Pet of the Week: Sammy

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’d like to find a sweet dog for your home, this one might for you. Sammy, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, is a 10-year-old Shih Tzu/Mix. He’s currently staying at Greenhill Humane Society and is looking for a forever home. He’s quite the couch potato, but he’s great … Continue reading »

Doggone Easter Egg Hunt

EUGENE, Ore. — Families took their furry friends to a Easter egg hunt Saturday. Around 100 dogs sniffed around Petersen Park to find the 3,000 eggs scattered across he grass. The hunt was a fundraising event for the Greenhill Humane Society. While any dog was welcome to attend the event, most attendees were former shelter … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Garfield

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’d like to find a cat for your home, this one might for you. Garfield, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, is an 8-year-old orange domestic shorthair/mix. He’s currently staying at Greenhill Humane Society and is looking for a permanent home. He’s quiet, dignified and not very silly. He … 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.

Greenhill Responds to Protests

EUGENE, Ore. — Wednesday night and Thursday morning, protesters met outside First Avenue Shelter in Eugene, after they say the shelter was going to euthanize two dogs. Greenhill, which manages First Avenue, has since responded. Cary Lieberman, Greenhill’s Executive Director, noted in an email that the shelter has a 98-percent live rate, and they only … Continue reading »

Group Protests at First Avenue Shelter

EUGENE, Ore. — A small group of protesters gathered late Thursday night outside the First Avenue Shelter. They voiced their concerns over dogs they say were euthanasia candidates. They say the shelter was planning to kill them Thursday even though protesters claim a different group would assume responsibility for the dogs. The protesters say First … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Calvin

EUGENE, Ore. – A small, sweet dog is looking for a forever home. Calvin, a 2-year-old, Terrier/mix is currently staying at the Greenhill Humane Society. He’s friendly with other dogs at the shelter, but he does not have a good history with cats. He’s kind of shy when he’s around kids, and he does better … Continue reading »

Program Keeps Pet Population in Check

LORANE, Ore. — Feb. 26 is World Spay Day, which brings awareness about pet overpopulation. In Lane County alone, there are an estimated 20,000 feral cats. But a trap, neuter and release program is working to get the population in check. At Rick Hughes’ home in Lorane, he takes care of 17 feral cats. “I’m … Continue reading »

Animal Shelter Loses Heat

EUGENE, Ore. — Some citizens are outraged over the loss of heat at a local animal shelter. They say the city and the employees at the First Avenue Shelter in Eugene aren’t doing enough to fix it. The city says the shelter and the animals in it are definitely a priority to it and that’s … 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 »

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