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12/26/18

YOUR gift to the Greenville Humane Society


As you may know, we love all animals. These creatures bring so much happiness and joy and a smile on on our face every single day. At our home, we are loved by Madison (cat - ~10.5 years old), Smudla (Cat - almost 16 years old) and Campy (dog - 11 years old). We also have a 75-gallon fresh water fish tank of African Cichlids. Our house backs up to a nature preserve filled with wild deer, squirrels, birds and the occasional coyote howl.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are also greeted by the cute faces of farm animals on almost every single bike ride. You don't have to go very far from our house to see horses, cows, goats, sheep, chickens, pigs, buffalo and llamas.

Prior to 2018, it was important to me that we give back to the Greenville community on behalf of our business, Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition. When discussing my idea with Karel, it made a lot of sense for us to give back to the Greenville Humane Society. Seeing that all three of our furry children are rescues, it was only right for us to help support a place that works hard to give all animals a loving home.

A few facts about the Greenville Humane Society;

  • Founded in 1930.
  • One of the largest no-kill shelters in the Southeast.
  • They receive no government funding and operate solely on donations and sponsorships.
  • One of the largest low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinics in South Carolina.
  • They offer a variety of low-cost services. Check them out here.
Because of your Trimarni purchase(s) in 2018, we were able to give a donation of $532 to the Greenville Humane Society. Thank you for helping us give back. Together, we are all making a difference in this world for our furry friends.

                                                     

Just the other day, we received a thank you letter from the Greenville Humane Society, signed by Kim Pitman, Executive Director, and within the letter was a personal story about Spot.

"Thanks to your support, the Greenville Humane Society is the second largest No-Kill facility in the Southeast behind Atlanta. Through our network of over thirty-five partner shelters, we have lowered the euthanasia rate throughout the entire Southeast. Your support also helps us offer essential and affordable services to our community in our new Medical Center, which is life-saving for animals like Spot.

Spot came to us with a terribly painful leg injury which required an expensive and difficult surgical repair. Without the procedure Spot faced the options of losing his leg or living a life of pain. Because of generous donors like you, enough support was raised to not only fix Spot's leg through a very successful surgery, but also to provide a foster home for five weeks while he was in the healing process. Today, Spot is living a life free of pain and has found a new home with his forever family, including his new doggie sister!" 

Greenville Humane Society 2017 Year in Review:

  • Capital Campaign: Completed the first successful capital campaign in the Greenville Humane Society’s 87 year history. The campaign raised $3.3 Million to fund the construction of two new critical buildings: The Medical Center and The Healing Place. The campaign was completely dependent on contributions from individuals, Foundations and area companies. The Greenville Humane Society does NOT receive any government, United Way or national animal welfare funding.
  • Medical Center and Healing Place: Completed construction of our groundbreaking Medical Center and Healing Place on September 28th, 2017. As of January 1st, 2018 over 500 animals had already been treated for illnesses in our Healing Place.
  • Fiscal Responsibility Ratings: Recognized as the number one Humane Society in the United States by Charity Navigator. Received a perfect score based on our finances, accountability and transparency. We also have a Platinum GuideStar rating.
  • Adoptions: Adopted 6,158 pets into forever homes and set a historical record for most adoptions in one month: 663 adoptions in December 2017. Average return rate is only 5% which makes the Greenville Humane Society the largest no kill facility in the Southeast just behind Atlanta.
  • Admissions: In 2017, 44% of Greenville Humane Society animals were owner surrenders and 56% were transferred from other animal shelters. We now partner with 35 high euthanasia shelters in five states to pull animals. By doing so, we are helping to lower the euthanasia rates in the entire Upstate.
  • Spay/Neuter Surgeries: 14, 363 surgeries in 2017. This is a 4% increase over 2016. 8,205 of these were public surgeries.
  • Vaccine Clinic: 49,901 vaccines were administered at the Greenville Humane Society.
  • Foster: 2,246 animals were treated for serious diseases and illnesses (in homes and onsite).
  • Volunteer Program: 40,708 total volunteer hours donated in 2017, a 2.1% increase over 2016. On average, 318 active volunteers each month.
  • Community Outreach: 46,493 individuals reached this year, a 6% increase over 2016; over 118 schools, community centers, retirement/nursing homes and hospitals visited.
  • Greenville Humane Society Website: 707,531 visitors in 2017 – a 15.13% increase over 2016. Of these visitors, 42% were new.
For more information on donations, fostering, volunteering and adoption, click HERE.