Homeless Oregon Pet Project

The Homeless Oregon Pet Project (HOPP) 501(c)(3) Nonprofit began in January 2009 when volunteers Donna and Larry Harold and veterinarian Julie Tavares offered free veterinary services at the Josephine County Homeless Count at Riverside Park. We continued the monthly clinics out of the Parkway Christian Center Back Parking Lot and were quickly joined by veterinarian Emily Talkington. We function as a non-profit organization (501(c)(3) Nonprofit).

Our mission at HOPP 501(c)(3) Nonprofit is to help improve the quality of life and health of pets owned by people experiencing homelessness or who have NO income. We help with general check-up and sick exams, vaccines, flea and tick control, heartworm prevention, de-worming and the treatment of minor medical conditions, sickness and wounds. We also may be able to help with the cost of spaying and neutering at local area veterinary clinics.

We provide general exams, flea and tick control, heartworm prevention, de-worming and the basic vaccines for dogs and cats including rabies. In addition, we are able to treat minor medical conditions such as skin and ear infections.

Currently, the majority of vaccines and flea control come from the generosity of a few veterinary pharmaceutical companies. However, some small private donations have helped to keep some of the medications in stock. We are always in need of donations in order to continue this work.

We thank you for your support.

Homeless Oregon Pet Project