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Why has 2020 been our best year ever?
 Posted: 11/12/20 10:49 AM by Shelly Simmons

No-Kill and a Shelter Revolution
To say that 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. But tough times can bring out the best in people, and we’ve never had so much hope. Because of you, we can officially call Greenville County a no kill community. Not only that, but in a time of crisis, you stepped up and inspired a shelter revolution. Our cause? Keeping people and pets together.

More people than ever before have opened their homes to foster animals in 2020. Because of you, we had enough space and time to treat Millie, who was hit by a car, until her wounds healed. The story came full circle when she was fostered and later adopted by the good Samaritans who found her. Millie’s jouney is a great example of how a community can work together to care for and shelter our most vulnerable animals.

This year has caused hardship for people everywhere. No one should ever have to choose between keeping their home and keeping their pets. Your generosity allows Animal Care to provide food to families through our No More Empty Bowls Pet Food Pantry. Sometimes all it takes is a little help through the “ruff” times. Their stories show you where we need your help the most.

The Kinard family lost their home to a fire and had to temporarily move into a hotel, but could not take their cat, Maxie, with them. They were faced with the sad reality of having to give her up. We know that the human-animal bond can be an amazing healer when life gets tough, so we gave Maxie a safe place to stay while the Kinard family rebuilt their home.

These real life stories illustrate how you are essential to the future of animal sheltering. You answered the call when we needed you the most! Together, we are the shelter! Together, we can transform how a community collectively cares for its animals. When you donate, you are helping pets and the people who love and care for them. Please give generously so that we can continue in our mission to support people and their pets.

Your partners in lifesaving,

Greenville County Animal Care Staff & Volunteers