October 18, 2017

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.

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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 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.