Pickens County Humane Society facing challenges without county funding

Pickens County Humane Society facing challenges without county funding


THOUGH. THEY 3 THE PICKENS SOMEBODY’S COUCH. NOBODY WAS HURT. S THEY DID HAVE TO GIVE POSSIBILITY OF AS YOU SEE, TO AGAIN, 7 NEWS REPORTER ANNE MAXWELL JOINS US LIVE FROM 7 ON MAIN IN THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS FA WITH MORE ON WHY THE NON- PROFIT HAS BEEN 7NEWS REPORTER IS JOINING FROM SEVEN ON MAIN THEY LOST THEIR FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY LAST YEAR, AND WERE PRE GREENVILLE. END OF 20-17… BUT THEY PULLED OFF A HAIL MARY … AND RAISED THE MONEY TO STAY OPEN THROUGH THIS YEAR. BUT NOW Reporter: THEY THAT MONEY IS FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY LAST YEAR, PREPARING TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS AT THE END OF 2017, BUT THEY PULLED OFF A SOCIETY HAS BEEN SERVING LAST MINUTE, COMMUNITY FOR 47 YEARS MONEY TO STAY OPEN THROUGH THIS BUT THIS YEAR, BUT NOW THAT MONEY IS LAST. Saman RUNNING OUT. Director, Pickens County Humane Society 34:41 So we do THE PICKENS COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY HAS remain open till Dec. o COMMUNITY FOR 47 YEARS NOW. BUT 34:47 And no further funding from there THEY WERE IN THIS EXACT SAME POSITION LAST YEAR, WHEN THE PICKENS COUNTY DECEMBER. COUNCIL DIVERTED the 70,000 DOLLARS IT GRANTED THE THERE. SOCIETY ANNUALLY TOWARD THE COUNTY- OPERATED ANIMAL SHELTER…. SO IT COULD BEGIN TO FOCUS ON POSITION LASTER, WHEN THE COUNCIL DIVERTED THAN PUTTING THAT WAS GRANTED TO BUT THE DECISION STARTED WITH SOCIETY EVERY YEAR TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER, SO Costner/ Chairman, Pickens County Council BEGIN FOCUSING know RATHER THAN PUTTING place alot more DOWN. the humane society, 30:53 But LOOK AT THE BUDGET. the WE they’re spending with us. SOCIETY, BUT for what we were giving to them, THE WITHOUT THAT MONEY, THE HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCED IT WAS CLOSING ITS WE WERE GETTING TO END OF 20-17. REALLY T we put one last little Christmas miracle one last Christmas hope push, 33:58 And HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCED 34:01 Basically CLOSING ITS was 2017. AND WE PUT county CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, ONE LITTLE CHRISTMAS PUSH BUDGET IS 200- HUNDRED BASICALLY THOUSAND DOLLARS ANNUALLY. THAT MONEY COMES ENTIRELY FROM DONATIONS. NOW, THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS ONCE AGAIN FACING THE CHALLENGE OF RAISING ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP STAY OPEN ANOTHER YEAR. 39:48 It’s just I feel like we’re just lacking that you WE LOST really THE OPERATING BU support. $200,000 ANNUALLY, THAT MONEY COMES ENTIRELY FROM DONATIONS. NOW, THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS TO AGAIN FACING A CHALLENGE OF RAISING ENOUGH MON THE HUMANE OPEN ANOTHER YEAR. I JUST CLSOES? 36:41 So far we’ve taken in 400 animals this LACKING áááá 36:45 120 of those animals have come from the county facility. 36:50 If we were to OF ANIMALS TO THE HUMANE animals woul SOCIETY IF IT CLOSES? to SO FAR WE H THE SHELT 400 ANIMALS THIS YEAR, AND MEDIA THAT IT’ OF THOSE ANIMALS CAME FROM THAT IT’S SOCIAL MEDIA POSTED C ON SHELTER TUESDAY, THE the county ON enter in turn go

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