A Letter from Our Director – Post Hurricane Dorian

A Letter from Our Director – Post Hurricane Dorian

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

Laps for Love 2019 was a great success!

Laps for Love 2019 was a great success!

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!

September’s Adorable Adoptables!

September’s Adorable Adoptables!

Peanut
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.

 

Sunshine
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!

 

 

Myla
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
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.

Dog Handling Workshop

Dog Handling Workshop

DOG HANDLING WORKSHOP
Saturday, September 7th 9AM at HHAS!
RSVP to info@halliehill.com

This is a training for HHAS volunteers that work with the dogs, especially those that have yellow rings! Jeffrey Horan will teach some simple techniques that will help create consistency among the volunteers, reduce negative behaviors in the dogs, and help make many of our dogs more adoptable!

Clear the Shelters

Clear the Shelters

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 17 to help find loving homes for animals in need.

More than 250,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015! Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary will be participating at our WCBD Channel 2 Clear the Shelters Event on Saturday, August 17th at the station! Join us during the AM and PM news blocks to help ’Clear the Shelters’ in Charleston County! Special Open House Sanctuary Hours on Saturday, 8/17 and Sunday, 8/18! See you there!

August Volunteer Spotlight: Leigh Wechter

August Volunteer Spotlight: Leigh Wechter

These pictures are worth a thousand words! Dogs and people alike love Leigh! We are so thankful for all that she gives to Hallie Hill ! Leigh can often be found in the dog runs, taking pups for field trips, representing Hallie beautifully at community events and has served on the Board of Directors! And if that wasn’t enough, our own Ruby Mae found her purr-fect fur-ever home with the Wechters! Thank you Leigh, we love you!

July’s Adorable Adoptables

July’s Adorable Adoptables

Leroy
Leroy is an 11 year old Shih Tzu / Brittany Spaniel mix who is just an all-around amazing dog. He is affectionate, loves scratches, and enjoys car rides. This handsome boy will steal your heart! A perfect medium size, he is waiting to complete your family! To fill out an adoption application, please click here.
Oadie 
This big, handsome 5-year-old is sweet as he can be! Oadie is deaf and is also very afraid of thunderstorms. He would love a couch to curl up on to feel safe during those scary summer storms! Oadie does have a habit of climbing on furniture – so his adopters will have to have some extra patience in teaching him what is appropriate. This gorgeous boy will love you to pieces! To fill out an adoption application, please click here.
Socks 
Socks is 9 years old and is an adorable, petite little lady! She will rub up against you and let out a sweet purr as the prances about with her cute little white socks. We are not sure why she has been overlooked, but now is the time for her to have her fur-ever home! To fill out an adoption application, please click here.
Polly
At 11 years young, Polly is a great dog! She can be a little timid but is very gentle. She knows basic commands and loves to go swimming! She walks wonderfully on leash, and is read for those wonderful after dinner strolls through your neighborhood. To fill out an adoption application, please click here.
Veterinary Specialty Care Visits Hallie Hill

Veterinary Specialty Care Visits Hallie Hill

On Saturday, June 15th a team of vet techs from Veterinary Specialty Care in Mt. Pleasant gave up their Saturday morning to support the animals at Hallie Hill! 
 
They used their amazing skills to wash dogs, trim nails, socialize dogs and cats, and help with special maintenance projects. We appreciated their help, very much, and our pups and kits hope to see you again!
Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day

Support Hallie Hill when you shop Amazon Prime Day

Now through July 16, shop Amazon Prime Day deals at Smile.Amazon.com and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price to Hallie Hill!

Go to Smile.Amazon.com, choose Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary as your charitable organization and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to Hallie Hill on all eligible items, every time you shop!

Don’t have your AmazonSmile charity set-up? We’d love for you to add Hallie Hill as the charitable organization you support! Click here to add us now.

July Volunteer Spotlight: Michele Bayme

July Volunteer Spotlight: Michele Bayme

It is hard to describe how much Michele Bayme means to the Hallie Hill family! Michele cares about every animal on the property and is their tireless advocate! She spends countless hours providing enrichment for the dogs and is always available to expertly represent Hallie Hill at community events. Michele organizes many fundraising projects, is a mentor to new volunteers, and, if that is not enough, she also sits on the Hallie Hill Board of Directors! Her beloved Willy was once a resident of Hallie Hill, before becoming a brother to Abby and Remy Bayme! Hallie Hill is a better place for Michele’s dedication, time and love. We are forever grateful and appreciative. We love you Michele! Thank-you!