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Bark in the Park Draws Record Crowd

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EUGENE, Ore. — Greenhill Humane Society’s annual Bark in the Park fundraiser drew record crowds to Alton Baker Park Sunday.

No Kill Lane County was also at the park during the event to protest Greenhill and their policies. No Kill Lane County’s main message was to make it aware that the shelter is not a no kill shelter.

Eugene police arrived to diffuse the situation.

Bark in the Park is Greenhill’s largest fundraiser of the year, and this year was no exception. The run and walk drew more than 1,000 people and 500 dogs, the largest crowd the shelter’s ever seen at the event.

Vendors lined the park showcasing their pet friendly products.

The shelter said it makes the event a fun place for everyone, pets included.

“A 5K run, 2K walk really enables everybody to participate, both athletes as well as families,” said Sasha Elliott, Greenhill Humane Society Spokesperson.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Greenhill and 1st Avenue shelter save every healthy and treatable animal. They are among the best in the country and have over 1,000 volunteers. It’s a shame that the three “protestors” who came to this fun event, are continuing to try to destroy this wonderful organization by spreading lies, trying to convince people to stop donating, and attacking individuals who work and volunteer there. By nearly everyone’s standards, Greenhill operates two no-kill shelters. Tamara Barnes, the leader of No Kill Lane County, a woman who has at times had 100 cats in her small Eugene home is not any sort of authority on the subject of what “humane” is.

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