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Greenhill Humane Society

Rating: 3.27 stars   51 reviews 4,840

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

88530 Green Hill Rd Eugene OR 97402 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

From June 09 - July 10, Greenhill Humane Society achieved an 86.3% save rate for cats and an even higher rate for dogs, at 99.6%.  Greenhill found homes for 746 dogs and 956 cats during this same period.  In addition to receiving animals from individuals, Greenhill receives animals from other shelters in their Interagency Transfer Program giving them a second chance at finding a loving home when time and resources have run out at their shelter. Spay/Neuter Services - During the year ended June 30, 2010, Greenhill performed 3,402 surgeries in their regular clinic and 586 surgeries through the trap-neuter-release program. Volunteer & Foster Programs - Greenhill Humane Society has approximately 225 active volunteers and 100 active foster families.  Volunteers and foster families help in the daily care, training, socializing, and rehabilitation of animals brought to the shelter.  The volunteer and foster program works with schools, community service programs, and the general public to help promote humane education through hands-on animal welfare experience.

Target demographics:

We shelter homeless companion animals and work to prevent homeless pet over-population through free and low-cost targeted spay/neuter.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Nearly 2,000 animals per year.

Geographic areas served:

Oregon

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541-689-1503
http://www.green-hill.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Excellent organization doing great work! They take good care of their guests and are a tremendous asset to the community. Unfortunately they are under attack by a local group of malcontents who spend all day on the Internet writing bad reviews and harassing staff and volunteers.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Continues to kill dogs that have been offered to be rescued by other organizations. Does not follow their own rules. Adopts dogs out from under you even though they knew you filled out an application and your drive was 45min away. Needs a overhaul on their staff!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

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Greenhill just killed another dog. Described by those that found him as happy it took little time in a small kennel with no exercise to give Sidney kennel stress. Like so many before he was put to death. Jaclyn Semple again indicated that no rescue had come forward. This was totally false. With adopters and rescues coming forth for many of the animals they put to death they use false information and secrecy to continue their ways. They often put themselves out as NO Kill. Their board of directors is unavailable and has no desire to check into information given them.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

Something Is Wrong at Greenhill
Sydney could have been saved. Rescues were willing to provide care for this beautiful dog, but Jaclyn Rudebeck, Greenhill's operations manager, lied to me. She stated that there were no rescues interested, and there were! She wanted the dog dead, and she did just that. RIP Sydney!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Wish I could give a negative star rating. I would not recommend spending one dime at this location or ever taking an animal there. If your pet is scared and "aggressive". ( which is subject to interpretation by God knows who) they will kill it even if a qualified rescue begs them to allow a proper assessment and placement. Also please note they have removed the option of putting this on their Facebook page. There are many people appropriately offering to take Sydney but they ignored all offers and killed him anyway. We will not forget you Sydney! You were wanted and loved and had a safe place to go. Rest in peace beautiful boy. So sorry they failed you. It wasn't right and wasn't fair. We are all so heartsick.

 
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This shelter hides behind their name!!!! We tried pulling a malamute and they euthanized knowing that the dog had a committed rescue and rehabiltaton commitment, All but Furgotten Rescue in Pa. We pleaded and begged them to not ethanize Sydney, but they did anyway. They said he was aggressive and we all know how they change when they are catch poled and thrown into a kennel..SCARED!!!! We cold have taken that dog and transoformed like we had on so many other occasions, but We are in Pa.....We evn set up transport for this dog!!!! NOW with that being said...WHY WHY WHY would you kill him????????????? A shelter you call yourselves???? NBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!! Hopefully you get repaid to fullest....Ill pray everyday for that with all the lives that you take daily!!! TRUST US YO HAVENT HEARD THE LAST OF US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

wish I could give a negative star rating. I would not recommend spending one dime at this location or ever taking an animal there. If your pet is scared and "aggressive". ( which is subject to interpretation by God knows who) they will kill it even if a qualified rescue begs them to allow a proper assessment and placement. Also please note I have removed the option of putting this on their Facebook page. There are many people appropriately offering to take Sydney but day ignored all offers and killed him anyway. We will not forget you Sydney! You are wanted and loved and had a safe place to go. Rest in peace beautiful boy

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Make them follow their own policies! Make their records available to the public. Make them accountable for their actions. They do what they want when they want. Absolutely zero accountability and there is plenty of proof. I would inform everyone in the public what they are doing. Needs to stop! Need to change!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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As an organization, our first and foremost goal is to provide safe shelter for animals in transition, and our vision is a community in which all companion animals have loving homes where they are treated with compassion and respect. We rarely euthanize animals and take that decision very seriously. The last several years, our shelter has had a 96% or better placement rate for dogs. Sydney, the dog you are referring to, was brought to our shelter as a stray. Upon arrival, he was unable to be vaccinated or physically examined because he displayed aggression towards our professional staff when they attempted to handle him. He was given time to settle in, but subsequently bit two staff members in two completely different situations. Both attacks were unpredictable and left multiple puncture wounds. A dog like Sydney that could not be safely handled or examined cannot be comfortably flown or driven to rescue, or taken to a veterinarian or groomer, or walked through a neighborhood, or exercised in a way that would enrich his life while also keeping the community safe. We are deeply saddened by Sydney’s outcome, but stand by the fact that for the safety of the community, and for Sydney’s quality of life, this was the best decision for him.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Liars..killers. stealing taxmoney. No transparency..claim no kill..LoL

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Horrible INHUMANE. .with holds medications for oain..kills regularly for minor behavior and medical issues. Old age isnt a medical reason to kill!
Killing dogs and cats when rescues begging to take. Giving one star..cuz I have to. :'(

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

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Greenhill Humane Society is not what is generally thought of as a humane society. They do a very good job with the animals that they accept and find homes for. I have never found an instance of mistreatment or any of the other complaints people voiced here.

But it's important to know that Green Hill is an animal exchange program, not a Humane Society. Whether or not an animal can be received there depends on many factors, and it is more in fact like an exclusive school or a country club.

I was that the shelter one day when a man came in you had a pitbull in the car. The man explain to the front receptionist that he had to surrender the dog has his wife was quite ill and they could not take care of it anymore. This man had been waiting on baby pitbull wait list for a green hill and there were two people in front of him. The staff refused to take the dog to the only had five dogs total in the shelter!The man's wife was sick and it was imperative that he find a place to take this pitbull. First Avenue shelter would not take the dog as they only takes trays, Greenhill would not take it as it wasn't his turn on your list. I wonder what did happen to the dog. If you adopt from Green Hill that's great. They deserve support and help. But the sad fact is Eugene Oregon has no Humane Society, forget to use the nation tissue, there is no where that an animal needing protection can go. It is time that we in Eugene address this need and created a shelter that indeed will respond to the needs of animals, and not to the needs of people who potentially will adopty only accept animals that are owned, and only if the animals is proved to be a doctor, if they have room, and if the animal passes various tests. Green Hill is an animal Country Club, and is great at what it does. It is not a humane society in the sense of open the accepting animals in need. While I was there at one point a man brought in a pitbull that had been on there waiting list for some time. I understand that pitbulls are a problem for all shelters, and there must be included on the number of pitbulls and pitbull mixes that any shelters can accept. However at this particular time the shelter only had 5 dogs! Most of the cages were empty. The man's wife was

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make this form usable for Androids!! it will not allow corrections and the cursor will not go to the desired.. Although this is a very hard to read review in terms of spelling and punctuation, I'm going to submit it anyway because but it is important. Green Hill is an animal Country Club. We need a real Humane Society

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Somewhat badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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