Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 16, 2011
Dr. Darm and Aesthetic Medicine today announce their membership to the Thomas Lamb Eliot Circle of the Oregon Humane Society (OHS). This prestigious circle includes individuals, businesses and organizations, who make a significant annual contribution to the OHS. Thomas Lamb Eliot was the founder of the OHS. In 1868, he gathered 12 prominent Oregonians – principally from the business community – to form what would be the third animal welfare organization in the country.
Each year the Oregon Humane Society raises awareness about the plight of homeless animals throughout the state; inspires over 11,000 school-age children with their values-based educational programming; and investigates and solves approximately 1000 animal cruelty cases. In addition to the support of animals in the Portland metro area, OHS funds provide assistance to a network of other regional animal welfare organizations that are overcrowded -- this in turn offers a second chance at adoption for thousands of pets from overwhelmed shelters.
“The Oregon Humane Society has been a leader in the field of animal welfare not only in Oregon but in the United States,” said Dr. Darm. “We are proud to join the ranks of other committed Oregon individuals, and businesses to increase the capacity of the Oregon Humane Society to protect some of our societies most vulnerable creatures.”
The OHS now serves over 11,000 animals each year. They have a competent staff of over 120 and a committed volunteer force of over 1,400. Just over 10 years ago, OHS opened the doors to a new state-of-the-art facility that stands on the site of the old shelter. The new shelter has the capacity to house over 200 cats and well over 100 dogs and has a save rate of 96 percent on all pets.
“I have always been impressed with the Oregon Humane’s society commitment to not only protect animals but to build a more compassionate community,” said Dr. Darm. “Through the adoption of homeless pets, through their tireless commitment to animal rights legislation, humane education, and abuse investigation, the Oregon Humane Society is a true steward of animals and animal welfare in our community.”
About Aesthetic Medicine
Dr. Darm opened Aesthetic Medicine, in 1995. Initially specializing in weight loss, he expanded his service to include hair removal and rosacea treatments in 1997. Since that time, new services have been added yearly to promote health, wellness and beauty. Dr. Darm has pioneered his own trademark procedure, LaserLift™ for the treatment of wrinkles, and LipoLift™ for the treatment of unwanted fat and cellulite. He is internationally recognized and sought out by patients from all over the world. Dr. Darm graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. His medical training was obtained at OHSU.