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Pet of the Week: Monty and Professor Madness

Greenhill Humane Society has two somewhat unusual pets that recently found their way to the animal shelter.

Posted: May 25, 2021 12:26 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Greenhill Humane Society has two somewhat unusual pets that recently found their way to the animal shelter.

Monty is a young ball python who arrived at the shelter as a stray. He is ready to go home with a snake-savvy family who will give him a great life.

Professor Madness


Ball pythons can live 30 years or more with the proper care, so Greenhill is looking for a family willing to make a long-term commitment. Monty will need an enclosure that keeps him happy, safe and warm.

Monty is a bit shy at first, but he is getting used to being handled and is ready for a home where he will get the care he needs. Monty’s fee is $85.

Another critter at the shelter this week is Professor Madness, a young Russian tortoise who also arrived as a stray. He is full of personality and loves to eat, dining on fruits and vegetables while waiting for a family to take him home.

This tortoise will not get as large as some tortoises, but he may live to be 40 years old. He needs a home where he can be active but also enjoy an enclosure where he feels safe, warm and protected. The fee for Professor Madness is $100.

Staff members will help potential adopters get all of the information and resources they will need to give these animals the best homes possible. If you are interested in Monty or Professor Madness more information is available here. A video of Monty and Professor Madness can be watched here.

Monty and Professor Madness were featured as Tuesday’s Pet of the Week on KEZI 9 News. Every Tuesday, KEZI showcases a homeless pet on the Midday newscast at 11 a.m. and again at 4 p.m.

Greenhill Humane Society is located at 88530 Green Hill Road and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Its phone number is 541-689-1503. Appointments are available. For more information visit its website.

To ensure a good match is made, potential adopters must go to the animal shelter in person to meet with the animal and kennel staff. All family members should be present to ensure the animal is compatible with everyone in the household.

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