PORTLAND, Ore. - If you go into the Oregon Humane Society on the weekend of Sept.25-27 wearing Oregon State University logo attire - or even orange - you will get 25 percent off the adoption fee. The same goes if you are an OSU student or alumnus, and forget to wear orange.

Heck, if you adopt an orange cat or dog (is there such a thing?), the Oregon Humane Society will knock 25 percent of the fee off. And the first 80 dogs adopted will receive a free leash with OSU logo.

The special is part of a launch of OSU's Powered by Orange initiative and an opportunity to showcase the unique partnership between the Oregon Humane Society and the university's College of Veterinary Medicine.

This month marks the anniversary of the partnership launched in 2007 between the Oregon Humane Society and OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine. As part of that partnership, every OSU veterinary student will serve in a rotation at the Portland shelter. The students learn valuable treatment protocols and surgical techniques, and their supervised work there has increased the shelter's capacity for facilitating Portland-area adoptions by about 20 percent.

The Oregon Humane Society is located at 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd. in Portland. Hours for the weekend promotion are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

OSU's Powered by Orange celebration showcases the positive difference the university's students, alumni, faculty and friends are making in Oregon and beyond - with a particular emphasis on creating healthy people, healthy economies, and a healthy planet. More information on the PBO campaign is available at: http://poweredbyorange.com/

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Carson Dunlap, 541-737-5052