World Spay Day

EUGENE, Ore. — A local humane society celebrated World Spay Day Tuesday. Greenhill Humane Society says during the past year it’s spayed and neutered more than 1,500 cats and dogs at Greenhill and First Avenue shelters. Greenhill says every animal that is adopted from the shelter is spayed or neutered. It says the surgery helps … Continue reading »

New Law Regulates Animal Rescuers

EUGENE, Ore. — Necessary oversight or just more red tape? Opinions vary on a new state law aimed at preventing animal abuse. When Mary Anne Miller was a little girl, her father brought home abandoned kittens he found on his postal route. After that, in every picture from that time, she’s holding a cat. These … Continue reading »

PETA National Tour Stops at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University students got a graphic look at how some animals are raised for food. PETA’s National College Tour made a stop by campus and set up a display. It included a gestation crate that houses pregnant pigs for their whole lives. There was also a battery cage, where PETA says … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Says Cougar Fear Unfounded

EUGENE, Ore. — Recent cougar sightings put Springfield residents on edge, but a local nonprofit that works to protect native predators says a lot of this fear is unfounded. Predator Defense has been working out of Eugene since the early 1990s. Its mission is to create alternatives for people to coexist with wildlife such as … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Frosty

EUGENE, Ore. — Frosty, a black male cat and the KEZI Pet of the Week, is looking for a place to call home. He is currently in foster care through Greenhill Humane Society’s 1st Avenue Shelter. If you’d like to adopt Frosty or volunteer at Greenhill, call 541-844-1777.

Eugene Approves Urban Animals

EUGENE, Ore. — Country living is coming to the city of Eugene. City councilors approved an ordinance Wednesday, allowing more urban animals. The council voted six to one to allow Eugene homeowners to own a restricted group of farm animals. Now the task is to educate those aspiring urban farmers and try and keep non-farming … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Urban Animal Keeping

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene city councilors will likely make a decision on the urban animal keeping ordinance Wednesday. The current proposal would allow for people to have more chickens, goats and bee hives, among other animals. According to the agenda item, for development sites less than 20,000 square feet, the ordinance would do the following: … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Hershey Kiss

EUGENE, Ore. — A local cat is looking for a forever home. Hershey Kiss, a 6-year-old, black, domestic shorthair/mix is staying at Greenhill Humane Society and was our KEZI Pet of the Week. He had been a stray for quite a while before coming to the shelter. If you’d like to adopt Hershey Kiss or … Continue reading »

Cat Abuser Pleads No Contest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Betty Gould, the woman who was caught throwing cats into the Willamette River trapped in bags has plead no contest to two counts of attempted aggravated animal abuse. She appeared in Springfield Municipal Court on Thursday. As part of her plea agreement, two abandonment charges were dropped against her. KEZI 9 News … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Wednesday at the Alamo Bowl

Oregon State Defense’s Alamo Bowl Press Conference: Oregon State head coach Mike Riley: Oregon State running back Terron Ward: Oregon State defensive end Dylan Wynn: Oregon State linebacker D.J. Alexander: