Public Shelter

Animal Care Technician playing in snow with dog



Along with Lane County and the City of Springfield, the City of Eugene contracts with Greenhill Humane Society SPCA, a local nonprofit 501c3 organization to operate the public shelter.  Since July, 2012 Greenhill has operated the public shelter activities out of 1st Avenue Shelter. 

The public shelter provides care for stray, abandoned, and neglected animals, reunite owners with their pets, provide medical attention to animals in care, and finds new loving homes for animals. 

In the spring of 2018, Greenhill began a renovation and expansion of their private campus with a plan to merge Greenhill Humane Society and 1st Avenue Shelter. As part of the first phase, the lost and stray Cat Program has transitioned from 1st Avenue Shelter to Greenhill Humane Society at 88530 Green Hill Rd.  If you are looking to adopt at cat please visit the Greenhill campus.  For lost and found cats inquires please Greenhill at 541.689.1503.  

The Dog Program will remain at the 1st Avenue Shelter location until the completion of the two new dog facilities currently being built.  For more information on the shelter moving under one roof see the media release from Greenhill.

To view found, lost, stray and adoptable animals at the 1st Avenue Shelter and Greenhill Humane Society please visit during shelter hours or check out their website.


1st Avenue Shelter
3970 West 1st Avenue 
Eugene, OR 97402

Telephone: 541.844.1777
Fax:541.844.1606

Public Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm 


 Greenhill Humane Society 
88530 Green Hill Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402

Telephone: 541.689.1503
Fax:541.689.5261

Public Hours: Friday-Tuesday 11:00am - 6:00pm


Monthly Reports

Public Shelter Shelter Activities
Greenhill Humane Society is required under contract with the City of Eugene to submit monthly reports on the public shelter and adoption activities. As these are available they will be posted here.

Most Recent Shelter Statistics l Previous Monthly Statistics

Public Shelter Outcomes
Greenhill Humane Society has created this outcome report that lists outcomes for all animals in the shelter for a particular month. This report is not required under the City of Eugene's contract with Greenhill Humane Society.

Most Recent Shelter Outcomes l Previous Monthly Outcomes