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Greenhill to begin construction on expanded shelter

Greenhill Humane Society announced plans for a $5.5 million renovation project on Thursday, March 9, 2017. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. - Greenhill Humane Society will begin expanding and remodeling the animal shelter this spring, as fundraising towards a $5.6 million goal tops $2.1 million.

“By starting on this project now we can make an immediate positive impact for the dogs and cats in our care," said Cary Lieberman, executive director, "while staying ahead of the rising costs of construction."

The shelter will remain open to the public during construction.

Work is expected to last 13 months.

Phase one replaces Greenhill’s 60-year-old kennel building with an 11,645 square foot dog housing and care building.

Improvements are also planned for Greenhill's cat housing. The project also includes expanded parking and other improvements.

“When the project is completed, our community will have an improved animal care facility for lost, neglected, and abandoned animals,” says Lieberman. “The facility is designed in a way that reduces stress for the animals in our care. It will enable us to save more lives while also expanding our ability to help people in crisis who need temporary, specialized boarding and care for their animals.”

You can learn more about the project on the Greenhill website.

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