GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville Humane Society invites the public out on Saturday to leave a paw print on its new medical center.
“This is the community’s humane society. We have been so touched and blessed by the outpouring of affection and support from the community,” said Executive Director Kim Pitman. “We want the community to have their names on this building forever and ever.”
The building is still under construction, but it is set to open this June.
When the medical center is up and running, the Greenville Humane Society will be able to help more animals in the community with low-cost medical services.
Pitman told 7News they raised almost $3 million in donations from corporations, individuals and foundations in the area to pay for the building.
She said last year the Greenville Humane Society administered around 50,000 vaccines and did 14,000 spay and neuter operations.
“This is going to allow us to double what we do in terms of spay and neuter. It’s going to triple the size of what we’re doing in terms of vaccines and the great news also is that it helps us with adoptions. We’ll have holding for 80 additional animals,” Pitman said.
The community is invited to a celebration of the new medical center where they can sign their names on a steel beam. The beam will hang front and center inside the new building.
The event is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Greenville Humane Society at 305 Airport Road.