GREENHILL HUMANE SOCIETY

Rating: 3.67 stars   42 reviews

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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
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541-689-1503
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I began fostering for Greenhill in 2004. The goal is to save lives and to match animal to adopting parent or parents. I have had extensive contact with the category staff and somewhat less contact with the veterinarian. Everyone is knowledgeable and committed to the health and welfare of the animal, and staff are visibly upset at those infrequent times when the cat has to be euthanized because the cat tested positive for feline leukemia (for examples). I fostered one cat that was in the late stages of kidney failure. The staff allowed me to continue fostering him as long as possible, and then provided a quick and peaceful end to his life when the time came. For the 6 or so months the cat was in my care, Greenhill provided veterinary services and medicines, even though they knew the cat would never be adopted and that he would eventually be euthanized. I have also cared for an amputee (who was happily adopted) plus a cat that was so afraid of humans that he hid from me for the first 4 weeks he was in my care (and has since been adopted!). In both cases, Greenhill provided all of the medical care and provided all of the medical supplies required. I only had to provide the housing and food (although Greenhill will provide special foods as needed). Recently I have begun fostering cats that come from domestic-violence homes. This is an invaluable service to the community, one I very much like participating in. Foster parents are encouraged to observe and report any problems the animal seems to have as soon as possible, and are given 24/7 access to staff, including the staff veterinarian. The back-up provided to a foster parent is tremendous. Greenhill is 100 percent supported by community donations. This alone makes it clear how much the community values its contributions. It has been in operation since 1944, and, during the time I have been working with Greenhill, it has continued to look for ways to enhance its services and to do as much as it can for the animals that come into its care.

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

fostering for them and I have also adopted three cats from Greenhill. I have also attended a few trainings as well as social events.

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

Put in a new kennel.

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

meeting the cats and taking care of them

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

knowledgeable and caring of the animals, as well as enjoyable human beings

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

Expand the facilities and upgrade the kennel, possibly taking on responsibilities in Eugene-Springfield as well.

Ways to make it better...

It's been terrific!

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

Raising enough money to put in a new kennel

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

You do a great job!

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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7 people found this review helpful

Nine years ago, we adopted a kitten from Greenhill. The adoption process was straightforward and easy. Since that time, we have fostered about 40 cats and kittens for them and have been consistently impressed with the professional, caring manner that they have with the animals. We have cared for many ill animals who required various levels of medical care, including a cat who required a hind leg amputation when he was brought in after a car accident, kittens with respiratory illnesses, and shy cats that need extra socialization. People often bring in animals that have not been well cared for. My experience is that they go out of their way to care for and eventually adopt out the animals who come their way. To the end of saving as many animals as possible they even have programs that take care of animals belonging to victims of domestic violence until the person can take their animal back and have exchange programs that take in animals from other shelters who may be in danger of being put down due to the length of time they have been at the facility. I would never hesitate adopting from them, knowing they've done everything in their power to put animals onto the adoption floor that are healthy and socialized, ready to be loving (and beloved) members of a new family.

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

my own adopted cat and the animals I've fostered.

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  

13 people found this review helpful

Three months ago, our family dog of 14 years passed away. We came to Greenhill to find another dog. The people that we met there were so understanding and spent a lot of time with us and answered all of our questions. We found a perfect dog - just a few years old, that was given up because the family that he lived with had to move to find work. We are so happy to have him in our family, and thank Greenhill for being there.

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

adopting a dog.

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

the time they spent with us.

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

Great people.

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

Do more good.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Greenhill is a great place for homeless animals and the people do so much to help from medical treatment to spending time with shy animals. They have so many volunteers. It's great to see people helping animals.

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

by being a volunteer - I am part of helping.

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

How friendly and caring everyone is.

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

friendly, caring, nice people.

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

Do even more to help animals.

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: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

This organization's so-called adoption percentages are totally bogus because they are a very limited intake facility. High adoption percentages are very easy when a facility is limited intake. I don't doubt that the animals that are there and make it to the adoption floor are well cared for. However, atrocities continue to happen "behind the scenes" - they of course, do not want the public to know about this aspect. They are decidedly NOT No-Kill, although they say they are. No Kill shelters don't kill healthy animals.

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

deciding not to be a volunteer.

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

the same - all with plastic smiles.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

I have adopted both a cat, and a dog from Greenhill Humane. Both animals were well cared for during their stay at the shelter, and came home to me healthy and well adjusted. This is due to the caring and well trained staff and volunteers. Greenhill has over 200 volunteers who come because they care. The environment is friendly, warm, and open. I have fostered kittens through Greenhill. My training was thorough and the screening program carefully executed. Greenhill does a tremendous job of getting the word out to the community that we need to adopt, not breed. I think they are a leader within our community.

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

adopting a cat and a dog! Very healthy, well cared for, and extremely easy to transition to my family.

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

Get them some money to improve the dog kennels.

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

The employees are caring and have knowledge as well as great attitudes.

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

Kind, knowledgeable, friendly!

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

Save all of the unwanted cats and dogs from homelessness.

Ways to make it better...

More people would adopt from Greenhill!

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

Lack of money.

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

Adopt from Greenhill! Or, donate time or money.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I've ben a volunteer with Greenhill for four years now and have adopted a dog from them. They have done many things in the past few years to improve adoption experiences for both the animals and their humans, including hiring a full-time shelter medicine veterinarian, creating quiet rooms for both adopting and surrendering animals, expanding the foster program and increasing the amount of training and therapy for animals with mild to moderate behavior issues. They now have the Mend-A-Friend program to treat animals with more extensive medical needs. The staff and volunteers at GH work very hard at jobs that are sometimes difficult and are so deserving of our community's support, both emotional and financial.

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

people who truly love animals

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

Build a new kennel facility!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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15 people found this review helpful

As a member of the community I dream of a world where all companion animals have a loving, safe home and where pet over-population is prevented through spay/neuter. As an individual I used to wonder - how can I contribute to making this a reality? I adopted from Greenhill and became a volunteer board member because I saw that Greenhill staff, volunteers, and supporters are a collective group working to achieve this vision. I continue to support Greenhill because I believe they are succeeding in making a difference!

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

Seeing and hearing about the happily ever afters and knowing there is hope for all companion animals in our community.

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

Devoted, dedicated and passionate about helping companion animals find

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

Ensure stable funding for ongoing operations and improve the facilities to better meet the needs of animals in transition.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

Greenhill Humane Society is a fantastic organization that works tirelessly to improve the lives of animals in Lane County. On noting but dedication and effort, Greenhill has been able to put animals first and improve the lives of many cats, dogs, and other small animals in the area. Even when the economy is down, Greenhill has found a way to keep its adoption rate high and provide great on-site care for the shelter animals still looking for their forever home.

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

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I've met at Greenhill have been dedicated to the organization and the welfare of the animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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15 people found this review helpful

Greenhill Humane is an organization that has quietly lead a change in our community to improve the welfare of our companion and outdoor animals. It is all about the animals, whether in Greenhill's care or elsewhere, for the staff at GHS. Keep up the good work!

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

volunteering and indirectly knowing somebody is caring for our animals.

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

Through good and bad times, they are focused on their mission.

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

engaging, knowledgeable, and dedicated

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

improve the quality of life, from sheltering to education to S/N, of our communities furry friends.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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