Frances R. Willis SPCA Needs Help to Clear the Shelter!
Summerville, SC - Frances R. Willis SPCA is beyond critical capacity. The shelter has a capacity of 165 animals and has exploded to over 300 animals on campus within the past two weeks. This does not include the nearly 150 animals in foster. “We are desperately trying to end unnecessary euthanasia in Dorchester County and we need help,” states Kim Almstedt, Executive Director.
With the help of Central Veterinary Hospital, Charleston Animal Society and Doc Williams, the shelter has transported more than 100 animals in the last week for spay/neuter surgeries. The surgery is the last step for the animal in order to be adopted. Between PetSmart in Azalea Square, PetLand and the animals on campus at Frances R. Willis SPCA; there are well over 100 animals up for adoption.
Therefore, in honor of the United Stated declaring its Independence in 1776, the shelter is having a Clear the Shelter Event from Thursday, June 29 until Sunday, July 2. Any animal six months and older is only $17.00! The shelter needs help finding these fur-babies their fur-ever home.
“Our goal is adopting 100 animals in four days,” Almstedt states. “It’s imperative we reduce our capacity in order to maintain quality of care, health and safety regulations and with the influx of kittens, puppies and strays; we need to find these animals their forever home.”
In 2017, the shelter has yet to euthanize for time, space or money. Thanks to ourNo Kill South Carolina Partnership, a new Board of Directors and a truly dedicated staff, Frances R. Willis SPCA is ending unnecessary euthanasia. “Our goal of being a No Kill Shelter is attainable with the help of the community, volunteers, donors and supporters,” states Natalie Hutt, President, Board of Directors. “The Clear the Shelter event is a way to get more animals adopted and to reduce the capacity at the shelter; it’s a win-win,” Hutt states.
About Frances R. Willis SPCA
Frances R Willis SPCA was formed in 1972 and strives to instill humane principles into society through the advocacy of the prevention of cruelty to animals. The FRWSPCA strives to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, reunite lost pets with their owners, and, through adoptions, find homes for as many stray animals as possible. The FRWSPCA is tasked with fighting animal overpopulation by encouraging spaying and neutering, and champion responsible pet ownership through public education.