Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Greenhill Humane Society as Greenhill Welcomes a New Veterinarian to its Team
Grant of $10,000 will extend efforts to help more animals in Lane County
EUGENE, OREGON (July 29, 2020) – Greenhill Humane Societyof Lane County has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its veterinary program.
The Petco Foundation investment will help Greenhill provide additional care for animals that enter the shelter. The grant funds will be used to support Greenhill’s veterinary team which recently welcomed a new veterinarian.
Dr. Michael Maynard joined Greenhill earlier this year and spearheaded the opening of Greenhill’s brand new veterinary medical center. He brings with him extensive experience in spay/neuter surgeries and a specialty focus in shelter medicine. Dr. Maynard attended the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs for his undergraduate education and the renowned UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for his DVM Degree. Professional experience includes working with veterinary teams at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado and the Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, Colorado.
Dr. Maynard serves as Greenhill’s Veterinary Surgeon and joins Dr. Gail Schroder, Greenhill’s Director of Shelter Medicine who has been with the organization since 2008. Greenhill’s veterinary team also includes three Certified Veterinary Technicians: Becky Hubbard who joined Greenhill in 2012, Brandy Huntley who joined Greenhill in 2019 and Courtney Alves who joined Greenhill earlier this year.
With its recently constructed 2,000 square foot veterinary center, Greenhill’s team provides high-quality care for sheltered animals and support for their associated human counterparts. Funds from the Petco Foundation grant will help support this program.
“Receiving this grant enables us to expand treatment capabilities for animals at the shelter and increase our surgical capacity. We are very grateful for our partnership with the Petco Foundation and having their support, especially during this time. Without foundation grants and donations from individuals, we would not be able provide the necessary medical care required for the animals entering our care,” said Greenhill’s Executive Director, Cary Lieberman.
This grant investment is part of the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13M to animal welfare organizations nationwide. In addition, the Petco Foundation distributed $1M in emergency product and cash donations to partner organizations facing the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and put out a national call to mobilize animal lovers to take action and Pledge to Save Pet Lives.
Greenhill Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944 and operates the only animal shelter within the Eugene/Springfield area. Last year, the shelter helped reunite or find new loving homes for over 3,000 animals. In addition, it provided over 1,100 free cat spay/neuter surgeries to assist cat caregivers in reducing feral cat over-population and distributed more than 7 tons of pet food and supplies through its community pet food bank.
For more information about Greenhill Humane Society, visit www.green-hill.org. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit www.petcofoundation.org and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.
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 community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect. To learn more visit www.green-hill.org.
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 $280 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 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.