Men’s Homeless Shelter Prepares to Open

CORVALLIS, Ore. — With colder weather around the corner a Corvallis homeless shelter is getting ready to open its doors. Corvallis Housing First is a men’s cold weather shelter that runs from November to April. It will be opening for the season Saturday, so volunteers are working on the finishing touches this week. Thanks to … Continue reading »

Homeless Coalition Finds Permanent Home

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A men’s homeless shelter now has a permanent address, after the Corvallis Homeless Coalition purchased a house last week. Homeless men will have a safe place to stay during the winter months, where they will have a warm bed to sleep in. It’s the men’s cold weather shelter, a facility the Corvallis … Continue reading »

Red Cross Shelter Open for Evacuees

GLENDALE, Ore. — The American Red Cross Cascades Region has opened a shelter for residents being evacuated by the Douglas Complex wildfire. The shelter is located at the Glendale Elementary School, 100 Pacific Ave. Individuals seeking assistance regarding Red Cross services can call 888-680-1455.      

A New Leash On Life

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis has given six stray dogs a new “leash” on life. They came from an overcrowded shelter in Riverside, California. Two of the dogs, a terrier and a spaniel, were on the euthanasia list because they were too shy. “Sometimes it takes a little change in scenery … Continue reading »

Local Shelter Holds Adoption Event

EUGENE, Ore. — A local shelter wants to find good homes for their puppies. Luv-A-Bull and Littles Sanctuary held an adoption event Sunday at The Healthy Pet. The group had a range of breeds including Chihuahua mixes and a Shitzhu mix. Volunteers say these dogs deserve a good home. “They’ve come from really bad environments. A lot … Continue reading »

SLEEPS Protesters Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — More than a dozen protesters linked to an offshoot of the Occupy Eugene movement were cited for trespassing Monday night. Activists with SLEEPS moved back to the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza Monday morning. More than 100 people were still present when the plaza closed down at 11 p.m. Monday, leading Eugene … Continue reading »

SLEEPS Back at Free Speech Plaza

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless advocacy group SLEEPS is back protesting in Free Speech Plaza. The group has been evicted from that location twice already, but activists keep coming back. On Monday they set their tents back up again. The plaza is closed from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m., so protesters say they will be interested … Continue reading »

SLEEPS’ Federal Courthouse Eviction

EUGENE, Ore. — SLEEPS has been on and off the steps of the old and new Federal Courthouses over the past couple of weeks to send a message about constitutional rights–specifically the 8th amendment–with regard to the right to sleep in public places. The group received word Friday night from the Government Services Administration through … Continue reading »

Cattery in Need of Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re an animal lover looking for a way to help your four-legged friends, West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue could use your help. The rescue center is looking for volunteers to help take care of its many cats. You can volunteer to socialize with the kitties, which basically means playing with … Continue reading »