Ohlone Humane Society (OHS) is a 501(c)(3) animal welfare nonprofit advocating for all creatures, from urban wildlife to companion animals. While OHS doesn’t operate a shelter, we’re one of the few humane societies to maintain a wildlife rehabilitation center.
Ohlone Humane Society serves the areas of Fremont, Newark and Union City, areas known for their diversity and sharing of cultural events, practices and sense of community. To support an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to share their experiences and ideas, OHS has developed a diversity, equity and inclusion policy to reflect our values and confirm that our practices align with the issues faced by the communities we serve. Our policy promotes inclusion rather than exclusion, celebrates different lifestyles rather than discouraging them, and facilitates applications for our volunteer and employee positions, animal care, governance, and team building.
Founded in 1983, OHS began as a group of volunteers dedicated to bettering the lives of shelter animals. Since those early days, OHS continues to be a volunteer-run group and has expanded its programs and services to benefit the animals and our community. Our programs range from pet therapy teams visiting senior care facilities, libraries and schools to fostering kittens, assisting the public with funding for veterinary services, and providing pet food and supplies to help our unhoused community keep their pets and families together.
OHS positions have always been open to people of all backgrounds and experiences to represent OHS at events, to care for our foster animals, and to promote human-animal well-being with our local partners, including other humane societies, animal rescues private and public, law enforcement, donors, veterinarians and social groups who share and support our cause, vision and mission. OHS continues to work toward the humane education of adults and children and care of all animals by following our vision and values to promote the love and care of our special animal friends by inviting the best of every culture, race, social group and nationality and respecting the rights of our community animals and supporters.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Every member of OHS’s Board of Directors is a volunteer. Our Board works tirelessly to support the needs of both domestic and wild animals in the Tri-City area. Our organization is proud and grateful for the work that these members contribute out of the goodness of their hearts.
The services that OHS provides would not be possible without the generous support of our members, sponsors, and affiliates. Find out more about them!
OUR MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
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