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Greenhill Humane Society (Eugene)


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Greenhill Humane Society, SPCA will provide safe shelter for animals in transition, serve as advocates for animals and their people, work to end animal overpopulation and educate the public about compassion and responsibility towards all animals.


Address:
88530 Green Hill Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402
(541) 689-1503

Shelter Hours
Friday - Tuesday
11 am to 6 pm
Closed Wed. & Thurs.

Feral Cat TNR Program
2.6
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
2.6
Rescue Groups
2.6
Foster Care
2.6
Comprehensive Adoption Programs
2.6
Pet Retention
2.6
Medical and Behavior Programs
2.6
Public Relations/Community Involvement
2.6
Volunteers
3.2
Proactive Redemptions
2.6
A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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Green hill is NOT a no kill shelter. I had to relinquish two cats due to moving. One was a young male that had an HIV vaccine. Because he had HIV antibodies, they assumed it had HIV and euthanized him. My other cat was a senior spayed female can that they euthanized because she wasn't adjusting well. Never would I recommend this shelter. ~Sharon
posted by SharonHenderson, on 2017-01-14 15:45:57
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I love working at Greenhill. I'm surrounded by people who care deeply for the animals and are dedicated to giving them the best care possible. Greenhill is a Life Saving shelter with an over 90% save rate and only euthanizes for medical conditions that cannot be treated and extreme aggression that would make an animal a danger to the public. It often takes a month or more to make the decision to euthanize a pet because staff are searching for alternatives such as transferring or training. The staff are able to treat most illnesses and injuries. The shelter has its own surgery suite, 3 veterinarians and 2 technicians on staff and works with outside veterinarians all over Lane and Benton Counties. All dogs are temperament tested (using the SAFE test as most US shelters do) and the shelter has a trainer on staff who runs a Behavior Modification Program for dogs who need more training and/or socialization in order to become safe family members. Greenhill also transfers dogs to rescues that specialize in dogs needing more help with behavioral issues. Greenhill never puts a time limit on a pet's stay. Most pets are adopted within a few days but there are often a couple that have been at the shelter a year or more and these are given the utmost care and doted on by staff and volunteers. Find more information on Greenhill's euthanasia policy on the shelter's website: http://green-hill.org/euthanasia_policy.html. I'm grateful that I am not one of the people that has to make the decision to euthanize. I have great respect for those that do because I see them working to avoid it if at all possible. Pets that must be euthanized are given extra love and attention (and even cheeseburgers) before they are put to sleep. Each euthanasia has a great impact on the hearts of staff and is never taken lightly. Thankfully, most of the animals can be saved, but only because the staff worked so hard to find ways to save them.
posted by TuesdayScott, on 2016-01-16 15:38:13
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Greenhill is NOT No Kill!! They kill for treatable issues, both medical and behavioral. This does NOT fit in with the No Kill Equation! There is documented evidence and testimonies from a multitude of community members, including ex-employees and volunteers that go into great detail about Greenhill refusing help from rescues and community members, killing for space and treatable issues, and worse! No Kill Lane County (on Facebook) has all of these testimonies and documented cases. Greenhill is NOT No Kill. If this page is to be a reliable source for No Kill shelters and rescues, you've got to check on these places once in a while to be sure they really are no kill... Or in some cases, to verify they're STILL No kill, if they were before. Because Greenhill is NOT no kill.
posted by childoftheuniverse76, on 2014-03-19 16:19:31
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Please be advised that Greenhill Humane society in Eugene, OR is NOT No-Kill. They are also not working toward No-Kill. They have no certified trainer,no behaviorist but let untrained staff decide who should be killed. They allow young and high strung animals to go kennel crazy in a very short time;keeping them behind the chain so getting little to no exercise, them deem them unadoptable and kill them. A senior turned over by a man who lost his home had MY NAME and PHONE # on it to adopt....I was out of town that day he took the dog, but two of us contacted them the next a.m. He had already been killed; it should be noted the owner had a senior panel done and gave it to the intake person along with all his bed/toys etc...and food...that the dog, albeit a senior and a bit arthritic was actually healthy. This is not an isolated happening. Another dog was refused treatment and it took the entire no-kill community to get the dog released to a rescue that had been advising them they would take the dog. This dog had a loving and great home for another full year before it was his time to pass. Please remove from the No-Kill listing.
posted by TrishChomyn, on 2014-03-19 15:52:37
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Greenhill is NOT NO KILL, not even close. Greenhill does NOT belong on this list! They routinely kill adoptable treatable animals. Their live release rates are self-reported and undocumented, they refuse to provide any documentation whatsoever. They are not transparent, accountable nor humane.
posted by TamaraBarnes, on 2014-03-14 21:56:35
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Not NoKill..not even close. VET NEEDLE HAPPY. Director lies and "works" the numbers to benefit him. He is not compassionate doesn't know any of the animals that he kills. Rescues fosters employees and volunteers flying out the door. Emotionally blackmails their employees and volunteers. Threatens them not to go public with attempts to rescue.
posted by RobynBroadbent, on 2014-03-14 20:44:43