Monday, December 15, 2014

How Greenhill Humane's Management treats animals reflects on what kind of people they are.

Greenhill Humane killed Graham after isolating and torturing him for weeks.  Graham was pet of the week in January 2013 and put to death in April of 2013.  Greenhill's management ignored emails from a rescue requesting information about Graham.  Greenhill killed him anyway.   The statement below is from a Greenhill volunteer.  One of the reasons this volunteer quit volunteering for Greenhill is what they did to Graham.  Graham's spirit is memorialized in Mark Barone's art project An Act of Dog-Museum of Compassion
We are requesting that you email the Greenhill Board (board@green-hill.org) telling them you are withholding support until they clean up their act, and get rid of Lieberman, Rudebeck and Schroder.


Here are other instances of Greenhill's documented neglect and abuse:

Greenhill's Vet Withholds Proper Treatment

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What the Greenhill Medical Files of Oakly & Oscar Demonstrate

In this email below from Greenhill's Executive Director, Cary Lieberman to county Commissioner Jay Bozievich, he responds to an issue of concern brought to No Kill Lane County that pain medications had been withdrawn from a dog named Frekie.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "LIEBERMAN Cary (SMTP)" <director@green-hill.org>
To: BOZIEVICH Jay K <Jay.BOZIEVICH@co.lane.or.us>
Cc:
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:21:25 -0800
Subject: RE: The Dog Frekie-Please share this email

Hello Jay,

Yes, our medical records demonstrate twice daily pain medication has been administered continuously.  I’ve attached Frekie’s medical record.  We create one of these for every animal that comes into the shelter. 

This email along with Frekie's medical file was enough to convince Commissioner Bozievich that Frekie indeed had been receiving pain medications, and the insider reports were not correct.

However, using Lieberman's own words, Oakly's medical records "demonstrate" that Greenhill's vet, Gail Schroder withdrew treatment from Oakly on 8/3/2012, yet, for some reason Commissioner Bozievich, and his appointee to the County Animal Services Committee, David Calderwood, refused to accept what Oakly's medical file "demonstrated".

Oakly's intake date was 7/30/12.  Three days later as Oakly's medical file from Greenhill demonstrates,  as shown in the gray square above, (entire file linked here:  Oakly's File) all treatment was stopped by order of Greenhill's vet, Gail Schroder.  Oakly had treatable ailments, infected ears and goopy eyes.  Schroder's note after the CVT's notation says that "treatment was painful and not likely to improve condition"  this is not true.  When examined and treated by a qualified vet, Oakly's ailments did improve immensely,  and Oakly lived on for another 16 months, with his ailments treated, in comfort, and surrounded by love because the rescue community demanded that Greenhill do the right thing for this senior dog.

Oscar was a First Avenue cat, intake date 7/24/12 that was transferred to the Greenhill Rd facility for eye surgery.  Except for three days after his transfer, Oscar's medical file demonstrates that Oscar went nearly an entire month without pain medication and he never received a proper examination or treatment for a very painful ruptured eye.  Oscar's medical records from Greenhill  can be seen here:  Oscar's file .  

Oscar's medical file from Greenhill also demonstrates that Oscar did not receive proper treatment for his eye until after he was rescued by West Coast Dog & Cat, nearly a month after he was transferred to Greenhill's care and neglected.

Our question is why would our elected officials and other accept as fact what one Greenhill animal's file demonstrates but not what is demonstrated by other similar Greenhill medical files?

Withholding treatment is a violation of Oregon State Statute.
 
See http://www.nokilllanecounty.org/2013/05/violation-of-state-statute-greenhills.html for more detailed information regarding Oakly & Oscar

The pug Myrtle was at Greenhill in April of 2014.  What happened to her demonstrates that this neglect of animals by withholding proper treatment, and not following customary veterinary practices continues at Greenhill.  Here is the link to her story:  http://www.nokilllanecounty.org/2014/08/greenhills-vet-delays-emergecy-pyometra.html

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Volunteer Testimony from 2003-2004

Here is testimony of a former volunteer of Greenhill from 2003-2004. They've recently had a negative experience, and this is what they sent to me. They want to be anonymous now, but will testify in court about this if necessary.
"The actions of GH today seem to be just a continuation of their actions over the years--just some new faces. I am very sorry for that. I was a volunteer in 2003 & 2004 at Greenhill, and finally quit because of the cruelty and excessive killing. Another volunteer quit a week after I did for the exact same reason--she couldn't stand all the unnecessary killing.
A dog was brought back to GH because it had jumped out of a second story window when the new owner left the house; GH killed the dog. A dog (named KC) had "food aggression", and a wonderful couple wanted desperately to adopt this friendly, sweet dog & promised to get a trainer to help with his "food aggression"; GH killed him. A dog (named Jesse) was brought to GH by EPD after his owner was arrested for animal cruelty; Jesse was a sweet, wonderful, affectionate dog, but he was terrified of men in hats. He was such a joy to walk and hang out with. When GH decided it was time to neuter him, Theresa and a MALE staff member with a HAT ON, entered his kennel. Jesse was so afraid that he growled & barked; he did not bite or make any contact; GH killed him.
GH decided that a beloved Schnauzer mix had too much separation anxiety; GH killed him. A medium size sweet dog was brought back after the parents had let their children ride the poor thing. The dog had a dislocated hip, but rather than seek medical care, GH killed the dog. A 9 WEEK OLD PUPPY (mix, fluffy black long fur, no pit) was ruled "incorrigible" while his staff member foster mom waited outside for the verdict; GH killed that PUPPY! A small dog that was one of 29 brought in from a hoarding situation in eastern Oregon was killed by GH because she was so scared that she wouldn't let anyone touch her. There might have been other dogs killed in this 29, but I only know for sure about this one. In their newsletter, Johnnie stated that GH found loving homes for all 29 dogs; when I called her on this lie, she ignored me. When I complained to Randi about a volunteer rabbit worker very roughly throwing a bunny into an outside enclosure, she said I probably didn't see what I thought I did!"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Greenhill Humane Society - Donor Fraud

From June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014 (Date published 2013-Jun-01) Greenhill Humane had three star Charity Navigator Status   Link to Greenhill's page:  Charity Navigator Status:


In March of 2014 they sent out this donation mailer falsely claiming Charity Navigator Four Star Status:

On March 28, 2014, in an email to an ex-donor,  Greenhill Executive Director says he knows Greenhill dropped to a Three Star status:

The year they were rated as a Three Star Charity, (June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014) Greenhill continued to claim on their website, right below the Donation Link, they were a Four Star Charity.