animals

BRIEF / Flickr.com

More Oregonians are getting out for hikes as the weather warms up, increasing the chances of encountering wildlife. Officials say to leave animals be, even if they are young and look stranded. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene is moving forward with its remodel, after raising a portion of its five-point-six million dollar campaign goal. It will start construction next week.


Darkly_Seen, Flickr.com

Animal welfare advocates are holding an event this Saturday in Eugene to celebrate recent legislation, and to get more laws passed to protect pets.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

www.care2.com

The Eugene Police Department is reminding pet owners to be aware of the heat and to leave animals at home. It’s too hot to for pets in vehicles even in the shade.

With high temperatures forecast to continue for the next several days, pets are safer at home where they have access to plenty of water. Although dogs enjoy car rides, Molly Monette with EPD’s Animal Welfare Unit says the department has received around half a dozen calls a day reporting dogs in hot cars.

Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives

A Lane County horse has died and four others have tested positive for equine herpes virus.  Bruce Pokarney is with the Oregon Department of Agriculture. He says equine herpes is widespread among horses and can lie dormant for long periods of time. It is not transmissible to humans. It is spread by direct horse to horse contact. Pokarney says the outbreak is believed to be is isolated.