NO KILL SOUTH CAROLINA 2024 LAUNCHES THE FLORENCE AREA COMMUNITY CAT PROJECT
Goal is to reduce overpopulation of stray cats
THURSDAY | APRIL 13, 2023 | FLORENCE, SC – No Kill South Carolina 2024 is proud to announce its participation in the Florence Area Community Cat Project. Charleston Animal Society’s Simon Greer Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic will be at Florence County Environmental Services to officially launch this much-needed initiative.
In February, Florence County Council passed an ordinance allowing the humane and effective method of TVAR (Trap-Vaccinate-Alter-Return) for free-roaming cats. This ordinance replaces the traditional “trap and kill” method of population control, which has proven to be ineffective in reducing the number of stray cats in a community.
The Florence Area Community Cat Project will spay and neuter 1,000 free-roaming cats in 2023, using Charleston Animal Society veterinarians funded through a grant from Best Friends Animal Society. The project will focus on areas where the majority of cats entered Florence area shelters last year, providing a much-needed alternative to euthanasia for these cats, but more importantly, reducing their population as has been done in other communities across South Carolina.
PRESS CONFERENCE FRIDAY AT 11AM
- Media is invited to a press conference at Florence County Environmental Services: 1487 Humane Lane, Effingham, SC 29541
- Media will be allowed to take video and photos of spay/neuter surgeries in the mobile clinic
- Questions: (843) 329-1564
Charleston Animal Society’s Simon Greer Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic is thrilled to be a part of this important project and is looking forward to making a positive impact on the lives of cats in the Florence area.
The Florence Area Community Cat Project is a joint effort between Charleston Animal Society’s No Kill South Carolina initiative, Florence County Environmental Services, and Jayne Boswell Animal Shelter. The project also receives support from the Florence Area Humane Society and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and is generously funded by Best Friends Animal Society’s Shelter Collaborative initiative.
For people who want to take part in the Florence Area Community Cat Project, please call: (843) 996-8879 or email: florencecats@