Greenhill  HS Needs Leaders with Integrity
  • Petitioned Greenhill Board of Directors

This petition was delivered to:

Greenhill Board of Directors
City of Eugene Administrators
City of Eugene Animal Services
Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson
Lane County Commissioner Rob Handy
Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart
Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich
Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken

Greenhill HS Needs Leaders with Integrity

    1. Tamara Barnes
    2. Petition by

      Tamara Barnes

      Eugene, OR

Animal Services for Lane County, Oregon, was recently transferred to Greenhill Humane Society. Greenhill has publically touted themselves as a No Kill organization, but nothing could be further from the truth.

On 9/27, Greenhill's Executive Director and Director of Shelter Medicine appeared on KPNW-AM Wake up call.  During the broadcast, both Directors did not tell the truth.  Please see No Kill Lane County Blog post 

Factually Refuting Greenhill's Many Deliberate Lies: KPNW Broadcast 9/27/12

Please also read the testimonies of CVT Heidy Hollister and Tasha Roberts:

This testimony and others like it are why this action was started.  

Because of management policies, animals are suffering.  We are asking that the Executive Director and Director of Shelter Medicine be replaced with compassionate No Kill personnel.

8/1/12  Two kittens in the cat program arrived with URI, Dr Schroder would not examine them, but told the kennel worker that if their temp was below 103, to vaccinate them.Their temp was 103.8 matted eyes and nose,they were sent home without treatment. Dr Schroeder said they are not “our” cats yet, we cannot treat them.  However, according to the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters which Greenhill says they follow, “the legal status of the animal must never prevent treatment to relieve suffering.” (page 24)

7/30/12 Oakly, a senior dog with very crusted eyes, a severe ear infection and a bleeding lump on his toe was only treated by wrapping his toe.  I asked, as did others who came through the shelter, why he was left in the run without treatment for his eyes and ears. I was told that Dr. Schroder said he was to be put to death and they didn’t want to spend any money on him.  His ailments were all treatable.

In both these instances the suffering of these animals was ignored and prolonged.

Diane wrote about these concerns and others to Director Cary Lieberman and Assistant Director Jaclyn Semple and got no response.  Local animal welfare advocates have vocally expressed their concerns to the Greenhill Board of Directors and city of Eugene administrators, and have also received no response

Lieberman and Schroder fired the vet tech Heidy Hollister at the LCAS facility for advocating for animals that Schroder either refused to treat in violation of the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, or wanted to put to death unnecessarily.

Diane Weaver's full testimony:

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Recent signatures


    1. Message from Lane County Commissioner to all who have signed this petition.

      Tamara Barnes
      Petition Organizer


      The Board of Commissioners received some very clear and solid advice from our Lane County Animal Services Advisory Committee, as well as from caring folks in our animal welfare community --- make sure there is accountability and transparency in any contract signed with Greenhill. I am disappointed that a majority of Commissioners did not appear to be curious or persuaded by that advice.

      Earlier this spring and again at the end of June, I made motions to keep Animal Services accountability and transparency with the Board of Commissioner’s authority. Both times, my motions were defeated 3-2 by Bozievich, Stewart and Leiken in the majority.

      My view is this offloading of animal services oversight and accountability is not in the public interest – nor in the interests of animals and the Save Adoptable and Treatable

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. We hit our first signature target!

      Tamara Barnes
      Petition Organizer

      In just a few days, we've hit our first target of 1,000 signatures. Please keep sharing. Our next target is 2,000.

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jean I LAKE OSWEGO, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      People without empathy or sympathy should not be employed to take care of animals. They do not act with compassion. They should be replaced.

    • Sabra Fonseca EUGENE, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      I am disgusted with green hill and their lies

    • Laura Usher NOTI, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      The animals are important!

    • Molly Madden EUGENE, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      How we care for animals is a direct measure of our own humanity

    • REbecca Allen BLAINE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is important to me because I am sick and tired of comapnies such as this making money, payig high salaries, yet balking at spending money on animal care and alleviation of suffering. I am a shelter volunteer and also a final refuge caretaker for ODH in Washington, so I am NOT ignorant of the problems shelters face. THIS SHOULD NOT BE AN ASSEMBLY LINE. I repeat; THIS SHOULD NOT BE AN ASSEMBLY LINE. If the pledge is to take care of each animal to be the best of your ability....then LIVE UP TO THAT PLEDGE.


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