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PAL's Promise to keep pets, families together

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Family Promise of Beaufort County and Palmetto Animal League has joined forces to create PAL's Promise.

This collaboration betwtween the two organizations keeps families and their pets together.

Daisy, a rescue mutt, is the first pet to be a part of this new collaboration, and she has a human mom and two human sibilings as part of the Family Promise program.

"I am so grateful for Family Promise, as I am working towards providing a home of our own," said Kristi, Daisy's mom. "Daisy was able to be fostered, and thanks to Palmetto Animal League and Family Promise we are able to have regular visits with her.  We look forward to seeing her and knowing that she is well cared for as we will soon be in our own home."

Family Promise of Beaufort provides temporary shelter for families in the county, but sometimes the families have pets and the organization has had to turn away people because they had nowhere to house their pets. Family Promise Executive Director Elliot Brown wanted to find a solution, so she contacted Palmetto Animal League Director Amy Companini and together they came up with PAL's Promise.

"We thought it was wonderful that these families didn't abandon their pets and we needed to find a way for their pets to be safely housed, fed and vetted, as well as loved," said Brown in a statement.  "We also wanted the families and pets to be able to see each other while they are in the program, so we have visitation days, too."

PAL has a list of people in the area that will foster dogs that come to the shelter, but they've created another list of people who will help with PAL's Promise, meaning they will foster a pet for anyfrom from 30-90 days while the family is in a temporary housing facility. PAL takes care of all vet care, spay/neuter is needed and food.

"It's a great relief for the families, as they don't have to worry about their pets' care or expenses until they can get back on their feet.  We are their safety net," said Campanini in a statement.  "Many of our supporters are also big fans of Family Promise, so it was a natural thing for us to do."

"We are here to keep pets and families together. Always," said Campanini in a statement.           

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