Pickens County Animal Shelter To Close

Will shutdown at end of the year

Patrick Gentry
October 10, 2017 - 3:14 pm

The Pickens County Humane Society says they are forced to close their doors after they weren’t able to raise enough money.

In a news release they said they had continued to operate in the red and were financially ruined with a loss of funding. They say they depleted their endowments and can’t survive with the lack of community support.

This comes after the county reallocated funds to balance their budget and was no longer able to provide extra money to the humane society.

Their last day of business will be December 31 and will no longer accept animals as of Oct. 16.

The humane society will care for the animals in the facility as normal and will focus on making sure they find forever homes.

They say Upstate SPCA has agreed to accept any animals that remain after Dec. 31 and the shelter is asking you for donations and money to help operate until the end of the year.

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