“Caroline Canfield Parnell 
April 8, 1975 - March 7, 2017

A Heartbreaking Loss

It is with a tremendously heavy heart and through uncontrolled tears we share with you a devastating loss. On March 7th, the world lost a tremendous light that touched so many – Caroline Canfield Parnell, 41, passed away. Caroline is the daughter of shelter Manager Barbara Umlauf, and sister of the late Joseph Parnell, Barb’s…

Dana the dog

Sending Wishes

Hello again from me, Dana the dog  and from me, Denise the  cat. We wrote to you last year to share our thoughts and wishes as the oldest and longest-term residents of the Hillside SPCA, so it’s only fitting that we should be, once again, chosen to do so because we know so much about…

"Keeping the roof over their heads"

You can help “keep the roof over their heads”

A much needed roof replacement project has started at Hillside. When taking into consideration the budget needed to run a shelter on the scale of the Hillside SPCA, an often over-looked factor is the large amount of funds from the budget that must go toward building maintenance and repairs.  Keeping the animals in residence safe…

Left Behind

Left Behind

This is the situation that greeted the Hillside staff when we arrived on Tuesday morning. Sometime during the night, a row of pet carriers, each equipped with a note, had been left along the side of the road leading to the shelter. Within the carriers we found seven adult cats and numerous kittens. Once again,…