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 »

Oregon Ranks High for Pet Ownership

Do you own a pet? Statistics say if you live in Oregon, you probably do. A new study on U.S. pet ownership ranks Oregon No. 4. About 64 percent of households in the state own a pet. That’s actually down by nearly 10 percent since the last study in 2006. Some others are Vermont, New … Continue reading »

Parents Dote on their Pets this Holiday

EUGENE, Ore. — Pets can occasionally be naughty, but a new survey says they will likely still end up on the “nice” list when it comes to getting them gifts. The American Pet Products Association says 53 percent of dogs and 38 percent of cats get presents for Christmas. On top of that, holiday shopping … Continue reading »

How to Protect Your Pets this Winter

EUGENE, Ore. — It is easy to remember to protect ourselves from the elements, but what about our pets? Dr. Jerry Boggs DVM of the Bush Animal Hospital says coats and boots for animals can help keep man’s best friend safe this winter. “The raincoats, as silly as they might look, for dogs, i think, … Continue reading »

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