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Ari_

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Review for Greenhill Humane Society, Eugene, OR, USA

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

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

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

Role:  General Member of the Public

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.