FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Greenhill Humane Society Assists in Helping over 250 Guinea Pigs
EUGENE, OREGON (December 17, 2020) – Working in partnership with Lane County Animal Services and Oregon Humane Society, a team from Greenhill Humane Society assisted an overwhelmed pet owner in Lane County on Wednesday, December 16.
More than 250 guinea pigs were living at the residence and were brought into care by the team consisting of all three animal welfare agencies.
The guinea pigs were gathered and evaluated by team members. Those who needed medical attention were assessed and treated by Greenhill’s Director of Shelter Medicine, Dr. Gail Schroder. OHS Veterinary Social Work Intern, Kelly Bremken, was also on scene to help support the pet owner and connect them with resources.
“A crisis of this size called for collaboration. We are pleased to be working with Lane County Animal Services and Oregon Humane Society to help the guinea pigs and the people impacted by this situation,” says Cary Lieberman, Greenhill Humane Society Executive Director.
Greenhill has some of the guinea pigs under their care while Oregon Humane Society will be housing a majority of the animals. They will all get evaluations and necessary medical care before they will be available for adoption.
“This situation is a great example of animal welfare agencies working together to help the pets and people of this state,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO.
The timeline for adoption has not been determined but will be announced in the next few days. There will be a special process for adopting a guinea pig and the Greenhill small animal specialists will work with potential adopters to ensure a good fit.
For more information about Greenhill Humane Society, visit www.green-hill.org.
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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 is located at 88530 Green Hill Road in Eugene. We envision a world in which all animals are treated with compassion and respect. To learn more visit www.green-hill.org.