A New Year Letter from our Executive Director, Jennifer Middleton
Last year was a wonderful year for Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary! In January 2019 our starting population was 222 animals (including the feral cats). We took in a total of 143 new dogs and cats throughout the year, so a total of 365 animals benefited from either long or short-term sanctuary with us in 2019! This may not sound like a super high number, but one must remember, since we are focusing on animals who are less adoptable due to age, health, or behavioral issues, the sanctuary is not an outcome-based operation! Being a sanctuary means we are prepared to offer every animals we accept a life-long home, if needed!
This year was packed with many community events including Putting for Paws, the Cooper River Bridge Run, Laps for Love and Barktoberfest, but there was always something exciting happening within our gates as well! We started new training protocols for our valuable volunteers and hosted many volunteer days for groups such as Charles River Laboratories, Roper St Francis, and Veterinary Specialty Care. Hallie Hill welcomed celebrity guests such as The Asher House and KC Doubletake. We visited local elementary, middle and high schools to provide valuable humane education. Our adoptable dogs and cats were featured on our local television channels 2 (NBC), 4(ABC), and 24 (FOX) as well as the nationally broadcasted Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Show and Subaru’s Make A Dog’s Day campaign!
Hallie Hill would like to thank the staff, volunteers, and donors who provide the incredible support that makes the sanctuary the very special place that it is! It is because of YOU that we can continue to provide a safe haven for animals in need!
We at Hallie Hill wish you, and your treasured pets, a very happy and healthy 2020!