information about our lifesaving efforts, please check out our 2020 Year in Review.