Greenhill Raises the Ruff on New Dog Housing Facility

Eugene, OR – It’s been just four months since Greenhill Humane Society first broke ground on their new 11, 645 square foot, state-of- the-art dog housing and care facility and this Monday, October 22, McKenzie Commercial will place the roof on the first of two new buildings located on the Green Hill road campus.  The roof has been built on the ground and will be placed by crane.


The first phase of the building project is anticipated to conclude in the spring of 2019.  Fundraising for the second phase, including the expansion of the cat care facility, is currently underway.  To date, Greenhill has raised $2.5 million with a goal of raising roughly $5.6 million.


“We’re thrilled that the construction project is moving forward and that we’re closer then ever to occupying a building that reflects our high level of care and compassion,” says Sasha Elliott, Greenhill’s Director of Operations.  “Our life-saving rate is among the best in the country and it’s time that our facility supports the level of care we provide.”


Greenhill Humane Society operates the largest animal shelters in the Eugene/Springfield area and cares for animals from all over Lane County. This building project will enable Greenhill to merge their two facilities into one convenient campus improving access to Greenhill’s programs and services for people in the local community.  The shelter will continue operations and fundraising during construction.


Additional information about the campaign and links to donate can be found here.

Greenhill’s Cat Programs Under One Roof: dog programs to follow next year!

Greenhill Humane Society and 1st Avenue Shelter have begun their official merge by combining all cat care programs to the Green Hill Road campus Monday, September 17.
As part of the first phase of Greenhill’s building renovations and campus growth, the lost and found cat care programs have transitioned from 1st Avenue Shelter and are now occurring at 88530 Green Hill Rd.  Owner surrendered cat appointments and all cat adoptions will continue to occur at Greenhill’s main location.

Temporarily, all adoptable dogs, stray dogs, and dogs in the Crisis Care program are being cared for at the 1
st Avenue Shelter while Greenhill’s two new dog housing facilities are built.  Plans are in place for the dogs to join the Greenhill campus by the spring of 2019.
The move to consolidate animal care and public programs comes after six years of animal, staff, foster and volunteer operations being separated by two locations.
Greenhill hopes that combining the shelter locations will improve community accessibility and provide improved, stress-free accommodations for the animals.  There are no plans to reduce staffing or volunteer opportunities by combining locations. 
“All of the current programs through 1st Avenue shelter will continue, and some even expanded, at the Greenhill campus,” says Cary Lieberman, Greenhill Executive Director.
These programs include working with local animal welfare agencies, caring for stray and homeless animals, and reuniting lost pets with their families.
Lieberman continues, “Once the new dog housing is completed and the dog programs return to Greenhill, it will be more efficient and less stress for all involved, especially the animals. Today, it begins with the cat programs.”

Currently over 180 kittens and cats are being cared for among the Greenhill campus and community-based foster homes.  This is an unusually high number of cats for this time of year and Greenhill is looking for community support.   Members of the community are encouraged to consider adopting a cat (or two), becoming a foster family, or donating. Learn more at


About GHS: 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 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:

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.


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 to learn more.


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 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 or

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 to learn more about how you can get involved.