Disaster Resources & Emergency Updates

Greenhill partners with local and state agencies to assist with animal care, sheltering, lost and found, and evacuation during a disaster response.

Disaster Response Updates

Disaster Event Description/Summary:

The Middle Fork Complex fire, which is comprised of 12 lightning-caused wildfires on the Middle Fork and McKenzie ranger districts on the Willamette National Forest, including Kwis, Gales, Ninemile, and Knoll fires have presently reached over 5,000 acres and prompted evacuation alerts for people living and recreating in the area. Please check Lane County’s website for information related to the evacuation status for your area.
Where to find current information:
Fire evacuation sheltering for animals
Greenhill will temporarily shelter domestic animals for people located in a Level 2 or Level 3 evacuation zone. Pet owners needing assistance are asked to call ahead to 541-689-1503.
People located in a Level 1, 2 or 3 evacuation zone and needing help evacuating large animals or livestock can contact Lane County Animal Services at 541-285-8227. A shelter for livestock is established at the Lane County Fairgrounds.
How you can help
  • Please connect with people you know in the area and check to see if they need assistance. Let them know that if they need to leave their home it is safe to do so with their animals and resources will be available to them to support the care of their animals during this time.
  • Consider a donation of high needs items or make a monetary donation.
  • Sign up to volunteer for Greenhill’s Disaster Response Program.
High needs items:
  • Cat Food (wet/dry)
  • Dog food (wet/dry)
  • Litter
  • Litter pans/scoopers
  • Food dishes
  • Crates of all sizes
  • Crate pads
  • Collars/leashes/harnesses of all sizes
All donated items must be in new or like new condition and clean. Donations can be dropped off at Greenhill any day between 11am-6pm.

The Holiday Farm Fire affected Lane County in September 2020. It caused a large evacuation of the McKenzie River district, resulting many people and animals being displaced. Greenhill provided ongoing care for displaced animals, lost & found animals, and helped to provide disaster resources for people and their pets. Below are some images from the Holiday Farm Fire and Greenhill’s efforts to help the people and pets of Lane County.

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Socks evac cat (2)
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Oregon Ruff Runner donation 9.9
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Are you prepared?

  • If you are being asked to evacuate, leave immediately and take your pets with you!
  • Make a plan in case you are not home. Have a friend that can evacuate your pet as needed.
  • Have your evacuation kit prepared ahead of time, so you can leave quickly.
  • Have an action plan in place prior to an emergency, know places you can stay with your pets and make arrangements.
  • Have a list of pet-friendly hotels and lodgings planned out ahead of time.
  • Be prepared for interruptions in utilities like; gas, electric, water, & internet.
  • If you have horses or livestock, and evacuating them is impossible, decide on the safest housing option for your animals and contact Lane County Animal Services for assistance.

Prepare your pet's "Go Kit"

Put together your pet’s ‘go kit’ now, and rotate food/water items as needed. 

Are you interested in helping during a disaster or would you like to be added to our disaster updates mailing list? Click the link below!

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Greenhill's Disaster Response

Greenhill Humane Society can provide the following services to those affected by local disaster emergencies:

Additional Disaster Animal Resources in Lane County

Resources for Large animals including livestock and horses can be found at this link which is maintained by the Oregon Animal Control Council 

Injured wildlife in the fire evacuation zones can be reported to Cascades Raptor Center at 541-485-1320 during this time.

How you can prepare for a disaster

The following resources can help you stay up-to-date during an emergency: