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 »

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 »