Monday, February 16, 2015

What Greenhill's Medical Records Demonstrate


Oscar the Cat:  August 2012
Greenhill's vet, Gail Schroder examined Oscar upon intake and diagnosed a ruptured eye on 7/31/12.  (Extremely painful condition).  They tried pain meds for only three days, leaving Oscar not properly examined and treatment withheld through his release from Greenhill on 8/24/12.

 Their excuse for this, when put on the spot is that they decided to not perform surgery on Oscar because of behavior, so they did nothing; leaving him in pain.  Not performing surgery because they don't feel qualified is one thing but to do nothing else, leaving this cat to suffer is unconscionable.

They didn't feel that performing surgery on Oscar was "a humane option" but leaving him to sit without any treatment for a ruptured eye is?

When asked about what happened to Oscar while in their care, this is their reply:

In fact the question was characterized correctly based on information taken directly from Oscar's medical records.  Since apparently Greenhill's veterinary staff is not qualified enough to do the surgery based on Oscar's behavior and medical situation, what they are saying is they thought it was appropriate to do nothing; leaving Oscar to suffer.  No asking for outside help, no transferring Oscar to the rescue that wanted him; nothing.

When taken to a qualified veterinarian on 8/28/12; Oscar was sedated so his eye could be examined properly and he had surgery to remove what the vet called an "extremely painful" ruptured eye.  Oscar's acting out was because he was afraid, and because he was in immense pain.  Pain which Greenhill's vet is not qualified or caring enough to recognize.

Post op care was provided by a skilled caregiver with no problems.  Oscar went to live with the home that West Coast Dog & Cat had arranged for him in early August 2012.  Oscar was not dangerous or even acting out once his eye was removed and he received proper care that Greenhill's medical staff denied him.  


 

Lieberman's Emotional Blackmail of former Greenhill employee

In November, 2014, Greenhill's Executive director wrote an email to a former employee, who has given us her testimony.  (See:  Resignation Letter)  Lieberman's email is below:


What Greenhill is failing to grasp here is its not speaking the truth about what goes on behind the scenes, its the actions behind the scenes that need to change.  This former employee refuses to keep Greenhill's secrets.  She is a hero.  Lieberman is placing blame on others instead of cleaning up inhumane acts and abuse of the animals.  This abuse and neglect are the problem, not that former employees are choosing to speak out about them.

This is attempted emotional blackmail.  Shameful, abusive behavior from Greenhill's management. Lieberman is asking people to lie so he can keep his job.

(No "expression of dismay" was left on Greenhill's voicemail)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Greenhill Fires Vet Tech at LCAS Facility

Heidy, the vet tech at LCAS, was fired in August 2012. She was fired because she fought against Greenhill veterinarian Gail Schroder's decision to kill healthy, adoptable pets. Read Heidy's email exchange with Ops Manager Jaclyn Rudebeck here: Heidy's Testimony

Kill shelters like Greenhill, take staff members who genuinely love animals and chew them up and spit them out. We have also learned that former LCAS staff members get in trouble if they try to find fosters for animals or try to raise funds for their medical care. Get in trouble? For trying to save lives?


Can you imagine what it must be like for them to have worked under the direction of Rick Hammel, the last manager of LCAS who gave his staff total support to do everything possible to save every animal's life, and to now work for shelter managers who kill with no remorse whatsoever?


For the sake of the animals, Greenhill's management and veterinarian have got to go. 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.


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 underlined 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