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Columbia Humane Society kicks off Ambassador Adoption Program for 2016

The Columbia Humane Society is launching the second year of its American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Adoption Ambassador Program.

The program places pets into foster homes, which are then responsible for finding new families for the pets in their care, according to a release from CHS.

With a strong focus on cats this year, each cat placed as part of the Ambassador Program will be fully vetted, current on vaccines, and chipped and treated for parasites.

As well, the adoption fee will be waived, which is possible through a grant from ASPCA, the release states. Last year, CHS found homes for 10 cats and three dogs through the program.

For more information about the CHS’ ASPCA Adoption Ambassador Program, call 503-397-4353, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the shelter at 2084 Oregon St., St. Helens.

The shelter is closed Mondays and Fridays, and is open noon to 7 p.m. on all other days.