Join the #BettyWhiteChallenge:

We invite you to step up to this challenge asking fans to donate to local animal shelters in honor of actor and well-known friend to the animals, Betty White, by donating to the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter! You can use any of the methods below to give a gift of any amount to benefit the animals in our community.

Let us know you donated in honor of Betty by posting our special “Challenge accepted!” image to your social media feeds. Tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter when you announce you’ve accepted the #BettyWhiteChallenge by donating to the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter. Bonus challenge: Include a photo of you with a special animal in your life with the post, too!

You can also pop by the shelter during our regular hours to make your donation in person and take a photo. Please note that we will be closed on Betty White’s actual birthday, January 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Thank you for helping us care for the people and pets of Washington County!

Donate Online:

We've made donating to help the animals easy because you may now donate online! Use your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card on our secure site.

Click Here to Donate to the Animal Shelter Online

Donate by Check in the Mail:

Simply fill out this form and send your check donation by mail. If you wish to make your gift in honor or memory of a person or pet, please be sure to put that information on the form.

Come by the Shelter:

We’re located at 1901 SE 24th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123 and can accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Remember the Animals in Your Estate Planning

Leaving a bequest to the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter not only leaves a legacy in your name, but it also increases our success in saving animals' lives. Whether you designate your bequest to our greatest need, to the Aurora Fund, or to help us remodel and expand our building in the future, every dollar of your gift stays here.

Here's a great example of a generous bequest:

Rebecca Prentice and Shasta

Honoring a Lifetime of Giving

Rebecca Prentice —Becky to her friends and family —adopted several dogs from our shelter over the course of her life. Supporting our shelter has been a tradition in her family. Her parents and three siblings have all adopted pets from the Washington County animal shelter for at least 50 years—long before it even carried the name of Bonnie Hays.

After her passing in 2016, we were able to assist her sister Judy, one of our volunteers, with finding wonderful new homes for Becky's pets who she had adopted from the shelter. Her 11-year-old Shih Tzu Shasta and 16-year-old black cat Nathan were both adopted by loving families.

After a lifetime of support, Becky also made the choice to honor us in her will with a generous bequest. This gift will allow us to continue our good work and give the animals the extras they need to have a second chance. Donations pay for medical care, behavior interventions and more.

Washington County is one of the safest places to be a lost or homeless pet, and people like Rebecca Prentice and her generosity make that possible.


Your tax-deductible donation will save lives. We welcome your donations; stop by the shelter and see us in action. Our Tax ID number is 93-6002316.