Anderson County P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter Urgently Requesting Help of Local Citizens in Fostering Dogs and Cats Following Series of Recent Animal Hoarding Cases
To Hold Joint Press Conference with County Officials Tomorrow (Friday) at 9:00 AM
Anderson County, S.C. (June 13, 2019) – County officials are requesting the public’s help in fostering dogs and cats currently ready for adoption at the Anderson County P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter in order to make room in the shelter for dozens of animals from three major animal hoarding cases in recent weeks.
The scene has been somber but hopeful at Anderson County P.A.W.S. over the past 24 hours. 47 cats, 13 dogs, and 6 puppies, having just survived a house fire, have been brought into the shelter, where a passionate staff of animal caretakers and veterinarians are working day and night to bring the sick, traumatized animals, back to health. This is in addition to the 67 cats seized in two separate cases in the past few weeks.
“Right now, we need citizens to step forward to foster the animals that were already in the shelter— already spayed/neutered, vaccinated, socialized—to make room in the shelter for the ones coming in. It is hard to see all the suffering, but I am proud of my staff and how everyone from City and County animal control, the leaders at the County, shelters from neighboring counties, and private citizens are coming together to help,” said Dr. Kim Sanders, Director & Veterinarian at P.A.W.S. “When you see kittens suffering from smoke inhalation covered in soot and matted up dogs and puppies with infections and ulcers that may have never seen the light of day—it’s tough, but it’s why we get up in the morning.”
County officials will join Animal Shelter Director & Veterinarian Dr. Kim Sanders for a press conference on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Anderson County P.A.W.S., which is at 1320 Highway 29, Anderson, SC.
The shelter will be open for members of the press and the public to meet animals they can foster.
Media Contact: Dr. Kim Sanders (864) 245-0861
Anderson County P.A.W.S. compassionately cares for the animals entrusted to them, striving to protect the people of Anderson County and educate the community about animal health- related issues. They work diligently to care for the animals and find them homes by adoption, by placing into rescues, and by returning them to their owners.