Watch the episode here!
A New Year Letter from our Executive Director, Jennifer Middleton
Last year was a wonderful year for Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary! In January 2019 our starting population was 222 animals (including the feral cats). We took in a total of 143 new dogs and cats throughout the year, so a total of 365 animals benefited from either long or short-term sanctuary with us in 2019! This may not sound like a super high number, but one must remember, since we are focusing on animals who are less adoptable due to age, health, or behavioral issues, the sanctuary is not an outcome-based operation! Being a sanctuary means we are prepared to offer every animals we accept a life-long home, if needed!
This year was packed with many community events including Putting for Paws, the Cooper River Bridge Run, Laps for Love and Barktoberfest, but there was always something exciting happening within our gates as well! We started new training protocols for our valuable volunteers and hosted many volunteer days for groups such as Charles River Laboratories, Roper St Francis, and Veterinary Specialty Care. Hallie Hill welcomed celebrity guests such as The Asher House and KC Doubletake. We visited local elementary, middle and high schools to provide valuable humane education. Our adoptable dogs and cats were featured on our local television channels 2 (NBC), 4(ABC), and 24 (FOX) as well as the nationally broadcasted Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Show and Subaru’s Make A Dog’s Day campaign!
Hallie Hill would like to thank the staff, volunteers, and donors who provide the incredible support that makes the sanctuary the very special place that it is! It is because of YOU that we can continue to provide a safe haven for animals in need!
We at Hallie Hill wish you, and your treasured pets, a very happy and healthy 2020!
The wonderfully talented and giant-hearted Jeanne Taylor wrote a beautiful article about the sanctuary in the January/February edition of Mount Pleasant Magazine. The piece was accompanied by her gorgeous photos – we hope you will check it out!
Read the article here.
Looking to give back this holiday season? ❄️
Help our 200+ animals by giving the gift of sanctuary.
Make a donation in the name of a friend or loved one – and select a festive e-card!
Win this beautiful quilt!!
⭐ Wish on a Star Quilt by Donna Gamble ⭐
The quilt is made with hand-dyed cotton batik Orchard design fabric. The pattern of this quilt is called “Wonky Stars”, where each and every star is unique – just like our animals.
Raffle tickets are available for purchase for $5 each or 5 for $20! All ticket sale proceeds will benefit Hallie Hill.
This quilt will make the perfect Christmas gift – or can be used to keep you and your animals warm this winter! The winner will be selected on December 23rd at noon, so make sure you buy your tickets now!
Learn more by clicking here!
Our fearless leader, Executive Director Jennifer Middleton was interviewed recently on ARPA’s Animal Rescue of the Week podcast!! Jen spoke about the differences between a sanctuary and a shelter, some of the challenges we face, and how people can help organizations like us. Have a listen!
Listen here – or find the episode wherever you listen to podcasts!
One of our very own starred in the commercials for Subaru’s 2019 Make a Dog’s Day Campaign! Ray and 6 other ’Underdogs’ from Charleston area rescues were featured in national print and video commercials! The spots, which aired on television, streaming services and on social media, encouraged adoption of challenged shelter animals.
Grab your tissues and take a look at the ad here!
We know it is not over, but we are grateful the 2019 hurricane season is drawing closer to its end!
The hurricane preparedness plan at the Sanctuary started months ago, as we cleared out drainage ditches, checked the generator, trees, and much more. What you may not know is that Hallie Hill is equipped to provide for its entire population for over 2 weeks in the event of a natural disaster. Necessarily, our preparedness is extensive and thorough, since it is always our plan to shelter in place. A gravity fed watering system makes it possible to provide water to all the animals with no effort in the event of a power outage. Emergency supplies include everything the animals or the staff may need during or after the storm, from extra insulin to plumbing repair supplies and chainsaw fuel and oil. If a direct hit by a severe storm were predicted, we would call for fosters to assist with evacuation of the more socialized dogs and cats. It is in the best interest of our less socialized animals to remain in their familiar environment, as they would be terribly traumatized and more at risk for escape or injury should they be evacuated.
Overall, Hallie Hill did very well in weathering the effects of Dorian! While we lost many large trees and branches to the high winds, an incredible army of volunteers cleaned up almost everything in just 2 days following the storm! The damaged fences were patched or replaced in less than a week. We are so very grateful for all the volunteers, as well as the donations that came in the aftermath of Dorian! It made a quick recovery possible.
In preparation for future storms, we have been making additional changes such as being thoughtful about the type and location of trees we plant. We have also installed larger gates in select locations to allow easier access by heavy equipment for cleanup after future storms.
In its aftermath, Dorian’s silver lining became evident in the incredible outpouring of care and concern shown by our community. The wonderful dogs and cats of Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary are truly blessed to be so loved!
– Jennifer Middleton
Thank you to our talented swimmers!
Daniela Schneider | Chuck Shoemaker | Keith Merrill | Jessica Schlettert | Josh Taber | Peter Swan
We raised over $12,000 for the MAGIC Fund!! WOW!! Thank you for your generosity!
Peanut is 10 years young and is a little goofball! This older boy loves lounging on the couch or in your lap! He would also love to spend some time outside with you, soaking up some sunshine! Peanut would make a wonderful companion and addition to your family.
This 9 year old is a lady will warm your heart like a day filled with sunshine (and low humidity!) She is a bit shy but very calm dog who needs someone to give her unconditional love. She was a wonderful mascot for our recent Laps for Love fundraiser and loved meeting everyone! Adopt this sweet girl and give her the loving home that she deserves!
Look at that gorgeous coat! Myla is a beautiful, sweet kitty who is just 2 years old and is very affectionate! She can be playful, and gets along well with other cats. Don’t miss out on her wonderful kitten years, this beautiful girl hopes you will adopt her today!
June Bug is 8 years old and is a beautiful girl! She has a gorgeous brindle coat, and a little nub for a tail that wiggles like crazy when she has company! She has a very slight limp due to a sensitivity in one of her back legs – but she does not let that slow her down! When you meet her, Miss June Bug will nuzzle you and give you all the kisses you could ever want! Because she loves to be center of attention, she would be best as an only dog.