For the third and final week of our “Say Yes to What You Love: Furry Friends” photo contest, we’re featuring an animal charity that operates in our hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Located in the heart of the lush Willamette Valley, Greenhill Humane Society heals and nurtures homeless, neglected and abused animals. Greenhill operates two shelters in Eugene. First Avenue Shelter cares for stray and abandoned animals, reunites lost pets with their families and provides adoption services for pets who need new families. Greenhill Humane Society Shelter cares for owner-surrendered pets and animals transferred in from over-crowded shelters along the West Coast. In both shelters, animals are lovingly provided safe shelter, high quality food, medical care, enrichment activities–and of course– LOTS of TLC.
Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA, envisions communities in which all animals are treated with compassion and respect, and all companion animals have loving homes. Our mission is to provide safe shelter for animals in transition, serve as advocates for animals and their people, work to end pet overpopulation, and educate the public about compassion and responsibility towards all animals.
Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for homeless animals for 70 years and is largely funded through donations, both monetary and in-kind. Thanks to the caring support of donors and local companies like SO Delicious Dairy Free, we provide a number of vital programs and services, not only for pets, but also to benefit the people who love them.
These include the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats, Domestic Violence Assistance Program which provides free, confidential services for animals needing shelter from dangerous circumstances, a Foster Care Program for animals with special needs, Canine Behavior Training, a community pet food bank, and extensive public humane education programs and community outreach. Last year, over 1,000 local community members volunteered over 41,500 hours to assist us and the animals in our care.
Greenhill serves approximately 3,000 animals each year. Last year, more than 2,600 pets found new homes, nearly 700 lost pets were reunited with their families, and 541 pets who had run out of time at other shelters were given a second chance when transferred to Greenhill. We are continuing to strengthen and develop new partnerships with shelters and rescues in order to afford our animals every chance at success. Greenhill Humane Society never puts a time limit on how long an animal can stay in our care.
The need for Greenhill’s services is ongoing. With support from SO Delicious Dairy Free, we are thrilled to reach even more animals in need. Thank you!