Each year in Richland and Lexington Counties more than 11,469 homeless dogs and cats enter municipal shelters which has decreased 17 percent from the previous year. Thirty-two percent of those same pets are euthanized simply because they are homeless which is a decrease of 12 percent from last year. The majority of these animals are happy and healthy and able to be adopted into loving homes. Most of them were someone's pet but as fate and circumstances would have it they were unlucky enough to find themselves in a shelter.
In this day and time, there are other, more humane, means of dealing with companion pet overpopulation. Preventing companion animal births through wide-scale spay/neuter initiatives is the key to resolving this issue. Many such programs have proven successful across the United States and not only definitively reduce pet overpopulation and the need for euthanasia but, by extension, reduce the escalating tax burden of animal control. Without intervention, municipal animal control budgets will continue to rise as the pet population increases with no end in sight.
Pawmetto Lifeline firmly believes that if pets aren't born then they do not have to die. Please watch this short video which more fully explains the issue at hand.
Virtual Tour and Informational Video
Take a virtual tour of the Meyer Finlay Pet Adoption Center and learn more about Pawmetto Lifeline and how we are solving the problem of pet overpopulation in the Midlands of South Carolina.If you are interested in visiting our facility, please know that individuals and families are welcome any time we're open! If you would like to visit as a group, please contact Karen Deas, firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-465-9173 for more information.