EUGENE, Ore. — A local animal advocacy group says Greenhill Humane Society isn’t doing right by its wards.
Wednesday night, we spoke with No Kill Lane County regarding its members concerns about the shelter’s policies and procedures.
The staff at the Greenhill Humane Society said they’re very aware of the allegations made against them by No Kill Lane County. While that organization says these allegations are pure fact, Greenhill representatives say otherwise.
The shelter says if you look at the numbers, you can tell there’s not much truth to its recent title of “kill shelter”. In July, when it first took over Lane County Animal Services, it had a 96 percent live-release rate for cats and 98 percent for dogs. The remaining animals did have to be put down or died in care due to serious medical issues.
Staff members say that many who support the no-kill campaign would consider anything greater than 90 percent as acceptable, and they say the accusations they’re facing are hurtful.
“It’s disappointing to have an organization that shares our commitment to providing good care for animals and doing what’s best for animals bring up allegations that’s misleading or in a way that doesn’t contain all the facts,” said Jaclyn Semple, Assistant Director.
In regard to No Kill Lane County’s demands for records, staff members say their regular detailed reports to the county are available for public request.
Greenhill representatives say they’re now concerned that the negative information circulating about them could really hurt the animals. If people stop volunteering or donating money needed, it could really affect their ability to provide the best care they can.