“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…

Joe Parnell

Joe’s Fund: Honoring a decade of miracles

(When viewing slideshow, hold your mouse over a slide to pause.) Ten years ago, on August 27th, 2006, Hillside Manager Barbara Umlauf experienced the devastating event every mother lives in fear of — of the loss of a child; her beloved son, Joe Parnell.   In the midst of her heart-wrenching grief, Barb created “Joe’s Fund”…

Kay Lubold

We have lost a truly remarkable friend

With broken hearts and tears of grief, we send you the devastating news that our friend, co-worker, champion for the animals, Kay Lubold, has passed away. As many of you know, Kay, beloved member of our Hillside family, was diagnosed with cancer last year. Her concern over all others was to highlight the plight of…

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They All Deserve Our Hearts

      With the assistance of a local police department with whom Hillside has a wonderful working relationship, our Janine & Maureen rescued two dogs Monday, Feb 29th that wereliving outside and severely deprived of proper care, love, and attention. Kimba was a sixteen year old mixed breed and Pepper is a thirteen year…

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From Fear to Cheers

  Punky Brewster is a little handsome fellow who was previously matted, shaved, and in need of a lot of medical care. Well, fortunately thanks to the Hillside SPCA and Joe’s Fund, he now has everything taken care of! He experienced what you could call an “Extreme Makeover: Doggie Edition.” We noticed Punky had major…

Helping Ellen find relief

Providing relief for Ellen

This is the reality faced constantly at the Hillside SPCA. This dog will get help through Joe’s Fund. Joe’s Fund relies on YOU to give a gift of any size to help us continue to help animals in need. Please share as you see fit to those who might want to help. Thank you from…

Kay Lubold

Help Fulfill Kay’s Bucket List

This is Kay Lubold, beloved member of the staff at Hillside SPCA. Kay’s life is all about helping animals. Kay was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and on her bucket list is her wish to have an adoption drive to help spread the word for people to adopt. She also wants to help raise money…

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Matted & Neglected No Longer

This poor soul is Ozzie, one of the most matted dogs the Hillside SPCA has ever encountered. He is currently at an emergency veterinary hospital where he will immediately be sedated. It is unknown at this point what damage lies underneath his severely matted coat. It is horrifying to think that any human being could…