Sep 9, 2021

Step by step

Puff arrives at the shelter needing medical care.
Puff arrives at the shelter needing medical care.

We have exciting news to share!

Thanks to you, we have been able to build state-of-the-art dog housing, and a state-of-the-art veterinary medical facility. We have been able to improve the care and housing that we provide for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small animals we care for.

And now, we are nearing the installation of a digital x-ray machine which will enable us to provide on-site diagnostics for animals with injuries. This will enable us to reduce stress, and quickly provide treatments to reduce pain and suffering.

Every day animals are brought to us requiring advanced care. At just 4 months old, Puff was brought to us when he was found struggling on the side of a very busy street. He was extremely dirty, skittish and malnourished, weighing just 2.25 lbs. He was having difficulty breathing, and his lungs didn't sound normal. He could barely walk or sit without looking uncomfortable. An appointment was scheduled at a local veterinary office for x-rays where it was discovered he had a severe case of lungworms. Now knowing the cause of his suffering, we were able to provide treatment for the lungworms as well as pneumonia, which was caused by the parasite.

Puff was with us for 8 weeks before he was completely cured, but if we had digital x-ray equipment at the time, it's possible he would have been cured even faster.  Puff is now living with a loving family, and his story is a success, but it also highlights that with the right tools, we will be able to provide faster care, reduce stress, and ultimately help more animals.

Thank you for your continued support and thank you for helping animals like Puff.

Puff, healthy, 8 weeks later
Puff, healthy, 8 weeks later

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Apr 12, 2021

Next Steps

I want to personally thank you for supporting Greenhill's expansion over these past few years.

Thanks to you, we have been able to build state-of-the-art dog housing, and a state-of-the-art veterinary medical facility. We have been able to improve the care and housing that we provide for cats, and for all the rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small animals we care for.

Thanks to you, we have been able to remain open through the pandemic, and we were there for the animals and families who were impacted by the Holiday Farm fire. We were there for this community through the most difficult times. And thanks to you, we are here for this community now, ready to take on whatever comes our way.

In the next months ahead, we are going to continue working on expanding the level of care that we can provide for animals, we are going to continue expanding access for the community, and we are going to continue working on better ways to address disaster scenarios.

Your continued support through this campaign will enable us to purchase a digital x-ray machine which will enable us to provide on-site diagnostics for animals with injuries. This will enable us to reduce stress, and quickly provide treatments to reduce pain and suffering.

Your continued support through this campaign will also enable us to continue expanding access to our services for people and animals that need them. The pandemic has created serious challenges that need to be addressed. Your support will help us meet these challenges.

And this year, your continued support will enable us to meet the demands of future disasters we might experience in our community. We will be expanding our shelter's ability to weather long-term disaster scenarios so that whenever there are animals or people in need, we can be confident that Greenhill will be standing-by ready to care for them.

Thanks to you, Greenhill has been able to meet the challenges this community is facing. Thanks to you, Greenhill is able to ensure that animals are safe and families with pets have a safety net.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Oct 14, 2020

Put to the Test

A humane trap is positioned for rescue operations.
A humane trap is positioned for rescue operations.

Just when you think that the year can't become more challenging, forest fires unlike any we've seen in our area break out. The crisis that began in September put this community and our shelter's capabilities to the test.

While the fires may have subsided, our community is still working to recover from the initial impacts. Greenhill is assisting in search and rescue efforts, working side-by-side with first-responders. Animals found in the disaster areas are provided with life-saving care and safe shelter. We continue to house animals for people who lost their homes to the fires. We have taken in a number of displaced animals from the area, and are continuing to search for their families.

As challenging as these days have been, there have been a number of bright spots. Every day we are reuniting pets lost in the fire or brought to us for emergency boarding with their families. And during this crisis, the outpouring of support from the community and from around the country was overwhelming. Thanks to donors like you, Greenhill was able to provide crates, supplies, cat litter, and over 8 tons of pet food for families displaced by the fires.

We've also been able to take a moment to reflect on the fact that without the incredible new shelter that you helped build, we couldn't have addressed this community's needs. The new scalable housing for dogs and cats allowed us to have enough space for all the animals brought to us while families evacuated their homes. The new veterinary center allowed us to provide and coordinate needed veterinary care for animals suffering from fire and smoke related injuries. Our new lobby and entrance spaces allowed us to receive, distribute, and coordinate the distribution of tons of supplies to families in need.

Thanks to you, Greenhill has been able to meet the challenges this community is facing. Thanks to you, Greenhill is able to ensure that animals are safe and families with pets have a safety net.

Thank you for helping us get here.

Lily was rescued from the fires. She is safe now.
Lily was rescued from the fires. She is safe now.

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