GREENHILL HUMANE SOCIETY

Rating: 3.67 stars   42 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 93-0467412
541-689-1503
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Greenhill records indicate that treatment is withheld from some animals by their veterinarian. When this information with documentation went to the Director, and the Board, it was ignored. This is a serious breach of their own policies, and a violation of Oregon Statute. See this documentation and other issues at www.NoKillLaneCounty.org.

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Some

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am honored to say that I have been a foster parent for cats at the Greenhill Humane Society for a little more than 2 years. During that time, I have gotten to know many members of the Greenhill staff. I have also had the pleasure of caring for several cats that have been exposed to Feline Leukemia. Normally, these cats would have to be "put down", even though they test negetive for this disease. However, Greenhill finds these cats foster homes for a 3 month quarantine period. During this time, the cats are given a monthly blood test and other care. If the cats test negative for the Feline Leukemia at the end of the quarantine period, they are then put up for adoption. In my case, all of my foster cats have passed their quarantine period and have been quickly and successfully adopted. I can testify that all of the staff members at the Greenhill Humane Society always put the best interests of their animal charges ahead of all else. I can honestly say that "at the Greenhill Humane Society, ...... WE CARE!"

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen first hand that all of the animals being cared for at Greenhill are well taken care of and are successfully adopted.

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

I really can't think of anything that I would do to change it. Greenhill is well organized and if anything, its services should be expanded.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the cats and also the people in the cattery.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always friendly, polite and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

EXPAND and care for more animals!

Ways to make it better...

I would be happy to care for even more cats than I already have cared for.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Fundraising is always a challenge.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love being involved with Greenhill!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I am so impressed with the absolute dedication by all the people involved with Greenhill Humane Society, both staff and volunteers, toward bettering the welfare of homeless dogs, cats and small animals. As for my personal experience as a volunteer at Greenhill, I have always been treated with great warmth and appreciation for my help.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My cat Sophie is a Greenhill "graduate." We adopted her 7-1/2 years ago. She is the princess of our household and is generally adored by all.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The staff is a wonderful, caring group that is determined to help people find the perfect pet for them. They won't stop until every pet that comes in through the door has a loving home. They helped me find my two fantastic cats.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I volunteer weekly in the kennal, cattery, and small animal room. I have helped many families find a wonderful pet.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Greenhill Humane Society, in Eugene, Oregon, is great non-profit humane organization providing shelter, fostering, adoption, and neuter-spaying services. We have had the great pleasure with working with the highly committed staff of both employees and volunteers when we foster kittens until they are ready to be put up for adoption. We can not overstate our appreciation and admiration for the kind, humane, and compassionate services Greenhill provides for our local community and the animals they rescue and provide loving homes for.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Fostering kittens until they are ready to be put up for adoption.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The satisfaction of seeing kittens we foster finding loving homes.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wondeful. Friendly, compassionate, and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build larger living spaces for the animals it shelters, allowing more animals to be rescued and adopted. Also more education of the importance of getting people to spay/neuter.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Greenhill does so much with so little. The website is easy to navigate, so lots of people get engaged and stay connected. Their events are fun for 4-leggeds and their 2-leggeds.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the excitement and pleasure of pet owners playing with their pets in Greenhill sponsored events.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Upon first volunteering at Greenhill Humane Society, I was suprised by the love of animals that drove each employee and volunteer. Everyone was filled with this intense care for the lives of the animals that was really inspiring. Greenhill is a great place, and it leaves a great impression on me every time I leave it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering at their shelter and interacting with the sheltered dogs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that I am making a difference in each dog's life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and had very loving attitudes towards the animals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

greatly increase the size of its shelter, therefore increasing the number of animals that could be cared for.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Greenhill Humane Society is a wonderful nonprofit organization. They help many animals find good homes. They also help to stop animal overpopulation by spaying and neutering all of their animals. What I have said about Greenhill may sound like any ordinary humane society, but Greenhill is no ordinary humane society. All of the animals there are very happy. Greenhill's staff and volunteers are very friendly and helpful. I think Greenhill is a great humane society. If you are looking for a new pet, come to Greenhill and see why it is a truly wonderful organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering in the cattery.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I was so surprised by how much Greenhill does. In addition to people who come to adopt pets, there are so many phone calls and people with questions about how to help their animals. Everyone at the shelter really cares about the animals and the people who call or come in with questions.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering for them.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to offer my time to help a worthy cause.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very friendly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have always been an animal lover but couldn't always donate as much financially as I would've liked. I see being a Board Member as another way to contribute. While I've always heard great things about Greenhill, never could I have imagined how wonderfully managed this facility would be. Everyone involved (staff, volunteers, board members, etc.) is top notch. I couldn't imagine a better non-profit to be a part of. Greenhill provides such a valuable community service and they do it incredibly. Kudos to Greenhill!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my membership on the board.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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