Pawmetto Lifeline Puts More Bite in their Bark

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By Rochelle Dean

(WOLO) IRMO, S.C., -- "we think it is wrong to try and kill your way out of a problem and it obviously doesn't work. For decades we have been euthanizing our companion pets." Says Pawmetto Lifeline CEO, Denise Wilkinson. She says the new state of the art facility will give them more room to help even more homeless but healthy adoptable animals.

Officials say each year more than 21 thousand dogs and cats are put in local shelters between Lexington and Richland County. More than 18 thousand of those same pets are euthanized. Not because they can't be adopted, but because they're not being adopted.

The new center will help them house those animals giving them a second chance at life. Officials say they have more than 80 rescue partners who are willing to find homes for these four legged friends in 19 different states.

Right now, the center is still accepting volunteers who would like to come in and give them a hand for all the extra little paws. You can contact them if you're interested in helping by going to their website: www.pawmettolifelife.org
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