OKATIE, S.C. (WTOC) -While a lot of us are spending more time with family, one animal rescue in the Lowcountry is asking that our furry friends are not forgotten.
Palmetto Animal League is preparing to operate at critical capacity for an unknown amount of time. So anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated.
PAL’s Adoption Center serves as a temporary residence for around 200 cats and dogs at any given time.
“With everyone self-quarantining and practicing social distancing, we’ve seen a drop in visitors, which equates a drop in financial support,” says Amy Campanini, the President of PAL.
While it may seem extravagant to think about bringing a new pet into the house, there are many benefits to pets. This may be the only chance you have a lot of time for one on one training.
You can adopt or foster during this time without even stepping foot into the facility.
“Whether we meet you in the parking lot, we do the interview over the telephone, we send you a video of a pet you’ve seen on our website,” Campanini said.
Palmetto Animal League is taking some extra steps to keep you and our staff healthy amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. As we know, the information surrounding this illness is evolving on a daily basis:
• Hourly disinfecting of high traffic areas
• Required hand cleaning for anyone entering the PAL Adoption Center
• Reminders to visitors to allow for more personal space
• Only one person (or one family) at a time in each cat room
If you’d like to talk to the adoption center the number is 843-645-1725 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The community clinic number is 843-645-1727.
To learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting this grassroots rescue, visit www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org for updates.