Laps for Love 2020 is a wrap!

Laps for Love 2020 is a wrap!

Laps for Love was a huge success! Thank you to our swimmers and supporters! We can’t do what we do without your support.

Thank you to our talented swimmers: Daniela Schneider, Chuck Shoemaker, Steve Ingerski, Josh Taber, Simon DiMaggio, Ben Middleton and Joshua Middleton!

Pawp Up Yard Sale!

Pawp Up Yard Sale!

Thank you Consign Charleston for being our gracious host and for always being a valued supporter of Hallie Hill!

And a giant THANK YOU to all that came out in the heat to shop, or donated items! We appreciate you!

Pawp Up Yard Sale Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary

Thank you for helping us to Raise the Woof!

Thank you for helping us to Raise the Woof!

WOW! We could not be more appreciative of our giving community for coming together to help us fix our leaking barn roof. Our animals and supplies are now dry, and are SO grateful!

Barn Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary

Charleston Magazine Ads

Charleston Magazine Ads

Did you see the Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary ads in Charleston Magazine?

These ads were generously sponsored by a friend of Hallie Hill! We thank you!

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary Charleston Magazine

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary Charleston Magazine

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary Charleston Magazine

Harvey Loew

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 with his wife Sherri and their two cats in October of 2012 (partly in a hail storm). Harvey has worked as an organizational consultant with businesses and industries as diverse as wineries, real estate and development and financial services for over thirty years. Based in Chicago, he helped build a successful company culture that was the envy of proprietary trading. He’s consulted with a variety of companies from California to New York and parts of Europe. He enjoys and is active in diverse sports activities; takes pleasure in music, theater and travels with his wife. He has always had a way with animals. In college he was once hired as a graduate assistant, because his professor liked how he related to a campus dog.

Jeanne Taylor Photography

Jeanne Taylor Photography

Jeanne is a special friend to Hallie Hill and to many shelters across the tri-county area! As a talented photographer she is committed to helping shelters put their ‘best paws forward’ with beautiful portraits that help to get our dogs adopted into their ‘fur-ever’ homes! Thank you, Jeanne, for capturing the special personalities of our animals so well!

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See Jeanne’s work at jtpetpics.com!

Natalie Parker Bluestein

Natalie Parker Bluestein is our Board Vice President. Natalie grew up in Charleston and is a founding partner in the Family Law firm Bluestein & Douglas, LLC. She volunteers for a number of organizations, including the Junior League of Charleston, Inc., the Women’s Council at the Gibbes Museum of Art, and Friends of the Library, and has held Board positions with the Jewish Community Center of Charleston, Synagogue Emanu-el, Charleston Stage Company, Florence Crittenton, The Charleston County Bar Association, the SC Women Lawyers Association, and Family Recovery Court. She has been president or chair of the SC Women Lawyers Association, The Charleston County Bar Association, and the Charleston County Family Court Liaison Committee. She and her husband live on Sullivan’s Island with their two English Springer Spaniels, Pippa and Paddington, four cats, Edgar Allan Paw, Annabel Lee, Dear Prudence, and Vivi, and many fish and corals.

Michelle Fifield

Michelle Fifield is our Board Secretary. 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, Michelle began working directly with locally owned businesses creating marketing and advertising strategies.

A University of South Carolina graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Michelle also obtained a Masters of Education in 1991. She is also a graduate of both the Leadership Columbia and Leadership Charleston Chamber of Commerce programs. Michelle is passionate about giving back to the community and serves on numerous civic and charitable organizations: Palmetto Military Support Group Board Member (Secretary 2015-2017, President 2017-2019); Joint Base Charleston Honorary Commander Program 2011-2013; JBC Advisory Council 2014; Charleston Metro Chamber Total Resource Campaign Vice Chair and Ambassador; Special Olympics of The Lowcountry Volunteer Board Member, Marketing Chair; North Charleston Business Expo Planning Committee; Charleston Leaders Board of Directors, Secretary; Communities in Schools Chocolate Affair Planning Committee, Marketing Chair; Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary Board Member.

Michelle lives in Stono Ferry Plantation, Hollywood, SC with her husband Rob and their dogs Gracie Kelly and Tupelo Honey.

Ambassadors of Conservation visit Hallie Hill

Ambassadors of Conservation visit Hallie Hill

Ambassadors of Conservation Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary

Ambassadors of Conservation made a very gracious donation to Hallie Hill! Representatives from SC, Texas, and Georgia spent a few hours touring our sanctuary. We thank them for supporting our mission and for furthering the conservation message in the USA and around the world!

Ambassadors of Conservation Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary

How COVID-19 Has Affected Us

How COVID-19 Has Affected Us

Dear friends of Hallie Hill,

We want to express how grateful and humbled we are that so many have asked how they can help with our mission during these difficult times. We want to share with you how COVID-19 is affecting us:

Events being cancelled/postponed:

  • Putting for Paws Annual Golf Tournament: Postponed until November 16th.
  • ‘Pawp Up’ Yard Sale: Postponed, new date to be determined.
  • Several community engagements: Cancelled.
  • The volunteer program has been suspended for their safety and that of the staff.
  • Our regular vet, West Ashley Veterinary Clinic, is only taking emergency cases, so we have had to postpone a few surgeries and check ups.
  • We are still admitting cats and dogs from our waitlist as spaces become available.
  • We are still conducting adoptions under a more controlled environment using the recommended practice of social distancing.

This unprecedented pandemic event has everyone understandably anxious. It is frustrating to battle an invisible foe where the only defense is seclusion. Here at Hallie Hill, we too are worried because several of our upcoming fundraisers have been postponed. As the Executive Director, I have reached a point of desperation and have agreed to be a runner in our Bridge the Gap Fundraiser. In previous years, I only served as a fundraiser for the event and it has raised as much as $15,000 for the animals of Hallie Hill! This year, the event has been rescheduled during the heat of August and our pledges are down. We have decided to still run the bridge, just not with the big crowds! Instead, most of us will run on April 11th. While some people may enjoy running, anyone who knows me, knows I have the lungs of an 80-year-old chain smoker. I would rather be poked in the eye with a sharp stick than to run uphill. This is a sacrifice I am willing to make for the dogs and cats of HH! I make no promises of speed, grace, or agility, but if you sponsor me in this run, I pledge to make it completely over the bridge. Video on the day of the run should be amusing to some and will serve as my memorial for my family if I die in the attempt!

[Edit: Want to see the video of the run? Click here!]

Stay safe, everyone, and be happy your pets can’t give you Coronavirus, or visa versa! Because how could we stay 6 feet away from them?!!

Jennifer