Pet of the Week: Maple

EUGENE, Ore. — For this week’s Pet of the Week, Maple stopped by KEZI 9 News This Morning. Maple is a five-year-old Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix. She is good with other dogs and cats, but families should have children older than 12 years old. If you’re interested in adopting Maple, contact the Greenhill Humane Society at (541) 689-1503. … Continue reading »

Vets See Increase in Canine Patients

EUGENE, Ore. — All this hot weather has been keeping vets extra busy. Doctors at the Eugene Animal Hospital and the 24-hour Emergency Veterinary Hospital have seen an increase in four-legged patients. They’ve been treating a lot of dogs with heat-related problems, like exhaustion and heat stress, but also bee stings. “Bee stings are common … Continue reading »

Police Remind to Not Leave Pets in Cars

EUGENE, Ore. — As temperatures soar this summer, it’s important to keep pets safe from heat exposure. Animal welfare officers say they have been responding to numerous calls regarding dogs left in hot cars. Eugene Police say one of the most dangerous places to be in the heat, is a car. On a day like … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Dozer

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozer, a eight-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix, stopped by the KEZI 9 newsroom this morning to appear on Pet of the Week. Dozer is a little shy and would be best in home with kids over the age of 12. Once he warms up, he loves to run around, play fetch, go … Continue reading »

Vets Warn about Pet Safety in Heat Wave

EUGENE, Ore. — Heat’s not just dangerous just for people, but for animals as well. Veterinarians say leaving them in cars while running errands is extremely unsafe. Vets say a pet’s body temperature can rise rapidly to levels that can kill them. With temperatures in the 90′s, it isn’t a rare sight to see people playing … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Doolittle

EUGENE, Ore. – If you’d like a big and lovable dog, this guy’s for you. Doolittle is currently staying at Greenhill, but if you’d like to adopt him or volunteer at Greenhill Humane Society, click here or call 541-689-1503.

Pet of the Week: Ash

EUGENE, Ore. – If you’d like a big and lovable dog, this guys for you. Ash, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, is an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever. Ash does well with both cats and dogs, but tends to ignore them. He’s great with kids of any age. He is currently staying at Greenhill, … Continue reading »

Eugene Launches Dog Licensing Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene is trying to promote awareness about dog licensing in the city, as staff estimate only 40 percent of the city’s dogs are properly registered. The campaign features well-known local residents and their dogs. Staff members hope having them out in the community will help spread the word that … Continue reading »

Local Animal Group Celebrates Milestone

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Animal Guild’s celebrating a milestone Friday–its 25,000th spay and neuter. Each day the nonprofit group performs nearly 30 spays and neuters on dogs and cats. The president of the organization says although the group is working hard to cut down on pet overpopulation, Lane County has a very serious feral … Continue reading »

ODFW Warns of Illegal Turtles

SALEM, Ore. — State wildlife workers are sending out a warning about the dangers of illegal turtles. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildfire says those turtles, most of which came to the state as pets, are actually causing problems in local lakes and rivers. Experts say because turtles can live so long, up to … Continue reading »

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