While many businesses closed their doors at the start of the pandemic, Eugene's Greenhill Humane Society has managed to stay open. They've seen nearly the same number of pet adoptions as in previous years.
Greenhill Community Engagement Manager Megan Brezovar said the shelter switched to over-the-phone appointments for people interested in adopting an animal seen on their website. Because of this, she said employees are able to invest more time towards treating animals and distributing pet supplies.
"Our pet food bank has distributed over seven tons of food since March throughout Lane County," said Brezovar. "That's been with support from Humane Society of the United States, local businesses, and our community who has been dropping off bags of dog and cat food for us to rebag, and re-distribute to the local community."
Brezovar said Greenhill hasn't had to lay off any employees, but they've gotten creative with hours and scheduling. Some staff are even able to work from home where they process donations and balance Greenhill's books.
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