Greenhill Humane Society breaks ground on expanded facility for dogs, cats
EUGENE, Ore. - Greenhill Humane Society broke ground Thursday on the first phase of their dog and cat housing expansion and renovations.
Greenhill has raised $2.2 million toward the $5.7 million project. Officials said the money is enough to pay for Phase 1 of the project while fundraising continues.
Phase 1 will replace Greenhill's 60-year-old dog kennel building with a new 11,645-square-foot dog housing and care facility.
Improvements will also be made to cat housing, parking and other portions of the Greenhill Road location.
The KVAL Tail-A-Thon on Friday aims to help raise more money for the project.
Construction on Phase 1 is expected to take place over the next 13 months.
The facility will remain open to the public during construction.
The groundbreaking event continues until 7 p.m. Thursday.