Making a Difference: Tasha Roberts

EUGENE, Ore. — At about 7 a.m. every day, Tasha Roberts, the founder of Life 9 Rescue, begins her heart’s work. Usually that starts with trapping feral cats. “There is always a different colony that can take anywhere from four to eight hours,” Roberts said. She’s currently working on a colony at an undisclosed Eugene … Continue reading »

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 »

Willamette Animal Guild Grant

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Willamette Animal Guild has received a $50,000 grant from PetSmart to spay and neuter 1000 free roaming cats. The non-profit spaying and neutering clinic, also known as WAG, is calling it the T.N.R. project – Trap, Neuter and Return. T.N.R Project Organizer Norma King says the funds are vital for helping … 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 »

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 »