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Training

Lane County Animal Services & the Greenhill Humane Society are hosting an emergency animal training session on Saturday, June 8th, from 10 a.m. to noon. It will be held at Lane County Public Works, Goodson Room, 3040 North Delta Highway in Eugene.

Learn how to prepare your pets and large animals for evacuation and volunteer to help with livestock during emergencies.

Topics will include: Prepping animals for evacuation, Services during emergencies, How to help, Livestock transport & care, and Volunteer orientation.

Volunteers can help with Transporting animals, Providing food & water, Animal welfare checks, Feeding & grooming, and Organizing donations.

No experience with large animals is needed, just a love for animals. RSVP to [email protected]

Crashes

AAA reports that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are when fatal crashes involving teen drivers rise.

In Oregon, 81 people died in crashes involving teen drivers during the “100 deadliest days” in these 10 years. This is an average of eight people dying each summer, compared to an average of 17 deaths in crashes involving teen drivers during the rest of the year in Oregon. This is nearly half of the total number of those killed in teen-driver crashes for the rest of the year. In 2022, nine people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers in Oregon, the same as in 2021 and up from eight in 2020.

Nationwide, 7,435 people died in crashes involving teen drivers during these 10 years. That’s seven people per day during these 100 days. That is nearly half of the total number of those killed in teen-driver crashes for the entire rest of the year.

People killed in these crashes are not always the teen driver, but their passengers, people in other vehicles, and other road users.

Scammers

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a new phone scam urging recipients to call back, then leading them through a phone tree connected to a fraudulent email address.

LCSO advises they will never ask for money by phone, text, or email. They also will never call people about missed jury duty.

The scammers claim there are warrants, missed jury duty, or unsettled legal issues. They then ask for payment or personal information, often to avoid arrest. In some instances, the scammers appear to call from official phone numbers or provide fraudulent callback numbers with official-sounding voicemail inboxes. They often already have some personal information based on the phone number they call.

If contacted by someone claiming to be an LCSO employee that resembles a scam, hang up and contact the dispatch center at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.

 

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