“SAFE RIDES FOR SECOND CHANCES”.
On Call Community Rescue for Animals
Assisting first responders and citizens with the aid and transport of animals in emergencies.
OCCRA’s mission is to improve city services, save time and money for local residents and our emergency responders—and help our less fortunate animal residents, via safe handling and transport of our creature friends by well trained and equipped responders.
How We Help 100’s of Animals Every Year
How You Can Help
OCCRA contractors work 1700-0800 as after hours emergency animal control in Multnomah County, if you are interested in becoming a contractor, with a once/week shift, let us know!
OCCRA receives daily requests to help capture and transport animals, especially wildlife! Our volunteers help us fulfill our mission, we couldn't do it without them, and we would love to talk to you about joining our team!
OCCRA volunteers are onboarded with safety gear and uniforms, each new volunteer costs several hundred dollars in equipment. Your donations allow us to grow and help more animals, as well as save for our bigger goals of purchasing a large livestock trailer, and high quality wildlife transport boxes.
It is our 7th year of The GREAT Pumpkin Drive!
Every year, between October 1st, and December 1st. we collect all non-rotting pumpkins and squash from our community at our main drop off location in Oregon City. We share with local sanctuaries, who rescue neglected and unwanted farm animals. Don’t know what to do with your Halloween pumpkins? Bring them to us and provide a delicious meal for an animal and help save the sanctuaries a little money!
The GREAT Pumpkin Drive is also a fundraiser, sanctuaries continue to face rising prices in hay, feed, produce, building equipment, lumber, medication, as wellas ongoing high demand to take in new rescues.
The On-Call Community Rescue for Animals (OCCRA) is hosting the Great Pumpkin drive for the seventh year! For more Local News from KPTV: https://www.kptv.com/
An interview with Virginia Borden, President of On Call Community Rescue for Animals (OCCRA) about the work they do rescuing wild and domestic animals from dangerous situations, how to volunteer, and their Great Pumpkin Drive fundraiser.
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