FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kay Hyman
December 5, 2016 (843) 224-0899
CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY RECEIVES GRANT FROM SAMUEL FREEMAN CHARITABLE TRUST
CHARLESTON, SC -The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust awarded Charleston Animal Society $10,000 toward its nationally-recognized free-roaming cats initiative. .
Based in New York, the organization selected Charleston Animal Society after hearing from outgoing Board Member Hilton Smith. “This grant was extremely important for the success of our program,” Smith said.
Under the free-roaming cat initiative, feral cats in different communities are trapped, and then brought to Charleston Animal Society for a spay or neuter. Their ears are tipped to help identify the animal in the future and they are returned to the location where they were originally picked up. “We have had communities like San Francisco and New York call us, to ask how we are doing what we are doing with the cats,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore
Charleston Animal Society has continually seen its cat intake to the shelter decline as the free-roaming cat initiative has developed over time.