Japanese Dog Reunited with Owner

EUGENE, Ore. — Dogs show up at First Avenue Shelter with all sorts of stories, but staff say one dog with a microchip from Japan has a personality as unique as his birthplace. “Certainly had a nice enough personality, didn’t seem to mind people or other dogs, but really wasn’t interested in them as well,” … Continue reading »

Stray Dog Has Japanese Microchip

EUGENE, Ore. — Local animal shelter workers are trying to figure out how a dog from Japan ended up in Eugene. Greenhill Humane Society’s First Avenue Animal Shelter relies on microchips to figure out where lost dogs come from. This week it came across a Korean Jindo dog that was brought in as a stray. … Continue reading »

Brennan Recalls 2011 Japan Disaster

CORVALLIS, Ore.– Brad Brennan played five seasons at the University of Arizona, and worked last year as a volunteer assistant at Oregon State. Between that? A ten-year playing career in Japan. Brennan was preparing for his team’s spring season in March of 2011 when a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the country. He sat … Continue reading »

Tsunami Safety in Place

FLORENCE, Ore. — Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami. On March 11, 2013 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rattled Japan’s north coast and sent a tsunami wave across the Pacific Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a tsunami warning in Florence, causing hundreds of people to flood the … Continue reading »

Two Years Since 9.0M Japanese Earthquake

EUGENE, Ore. — Monday marks the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan and killed thousands. In Tokyo, there was a moment of silence to commemorate the horrific event on Mar 10, 2011. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that decimated Japan’s northern coast. Nearly 19,000 people died or went … Continue reading »