Laps for Love
A Swim Fundraiser for the Animals of Hallie Hill
Show the swimmers your support as they dive into the pool and swim their hearts out for our over 200 dogs and cats!
Saturday, August 13th
Starting at 6:30am
Watch LIVE on our Facebook page at Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary.
West Ashley Veterinary Clinic, Aqua Blue Pools and Three Oaks Contractors are our generous sponsors.
Click on a swimmer below to donate to their swim, or scroll down to sponsor each lap they swim!
Meet Our Swimmers
Meet Bebe, a sweet dog who was found on the road and brought to us at Hallie Hill by a supporter. Bebe arrived with terribly infected skin and almost no fur. She was covered in fleas and ticks that had nowhere to hide on her bald body. Humans made her nervous, leaving her isolated without much socialization or affection from others. Since her time at Hallie Hill, her skin has been treated and she is growing a coat of beautiful red hair. Internal and external parasites have also been treated, and she looks healthier and happier. She’s learning to trust other dogs and new people more and more each day.
Your donation to Laps for Love helps Bebe and others like her who need a little helping hand before being ready for adoption.
Freda is a medium-sized hound dog who was captured as a stray at Colleton County Animal Shelter. She had a poor chance of being adopted, so we were asked to take her in at Hallie Hill. Freda came to us very skinny, suffering from hair loss, and missing part of her front left paw. We later found out she was infected with heartworms and other internal parasites. At five years old, she appears to have given birth to multiple litters of puppies and suffered from inadequate nutrition. Her physical challenges won’t be as large of a hurdle to cross as her lack of social skills. It appears that she hasn’t been a house dog before and she’s very timid with people. Life must have been hard for this sweet little hound who takes a submissive pose as people approach, but Hallie Hill will make sure her days of suffering are over. We will provide all of the medical support she needs as well as the rehabilitation time crucial to finding her a wonderful home. If it is determined that Freda will not thrive in a traditional home, she will be a welcome addition as a long-term resident at the sanctuary.
Please support our swimmers as they work to raise money for animals like Freda.
We were asked by Dorchester Paws to take Jethro as a Hospice resident. He is a senior dog who suffers from heartworms and arthritis. Although Jethro can be a bit feisty in situations that make him nervous, he’s overall very sweet and lovable. He’s active and seems to enjoy his days at the sanctuary as he soaks up plenty of love and attention while putting on some healthy weight.
Donating to Laps for Love helps provide care for senior dogs like Jethro who may have a harder time getting adopted.
Happy is a senior dog who came to Hallie Hill after Charleston County Sheriff’s Office seized over 60 dogs at a hoarding facility. Happy was emaciated, had severely overgrown nails, infected itchy skin, and was extremely lethargic upon arrival. The vet discovered Happy was chronically anemic with a lower red blood cell count than anything we had ever encountered. Since her time at Hallie Hill, she has gained 10 pounds and is no longer constantly scratching. We have continued regular vet checkups and bloodwork and are very pleased with her overall improvement.
Giving to Laps for Love helps pay for medical treatment for dogs like Happy.
Late one Friday night, a staff member found a storage box at Hallie Hill’s front gate with an injured kitten inside. Poor little Trip, at only about 12 weeks old, was covered in flies and ants after experiencing a terrible trauma to his hind leg. The damage was so severe that his leg couldn’t be saved. After a full night and day at the veterinary ER, an emergency amputation surgery saved his life.
Giving to Laps for Love helps pay for medical treatment, surgeries, and rehabilitation for animals like Trip.
Donate Per Lap
Example: If you pledge to donate $1 per lap, and the swimmer swims 100 laps – you will be pledging to donate $100 total after the swim.
A huge thanks to our 2 Matching Sponsors, Aqua Blue Pools and Three Oaks Contractors, each matched donations for our swimmers!