The event will take place during normal business hours on Saturday from 11a.m.-6 p.m. at the 328 Furman Hall Road location. Dogs from the puppy mill raid will be available for $69. Non-puppy mill dogs will have an adoption fee of only $35. Adult cats will also have a special adoption fee of $10.
The adoption fee includes spay/neuter and vaccinations. Dog have also been tested for heartworms, and cats for FeLV and FIV.
GCACS had the following message on their Facebook page regarding the Saturday event.
“Before you consider bringing a new animal into your home, make sure this fits in your lifestyle and your pocketbook. We look forward to seeing responsible adopters on Saturday! It is time for our ALL of our animals, including our puppy mill dogs to get on to their new lives in their forever homes.”
The community has worked very hard in helping GCACS with the 142 puppy mill rescues that were seized and turned into the already overwhelmed shelter. Rescues stepped up to take the seized dogs who were in need of extensive veterinary treatment. Volunteers showed up to provide services from cleaning the cages to giving the dogs a much-needed bath.
This has been one of the greatest shows of support the shelter has seen in recent history, showing the Greenville area is filled with animal lovers.
Saluda River Pet Food stores announced they would be taking donations for people unable to drop them off at the shelter.The last Monday, Fox Carolina and Bi-Lo held a donation drive at the Verdae Boulevard Bi-Lo, where an overwhelming show of support for the shelter came in the form of food and needed supplies.
It took several trucks to cart all of the donations to the shelter, where they will be put to good use.
Thank you, GCACS, for providing care for these neglected puppy mill dogs, and for going above and beyond the duties asked of a shelter. Your staff has shown itself to be true animals lovers, taking in these dogs, even though it brought the total number at the shelter to near 1000 unwanted animals.
Thanks to your dedication, and a lot of help from the community, these precious animals now have a chance at a new life.