Wish List – Update!

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We want to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us get this far.

Now comes the fun part, keeping it going!  It’s only by YOUR continued support that we can help all these animals and find them homes to call their own.  Below, please find our updated wish list.  Every little bit helps!

**We are really in need of Purina Kitten Chow (dry food) and Equine Pine pellet horse bedding sold at tractor supply (we use it as litter) for our room full of kitties!

 

Cleaning Supplies/Paper Products

  • BLEACH, Windex, Blue Liquid Dawn
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Lysol or Clorox Wipes
  • Lysol toilet wand and refills
  • Hand Sanitizer and antibacterial hand soap
  • 2 – split side janitorial mop buckets on wheels
  • Angled broom and dustpan
  • 30 gallon heavy duty contractor bags
  • Tall kitchen trash bags with drawstring
  • Paper towels, toilet paper, tissues
  • Zip-lock bags in all sizes
  • 20x30x1 air filters
  • Plastic grocery bags (we use them as poop bags)
  • White bath towels (so we can bleach them)
  • Small fleece blankets

Office Supplies

  • Postage stamps
  • Pens with click tops (no caps)
  • Highlighters – assorted colors
  • Standard business sized envelopes
  • 9” x 12” manila clasped envelopes
  • Letter size manila file folders 1/3 cut
  • Letter size hanging file folders (Blue and Red)
  • Letter size legal pads
  • 20 lb white copy/ printer paper & colored paper
  • Avery file folder labels (8366)
  • Avery mailing labels (5160)
  • Brother hand held label maker and label refills
  • Sharpies – all colors
  • Epson printer ink (252) especially black!
  • Letter size clip boards
  • Post-it note “pop-up” pads for dispenser
  • 3 black armless desk chairs with wheels
  • Flash drives x 3

Pet supplies

  • Equine Pine (pellets sold at Tractor Supply we use as litter)
  • Dry kitten food – Ex. Purina Kitten Chow
  • Dry dog food for small dogs (Purina or Pedigree)
  • Leashes & collars (all sizes, used is OK)
  • We especially need large dog collars and harnesses for walking.
  • Cat toys that can be washed

 

Miscellaneous

  • Large plastic storage bins
  • Folding tables
  • Picnic tables for dog yard
  • Folding chairs
  • Digital camera for online pet photos
  • Memory card for camera
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • Large Shop-Vac 5 gallon wet/dry
  • Wheel barrow
  • Small ladder
  • Yard tools (rake, shovel, weed eater, etc.)
  • 5 Heavy duty wall mounted hose reels
  • 3 50 foot Flexilla (non-kink) garden hoses
  • Metal trash cans with lids
  • 2 bright night lights for dogs
  • 3 outdoor doormats

 

***Gift Cards to Walmart, tractor supply and Target are always appreciated!

 Click here for a printable list.

Thank you again!

OPEN HOUSE – July 19 2015

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Are you excited to see the new facility??

Come to our Open House on July 19th from 3-5:30pm for a tour! We will have giveaways, food, and a silent auction to raise funds for daily operations!  We will start housing animals shortly after the event (by the end of July!)

When:  Sunday July 19th, 2015

Time: 3-5:30pm

Where:  793 Poplar Street, Clinton, SC

 

We hope to see you there!

 

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The Dream is Coming True!

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Things are shaping up and we are ALMOST THERE!

Here is our updated *Top 10 Wish List* just in time for all of the great sales that are going on this weekend! If you are able to help us with any of these 10 items, we would be more thankful than you can imagine! We are just 3 weeks away from our Open House event and we will be housing animals by the end of the month!! There are many, many more things that we need for our Adoption Center and we will be sitting outside of Walmart in Laurens, SC, on Saturday July 18th from 10-4 handing out wish lists and accepting donations of supplies bought inside of the store. Remember, our OPEN HOUSE will be Sunday, July 19 from 3-5:30 and you will be able to tour the new facility, take part in a silent auction, and get lots of free goodies to take home.

 

NEW TOP 10 WISH LIST
1. Gutters for our Adoption Center (2,284 sq. feet)
2. Wireless webcam security system for front and back door
3. Paving – driveway 130 x 20 ft., parking area 72 x 44 ft.
4. A cement slab poured for our 10 x 14 ft. storage shed
5. A large, walk-on dog scale
6. A smaller table-top dog/cat scale
7. Solid stainless steel dog bowls (we need 24)
8. Small bolt-lock clamp stainless steel cage cups (we need 30 @ 2.99 each)
9. New black desk chairs with wheels (we need 3)
10. A sign/billboard for the entrance of our new facility

 

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Bricks for Best Friends

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Your business or group can be a permanent part of our new Animal Adoption Center!

The front porch of our new facility will be paved with laser-engraved bricks featuring the names of individuals and businesses that support animal welfare in Laurens County.  A brick array will consist of 4 (8 x 8) bricks and will cover an area of 16″ x 16″.

There are two options:
Array with your logo and text: $400
Array without logo, text only: $350

To order:

– To order online Click Here
– To send an order by email Click Here
– To pay with Paypal or mail a check to:  LCHS P.O. Box 964, Laurens, SC 29360

*Laurens County Humane Society is a registered 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.  Our all volunteer group will rely 100% on donations to outfit and operate this facility.

Progress and Wishlist Time!

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Our Adoption Center is looking fantastic and is set to open in the next few months! In preparation for our grand opening, we have created a “Top 10 Wish List” of the most important things that we need to open our facility. If you or your business can donate any of these items, your donation will be tax deductible and we will proudly recognize you as a sponsor and supporter of LCHS. Please take a look at our list, share with your FB friends, and email us at laurenshumane@gmail.com if you can help. Have a wonderful, sunny weekend!

 

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Top 10 Wish list:

1.   A large shed for outside storage.

2.   A new heavy duty washer & Dryer (residential size)

3.   Alarm/Security System for 2, 284 sq. Ft. building

4.   3 new, black under counter refrigerators for pet food and medicine.

5.   1 black regular size refrigerator/freezer for volunteers.

6.   1 new, basic computer for record keeping.

7.   1 business size printer/copier/fax/scanner machine

8.   Long, heavy duty hoses and spray nozzles

9.   Fencing – 1200 sq. ft. dog yard and 12, 8ft tall gates.

10.   Paving – driveway 130 x 20 ft., parking area 72×44 ft.

 

Beat the Heat

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In February, the spay/neuter van transport dates will be February 10 and February 24. To make an appointment, call our voicemail at 864-984-6484 and leave your name and phone number and one of our coordinators will call you back. Animal Allies is having a special (“Beat the Heat”) for female cats. If your cat needs FVRCP shot and Rabies vaccine, the cost will be $13 more. Note the limited availability – please make appointments early in Feb. and say “Beat the Heat” special to get an appointment with the special pricing rate for female cats.

During January, 43 pets were spayed or neutered. This prevented an estimated 430 offspring in this year that will not be born.

Thank you very much for helping to promote s/n. It’s helping to lessen the number of pets that must be euthanized.

We made the News

WSPA.com

No-Kill Pet Adoption Center to Open in Laurens Co. This Summer

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Laurens County Humane Society Assistant Director Brooke Spatta projects construction will wrap up in late April or early May. Laurens County Humane Society Assistant Director Brooke Spatta projects construction will wrap up in late April or early May.
LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. –

For the Laurens County Humane Society, the racket of hammers and saws is the sound of a dream nearly 20 years in the making.

The organization is constructing its very own no-kill pet adoption center to help take some of the pressure off Laurens County Animal Control.

Laurens County Humane Society Assistant Director Brooke Spatta projects construction will wrap up in late April or early May.

The humane society has been helping out animal control behind the scenes for a long time.

In August, its volunteers helped the county find homes for more than 100 dogs seized from a Laurens County house.

Laurens County Animal Control took in about 1,300 last year.

Nearly half were put down because there wasn’t enough space.

“They’re overrun. They do not have a facility that can manage the number of animals,” said Spatta.

The new adoption center will be the only one in the county where people can adopt cats. Laurens County Animal Control does not take in cats.

“People basically don’t know what to do with cats that they find or when they have litters of kittens under their house,” said Spatta.

She said the new 2,200-square-foot space is a good start, but it’s not enough — only about a quarter of what they actually need.

“We’ve used all of our funds to build this, in hopes that by building it we’ll be able to attract the attention of donors to keep it going. It’s a risk, but if we didn’t do it now, it would never get done,” said Spatta.

That’s why she said they’ve built on just one of the five acres of land donated to them. That way they can keep growing if enough donations come in.

The humane society is selling engraved bricks for the building’s front porch to help bring in donations.

Laurens County doesn’t have the only animal control getting outside help. Since November 2011, stray and surrendered animals in Spartanburg County have been transported to Greenville County. So far, Spartanburg County has transported more than 13,600 animals there.

 

– Jenna Troum

Jenna is a general assignment reporter covering Greenville, Pickens and Laurens Counties for WSPA Channel 7.

(Original story ran on http://www.wspa.com/story/27965074/no-kill-pet-adoption-center-to-open-in-laurens-co-this-summer)

What is the LCHS?

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The Laurens County Humane Society (LCHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit which was founded by volunteers who recognized the need in our community to serve both the people and our animals in need.
It is our mission to improve conditions for animals and to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Laurens County by assisting in pet adoption, ownership, and care.

This has been an extremely busy year for us. Wonderful donors have helped us toward our goal of providing a shelter for our homeless, abused and neglected dogs and cats. We are looking forward to it’s projected opening in Fall of 2015. Unlike many other shelters around the country, LCHS will never euthanize because of space or time constraints.