“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…

Hillside SPCA animal rescue

Always Here, 365 Days a Year

On Christmas morning most people are opening presents and visiting family and friends. December 25th at Hillside is almost like any other day, except it’s sad and happy at the same time. Our dedicated staff will be busy cleaning, feeding and taking care of the needs of all us kittens, cats, puppies and dogs. They…

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…

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,…

Cats are thrilled with gift

Wanted – Cozy Cat Quarters

Four Christmases ago an anonymous donor sent us several tall cat trees/houses. We were thrilled and grateful because our kitties really loved them. In fact they loved them to death in that they were slept in, lounged in and oh so scratched to shreds. They finally had to be discarded. Our many cats and kittens…