Meet Mikey, a young Australian shepherd mix. He was brought to the shelter as a stray and was very scared. It took him a few days to even want to come out of the corner, but he’s warming up. He knows all of the basic commands and walks nicely on a leash. If you would like to visit Mikey or any other pet available for adoption at the Humane Society of the Ochocos, call 541-447-7178 or view the animals at www.humanesocietyochocos.com .
They arrive from every corner of Oregon — and even from across the country — on a remote gravel road just outside the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Thirty cars line the small parking area at Whitewater Trailhead 68 miles east of Salem, their owners stepping into the bright sunlight on a recent Saturday wearing hiking boots and carrying backpacks for a journey into one of the… ... more