About Hallie Hill

We can’t change an animal’s past,
but we can rewrite their future.

About Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary:

Animal Rescue in South Carolina

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is a 501c3 that provides a safe haven for animals with no other home or shelter. We prepare animals for adoption by providing respite, rehabilitation and socialization. For those animals whose chances of adoption are reduced due to age, medical or emotional issues, Hallie Hill provides a loving Forever Home with the proper shelter, nutrition and medical care. We can’t change an animal’s past, but we can rewrite their future.

Hallie Hill helps Charleston to achieve the status of a No-Kill Community by working with local shelters and rescues to take in dogs that might not get adopted due to age, medical or behavioral issues.


Hallie Hill has over 30 acres of land with large enclosures for dogs to live and play. Our facility features a pond for swimming, dog houses with straw and heat lamps, bedding, and individual pools to help keep animals comfortable.


Hallie Hill Welcomes Bill Walsh

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is thrilled to welcome Bill Walsh to our Board of Directors! Bill has a long history of service to the Lowcountry as the award-winning Chief Meteorologist at WCSC TV/ CBS and as a decorated Lt. Colonel (retired) in the USAF Reserve/ U.S...

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David Graham

David was born in Canada and moved to Michigan as a young boy. He was educated at Henry Ford College and became a US citizen. In Michigan he was VP of the Jaycees, President of the Big Rapids Chamber of Commerce and was a board member of the Mid-Michigan Alliance for...

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Frank Farfone

After devoting 37 years, Frank Farfone, retired as VP of International Affairs from the Washington DC office of the Dow Chemical Company. He was very active in the international business community, serving as Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Organization of...

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Elio Levy

Hallie Hill Welcomes Elio Levy To the Board of Directors! Mr. Levy comes to Hallie Hill with a wealth of experience in the field of Information Technology, including strategic planning, customer recruitment and management and marketing planning strategies! We welcome...

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Jena Jones

Jena Jones is an animal advocate, Army Veteran, business owner, and want-to-be farmer! Jena has a longstanding history with animal service organizations. She has both volunteered and served in formal roles within 501c3s since 2007. She served as the Director of...

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Rachel Milstein

Rachel Milstein is our Board Secretary and lives on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. Originally from Northern New Jersey, she went to Indiana University for undergrad and studied Business Operations & Telecommunications at Kelley School of Business....

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Carol Preisinger

Carol grew up in a golfing family; her dad was a PGA Tour player and Club Pro. Saying she is a true Dawg fan is an understatement, Carol graduated from UGA with a BA in psychology. But her true calling is teaching golf, coaching players of all abilities and being...

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Harvey Loew

Harvey Loew is our Board President. As a board member of Hallie Hill, Harvey Loew hopes to help the board optimize its ability to serve the strategic objectives of Hallie Hill and to share in its responsibility to achieve them. Harvey moved to Charleston from Chicago...

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Michelle Fifield

Michelle Fifield is our Board Vice President. Michelle is the managing partner of The Ad Agency, Charleston and has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over 28 years. After serving as Director of Sales with a major media and entertainment entity,...

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John Gratiot

John Gratiot is our Board President. John retired from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire after 28 years, as Assoc. VP for Facilities. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. He grew up in Woodstock, Vermont, and moved to...

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Helen Bradham

Helen Bradham’s career in animal welfare started in her early years when she began bringing stray animals home, and has essentially never stopped. Helen established Hallie Hill in 1988 creating a safe-haven capable of caring for over 200 animals at any one time. Helen...

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Pat Barber

Pat is a native South Carolinian and graduate of the University of South Carolina in 1985. He is married to his wonderful wife, Becky. They have three sons ranging in age from 27 to 11. Pat founded a medical staffing company in Houston, TX in 1977, which he...

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LaDon Wallis, DVM

LaDon Wallis, DVM relocated to Charleston several years after she graduated from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She wanted to become a veterinarian since the age of five, and remembers interviewing her family vet when she was ten...

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John Byrnes

John Byrnes is our Board Treasurer. John and his wife, Judith, live in Aiken with their two rescue dogs: Cooper and Max. Both John and Jude have been active supporters and volunteers at Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary since 2015, and are regularly on property most Sunday...

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Michele Griffin, CPDT-KA

Michele Griffin is the Assistant Director and Adoptions Coordinator at Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed, as well as a licensed Family Paws Educator. In her spare time, she volunteers for two dog rescue...

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Jennifer Middleton, CAWA

Jennifer Middleton is a certified animal welfare administrator and serves as the Executive Director. Her passion for Hallie Hill’s mission explains her abundance of enthusiasm and a “no quitting” attitude. Jennifer grew up in the Hollywood area and found herself...

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Daisy McKenzie

Daisy McKenzie is an animal care provider and also assists with maintenance. Daisy distributes medications, feeds, cleans, and grooms. Daisy But this girl isn’t afraid to get dirty- and can also be found mowing the grass and running the tractor. Daisy grew up in a...

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Daniela Schneider

Daniela Schneider is an animal care provider and helping hand. Daniela was born in Germany, and speaks German fluently. She moved to the US at age 4, but continues to travel all over. Daniela works PRN in Physical Therapy and has worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep...

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