Best Friends Invests More in Florence Area

What’s the saying, “everyone loves a winner?” The Florence Area Community Cat Project is doing so well that Best Friends Animal Society is increasing the funding for the project to $350,000 to include dogs, which will extend the program for two years.

The additional funding will continue surgeries for cats and find innovative ways to get more dogs adopted. Shelters across the country are struggling to find homes for dogs, especially larger ones.

The program is a joint effort between Charleston Animal Society’s No Kill South Carolina initiative, Florence County Environmental Services, and Jayne Boswell Animal Shelter. The project also receives support from the Florence Area Humane Society and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

“This is a big win for animals in the Pee Dee and we are so thankful for Best Friends Animal Society’s continued support of this important program for an underserved area of South Carolina,” said No Kill South Carolina Chief Project Officer Abigail Appleton, PMP, CAWA.

Veterinarians from Charleston Animal Society conducted 1,236 cat surgeries at Charleston Animal Society or in the Simon Greer Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic. That exceeded the program goal by 23%.