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You Don’t Have to Take Them All…Just One
 Posted: 06/21/17 1:54 PM by Shelly Simmons

One of the most common things people say to me when they run into me at the grocery store or anywhere else I might be before or after work wearing my blue scrubs with my Animal Care logo is, “Oh my, I don’t know how you work there. I would take them all home if I even walked inside!” 

For many people, there is an immediate reaction to feel sad and sorry for animals in shelters, and I get it. They are homeless, and that’s sad. But they are homeless because people aren’t coming into the shelters, looking at them, naturally falling in love with them, and leaving with them. They hold back on the ...


Who Let the Big Dogs Out? YOU! YOU! YOU! ONLY YOU!
 Posted: 06/08/17 4:41 PM by Shelly Simmons

Growing up, my two sisters and I never had a dog.  We were a cat family.  Well, actually, my parents told us that we did once have a dog when we were all very little.  His name was Mutley and he was a snow white Eskimo Spitz but supposedly so mean he had horns holding up his halo. We were all so traumatized by his reign of terror that we decided to take up kitty cats instead. We didn’t go wrong there. We enjoyed many great feline friends over the years without a single trip to the doctor for stitches or therapy.    

When I turned “adult” and moved out and into my own apartment and sta ...


Tails and Trails Funds Second Chance and Kicks off Summer Long Life-Saving Event
 Posted: 05/11/17 9:40 AM by Shelly Simmons

The 3rd annual Tails & Trails 5K Run/Walk to benefit Greenville County Animal Care may be over, but the money raised from this fundraiser will be there for months to come and will help replenish the Second Chance Fund and build a no-kill community in Greenville County. 

Tails & Trails has gone from less than 200 attendees in its first year to nearly 500 attendees in its third year!  We all know the Upstate is flooded with 5K opportunities for our community.  To see that rate of growth for a 5K fundraiser in just three years is almost unheard of; which clearly shows that our community stands be ...