Central Oregon Animal Friends is a Madras, Oregon based 501c(3) nonprofit established in October 2012. This organization was born of a desire to create a better life for the animals of Central Oregon and to do our part to help put an end to pet overpopulation in our area. Upon our formation we hit the ground running to help the Jefferson County Kennels with much needed improvements and supplies. It has been hard work but we love being rewarded by the faces of the 4 footed residents! COAF has recently been awarded the contract to operate Jefferson County Kennels and as an organization, we now take on a new role in our community. With this change comes a new name, Three Rivers Humane Society reflecting the three rivers of Jefferson County; the Deschutes, the Metolius, and the Crooked River. Along with the care of the animals our goals for the shelter include healthy financial fitness, building strong community relationships, and facilitating a low cost spay/neuter program for Jefferson County residents.
Central Oregon Animal Friends is committed to promoting healthy, safe and lifelong relationships between people and their pets through sustainable programs of education, adoption and spay/neutering. We will endeavor to fight for the abused and abandoned, and foster a community where no companion animal will be killed because it is homeless.
Our vision for a successful progressive humane animal program is to foster a community of reciprocity with veterinarians, county animal control agencies, pet owners, and potential adopters, with a common commitment to:
Create an environment of compassionate and respectful treatment of companion animals
Work toward the goal of putting an end to pet overpopulation through education and community spay/neuter programs
Promote an atmosphere where euthanizing healthy, adoptable animals is not acceptable.
1694 SE McTaggart Rd
Madras, Oregon 97741