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:
- 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.
- Cat Food (wet/dry)
- Dog food (wet/dry)
- Litter pans/scoopers
- Food dishes
- Crates of all sizes
- Crate pads
- Collars/leashes/harnesses of all sizes
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.
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 interesting 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
STAY UP TO DATE
The following resources can help you stay up-to-date during an emergency:
- Animal Preparedness information can be found on the Lane County Animals in Disaster site here.
- General emergency information can be found on Lane County’s site here.
- General preparedness information can be found at Lane County Emergency Management, and Eugene Emergency Management.
- Wildfire information from the State of Oregon can be found here, Oregon Wildfire Response and Recovery.
- Follow Lane County Information on Twitter via @lanecountygov.
- Follow Greenhill Humane Society on Twitter @greenhillhumane.
- Follow Greenhill Humane Society on Facebook @greenhillhumane.
- Follow Greenhill Humane Society on Instagram @greenhillhumane.