January 8, 2018

PUP-Date: Last Puppies from 2017 Hoarding Case Available for Adoption

Clockwise from top left: Oliver, Mouse, Sirius, Alucard

85 Days After Rescue, Greenhill Continues to Provide Critical Care

Eugene, OR:  Tuesday, January 9, Greenhill Humane Society staff and volunteers look forward to adopting out the last of the 111 dogs that were rescued from a local hoarding case last October.

Born while in foster care in November 2017, the four puppies (1 female and 3 male) have received safe shelter, healthy food, medical care, and socialization for the past 8 weeks. They have recently been spayed/neutered, are up-to-date on all vaccinations, and are ready to meet their new families. Potential adopters should be prepared to enroll in puppy training classes to continue socialization.

Never has it been more apparent that Greenhill needs a new dog housing facility than during this recent rescue. The current dog housing at the Green Hill Road shelter was built in the 1950’s and many of the dogs from the rescue were so small, they were able to escape the kennels.

“We are pleased that we were able to provide the dogs in this situation with special medical and behavioral care in addition to accomplishing our typical animal sheltering functions,” says Sasha Elliott, Greenhill spokesperson. “But, this has really shed light on the limitations of our aging facility. This rescue is one of the many reasons our building project is so important. By improving our dog housing, we will greatly improve the type of care we can provide for local animals and local people. A new, state-of-the-art animal care facility will create a safer, more efficient space for animals and people alike.”

Greenhill Humane Society is a non profit organization and cares for thousands of lost, stray, abandoned, and neglected animals each year. Donations can be made online at www.Green-Hill.org/donate, or in person at either shelter location, or by mail or phone. To learn more about Greenhill’s building project, please visit: http://www.green-hill.org/capital-campaign/. People interested in adopting a puppy should arrive at Greenhill Tuesday, January 9, before doors open at 11am. Adoptions are first come, first served and adoption fees includes spay/neuter, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, certificate for a free veterinary exam, post-adoption support and more.

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.