Greenhill Humane Society holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

Eugene, OR – Thursday, June 21st from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Greenhill Humane Society will hold their official groundbreaking on a $5.6 million expansion of the animal shelter located on Green Hill Road.

The event is open to the public.  Attendance is expected to be around 400 people.  A presentation at 5:30 will feature Greenhill’s Executive Director, Cary Lieberman, who will speak about the project which has been over ten years in the making.

“We are so excited to be moving forward with this project,” says Lieberman. “Upon completion, our community will have a state-of-the-art animal care facility that we can all be proud of.”

The first phase of the project will last over 13 months and include replacing Greenhill’s 60 year-old dog kennel building with a new 11,645 square foot, state-of-the-art dog housing and care building. Improvements will also be made to Greenhill’s cat housing as well as an expansion of parking and upgrades to the site.

The shelter will remain open to the public during construction.

To date, Greenhill Humane Society has raised $2.2 million towards their $5.6 million goal.  The shelter will continue to fundraise during construction.

Additional information and links to donate can be found on Greenhill’s website:  http://www.green-hill.org/capital-campaign/

Greenhill Humane Society Building Plans are Moving Forward

June 8, 2018

As you know, Greenhill Humane Society is planning an expansion! We are building a state-of-the-art shelter and veterinary medical clinic that will greatly increase the level of care that we can provide to our community’s homeless, lost and neglected animals. This new facility is going to leave a positive impact for decades to come.

You’ve helped to get us this far, and we’re so excited to update you on this next stage of our progress. With your help, we have raised more than $2,100,000 towards our $5,600,000 goal. We still have a long way to go, but the good news is that we have raised enough to start on the project!

We are pleased to announce that we have scheduled our groundbreaking of the first phase of the project for Thursday, June 21st from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the shelter located at 88530 Green Hill Rd. This event is open to the public and will increase the awareness of the importance of this expansion to our community. We also hope that by showing a commitment to starting this project now, more people will donate to see it through into the second phase – the veterinary medical clinic.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible new direction for the animals in our community. Our ability to provide care for homeless, lost, and neglected animals is possible because of the donations that help purchase food, vaccinations, and pay for medical and behavioral care. This project, this expansion that will enhance the level of care that we can provide to the animals for decades to come, is only possible because of the support of special individuals and foundations that provide the funds to build the necessary facilities. Because of your support we are able to strive to create, and to attain, a more humane community.

We are well on our way to making this a reality. We’ll keep you updated on our progress!

Please Note: During construction, both facilities will remain fully operational.

 

Greenhill Humane Society Celebrates World Spay Day, February 27, 2018

Greenhill Humane Society Celebrates World Spay Day, February 27, 2018
Greenhill Humane Society’s Surgical Team performed over 2,500 spay/neuter surgeries last year

 Eugene, OR: This Tuesday marks the 24th annual World Spay Day, an international campaign that promotes the life-saving benefits of spaying/neutering pets.  Greenhill Humane Society will participate in tomorrow’s World Spay Day and acknowledges it’s an important message that is practiced in their organization year-round.  Greenhill has two programs which help to greatly reduce the number of unwanted animals born in Lane County.

The Trap Neuter Return (TNR) Program provides free spay/neuter surgeries for all feral and free-roaming cats in Lane County.  TNR programs have shown to be the most effective, humane solution to feral cat colony management.  TNR is the method of humanely trapping sterilizing, and returning free-roaming cats to live out the rest of their natural lives.  The annual cost to offer free TNR services to all Lane County residents is approximately $41,000 annually, which is supported by Greenhill Humane Society and the city of Eugene.

As part of Greenhill’s mission to increase compassion and responsibility towards all animals, every pet at Greenhill Humane Society and 1st Avenue Shelter is spayed or neutered before being adopted.  Over 1,345 surgeries were performed in 2017 on surrendered or abandoned animals before they were adopted into new families.  The annual cost to run the Greenhill Spay/Neuter Clinic is approximately $124,000, which is supported by generous donors and community members via Greenhill.

Without these two very important services, and the continued support of the community, the number of unwanted and uncared for animals would drastically increase in Lane County.

“We highly encourage people to have their pets spayed or neutered,” says Sasha Elliott, Community Engagement Manager at Greenhill.  “It can improve your pet’s health and longevity and decrease the number of animals born homeless or unwanted.”

In addition to reducing pet over-population, there are many important reasons to spay or neuter your pet, including:

  • Improved behavior in spayed or neutered animals: Female cats may pace and be very vocal when in heat.  Male cats and dogs may exhibit spraying, humping, aggression and the urge to roam.
  • Improved health and longevity: Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer, and greatly reduces their risk of breast cancer.  Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland.

At this time, Greenhill is not a full-service veterinary clinic and can only provide medical services to animals in their care.    Learn more at www.green-hill.org

Greenhill Humane Society: Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944.  It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations.  Greenhill operates two shelters in Eugene, Oregon, 88530 Green Hill Road and 3970 West 1st Avenue.  We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect.

PUP-Date: Last Puppies from 2017 Hoarding Case Available for Adoption


Clockwise from top left: Oliver, Mouse, Sirius, Alucard

85 Days After Rescue, Greenhill Continues to Provide Critical Care

Eugene, OR:  Tuesday, January 9, Greenhill Humane Society staff and volunteers look forward to adopting out the last of the 111 dogs that were rescued from a local hoarding case last October.

Born while in foster care in November 2017, the four puppies (1 female and 3 male) have received safe shelter, healthy food, medical care, and socialization for the past 8 weeks. They have recently been spayed/neutered, are up-to-date on all vaccinations, and are ready to meet their new families. Potential adopters should be prepared to enroll in puppy training classes to continue socialization.

Never has it been more apparent that Greenhill needs a new dog housing facility than during this recent rescue. The current dog housing at the Green Hill Road shelter was built in the 1950’s and many of the dogs from the rescue were so small, they were able to escape the kennels.

“We are pleased that we were able to provide the dogs in this situation with special medical and behavioral care in addition to accomplishing our typical animal sheltering functions,” says Sasha Elliott, Greenhill spokesperson. “But, this has really shed light on the limitations of our aging facility. This rescue is one of the many reasons our building project is so important. By improving our dog housing, we will greatly improve the type of care we can provide for local animals and local people. A new, state-of-the-art animal care facility will create a safer, more efficient space for animals and people alike.”

Greenhill Humane Society is a non profit organization and cares for thousands of lost, stray, abandoned, and neglected animals each year. Donations can be made online at www.Green-Hill.org/donate, or in person at either shelter location, or by mail or phone. To learn more about Greenhill’s building project, please visit: http://www.green-hill.org/capital-campaign/. People interested in adopting a puppy should arrive at Greenhill Tuesday, January 9, before doors open at 11am. Adoptions are first come, first served and adoption fees includes spay/neuter, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, certificate for a free veterinary exam, post-adoption support and more.

About Greenhill Humane Society: Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944.  It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations.  Greenhill operates two shelters in Eugene, Oregon, 88530 Green Hill Road and 3970 West 1st Avenue.  We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect. 

 

 

Art for Animals is Friday, November 10th!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!
VIEW ONLINE AUCTION CATALOG HERE

This Friday, November 10th at 6:30pm, animal lovers and art enthusiasts will come together to support Lane County’s oldest and largest non-profit animal shelter, Greenhill Humane Society.

The event will feature a live performance by internationally acclaimed musician, Halie Loren, catering by Party Downtown, and local beer and wine by Ninkasi and Oregon Wine LAB.  Attendees will have the opportunity to view and bid on auction items including art, travel experiences and gift certificates to local businesses.  Celebrity emcees Bill Barrett and Tim Fox of KKNU will help lead the event in one of Eugene’s most unique event spaces Ninkasi’s admin building.

The auction will feature over 200 pieces of original art including pieces by local artists such as Frank Moro, Abbas Darabi, Robert Canaga, Tallmadge Doyle, and Rogene Manas.  Items include one-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade pottery, glass sculptures, paintings, and furniture.

New this year – Greenhill has added mobile bidding and an online auction.  Mobile bidding is a revolutionary new paperless bidding method that allows participants to bid straight from their phones.  This year, every item donated is featured online, and participants can bid at the event or from the comfort of their couch, enabling bidders to win more items to help more animals!

Funds raised at Art for Animals help Greenhill Humane Society ensure continued safe shelter, medical care, healthy food, behavior training and adoption services for approximately 3,000 lost, abandoned, surrendered, neglected or abused pets in need of help each year.

“We’re moving into colder weather, a time of year when so many animals are abandoned and in need of safe shelter.  Now more than ever Greenhill needs support,” says Sasha Elliott, Greenhill spokesperson.  “Art for Animals is an opportunity for people to come together and show they care about animals in our community. Pre-holiday shopping, while listening to live music and enjoying some of the best food, beer and wine Eugene has to offer, is a fantastic way to show support for animals in need.”

What: 10th Annual Art for Animals Gala and Auction
When: This Friday, November 10th 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m.
*Doors open at 6:30 pm (but you can already shop, bid on and win silent auction items
Where: Ninkasi Administration Building (155 Blair Blvd).
Tickets: Purchase Tickets HERE – Pre-sale $50 now through November 9th / Day of event $60.
Admission includes hosted bar by Ninkasi and Oregon Wine Lab wine, and festive food by Party Downtown

View Online Auction Catalog here

About Greenhill Humane Society: Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944.  It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations.  Greenhill operates two shelters in Eugene, Oregon, 88530 Green Hill Road and 3970 West 1st Avenue.  We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect.

Contact Sasha Elliott, Community Engagement Manager, Sasha@Green-Hill.org

First Nine Dogs from Lane County Hoarding Case Available for Adoption at Greenhill Humane Society


Eugene, OR: The first nine of over 100 small breed dogs recently rescued from a Lane County hoarding situation will become available for adoption Friday, October 27 at Greenhill Humane Society, 88530 Green Hill Rd.

“These first nine dogs available for adoption are some of the safest to handle. They’ve been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and are now learning how to trust people and acclimate to a regular feeding schedule,” says Sasha Elliott, Greenhill spokesperson. “We’re looking for very patient people who will make a commitment to use positive reinforcement methods to help socialize these dogs and allow them to grow into the wonderful companion animals we believe they can be.”

The remaining dogs will stay in the care of Greenhill while receiving medical care and rehabilitation. People interested in becoming adopters are advised to watch Greenhill’s website and social media sites for continued updates.

Bringing an under-socialized dog into your home can be an extremely rewarding experience, but Greenhill staff urges potential adopters to be aware of the time it may take for some of these dogs to be fully rehabilitated.

Often, dogs rescued from puppy mills or hoarding situations have lived their entire lives with very little human contact. They may not know how to live in a home, or how to do “normal” dog things. They may be frightened by everyday experiences like noises from televisions and dishwashers, kids, and vacuum cleaners. They also may not know how to go to the bathroom outdoors, play with toys, accept petting or treats from your hand, walk on a leash, come when called, or be handled or held.

“It’s extremely rewarding to help a neglected animal transition to a loved companion animal, but it may take some time,” says Elliott.

Adoptions are first come, first served, as long as it’s a good match for the pet and person. The Greenhill location opens at 11:00 a.m. on Friday morning (media may contact Sasha to arrange an earlier visit) and potential adopters are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a space in line. To view all currently adoptable animals visit www.Green-Hill.org

Greenhill is asking for financial support to help provide ongoing care and rehabilitation. Donations can be made online at www.Green-Hill.org/donate, or in person at either shelter location, or by mail or phone 541.689.1503.

About Greenhill Humane Society: Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944.  It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations.  Greenhill operates two shelters in Eugene, Oregon, 88530 Green Hill Road and 3970 West 1st Avenue.  We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect.

Contact: Sasha Elliott, Community Engagement Manager, Sasha@Green-Hill.org, office 541.689.1503 x112

OHS and WHS Assist Greenhill Humane Society in Recent Rescue

Eugene, OR: Staff from Oregon Humane Society and Willamette Humane Society traveled to Eugene today to assist Greenhill Humane Society by transporting dozens of dogs, recently rescued from a local hoarding situation, to their respective shelters.

Greenhill reached out to other Oregon shelters for help because the current Greenhill kennels are insufficient to properly house all 98 dogs. The current dog housing at the Green Hill Road shelter was built in the 1950’s and many of the dogs are so small, they were able to maneuver themselves out of the kennels.

“We have the professional staff and experience to care for these pups, but our facility is inadequate,” says Sasha Elliott, Greenhill spokesperson. “We’ve done what we can, using zip ties and PVC pipe, to secure the kennels, but it’s still not enough.”

Oregon Humane Society transferred 39 dogs to their Portland location and Willamette Humane Society transferred 10 to their Salem location. The remaining dogs will stay in the care of Greenhill and continue to receive medical care and rehabilitation.

“We would care for all of the dogs here locally if we could,” says Elliott. “This is one reason our capital campaign is so important. Improving our dog kennels will greatly improve the type of care we can provide for local animals and local people. New and improved dog kennels will reduce stress and noise for the animals and create a safer space for all.“

Right now, Greenhill is asking for financial support to help provide medical care for these dogs. People interested in becoming adopters are advised to watch Greenhill’s website and social media sites for updates.

Donations can be made online at www.Green-Hill.org/donate, or in person at either shelter location, or by mail or phone.

To view the latest video CLICK HERE

About Greenhill Humane Society: Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944. It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations. Greenhill operates two shelters in Eugene, Oregon, 88530 Green Hill Road and 3970 West 1st Avenue. We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect.

Greenhill Humane Society and Lane County Animal Services Partner to Rescue 98 Small Dogs

Eugene, OR: Greenhill Humane Society and Lane County Animals Services have rescued 98 small breed dogs from an overcrowded property in western Lane County. Greenhill joined Lane County Animal Services to assist in removing the dogs from a private home yesterday, October 16. The owner has voluntarily surrendered all of the dogs.

When rescuers arrived on the scene, they found nearly one hundred dogs, dozens more than originally anticipated. All animals were in extremely overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, found both indoors and in outdoor pens. The dogs range in age from newborn to senior, including dogs who are pregnant and nursing.

Greenhill transported all of the dogs to their Green Hill Road shelter. The dogs are receiving preliminary medical and behavioral evaluations and being treated and cared for according to their needs. Each dog will receive a medical evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation if necessary, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and a microchip before being made available for adoption.

“Right now, financial support is needed to care for these animals,” says Sasha Elliott, Greenhill spokesperson. “We will let everyone know when we are looking for adopters, but right now, basic care is critical. Without any known history of veterinary care, we are currently determining what each individual animal needs to start the next chapter in their lives happy and healthy.”

Greenhill Humane Society is a non profit organization and cares for thousands of lost, stray, abandoned, and neglected animals each year. Donations can be made online at www.Green-Hill.org/donate, via mail, or in person at either of Greenhill’s shelter locations.

People interested in adopting should watch www.Green-Hill.org and Greenhill’s social media pages for updates.

If you know someone who might be an animal hoarder, or suspect an animal is being neglected or abused, please contact your local Animal Welfare office in your jurisdiction.

About Greenhill Humane Society: Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944. It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations. Greenhill operates two shelters in Eugene, Oregon, 88530 Green Hill Road and 3970 West 1st Avenue. We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect.

To view video of the rescue CLICK HERE

To view photos CLICK HERE

Contact Sasha Elliott, Community Engagement Manager, Sasha@Green-Hill.org, office 541.689.1503 x112.

Tipping Point Foundation Announces Grant to Greenhill Humane Society

Greenhill Humane Society of Lane County, today announced it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Tipping Point Private Foundation to sponsor the cat adoption colony room associated with their current capital campaign.

“Greenhill is one of the community’s most visible and effective animal welfare agencies, and we’re very pleased to be able to contribute to their cause,” said Veronica Carrai, Director of Tipping Point. “This funding will further improve their ability to socialize animals in their care, making them more adoptable.”

Greenhill Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the largest animal shelters in the Eugene/Springfield area. Their lifesaving rate is among the best in the country and in the last year, over 3,000 lost, surrendered and abandoned animals were cared for and placed in homes.

“We are so thankful for the Tipping Point Foundation and this generous gift,” said Cary Lieberman, Greenhill’s Executive Director. “It will help thousands of cats in our community for years to come.”

The Tipping Point Foundation investment will help Greenhill Humane Society provide a higher level of care for the animals while at the same time improving access to Greenhill’s programs and services for people in the community. Visit http://green-hill.org/capital_campaign/ to learn more.

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About Tipping Point Foundation:
Tipping Point Private Foundation is committed to the cause of Effective Altruism, a movement that promotes doing the greatest good by applying reasoned, evidence-based methods. Our support is directed to those agencies that are, or can be, most impactful with the resources provided, as determined through disciplined analysis.


Pictured above left to right: Cary Lieberman, Director of Greenhill Humane Society, Veronica Carrai, Director of Tipping Point Foundation, Cathy Worthington, Board President of Greenhill Humane Society.

Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work at Greenhill Humane Society

Greenhill Humane Society today announced it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Capital Campaign, which will extend efforts to save more animal lives by creating better housing and a medical facility for the homeless animals of Lane County.

Greenhill Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the largest animal shelters in the Eugene/Springfield area. Their lifesaving rate is among the best in the country, and in the last year over 3,000 lost, surrendered and abandoned animals were cared for and placed in homes.

The Petco Foundation investment will help combine and update Greenhill’s two aging and inadequate facilities. The community’s call to provide better behavioral and medical care for animals exceeds current capacity. This project will enable Greenhill Humane Society to provide a higher level of care for the animals while at the same time improving access to Greenhill’s programs and services for people in the community. Visit http://green-hill.org/capital_campaign/ to learn more.

“We are so thankful for this generous grant and opportunity from the Petco Foundation,” says Cary Lieberman, Greenhill’s executive director. “This project is community-driven, and their support for local animals shows their leadership and vision.”

For more information about Greenhill Humane Society or the Petco Foundation, visit www.Green-Hill.org or www.petcofoundation.org.

About the Petco Foundation: At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $185 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.3 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.