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Dogs. Dogs everywhere. A canine assault on the senses. Open mouths with tongues sticking out of them. Clueless runts whose eyes dart helplessly in search of giving souls who will open up their homes to them.
That about sums up why Lowcountry Dog’s video profile on Pet Helpers, a James Island no-kill shelter and spay/neuter clinic that’s been going strong for over 40 years, has caught the attention of so many BoC voters. Well, that and their work. The organization takes no government funds and is entirely donor-supported, which is surprising considering that they have helped save over 40,000 animals, according to founder Carol Linville. Employees and volunteers at Pet Helpers’ 14,000 square-foot facility deal with animals that have suffered from abuse, neglect, or health ailments that require proper care. The organization works to trap, neuter, and release the local stray cat population, and their Dixie’s Fund provides funding for medical and surgical care for injured animals. Pretty cool thing to have in your backyard, huh? —Adam Manno
Runner-up: “Honored, “ Joe Cunningham
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