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Pickens Co. Humane Society says enough funds have been raised to stay open through June

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Courtesy: Pickens County Humane Society Courtesy: Pickens County Humane Society
PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Pickens County Humane Society is thanking the community for donating enough funds to keep the shelter open through June 2018.

The community donated the $70,000 the shelter needed to continue to operate for several months, but the humane society said a continual stream of donations will be needed to keep their doors open. Jennie Thompson was one of many across the world that donated to the cause.

"I knew that the money would go somewhere it counted," said Thompson.

"We have an awesome little work family here," said manager, Megan Brown, "We all shed tears and we all wanted to just jump for joy together when we found out we were going to be able to stay open."

“We cannot afford for the donations to stop, we still need CONTINUAL support so we can finish 2018 and see future years,” The humane society posted on Facebook Tuesday.

 Pickens County Humane society announced in October that its future was in jeopardy and began a donation drive. They said it was from lack of support and funding being cut by county council. Brown said their battle is not over quite yet.

"People keep saying oh you're saved. You're saved," said Brown, "We're saved for 6 months. This only get us through to June. If people fall off the donations now, we'll be right back in the same spot in 6 months."

Brown says they will continue to raise funds with the hope of becoming self-sustaining to avoid a closure. Shelter managers hope to add a low cost spay and neuter clinic in a year. That fundraising goal is set at $375,000. Then in 2 years, an outreach and educational component to their program. That goal is set at $525,000.

The shelter plans to resume all normal activity by the first week of January.

Click here to donate via GoFundMe.

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