SAVING THE ANIMALS
The Shelter Mascot, 9 year-old Roxie, thanks you for saving her home!
Dropped off four years ago, sick and with 8 puppies, she was nursed back to health by amazing and caring PCHS staff with whom she bonded. It seems the only place her anxiety allows her to enjoy life is at PCHS where she welcomes other animals in need, knowing they will be cared for and safely placed in loving homes.
PCHS, a no-kill shelter, and has spared and improved the lives of thousands of lost and thrown away animals over the past 47 years. We (PCHumaneSociety.org) take in animals from all over the Upstate. They are brought to good health, socialized, and matched with loving homes. As you all know, we have struggled over the years with funding, and 2016 saw so many of you supporting us to keep our doors open - which was a success! But, we have to do something different to become self-sustaining. Our board of directors is working toward opening a low cost mobile spay/neuter clinic, and project a dramatic reduction in the number of unwanted animals while helping keep our pets healthy, and providing an income stream to help sustain our mission. Please, continue to share with all your friends. In 2016 (last reported statistics) over 4000 dogs were euthanized in Upstate shelters. The number is much higher for cats. AND only 10% of animals taken into shelter are spayed or neutered. Just $20 can make a difference in our quest to save the animals.
Please, continue to be the Change. Neuter and Spay - It's the Only Way! Make your tax-deductible donation now. Share this need with others. Encourage your friends to lend their support. The coming together of those who care about these animals, to give whatever they can, will assure Pickens County Humane Society doors will be open yet another 46 years to serve the animals and the humans that love them. Together - we will!
But now, action is required. We don't want the end of each year to be full of urgent requests for support to keep our doors open. In these 6 months we have been here for over 400 animals. What would have happened to them if our doors had been closed?
As we've shared earlier ... the Upstate, and Pickens County specifically, is in need of low-cost spay/neuter services. Once available, our mobile spay/neuter clinic will provide these needed low-cost services at both our PCHS facility and within pre-planned community locations, giving citizens with limited income and transportation the opportunity to receive services for their animals. This, in turn, will help provide PCHS, even at reduced costs, the revenue stream needed to replace the funds lost last year and, head us toward self-sustainability!
Please - if EACH of you only repeat your donation from Christmas - match what you gave earlier, each $10, $20, $50, etc. donation, we will raise the funds needed to transform a cargo trailer into a surgical area and holding suites, projecting 2,500 animals will be spayed or neutered within the first year. You will help us promote good health, prevent a whopping 10,000 offspring. . . and exponentially each year after!
YOU can again help make it possible. Please, give today - and ask others to match your gift! Share our need! Together - we can slow down overpopulation, keep our pets healthier and happier, and dramatically limit the number of animals ending up in kill shelters.
Thank you for continuing to help us make a real difference. And as always, all donations are tax deductible!
The PCHS Team
Check out our new website - https://www.pchumanesociety.org/
As you know, PCHS, as no-kill shelter has spared and improved the lives of thousands of lost and thrown away animals over the past 47 years. We (PCHumaneSociety.org) take in animals from all over the Upstate. They are brought to good health, socialized, and matched with loving homes. As you all know, we have struggled over the years with funding, and 2016 saw so many of you supporting us to keep our doors open - which was a success! But, we have to do something different to become self-sustaining. Our board of directors is working toward opening a low cost mobile spay/neuter clinic, and project a dramatic reduction in the number of unwanted animals while helping keep our pets healthy while also providing an income stream to help sustain our mission. Please, continue to share with all your friends. In 2016 (last reported statistics) over 4,000 dogs were euthanized in Upstate shelters. The number is much higher for cats. AND only 10% of animals taken into shelter are found to be spayed or neutered.
Please, continue to be the Change. Neuter and Spay - It's the Only Way! Make your tax-deductible donation now. Just $20 can make a difference in our quest to save the animals. Please, continue to share this need with others. Encourage your friends to lend their support. The coming together of those who care about these animals, to give whatever they can, will assure Pickens County Humane Society doors will be open yet another 46 years while serving the animals and the humans that love them. Together - we will!
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Thanks to you, our doors are wide open and the kennels are filling up. Hooray!!
More animals means we are in need of a few things: Cedar Shavings, Dry Puppy Food and Bleach. If you are local and would like to drop it off, we would love to see you during our open hours. If you aren't local but want to help you can order through www.Smile.Amazon.com. They deliver, you get a good price, and Amazon sends a small donation, too! Win-Win-Win.
All donations can be tax deductible! And if you or a friend is looking to add to your family, check out our Pets for Adoption - http://www.pickenscountyhumanesociety.com/apps/photos/
Thanks so much!
In reference to Tina N Al's comment: As a volunteer, I am appreciative that PCHS's financials and annual outcomes can be viewed through Guidestar.org in full transparency. Those reports do show an average of 10% or less rate of intake animals are humanely euthanized. This prompted the question of how PCHS can call themselves a no-kill shelter?? The technical definition of a “no-kill” shelter is an animal shelter that does not kill healthy or treatable animals even when the shelter is full, reserving euthanasia for terminally ill animals or those considered dangerous to public safety. As shared in their video regarding Chewy, many animals present extremely ill. PCHS does what they can in absolutely every case, and were able to save Chewy; however some animals cannot and will not survive. It is those they have to make the extremely hard decision, supported by a treating vet, to humanely euthanize. It is tough, and all cry tears of sadness because each animal presented in that condition deserved a loving home; and exactly why we all are fighting to Save the Shelter - Save the Animals. PCHS sincerely appreciates the question posed so this important fact could be clarified, and their position that each and every kitten/cat and puppy/dog are worthy of a forever home is known. They work tirelessly to ensure good health and a happy future for each animal that comes through their doors, and as a supporter I only shudder at what would come of those hundreds of animals each year if PCHS was not an option for them.
I want to donate but don't get paid until the first week in December. It may only be $20.00 but I want to make this my Christmas present to myself. If everyone who donates asks a friend to donate a even a one to five dollars it should help! Everyone lets pitch in a dollar won't buy you a cup of coffee but will keep the hearts of these loving fur babies beating. IMPORTANT!! If your company has a matching gift program, they might match dollar for dollar what you donated, making the gift 2x's greater. If you donated $25.00 your company might match it with another $25.00 that's $50.00! It is a time of hope let's give these folks some hope!
I'm glad to see this progressing so well. I'm sure a BUNCH of these donations are coming all over the country[I'm from Mi.]. Saving this shelter is so very important. There are many such places, and they all need a shot. Let's do this good stuff, one at a time.
I want to address those of you who are criticizing this organization's euthanasia rate. I am not affiliated with them in any way, except for making a donation pledge. I have been in animal welfare and animal rescue work since the 1980s, including being a humane society president and board member, and being a director of several animal rescues in NC and VA. There is NO SUCH thing as truly being "no kill" if you are running a shelter humanely. This simply means they do not put down adoptable animals. Shelters who will adopt out aggressive or very ill animals are extremely unethical. And yes, it does happen, especially the aggression issue. 10% of intake is low actually, as usually at least that many will either be ill or aggressive. From what I have read (and I do some research before I ever promise a donation), this is a well run organization. I wish the words "no kill" had never entered the vocabulary of animal groups, but Nathan Winograd made such a splash with his books and speaking engagements that groups feel they have to use those words in order to get donations. But truly, every so-called no-kill adoption center I have ever worked with, did still have to put down sick and aggressive animals. So please, do not fault this group or hold back your support because of the 10% euthanasia rate. Heck, there is an open admission shelter in rural VA that I used to help that has an 80-95% euthanasia rate on cats every year! Because they will only adopt to indoor homes, and there are very few available, while there are tons of cats and kittens being dumped. You cannot judge an organization strictly by the euthanasia rate.
I've donated shared this with others. This is actually something that should be easy. If 30,000 people of our 300,000,000 Americans gave just 1 dollar....this would be done. Do the math, and show your friends. God bless these people who do this work. We must help the innocents.
Doing great - almost at the goal but we must go over the goal to pay for the fees charged. Plus we want to make sure they get some extra money so all of the pets in their shelter get a special Christmas treat and so that they have some money in an emergency reserve. Let's try to reach $80,000 by December 31st. All of us animal lovers - WE CAN DO THIS.
I'm so happy for PCHS, that my heart could burst. Great jobs folks!!!! This is the sorta thing that should be happening, all the time. We have a Christmas Miracle, and I'm looking forward to your shelter and people being there a long time. I wish these places weren't needed....but they are. God Bless...and Merry Christmas!!! Mike Ricketts
https://www.facebook.com/Worldofaslan/?modal=admin_todo_tour ( Just click the donate button and it will take you to the gofundme page) we really need help with all the vet bills that we have going on right now and also our home needs repairs too so please I dont care if you give just $1 just please Donate and share this with you friends. Thank you
I'm so happy that the shelter is still going and has a great forward plan. You people and critters, touched my heart. I'm going to contribute to a more local shelter, as so many need assistance here. Good luck, and God Bless to all of you and the innocents.
I think people in this area also need to go to their local city council and county government offices and seek funding, citing how much a spay and neuter clinic could save money in the long run. They also need to vote in their local elections and support people who support this kind of funding.
In 2015, 54 animals were euthanized of the 550 taken in. That’s 10 percent. There were 33 killed in 2016. How is this a no-kill shelter? The info is from this report. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/23-7161027